Have you ever wondered how it looks like when your violin needs to be fixed after years of practicing? This is a sample of a violin of how it will look like during the process of some major repairment.
There were songs that my father used to like to listen to while babysitting me. Among them were Madonna’s songs. That made me how I used to like Madonna very much when I was a little girl. I used to decor my bedroom with Madonna posters and listen to her songs frequently, and I sometimes (my mom told me that later) even brought her picture along with me when my parents take me out to play. I once asked my mother to take me to salon to make my hair look like Madonna’s hairstyle. I can’t believe that my mother approved that and really took me to salon to fulfill my little wish. Now, when I think back, it was lucky that she only approved me curling my hair but not dying it to blonde. Otherwise, I would be looked too funny. Heehee. Those were childhood days…It seemed that I was her fan in long time ago.
Today, Madonna is here! She is performing live in Macau! This is a chance to see her live show. How could I miss it? I must go! I must go to the concert! Although I don’t have that “fan” feeling anymore, but it would be nice to take this chance to see her live concert. Right?
Wing Chun is all about training of the “Siu Nim Tao” (Little Thoughts). Once you find the right Thought with your “Centre Line”, your life will be right. Physically, it refers to a line vertically drawn from the top of the head to the end of backbone and it leads to all movements and thoughts in mind. But everyone also has another Centre Line – the direction in life, a principle for living. This Line will determine the end of all matters being right or wrong and successful or failed because it is from where all actions are derived. It is only when we hold fast to it will we be able to make the right decision in any situation.
Another beautiful song that I would love to share with you here on WordPress. It sings by Imee Ooi in Sanskrit. Here is the lyrics in Sanskrit. It helps to release negative karma, create blessing and abundance for those who hear it.
ARYA VALOKITESHVARO BODHISATTVO GAMBHIRAM
PRAJNAPARAMITA CHARYAM CHARAMANO
VYAVALOKAYATI SMA PANCHA SKANDHAS TAMSH CHA
SVABHAVA SHUNYAN PASHYATI SMA
IHA SHARIPUTRA RUPAM SHUNYATA SHUNYATA EVA RUPAM
RUPAN NA PRITHAK SHUNYATA
SHUNYATAYA NA PRITHAK RUPAM
YAD RUPAM SA SHUNYATA
YA SHUNYATA TAD RUPAM
EVAM EVA VEDANA SAMJNA SAMSKARA VIJNANAM
IHA SHARIPUTRA SARVA DHARMA SHUNYATA LAKSHANA
ANUTPANNA ANIRUDDHA AMALA AVIMALA ANUNA APARIPURNAH
TASMAT SHARIPUTRA SHUNYATAYAM NA RUPAM
NA VEDANA NA SAMJNA NA SAMSKARA NA VIJNANAM
NA CHAKSHU SHROTRA GHRANA JIHVA KAYA MANAMSI
NA RUPA SHABDA GANDHA RASA SPRASHTAVYA DHARMAH
NA CHAKSHUR DHATUR YAVAN NA MANO VIJNANAM DHATUH
NA AVIDYA NA AVIDYA KSHAYO YAVAN JARA MARANAM
NA JARA MARANA KSHAYO NA DUHKHA SAMUDAYA NIRODHA MARGA
NA JNANAM NA PRAPTIR NA BHISMAYA TASMAI NA APRAPTIH
TASMAT SHARIPUTRA APRAPTIVAD BODHISATTVO
VIHARATYA CHITTA VARANAH
CHITTA AVARANA NASTITVAD ATRASTO
VIPARYASA ATIKRANTO NISHTHA NIRVANA PRAPTAH
TRYADHVA VYAVASTHITAH SARVA BUDDHAH
PRAJNAPARAMITAM ASHRITYA ANUTTARAM
SAMYAK SAMBODHIM ABDHISAMBUDDHAH
TASMAT JNATAVYAM PRAJNAPARAMITA MAHA MANTRO
MAHA VIDYA MANTRO ‘NUTTARA MANTRO SAMASAMA MANTRAH
SARVA DUHKHA PRASHAMANAH SATYAM AMITHYATVAT
PRAJNAPARAMITAYAM UKTO MANTRAH TADYATHA
GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA
ITY ARYA PRAJNAPARAMITA HRIDAYAM SAMAPTAM
This is Prajna Paramita Hrdaya Sutram from Imee Ooi. When Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva was practicing the profound prajna paramita, he illuminated the five skandhas and saw that they are all empty, and he crossed beyond all suffering and difficulty.