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Thich Nhat Hanh in Singapore

“we have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.â€? – thich nhat hanh




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A Moment of Love

A moment of love may seem like a small thing, but at the moment of death that love will be everything…

– Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Ashram

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He drew a circle that shut me out –
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in.

Edwin Markham

The Buddha taught that one should conquer anger with kindness, wickedness with goodness, selfishness with charity, and falsehood with truthfulness.

Came upon this poem in a book by K. Sri Dhammananda ‘How to live without fear and worry’. The following evening I listened to Ajahn Brahm’s latest Audio Dharma Talk ‘Happy Buddhamas’ in which he recited this same poem. http://www.bswa.org/modules/mydownloads/viewcat.php?cid=4&orderby=dateD

We must increase and widen our circle of compassion until it includes everyone and everything!

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My Downstairs Cat

My “downstairs” cat

I wish i can bring you home….but i can’t

I wish i can be more friendly with you….but i can’t

Not all humans are nice to cats…they aren’t

Trusting all humans can mean the end of you.

Though it saddens me when u cower away from me…

Until you recognise my voice…

Because i know then that you do not treat all humans

With the same tenderness that you shower on me…

Your soft body brushing my legs…

I hope

you will learn to be street-smart, knowing who to trust

and who to stay away from

I hope

you will survive on the streets of Singapore

and perhaps one day, someone will bring you home…


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Reality Isn’t What You Think

Meditating Cat

Close your eyes and wake up

Apparent Reality is just a dream of our mind

Wake up to the Ultimate Reality

Reality Isn’t What You Think

by Andy Karr



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I made a decision when I found out that a resident of Block *28 had relocated Damy!

What is the use of working with Town Councils to solve problems when people like this man take matters in their own hands! A person I never even suspected! Worse… a family who keep cats themselves and seemed supportive!

First I had to take in Rocky because someone had relocated him and may do so again…fliered the whole block but no leads as to who did it. Damy was released with a heavy heart… would he be taken again? I had sterilized and relocated the new cat that caused problems on the 4th floor of the same block and had Damy’s ear tipped before releasing him back… to my horror he was taken again the very next morning! Now he is safe in my home…

But I will not let myself become a hoarder!

I will still put in effort to sterilize… so that less cats are born to suffer… and then release them to their fate without attachment… will still help where I can as much as my health and means allow… and without any hope!

I will ‘help until it hurts’ (Peter Singer)… but not until it kills me! Some utilitarian things make sense to me. We should not be ruled by emotions but reflect on the actual benefit of our actions and use limited resources wisely.

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Many seriously injured and sick cats could heal and recover because kind people sponsored the medical fees and gave me strength and support when needed, some have helped hands-on and Billy Boy found a home because someone herself busy with rescue work helped me to advertise and screen potential adopters… Thinking of these people always put a smile on my face.

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One needs to make time for reflection and meditation…to heal and to learn to feel equanimity towards all beings…


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May it be…

May all suffering end


May It Be

May it be an evening star
Shines down upon you
May it be when darkness falls
Your heart will be true
You walk a lonely road
Oh, how far you are from home

Mornie utúlië (darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantië (darkness has fallen)
A promise lives within you now

May it be shadows call
Will fly away
May it be your journey on
To light the day
When the night is overcome
You may rise to find the sun

Mornie utúlië (darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantië (darkness has fallen)
A promise lives within you now

A promise lives within you now

~ by Enya

Damy was relocated by a resident this morning…

The cleaner saw the man taking Damy, who struggled, and driving off… he informed M. The man later admitted and helped us with the search… but denied taking Noisy Joe from the same location. Noisy Joe is blind on one eye and M is very worried.

We could not find Damy…

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The Earth is Waiting For You

The Earth is Waiting For You

The earth is always patient and open-hearted.

She is waiting for you.

She has been waiting for you for the last trillion lifetimes.
She can wait for any length of time. She knows you will come back to her one day.

Fresh and green, she will welcome you exactly like the first time, because love never says “This is the last time;” because Earth is a loving mother.

She will never stop waiting for you.

by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Long Road Turns to Joy

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