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4/25/2018

Tortoise and the Bird

Tortoise and the Bird


When the bird saw the tortoise, the tortoise had just slipped into a stone pit accidentally. He tried very hard to climb out, but the stone fence was taller than his body,  he can only fell upside down each time. He tried desperately to turn over with his long neck to support the body. And he fell again. 

The bird said, "Sir, can I  help you?"

The tortoise said, "Oh please, can you bring me a stepping stone? If I can step a little higher, I am sure I can climb out."

The bird said, "Oh yes, I will."

She flew immediately away to search for a stepping stone. When she came back, she spitted out a piece of small pebble the size of a sand from her beak. That was all she could carry. 

The tortoise said, "Oh, I am sorry, I ought to know a stepping stone is too heavy for you."

The bird said, "Never mind, I will go again."

The bird had flew an unknown number of times. She carried back only a small amount of sand. The tortoise tried to pile up the sand, but it was futile. The bird wanted to go again though she was very tired. 

The tortoise said, "Oh, please don't . It is too much for you. I don't want to waste your life to save me. I will try some other means to do that. "

The bird said, "You just wait a little more. I will go again."

The tortoise said, "Oh no, I will dig sand from the ground. " The tortoise used his strong beak to dig on the stone ground, the stone did loose some sand for him. However, he was bleeding heavily after a few trials. 

The bird said, "Oh no, that won't work. Let me go to find some more sand for you. "

Without waiting answer from the tortoise, the bird flew quickly away. The tortoise could only shout, "Don't, it would kill you."

When the bird flew back, the tortoise pleaded with the bird in tears. He said, "You are an angel. But I don't want to exchange my life with yours. I will not go out even you bring back a ton of sand. I shall never step on your sand."

The bird said, "You are an angel too. I will stay here together with you. "

When they were looking at each other with tearful eyes, no one can tell whether they were sad or happy. They were both trembling like some electric had shocked their minds. 

And suddenly a sparkle sprang from their eyes almost at the same time. 

The bird said, may be we will try other things. 

The turtle said, "Yes."

The bird flew again. She brought back a piece of branch. And then another piece of branch. Then another. She was building a nest near the stone wall. She brought back a large piece of foam plastic finally. 

When the turtle was out of the trap of the stone pit, both of them were in a very special ecstasy. The bird danced on the back of the turtle. 

The wise pair had became very good friends forever. 

4/23/2018

How to acquire energy from Mozart, Shakespeare or Tolstoy?

9167 How to acquire energy from Mozart, Shakespeare or Tolstoy? 20180423

If you feel fresh or even enlightened from them, you may or may not have acquired energy from them. May be you are a little smarter or feel relaxed, or even excited but still, you have acquired very few of their energy. And you will not be as talented as they had been. 

It won't be so easy to acquire the much treasured energy from a talent. 

However, energy was still there pending for someone to extract. Energy would not have been gone with the talents into another world. The talented people may be gone, but their talent stayed. It was always there. 

And this is the most important secret about the world. The world is composed of two things. One is the inner spirit or enengy, the other is the external material. Materials will not be gone, it is still in the planet earth in another form. And the same is with the inner spirits. They will not be gone. They are still here with you and me. 

Can you acquire some of them and feel stronger? Yes, that is possible. 

The only question is HOW. How am I to acquire some talented spirit and be as talented as the talents? 

Yes that is easy. You laugh together with them and more importantly, you weep with them. You feel shocked together with them. You must have the same feeling together with them to acquire their wisdom and energy. 

That means, you must have seen the same thing with them. You saw what they have seen. 

Can you read a great novel and weep together with the author? Can you listen to a piece of great music and weep together with the composer?  Oh yes, you have succeeded in extracting the energy from them. All the best with you. You are and you will be as talented as the geniuses in the world. God bless you. And God will say, thank you. 




                                                                                   

                         *Leechard Asks*
(#The author is a question raiser. He has raised more than 9000 questions. He is an expert on cultures and he is a qi master as well as a songwriter. 

