Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Source Salt from a House Who Hasn't Seen Death

This Youtube shares 4 stories of Lord Buddha, I like to elaborate to you one of the story which I particularly like.

During Buddha's time, a woman brought a dead baby and requested Lord Buddha to revive the child.

Buddha said he would do what was necessary, however, he would need a vital ingredient to bring about the resurrection.

Lord Buddha requested the woman to source salt from a house who has never seen death. The woman went through house by house, started with great joy, but to no end she could find such a house.

At the end of the day, she went back kneeling in front of Lord Buddha and said that she understood the lesson - she is not the only person in the world who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

The moral of the story: Everyone has to go through pain in their life - pain, loss, depression are part of life.

Be grateful today and always be compassionate to others and try to understand the pain of others - everybody has problems in life.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Forest is the Lifeline of the Penans

Penans are categorized into two main groups based on where they live : the Western Penans and the Eastern Penans.

Eastern group : The Penans from Kubaan-Puak Forest Management Unit - they live mainly in Baram and Tutoh regions.

Western group: they live mainly in the Belaga region of Sarawak, Malaysia.

This indigenous people of Sarawak used to live by the following nomadic culture:
  • Do not have permanent settlements,
  • Do not farm, living mainly by foraging forest resources.

Nevertheless, as of today, only a small group of Penans are nomadic.