Wednesday, November 23, 2011

  • Be a Buddhist. This means you must have taken refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, committing yourself to follow the Buddhist path. It is absolutely necessary to have taken the refuge vow (during a formal refuge ceremony with a qualified lama) in order to be qualified to take the higher vows and Initiation required to do a tantric practice such as this Vajrasattva Retreat.
  • Have taken the Vajrasattva Initiation, which will require taking the aspiring and engaging Bodhisattva Vow. Tushita will arrange for these Vows and Initiation to be given during the Orientation Week.
  • Be in stable mental health with no recent history of mental illness. During the Orientation Week, all retreaters must have an interview with the Retreat Leader and/or Spiritual Programme Coordinator to check suitability.
  • Have significant experience in the Lam Rim (the graduated path to enlightenment). This includes both study of Lam Rim topics AND Lam Rim retreat experience, such as several 10-day Lam Rim courses, a one-month Lam Rim retreat, or several individual Lam Rim retreats.
  • Check with your teacher, if now is an appropriate time to do this retreat.
  • Come with a strong determination to complete the entire retreat! Some people doing this retreat will have a commitment to complete 100,000 mantras or to do a three-month retreat, and others may have no commitments at all. The commitment will vary according to the Lama giving Initiation. In any case, please be aware that this retreat is not a holiday! It is hard and intensive work and one needs a firm motivation and determination to cope with the difficulties which inevitably arise.
  • Have read all information on this website about the retreat, the Rules of Discipline and Keeping the Silence, and agree to follow the discipline of the retreat. If a person's behaviour becomes disruptive to the group, Tushita management has the right to ask them to leave.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Business Lecture

Banks don't tend to like lending to businesses were they have more 'capital' in the business than the businesss itself.

Financial Highlights in Executive Summary
-Profit Margin
-Break-Even Point
-When Positive Cash Flow is reached
-Return on Capital Employed
-Anticipated Gearing

Good plans have sensitivity analysis to give the reader a chance to compare scenarios.

Good plans show their assumptions underlying their big ticket items.

Good plans have integrated forecasts and go that extra mile providing health checks (e.g. ROCE, Gearing)

Plans that are honest and try not to hide financial difficulties are better: after all, one point of using financial information is to help people to see risk/rewards. Business plans that display this are often mature and reasoned. Better to show the holes in the plan on paper rather than have them occur in reality.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Einstein was a determinist who suggests that 'for everything that happens there are conditions such that, given them, nothing else could happen'.
Heisenberg uncertainty principle, 'nothing is certain'.
Einstein refuted the idea by saying 'god doesn't plays dice with the Universe'
Proven through experiments: everytime we look at the electron, there is uncertainty with the position of it.
There is always the wild card and possibilities in whatever we do.

In some sense, we do have some free will, no one can pre-determine what we are going to do later.
There is always the wild card.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


It's been long since I last blogged. I'm now studying in the University of Warwick as a Mechanical Engineering student. What should I say?
I'm just a typical student waking up everyday, go for lectures, study, check my mails..then at night maybe go to the pubs? or read books from
I envy my friends study in Australia and Canada. They are very relaxed and enjoy the company of many friends. I stay off-campus and I feel very bored having to take the bus 40minutes a day just to get to my University.
The reason I spend my time writing this is to put a statement which I find very meaningful in a sense that it helps us to understand more about our faith.

By Jefferson(one of the founding fathers of America):

To talk of immaterial existences is to talk of nothings.
To say that the human soul, angels, god, are immaterial, is to say they are nothings, or that there is no god, no angels, no soul. I cannot reason otherwise...without plunging into the fathomless abyss of dreams and phantasms. I am satisfied, and sufficiently occupied with the things which are, without tormenting or troubling myself about those which may indeed be, but of which I have no evidence.

That's all for today =)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Care for you =)

Waking up everyday having no worries is such a wonderful feeling. Of course I've graduated from my tedious and pain-stakingly boring 18months A-levels programme.
I wanted to start working and have my own car driving around the city. That's what I plan to do during this holiday.
Speaking about where I stay in KL, I live with my so called 'brother' Cheng Heng at Taman Melati. We had a great time being independent from parents. I miss my college friends of course. The chance of being intimate with my course mates have ended.

