Thursday, May 3, 2012

"The Power of Humility"

When l was a kid, l heard a story about the legend of Judo.  Judo was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to become on official Olympic sport.

Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo, as it was told, on his death bed Kano, the founder and therefore best Judo practitioner of his time, called his students and asked to be buried in his white belt.  As the words spread, the press and other media came to  show respect for the great Judo master.  A dying master with a white belt strapped as he laid down in the coffin.

What a perfect example!!  l learned that to be a great leader, you must also be a great follower.  We have two ears and one mouth, therefore l learned to listen more and talk less.  We must remind ourselves to wear a white belt on a daily basis.  Never let ego and pride gets in our way.  And always, always, be ever grateful for the Dhamma.

It is the Dhamma that will help us to escape from this great illusion........................ which is samsara.

Sadhu................Sadhu..................Sadhu.......................

Jivitam aniyatam
Maranam niyatam

Life is uncertain,
Death is certain.

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