善念影响融化速度

因为今天是Earth hour的关系,昨晚和某友谈起了这件事(他要我保持匿名)。当然,我也认为这个活动的实际效果不大,怎么可能“用一个小时救地球”?但是,换个角度,即使是只能延长人类一秒的寿命也是值得的啊!

过后,他就留了MSN offline message 给我,原文分享给大家。

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3/27/2009 7:23 PM:
大家好!前幾天,有一位年輕人聽說南北極的冰和高山積雪正在加速融化,嚴重威脅地球的氣候環境,于是依據 江本勝 博士的理論,對冰塊做了一次試驗,試驗結果給人以深刻的啟示。

他在冰箱裏取出三粒大小相同的冰塊,放置在三個碟子裡,分開放置于室溫相同的三個角落,讓它們自然融化。

他對第一盤冰塊專注地念了一千聲「南無觀世音菩薩」聖號,祈求冰不要融化;在第二盤上貼上「冰不要融化」的字條,沒有念聖號;對第三盤冰塊則置之不理。

3/27/2009 7:24 PM:
結果發現,被置之不理的第三盤冰塊融化速度最快,一小時十四分就全部融化;而用觀世音菩薩聖號加持的冰塊融化得最緩慢,而且冰塊構型一直保持挺立,直到第三盤的冰塊已經全部融化後才倒塌,融化的時間比置之不理的一盤延長了二十五分鐘!貼有「冰不要融化」字條的冰塊融化時間也比置之不理的延長了十六分鐘。

3/27/2009 7:24 PM:
這個試驗結果,再次證明了人的意念,的確是可以改造環境的。我深深的盼望網絡、電視機前的各位同學,一同發大菩提心,共同發起救世濟民的行動,每天至誠念一千聲「南無觀世音菩薩」聖號,回向地球南北極的冰和各處高山積雪不要融化!我們深信萬眾一心,必定能產生巨大的加持能量,令全球各處的冰雪融化的速度大大減緩,進而真正達到改善自然環境的效果。

更希望大家努力改過自新,斷惡修善,積功累德,以觀音菩薩的慈悲大愛處事待人接物,則能挽救劫運,災消福來!

3/27/2009 7:25 PM:
儒曰:作善降之百祥,作不善降之百殃;積善之家必有餘慶。

道曰:善惡之報,如影隨形;語善視善行善者,天必降之福。

佛曰:依報(環境)隨著正報(人心)轉;一切法由心想生;
晝夜常念、思維、觀察善法,能斷一切諸世間苦。願我同學深信不疑,共勉而篤行之!

 

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NEA.Tzu Ching.Earthlink.Lien3Challenge.CEE.

忙什么?最近除了口琴以外,忙的都是和环境保护有关的事。

 

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NEA–National Environment Agency, governmental organization

  1. 检查新加坡全岛1600个CRD (Centralized Recycling Depository) ,进度33.3%
  2. 帮忙Food waste recycling 的 research, call 几十家的food manufacturing factories做survey,进度10%
  3. 研究如何提高Incineration bottom/flying ash、glass的recycling rate,进度1%
  4. 帮忙我美丽可爱的supervisor Gillian推行强制性规定condominium management提供居民recycling bins/bags的法令(简单来说,就是印几千封信,折信,粘那堆比我整个IA还贵的邮票),进度66.6%
  5. 免费去参观Pulau Semakau landfill 和Saribum recycling park,进度0%
  6. 寄信给德国、加拿大、英国、美国、香港、台湾、日本、台湾、中国、澳洲、丹麦、荷兰问他们如何计算回收率和有提供什么经济优惠给民众,进度10%

 

 

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Tzu Ching–International Non-government Organization

  1. Hall 14 环保宣导和回收活动,已完成,感恩毅翔和嘉慧。
  2. 慈青双周刊——“与地球共生息”&“心耕南大”主编在此,进度66.6%
  3. 继续担任南大副联络人,没有进度可言。
  4. 2009年新加坡慈青十周年营队副协调兼文宣组副组长,进度10%
  5. 慈青人文真善美团队“感恩”组小组长,进度20%

 

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Earthlink– NTU only Environmental Society

  1. Ecoventure 2009 chief programmer (recruitment drive、Teaching sessions、Green technologies exhibition、Eco-camp、 farewell night),进度30%
  2. 3月28日 “Earth hour” door to door 宣导活动,进度0%
  3. 代表慈青参与6月5日 由Earthlink主办的World Environment Day “Relief” 一系列的活动?