Now Im focusing more on developing my soft skills and I start hanging around with my childhood friends. My primary school friends most of them study in TAR college and we had a lot to chat about my past and their pasts too. I realise how stupid I behaved when I was around 11-12yrs old. So naughty and hyperactive with disregard about other people's feelings.

There's a major examination happening in their college during the time when I was visiting them. I feel grateful to Lee Peng and Hui Ting for forking out their time to accompany me go around killing some time at the food courts.

When I look at her, she's all smiling and when she's angry, she just shrugged off whatever difficulties she is facing. I love her carefree attitude and she's so cute when she couldn't really remember or understand only partially whatever materials she's obliged to memorise. I am pretty good at this kind of stuff and I wish I could some sort of enchant her with 'power' to do well in her exams.
There's one time when I accidentally threw a bottle of 'listerine' at her eyes. I was soo inconsiderate making her eyes bulged. I feel really sorry to her. Sorry ya LP :P
Although she was in pain, she never complains. Just silently kept it to herself. I admire that part of her altruism. That's all to report about myself thus far.
I'll talk about her more ^^ in my next post.hahaa alrite

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Albert Einstein's relativity.

Special relativity:
-speed of light is constant in a vacuum for all observers.
1)time dilation->the faster u go the slower the time ticks
2)length contraction-> when something is moving towards's length is measured shorter
3relativity of simultaneity-> different observer see things differently.
4)energy can be converted to mass.vice versa

1)gravitational time dilation..
nearer to earth time ticks slower
2)light rays bend in gravitational field
3)universe is expanding
4)frame dragging..4 dimensional space where mass move together with it

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Utada Hikaru rock my world !!! LOL..

I give you my heart..
Hold on,let me sign it..
Your senorita a.k.a your best friend
Hereby let it be known
Love like never before
I'm always at your service
You just got to holla at me.

NYC NYC What what
Tokyo Tokyo What What
Send it up to the street up the highest
To the highest,high
mp3 mp3 players
work it out work it out hustlers
Om Mani Padme Hum

You know I, gonna be yours tonight
We are gonna...oohhhh..ahhhh...
FYI we are gonna be up all night.
I'll see you later,call me
You know my number..

Like Captain Pichard..
I'm chilling and flossing.
It's 7 O'clock
I issue a warning.
that's right,we are stealing this show..
Damn right, let it em know.
We 're sipping Chardonnay.
from 2p.m. on a working day

Ching-a-ling ching-a-ling what what
Ching-a-ling ching-a-ling what what
Take me down to the fields where the grasses
Where the grasses, lie
Mp3 mp3 players
Work it out, work it out hustlers
Om mani padme Hum

You know why, I'm gonna be yours tonight
We're gonna... Ooh aah
FYI We're gonna be up all night
I'll see you later, call me
You know my number

See I don't need a free loader
No, I don't want a free loader
If you want a piece of this stuff
Got to give, got to give something

You know why, I'm gonna be yours tonight
We're gonna... Ooh aah
FYI We're gonna be up all night
I'll see you later, call me
You know my number

You know why, I'm gonna be yours tonight
We're gonna... Ooh aah
FYI We're gonna be up all night
I'll see you later, call me
You know my number

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A common misapprehension..

As originally derived in 1907, Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 says that the liberation of an energy E by any system will cause it to lose a mass m equal to E divided by c2, the square of the speed of light. This is just as true of a burning tree as of a nuclear bomb, except that the energy released in ordinary burning is too small to allow a measurement of the decrease in mass of the products of combustion. If one insists on saying that mass is converted to energy in nuclear reactions, then one must say the same of ordinary burning. The true source of the energy released when a tree burns is the sunlight absorbed during the tree's life, and the true source of the energy that is released in a uranium fission is the energy stored in the nuclears when it was formed in a supernova explosion long before the earth condensed from the interstellar medium.
This explains when tree just change it's state into Co2 and some by products.
However there must be some very small amount of loss in subatomic levels.