Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A tragic incident in Penang

It is sad to learn of the death of one teacher and five students during a dragon b0at practice in Penang. The 28-year-old teacher was on the boat although he was a non-swimmer. Being an advisor of the team, he wanted to see the condition of the place but it was a journey of no return.

The parents of the four 17-year-old students who drowned together with an 16-year-old Form Four student must be missing their dear ones. As one parent told the reporter, she had some knowledge of Buddhism and knew that life is uncertain, including the arrival of sudden death.
She took it as something destined.

According to Buddhism, all of us have to undergo all four stages of life, namely birth, old age, sickness and death. Whoever is born must die one day. Hence while we are still alive, we should contribute towards society and help others whenever necessary. When it is time to go, we will have no regrets.

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