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Lien3challege– Non profit business plan competition

  1. 和健维一起参加的活动,探索如何通过领养计划和慈善来提高recycling bins的正确使用率,初步计划书,已完成。(3月31日在看我们有没有进到半决赛吧!)

CEE– Civil & Environment Engineering School——“Reuse your lecture notes” program

  1. 感恩一心提出的计划,下个星期一会找CEE welfare maincomm来谈可行性。若实行成功的话,可能会蔓延去其他学校去 ^^, 进度5%

 

够忙了,还要写Blog呢!

Ecoventure 2009 Video

因为tech comm,就认识了Course mate 梦立。后来她得知我是2008年VIVACE的chair,就问我有没有兴趣加入Earthlink 的 Ecoventure Oversea outreaching program。因为当时水痘出完了,很无聊下,一方面可以去中国,另一方面可以为环境尽一份力,就答应了,代替了目前人在德国的禹力成了Chief Programmer。

 

在我没有很用心的帮忙下,3月17日就是participants recruitment briefing了,我和可爱的香凝承担了英语司仪,发现自己的英语比起中学是真的进步了很多,哈啊哈。自己还发挥了所长,制作了一个video clip,在此呈现给大家。

 

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晨钟起,熏法香

chenyu 当别人得知我每天五点半起身时,我其实不想说出这令他们更惊讶的答案。

 

“哦,处理一些东西咯。Check mail 啊,因为在公司不能check hotmail 和 yahoo  mail。”

 

就好像自己从来没有想过会吃素一样啊,我最爱就是吃鱼和螃蟹,山猪肉不知吃了多少,每每都是我一个人把整大腕山猪肉吃完。对于姨姨九年前刚刚吃素时对我的恐吓:“今世你吃人家,下世人家吃会你。”,好不为然,认为那是偏激。自己后来也经历了这一段“极端时期”,我想,这是潜意识“不爽别人可以吃,却把自己当成怪物,自己想吃却不想被人笑回”的反射性动作。

 

当我Year1的时候,看到佳乐拿环保筷出来用时,我那“讥笑”他的表情,以致后来的别人讥笑我的表情——报应啊,报应。相信因果观还不够,净空法师说还要深信因果观,深信了,任何犯法的事就不会做了。

 

要我每天五点半起身听证严上人开示“静思晨语”?起初我还想,如果我每天能听“人间菩提”已经很不错了,或者每天听“静思晨语”都很不错了,还要五点半起身看?那是很难做到的事。在台湾营队的时候,还特地不要选这选修课来读,以免起内疚心。

 

从台湾回来后,刚好在Newton IA,每天七点要出门,早起一点点应该ok 吧,于是就试了。小习惯一直延伸,就是一种改变,也是最难做到的事。

 

于是,我常常自嘲,我的闽南语是和上人学回来的,至少现在听的懂。

 

至于内容,听了就忘掉了,维彬说那是不执着于“文字相”,需了解精髓就够了。五点半起身,破除“睡眠”的贪相,长年累月能“延寿几年”。

 

然后就会有许多人关心我的健康状况,其实报告各位,最辛苦的时候,是高三上半年一天睡五个小时,应付SPM和UEC,还有学长团团争的那一段岁月。物极必反,那最苦的岁月如今细细品尝已经是甘甜的了。所谓AMCISA精神:“不求回报的付出”早已经在那时候深深感受,而这精神不是突然生起,乃是传承自上几batch的学长姐。

 

所以说有一种预感这IA时期会是生命中蛮特别的岁月^^

 

冠雄寄的一个基督徒画的漫画,感觉蛮有趣的。

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低血压

我患有低血压已是一个不争的事实了。

 

那一天和宏倡学长在静思堂开完例常会议后就在静思堂捐血(原本还想抽取骨髓样本)。

那一位女医师重复又重复地量了我的血压,然后很慎重地问我:“Do you know you have low blood pressure?”

