Saturday, June 19, 2010

Going to the temple?

"Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God. First fill your own house with the Fragrance of Love...

Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God. First remove the darkness of sin from your heart...

Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer. First learn to bow in humility before your fellowmen...

Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees. First bend down to lift someone who is down-trodden...

Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins. First forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you."
By Rabindranath Tagore

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Life is short...

I've been absent from Hospis for 3 months already.
Today I'm glad to find time to visit Hospis again.
The place is still the same. The volunteers and staff are still familiar to me. But the patients I once knew are all gone!
I was told that some have been discharged.
I missed them.
I was sad to learn that CK Loh, Madam Chong, Joe Han and Mr Ong had recently gone Home to their Maker.
But I am happy that at least, they are finally free from all pain and suffer no more...
Each one of them has taught me a life's lesson and I want to thank them for it.

Life is short and so fragile!

"All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time. The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn to live." - Mitch Albom