Leechard is an explorer of the Chinese Culture secrets. Send a stamped return envelope to GPO Box 4048 Hong Kong for a free DVD on the secrets of the "Dream of the Red Chamber" by Leechard. Or you can order one of his books. Donation is very much appreciated, it will be acknowledged in his books. And if you love music and like to sing, you can ask for a copy of the scores he has written.)

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4/21/2018

What is a “Soft War”?

9167 What is a "Soft War"? 20180421


The "Soft war" Strategy is an age old secret policy of the US. It was developed in the second world war and was used in China during that time. 

Before you fight a hard war with anyone, first you prepare a "soft war", and this is the wisdom of the wise United State politicians. 

In the soft war, secret agencies will occupy most of the mind machines and the machine operators in the country. During the times of the second war, it was known as an ideology war. But the term is not so correct when the tides of ideologies were faded away. 

Secret agencies will demonize the enemies, and sanctify the western values. They will use different tactics to control the media and most important of all, to control the voice leaders. 

And that was cheap. Much cheaper then the use of missiles. 

The recent Syrian war was a total failure of the soft war tactic. The United States had lost both the soft war and hard war in Syria. 

However, the same soft tactics were used in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. And the results were obvious. 

If you go into any one of the book stores in China today and ask for a copy of "Dream of the Red Chamber", you will see the author of the book is "Cao Xue Qin", which was a wrongly assigned name by Hu Shi, who was the most important soft war leader for the United States since the second World War. He was offered 35 honorary PHDs from most of the western Universities and was considered as a voice leader. His influence was still strong not only in Taiwan, but in mainland China. And that was why, the most important book of the traditional Chinese culture was still under the spell of him. 

   


                         *Leechard Asks*
(#The author is a question raiser. He has raised more than 9000 questions. He is an expert on cultures and he is a qi master as well as a songwriter. 

Leechard is an explorer of the Chinese Culture secrets. Send a stamped return envelope to GPO Box 4048 Hong Kong for a free DVD on the secrets of the "Dream of the Red Chamber" by Leechard. Or you can order one of his books. Donation is very much appreciated, it will be acknowledged in his books. And if you love music and like to sing, you can ask for a copy of the scores he has written.)

(#The author can be reached by Whatsapp at 852-91864286)

4/19/2018

Will there be a soul in the alien?

9165 Will there be a soul in the alien? 20180417

If you ever have a chance to meet an alien, be sure to check with the alien, if he has got a soul or not. 

What? How can I even check with another human being to see whether he has got a soul? How can I be sure that an alien has a soul?

And this is not a joke. It is important. 

   It's the difference of the East and the West. The Chinese way seemed to be more aware of the inner side while their counterpart in the West seldom cares about it. 

For, if we are sure that an alien has a soul same as we human beings, then, we can be sure that the Universe itself is composed of two parts, one being the external and materialistic side of things, and the other is the spiritual and  inner part of the Universe. 

It would help to see if there is a God in the Universe. If the aliens got souls also, then they might have their own God. And their God could possibly  be same with our God, if you think similarly. 

Now, if the aliens are soulless, that would hint for another resolution.

With anything which has a soul, you can communicate with it. Even the soul is a devil, still you can handle with your skill and wisdom. 

If the alien has got no soul at all, and that means they have no inner side. That would be a totally new challenge to our wisdom. 

As we always believe that even a beast has a soul, only that its soul might be controlled by a demon. 

Will there be any creature in the Universe has no soul at all? 

That is interesting. It brings us back to the reality: That we are humans, and that we have souls. 

And if we do have souls, then we would try to understand ourselves more. 

Interested points are: How is the soul of my best friend? And how is the soul of my enemy? Can you know them or beat them if you never have explored their souls?



                         *Leechard Asks*
(#The author is a question raiser. He has raised more than 9000 questions. He is an expert on cultures and he is a qi master as well as a songwriter. 

