peter khoo

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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peter khoo
Posted over 1 year ago
Peter Saul: Let's talk about dying
Why should anyone be afraid of death? Death is inevitable for all living beings and there is no escape from it. It may come anytime like a thief in the night. Just live and be happy, do what you need to do, and help as many people in your life as possible without seeking any returns or rewards. If we have no attachments to people and the material world and have done no evil, then one should be able to let go when the time comes, death may even be the greatest experience of one's life!! The final salvo! Look forward to it without any fear but that there will be lots of loved ones waiting to receive you, including your favorite grands, aunts, uncles and pets!!
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peter khoo
Posted over 1 year ago
Peter Saul: Let's talk about dying
Stephen, I like your atheist view, but I would recommend that you try, seriously try the Buddhist way of meditation, preferably Insight meditation or in its original name Vipassana , and you will be amazed with the results and what you will realized from it! Buddhism isn't a religion like Christianity or Islam, or Hindus but its more of a way of life as taught by the Buddha; only one could find and realize truth by oneself...no one else could do it for you. And all the answers of our existence could be found thru ardent meditation practices and leading a moralistic life. Wisdom is the key as opposed to delusion. I also believe that we are all inter- related one with an.other and with the Universe; the food we eat are sustained by sunlight and water, and earth which we all share, all of which we need to survive. No man is an island and so are all living beings including nature....we are all inter related. There cant be an old dude who decides the faith of every individual living beings when we see young and old die, some people suffers more than others , and why some are more fortunate than others ....so I can't say if there is a an old dude, god or whatever who decides who should suffer and who should have a great time on earth ! There can't be such a thing!!
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peter khoo
Posted over 2 years ago
Robert Thurman: We can be Buddhas
@Peter Challis.....the Buddha was indeed Enlightened at the age of 40 and he taught whatever he could until his passing at the age of 80. It is incorrect to compare his country in term of "worst diseases and starvation", a fact which is not wholly true. While the West may think they enjoy material gains and development, better health system, infrastructures and so forth, do you know that by large, the populus are not happy whereas the people of the 'poor' countries are far more happier with less!!! Living simply without mansions, cars, yaucht, private planes etc.. can be a whole lot more meaningful...for a start, they dont have to worry about their loans, credit cards, mortgages, taxes, robbery, theft, who's to inherit their wealth etc.. and most of all their Egos!!!! The Buddhist poor may have nothing to show off neither do they have any ego, jealousy, greed, hatred, one upmanship etc....they are simply Happy. Dont believe me....come to the East (Myanmar, Loas, Malaysia, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Vietnam, Cambodia etc..) and see for yourself. I am not being sarcastic here honestly, and I do apologise if I appear to be...but please do come and see how happy the people are living in villages by the rivers, mountains or lakes where there are no proper infrastructure, sewage systems, piped water....they live quite simply with whatever they could cultivate from the land and rivers and yet alot more happier...they smile a lot, they will share whatever little food they may have, they will welcome you like a long lost friend. The Buddha did not cure anything in the ways we think of and expect in the Western world....what he offered was Happiness as opposed to suffering. Come and see. If you need a friend here, you can always contact me....peter Best regards to all. May all sentient beings be well and happy. Peace..... jetthapeterkhoo at yahoo.com
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peter khoo
Posted over 2 years ago
Robert Thurman: We can be Buddhas
@Hugo Santos....In Buddhism, we believe that when one's time is right and ripe, the calling will come by itself from one's karma and you will naturally draw yourself to the Buddha's teaching. You should start without believing in anything the Buddha taught but to question them, as you have just started to do so...thats a good step forward. In Buddhist practices, there is nothing compulsory eg the need to pray 5 times a day as in Islam or Sunday church attendance as in Chritianity. In Buddhism, you do whatever you like at your own pace and time. For the time being, let me just say that the Buddha did explain that there are countless universe and earth and our solar system is not the only one we know of....there are infinitely more and He also explained the concept of infinity....please read the Abdhidhamma, the higher learning of Buddhism when u r ready. All the answers are there but still, one can't get all the answers to life, the purpose of life and our existence, where did we come from and where do we go when we die...but you can only find the answers thru meditation and self realisation; all these cannot be explained in words, you have to experience them yourself. Thats the difficult part of Buddhism because words cannot explain "Realisations" or "Insights"; such wisdom and knowledge can only come to you through Meditation. And for that, nobody can do it for you except YOURSELF!!!!!!!