“Yes. I know it. Around 100 and 60 right?”

“Nope. You see —— 100 and 44.” (正常男生的收缩血压是120和放松血压是80)

“Har? Really? Can you measure again?”,因为水痘,半年没有捐血了,总该让我成功吧。

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一分钟后。。。

“No, I will not let you to donate, your blood pressure is so low! 100 and 45 now. Later you will faint!”

“Then, how can I increase my blood pressure?” 其实我是想问怎么样的素食习惯能增加血压。

“By drinking water. Later you come back and try again.” 她还蛮有耐性的,就给了我一瓶250ml的水。

 

我拿回去后,喝了,再喝了自己750ml的水,一共1 litre,小解后,再回去。

 

“I don’t think you can make it.” 那位女医师还调皮地补上了这一句。

结果是100多和75。哈哈,原来喝水真的可以把血压增加30多mmHg。

 

捐血了,血还是流得很快,只是觉得有一点晕。然后护士就过来把我头降低,脚抬高,教我双眼闭上好好休息。

 

有人帮我扇凉,睁开眼睛,原来是宏倡学长。

 

然后,那位女医师过来一面帮我量血压一面和我说:“I told you before,next time don’t force yourself so much. Drink more water before you come. ”

 

“Hmmm……Not bad, 100 and 55. Feeling better now right?”
“Yea.” 我回答道。

 

有人就劝我,以后不要再捐血了。其实还好啦,因为自己曾经在18岁的时候发过一个愿:“一年至少捐一次的血。” 这是第七次了,也就是目前我一年捐两次。而发现低血压是捐第三次的时候,特别注明:那是我吃素之前的事,吃素并不是主因,okay?

 

只是有时会不解,有人身体好好地,一滴血也不愿流,用三个小时救三个人的生意也不做。好事并不是时时都可以做,当我必须认真考虑把频率变成一年一次时,不禁感觉:能付出也是一种福。

 

p/s: 感恩宏倡一路的陪伴。

 

 

BOYB survey 2—Funny uncle & Aunty

I had to complete 120 surveys in 8 hours by going to four different hypermarkets. You know, it is hard in Singapore, as most of the people go to shop little grocery in a hurry.

“Sir/Madam, good morning/afternoon, would you like to conduct a short survey with me?”

“Sorry, I am in hurry! Next time, next time ya.”
Some of them will act cool by shaking their head or palms, without a word.

 

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My past experience told me that I had to be in student-look attire rather than office attire, in order to have a better approach. So I wore a NTU-logo red polo-T, with the accessory of earphone, and jeans.

I was asking the repeated question to two ladies.

“Good afternoon, madam, can I ask you some questions?” with smile, of course.

One of them replied, “Oh, no thanks.”, and then walked away from me with her friend.

Afterwards, I heard her friend asking her in Mandarin: “Why did you reject him? Or it is because you saw his NTU logo?” (Sorry, I didn’t have knife with me at that moment.)

 

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Later, I came across with an Uncle, standing there.

“I did not support this campaign, this is not the way we go green. Singapore government is just showing off to other countries her green initiatives, This green movement does not origin from our heart!” he claimed.

Then, I asked, “Sir, what is the meaning of ‘origin from our heart’, in your opinion?”

“The political leaders(LSL, LKY?) should set a good example. Don’t just go green because of the world trend!”, How unlucky he was, being surveyed by the one who really has some green habits. I saw the plastics bags in his hands and didn’t dare to proceed this argument.

 

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“If government wish to mandate a law, stating that everyone should pay for each plastics bag used, do you agree? If yes, how much the charge will be?”, I asked the last question as the uncle seems a bit “pek cek”.

“Aiya, anything will be-lah! What government says, we just follow lo! We don’t have any influence in government policy making. Any charge, 5cents, 10cents, 50cents, as they like. If they charge you 50cents, can you protest? Here is Singapore, not Thailand, Malaysia. Do you it is democratic? ”

He ended in a high pitch tone and left away from me. I suppose he is the opposition supporter in Singapore.

“No.” I answered myself, after he had left.