Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Empathetic compassion

At TzuChi, we learn how to see with our ears and listen with our eyes. ;-)


Blogger Songie said...

mm...care to explain?*blur*

29/12/05 7:05 PM  
Blogger cmeel said...

Generally we are taught to see with our eyes and listen with our ears.

However, what we hear or listen might not be what it truly is... because, some expressions cannot be put in words and some words do no justice to expressions. Hence, we gotta "see" with our ears too.

Similarly, what we see might not be what it truly is... because, some actions cannot accurately reflect true expressions; and sometimes voices of the heart cannot be fully translated into expressions. Hence, we gotta "hear" with our eyes too.

In a nutshell, we gotta learn to look out for 'isi-isi tersirat' (i.e. read between the lines) in order to reach out effectively.

Having said that, we shouldn't try too hard to do the above... or we would make our life unnecessarily complicated and end up feeling "lost" as we forget the basics of seeing with eyes and listening with ears.

We just gotta be mindful about it & let it come "naturally".

PS: This is just based on my understanding and opinion. I might not be right. Pls pls share your opinion/thoughts if you have any. :) Thx!! :)

1/1/06 6:16 PM  
Blogger Songie said...

WOW!!!isi isi tersirat..but still must stay tersurat,,then again,tersirat or tersurat,must also be original and natural..fuoh! haha! sadhu! :)

8/1/06 8:47 PM  
Blogger cmeel said...


10/1/06 9:40 PM  

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