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又读了两本关于佛教的书

上次提到钱文忠的玄奘西游记,作者的水平有限,故事讲的没意思,但是文章的主人公无愧是中国历史上伟大的舍身求法者之一。随着玄奘激起的兴趣, 我最近有读了两本高僧大德的书,一本是宗萨蒋扬钦哲仁波切的《正见:佛陀的证悟》,讲述了佛教最核心的四法印见地。也即一切行无常印,一切行苦印,一切法无我印,涅盘寂灭印。佛陀悟出的正见,不是终极的目的或者理论,而是到达彼岸的正确态度。另一本是一行禅师的《故道白云》, 关于佛陀的传记,娓娓道来,活在当下,珍惜此刻。佛的境界,可以看见一切的轮回,可以在一粒沙中看见整个宇宙,多么神奇啊。

bird in cage

set for free today. the bird is freaking noisy, especially during the early morning.

福临门鱼翅海鲜酒家

今天从正大广场出来,在周围走了走, 就走进了香格里拉酒店。不愧是五星级酒店, 里面的餐厅各个都很不便宜的说。看了下寿司,一个人大概要500的样子。又去另外一家自助餐,人均两百多, 人还挺多,不过按照我们的胃口, 是吃不了什么的。最了去了福临门鱼翅海鲜酒家。呵呵, 如果吃里面的特色菜鱼翅鲍鱼,人均1000是肯定打不住的。没吃海鲜, 在里面吃了些大众化的炒菜,港式点心之类的,我们三个就花了500多,还要付15%的小费。贵啊。 回来到点评网上看了看,原来还是挺牛的餐馆,上海就一家。香港日本还有几家。

读于丹的论语和庄子感悟书

因为大环境的需要,庄子论语之类的又热了起来,有的人也随之像流星歌手一样热了起来,觉得自己如何如之何的了解,洋洋洒洒的给大家讲怎么找内心的和谐,和周遭的和谐。 实际上呢?过了一段时间的积淀, 相信大家都意识到了是怎么回事。记得一本书上写的好, 于丹的这些书都是bullshit. 就是她也不知道自己在说谎话还是真话,就是一大坨华丽的废话。

读钱文忠的玄奘西游记

读钱文忠的玄奘西游记,有点虎头蛇尾的感觉。开始还好,越读越没劲。基本就是照着大唐西域记和大慈恩寺三藏法师传,生涩的讲述故事。一段文言文,一段现代文解释。无文采,无感情。文章中间看不出作者自己的观点和理解。觉得这个人怎么动不动就说我的老师季先生,很没底气的样子。东西不多,还要分成薄薄的上下册。 我自己觉得易中天的品三国还是挺精彩的,从通俗小说到历史资料,辅以通俗的讲述,而且有作者自己的想法和观点。

The quest from software engineer to anther role (manager)

After worked in a small company in Pasadena for 4 years as software engineer, the question came to my mind. How could I break to the next level? Am I gonna stuck on this for the rest of my life? I believe for quite a few oversea Chinese, it is one common quest. I saw the same question asked on mitbbs again and again. Once you have this question in your mind, you will not be settled on current position. I decided to step out of the comfortable zone, and recharge myself a little bit. The decision and investment varies - study overseas, go for MBA, immigrate, or study something new. MBA, my 3rd master degree? No. Since I wasn't quite sure what should I do, I studied during office hours and got a bunch of certificates - MCSE , MCAD , MCP , SJCP , SJWCD , CCNP , and PMP . I even got full reimbursement for all the expense. After several weeks, the phone calls from recruiters such as MS and Google came in. Through these phone calls, I realized how difficult to switch to other roles su

玉佛禅寺

玉佛禅寺位于上海闹市安远路170号,闹中取静。从南京西路地铁下来,打车起步价可到。寺院有坐玉佛一尊,卧玉佛两尊,还有其他的真宝。特别是坐玉佛,栩栩如生,让人不禁肃然起敬,顶礼膜拜。参观完寺院, 还可以在玉佛寺素斋吃些素食。

