Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lunar Eclipse

The lunar eclipse was known as "Heavenly Dog Eating the Moon" in ancient China.
I combined the four photos taken from my window this morning.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Full Moon

This is the beautiful full moon taken from my window. Tomorrow morning I will take the photo of the eclipse. Life is appreciation of the beauty of nature.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

More on Advertisement

I saw a very interesting commercial. One little boy went to a machine selling soft drinks. He was too short to reach a certain brand because the button was located at a higher level. So he inserted a coin and pushed the button of a more popular brand that he could reach. One can came out. He did the same to get another can. Then he put the two cans together and step on them to reach button of the less popular brand. After the can he wanted came out, he took it and went away enjoying his drink.

I think the person who designed this commercial should be fired. He was giving more exposure to the competitor. There is also a message sent out: the competitor sells two while you can sell only one.

I have seen worse advertisememts and I thank the advertisers who want to reach high by stepping on me.


Sunday, August 19, 2007

More on Experience

經而不驗 - To go through without examing.
驗而不經 - to examine without going through.

The first case describes people who have gone through a situation but did not and do not learn from it.

The second case describes people who try to make up what may be the result of a situation and draw conclusion without really going through such a situation.

To make it clearer, the first is to try to establish a rule merely from observed results. The second is to try to establish a theory without practical testing and believe it is true.

At FSRC, students are discouraged to teach before having adequate practical work. This is because FSRC only produces experienced teachers.


Sunday, August 12, 2007


The Chinese equivalent of the word "experience" consists of two characters: 經驗.
The first character means "passed through" or "go through".
The second character means "examined" or "tested".

In order to have experience, it is not enough to have just passed through or gone through certain happenings. The person must examine the why and the how and to have the resulted tested. In this way, he is experienced.

In my school, I always expect my students to learn the theory well before putting it to practice. He will get acknowledgement as a certified practitioner only when he is experienced.

With proper training, one can become a professional when he has gained enough practical experience. If one is dedicated to metaphysics by going through proper training and gaining well examined case studies, he can become a proficient professional in one year. If a person does not receive proper training and just thinking wild, he cannot be a professional even if he claims to have many years of experience. There lies the difference.


Tuesday, August 7, 2007