Leechard is an explorer of the Chinese Culture secrets. Send a stamped return envelope to GPO Box 4048 Hong Kong for a free DVD on the secrets of the "Dream of the Red Chamber" by Leechard. Or you can order one of his books. Donation is very much appreciated, it will be acknowledged in his books. And if you love music and like to sing, you can ask for a copy of the scores he has written.)

(#The author can be reached by Whatsapp at 852-91864286)

4/11/2018

What is the significance of the trade war?

9164   What is the significance of the trade war   20180411

Up till this moment, no one can say the coming trade war is real. It might be unreal. The Chinese and the US might find the situation not satisfactory, and they will settle the matter in a not-so-painful approach. Even if it is real, it will not be a big deal. Its simply a redrawn of the trade map. There will be winner and losers, but the total situation will not be very much different.

Put some red beans and blue beans in a bottle, shake it many times, the outcomes are similar.

The significance is in another severe concern:

The two powers are not going together, no matter the trade war is real or unreal.

They had separated each other.

Red beans in one bottle, blue beans another. The path of human is in a V shape crossroad. They are going different directions. And this is a definite trend, it is nothing to do with the outcome of the trade war.

What is the significance then? What will happen if they are going together and what is wrong if they are not going together?

We the people living in 21st century will all be witnesses for this change.

The US is not going to share their wisdom with the Chinese. They will guard all important scientific research results. We can expect they will not accept Chinese students, if situation is getting worse.  

The powers will lose the chance to build a better human world by combining the left-oriented brain and the right-oriented brain. The US will find it much difficult to look for the inner approach in science and politics. And the Chinese will find it difficult to build an ideal future both internally and externally.

There will be less and less wisdom in the future for the separated powers.

Western culture is always excelling in external studies while their counterpart the Chinese excels in a more complicated way of inner approach. It will be an ideal settlement if they can cooperate, but the chances are slim.

The terms of internal, external or left-right approaches are not new. Most of the thinkers in the world knew it quite well. However, it is difficult to bring the countries together in a wilder aspect with a real understanding of the nature of the Universe.

With the quick development of the artificial intelligence, people will doubt if it is the end of the external approach of technology. When you can do almost all the things with a robot, what else is needed.

Man has become redundant.

Yet we still have questions. We need real art and we want spiritual and mind satisfaction. We are eager for a higher level of wisdom to see the future. We wish to know where we are going and why. That is a big deal. Total cooperation of the nations to face the coming difficulties are most welcome.

Who can bring the powers together in the crossroad?





 (#The author is a question raiser. He has raised more than 9000 questions. He is an expert on cultures and he is a qi master as well as a songwriter. 

Leechard is an explorer of the Chinese Culture secrets. Send a stamped return envelope to GPO Box 4048 Hong Kong for a free DVD on the secrets of the "Dream of the Red Chamber" by Leechard. Or you can order one of his books. Donation is very much appreciated, it will be acknowledged in his books. And if you love music and like to sing, you can ask for a copy of the scores he has written.)

#The author can be reached by Whatsapp at 852-91864286



What is the problem with Artificial Intelligence?

9163   What is the problem with Artificial Intelligence 20180409


Artificial Intelligence is mainly left-brained. And robots in the modern world are also left-brain-robots. 

They can use only external and logical method to approach anything. 

Artificial Intelligence can win a chess game. But it cannot guarantee that they can win a war. That is because, a chess game is confined in a calculable situation. But wars are always not calculable. You must use a mind to examine all the situation.

If you go into a super-market, you will find all items are calculable. Therefore, you can do away human staffs in a super-market. And same are  banking and stock markets. Any calculable factor could be counted and managed. We can expect a major shift of the business world soon. You can witness what will happen when most of the engineers and bankers and business accountants lose their job and see how the Government handle the coming problem. 

And people will tell you that is easy. There will not be governments in the future. There will be only huge computers that can handle all the works of a government. 

But that will not be true. Because, to be a government, it needs a "mind" to handle the internal factors as well as other factors. And all internal factors were not calculable. 

