Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Thick Face, Black Heart - The Review Part 2

This is the continuation from the previous review of the book Thick Face, Black Heart. Read about Part 1 before continuing with this post which is the Part 2 and there will be 16 parts all together. =p

So, it will be a 16 series review (16 chapters) which is quite long, but bear with me as this is definitely worth it. =p


Part 2 will talk about Chapter 2 of the Thick Face, Black Heart by Chin-Ning Chu. Chapter 2 talks about the preparation for Thick Face, Black Heart and in it there are 11 principles as according to the author that is needed for the preparation.

There is this quote on the first page that leaves quite an impression.


"The flower which is single
Need not envy the thorns
That are numerous"

(Rabindranath Tagore)

So, basically in order to prepare for Thick Face, Black Heart one need to understand him/herself and do not fear success and also failure.

Another quote from the book.


"This is perfect
This is perfect
From the perfect springs the perfect
IF the perfect is taken from the perfect,
Only the perfect remains.

(Ancient Hindu Scripture)


In this chapter, the author gives a lot of examples and stories that illustrate the idea and opinion towards the matter. One need to have the courage to believe in oneself. Most of the people I know doesn't have confidence in themselves although they can do better in their lives. However by believing in oneself also doesn't mean that one overestimate own capabilities and ability. There is this need to have balance. Everything in the world has it's own balance. The Ying and Yang, so they say. The Good and the Evil.

The author state that Creation and Destruction are not opposites as they are two aspects of a single force. In nature, whenever there are destruction, there are bound to be creation somewhere and vice versa.

Us, humans always categorize something as good or bad and right or wrong. How to define good? bad? right? wrong? The capability to differentiate is inside everyone however more than often it is the environment, the surrounding and other external factors that affects how everyone thinks.

For example, something which is wrong, if the whole world say it is right or the more people say it is right, the more the possibility the wrong becomes right as according to the author, we do not possess the breadth of vision to see the necessity in the overall scheme of things.


That is it for Part 2. Next up would be Part 3. So, what is your opinion regarding Part 2? Sharing is good MMMKAYYYY.... =p.



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5 comments:

  1. This is perfect
    This is perfect
    From the perfect springs the perfect
    IF the perfect is taken from the perfect,
    Only the perfect remains.

    (Ancient Hindu Scripture)

    I like this quote. It's very musical.

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  2. Quite so, lots of quotes we can learn from. Especially the ancient Chinese ones...

    Too bad I am a banana =p

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  3. sure u regret cos ur dad din send u to chinese school....
    but luckily u can speak mandarine.... still not too bad...

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  4. Not really. =p

    I believe things happens for reasons that are beyond us.

    Regardless good or bad. There is always this trying to fit to the Greater Scheme of Things... hohoho
    =p

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