华纳明星乐园

同事送我两张华纳明星乐园的票,周末忍着高温打车去了一趟。门票有40元和70元的,不过不管是那种票,都上当了。里面多是卡通形象的木板,游戏项目少的可怜,如果和锦江乐园比,简直就是天上地下。档次简直就和上海不相称。估计去什么县城骗骗人还差不多。

Lin Miaoke (林妙可) and Yang Peiyi (杨沛宜)

Why did the bloody hell they do this on the first hand? One has pretty face and another has great voice, for kids? I don't know what's the lead male singer Liu Huan's thoughts on this. Thinking about it, two little girls have to go through this kind of shit and meaningless pressure. Now what they can do is , as usual, deleting all the related posts in China.

See "2008 Summer Games" on your Google homepage

See "2008 Summer Games" on your Google homepage »

深圳之欢乐谷

深圳之海边

Kongfu Panda

On Thursday morning, after the heavy shower, we arrived Shenzhen Capitaland Plaza. Apparently we arrived the theatre too early, and we got free entrance because the ticket office is still closed. The movie we watched, again, is Kongfu Panda. Free entrance for such an awesome movie, I totally agree Po's words - "There is no charge for awesomeness or attractiveness"

佛珠

国内戴佛珠的人比较多,这是好事。 http://baike.baidu.com/view/34482.htm “若复有人手持此菩提珠,不能依法念诵佛名及陀罗尼,但能手持随身,行住坐卧,所出言说若善若恶,斯由此人以持菩提子故,所得功德如念诸佛、诵咒无异,获福无量。” 比较常见的是: 十八棵,俗称“十八子”,此中所谓“十八”指的是“十八界”,即六根、六尘、六识。六根:1、眼界,2、耳界,3、鼻界,4、舌界,5、身界,6、意界;六尘:1、色尘,2、声尘,3、香尘,4、味尘,5、触尘,6、法尘;六识:1、眼识,2、耳识,3、鼻识,4、舌识,5、身识,6、意识。 十四颗,表示观音菩萨与十方、三世、六道等一切众生同一悲仰,令诸众生获得十四种无畏的功德。十四无畏:1、使众生返照自性,获得解脱;2、使众生旋转知见,苟遇火难,火不能烧;3、使众生旋转观听,虽遇大水所漂,水不能溺;4、使众生入于罗刹鬼国,鬼自灭恶;5、使众生六根消复,临当被害,刀段段折坏;6、菩萨明照十方,使众生不受药叉、诸幽冥所害;7、使众生不受虚妄声尘系缚;8、使众生行于险路如行坦途,遇贼不受劫;9、使性多婬者,不生色念;10、使怀忿记恨之人不生瞋恚;11、使一切昏钝无善心之人远离痴闇;12、使无子众生,欲求男者,令得生男;13、使无子众生,欲求女者,即得生女;14、使众生持观音名号者,所得福德与恒河沙数无异。

rabbit paperfold art

只有一个办法,扯下那张遮羞布

最近胡主席在奥运前夕亲自接见了中外记者代表,从各种媒体的报道上,也可以看出端倪,为什么中国主办个奥运会有那么多的噪音。西方媒体不待见,国内也是从来没有过的紧张。什么公交爆炸,公安局里杀警察,局部县城暴乱。 其实照我看,不单是这个奥运会的问题, 国内现在很多问题,都可以归结到一个核心问题,就是严重的诚信丧失。谁也不能怪,从上至下,没良心的说谎,有良心的bullshit。除了经济改革,其他有些领域的改革已经不得不做了。做了就做了,不要再羞答答的盖着那张遮羞布了。很多问题,就是那层纸,没法解决,捅破了,一切都好办了。 扯下那张遮羞布, 坦坦荡荡得见人,很多问题就好解决了。