The Daishonin states, "Cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms all have their own qualities, and they manifest the three properties of the life of the Buddha without changing their character" (Gosho Zenshu, p. 784).
Friday, April 23, 2010
A Friend that Choose to leave early..
How can somebody choose to end their life? Buddhism teaches us that whatever problems that we face, it’ll only follow us to the next life if we do not solve it this lifetime. That’s why never choose to run away from your problems, particularly through suicide. What does other religion teaches? Do you still go to Heaven if you choose to end your life?
Its really really sad. I can’t even express how I feel now. She was my high school mate and I never actually talked to her before. But I knew her because she was known in school as the cute, smart, friendly head of prefect. I also knew she was a nice girl because I dunno, she looked really sweet.
Then she left my high school because she won the ASEAN scholarship to Singapore and last I heard, she was in NUS studying Dentistry.
I didn’t even have her facebook. Can you imagine that?
Then suddenly a friend from India (she’s always the source of my news) msn me and told me that a friend committed suicide.
And I later found out she jumped off the 15 floor building that she was staying in, leaving 3 letters, 2 for her parents and 1 for her male friend.
I can just imagine what her family must be going through.
Why? I mean. I guess its really hard for people like us to understand what others are going through. Especially if it concerns depression. Depression is really a scary thing and that just wakes us up that we HAVE to care for the people around us. Even if we think we don’t have the ability to anymore coz we’re so bugged down by our own problems but we have to reach out to our close friends and care for them. Because you never know what they might be going through.