The difficult part is medical science. Can you put a patient into a machine and let the machine do all the diagnoses and administrate drugs and do operations? If you walk in a machine hospital, robots will come to greet you and strip your clothes and wash you and put you into machines to fix your problem right away. Your family member can wait at the exit way of the machine to take you or your corpse back, if they still want it. But this is only one-sided imagination. As no robots are total-brainers, they are all left brainers and cannot handle internal matters. And that is a fatal weakness of robots. Machine hospitals will never come true. 

Now you might ask, what is internal and what is external?

Here is an example. You can cut an orange into 4 pieces or even 400 pieces but you are still in the external side of the orange. You can drill a hole in the earth to reach deep into the earth, but you are not in the internal side of the earth. You can open a heart of a patient and you are still in the outside. 

Is there a way to go into the inner realities?

Numeral designs failed. Rockets exploded, air-planes proofed not safe, and cars could not last. For external calculation, people can design anything in the computer. However, every thing on earth is both internal and external. If you can see only one side of the external measures, you can be sure that you cannot have the whole in-side-out picture of the thing. A complete vision is the pathway to excellence. 

Machines can judge human being with his external measure. But the inner part can only be shown for anther human being who can use his mind.  

AI machines are left-brained. 

By the term of left-brain, it meant a logical way to arrange data. And right-brain meant creation and intuition. Human brain functions are complicated, you cannot avoid using left-sided data in the right-brained intuition or creation. There will not be completely single function of any one side. But the thinking pattern of human can be left-oriented or right-oriented. Its good that Artificial Intelligences are all left-brained. If they can use a mind, machines can dominate the earth. 



 (#The author is a question raiser. He has raised more than 9000 questions. He is an expert on cultures and he is a qi master as well as a songwriter. 

Leechard is an explorer of the Chinese Culture secrets. Send a stamped return envelope to GPO Box 4048 Hong Kong for a free DVD on the secrets of the "Dream of the Red Chamber" by Leechard. Or you can order one of his books. Donation is very much appreciated, it will be acknowledged in his books. And if you love music and like to sing, you can ask for a copy of the scores he has written.)

(#The author can be reached by Whatsapp at 852-91864286)


4/06/2018

The Flower And The Monkey


 

The monkey was weeping on a tree. He was sad. He was an old monkey. And he just saw his friend left him. His friend was dead. He thought to himself, sooner or later, I will be dead too. He was so sad that his tears were dripping like rain.

 

Suddenly he heard someone under the tree shouted at him: "Hey, stop crying, your tears were bathing me. " It was a little yellow flower. His tears were like pearls on the center of the flower. The monkey got down and examined the flower carefully. He had never seen a flower before. He saw only fruits. And now, he had found the flower very beautiful. The sun was shining on the pearl, and the flower was holding up the pearl.

 

He exclaimed: "How beautiful you are, can I bring you home?"

 

The flower said, "If you like."

 

The monkey put the flower on his ear. They had a happy time for two days.

 

On the third day, the monkey found the flower was dying. The yellow color was gone, it was all pale.

 

The monkey said, "What, aren't you going to die too?"

The flower said, "Yes."

 

The monkey wanted to cry again.

 

The flower said, "We never cry."

 

The monkey said, "Why?"

 

The flower said, "I know I will be in your mind. "

 

They were happy together.

 

The monkey made a song to remember the flower. He would sing the song by every full moon night.

 

People heard the yelling of the monkey, said: "It is full moon again. " But people can never know, whether the monkey was crying or laughing. It was all the same.

 

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By Richard your friend

3/29/2018

The Eating Robot


 

John is not a robot. He is a man working in a factory. The factory rents lots of robots to work. Robots come to work every day, and they will go back to their service center to recharge every night. The worse thing is that the robots use public transport. Public transports are always cheaper. And it was confusing, as the towns people can hardly know which one is robot and which one is not.

 

John is the head of robots. His job is to make the robots work according to orders. And the robots are very much the same look like a man, people nearby always confuse John as a robot. They would punch him or pinch him or molest him from time to time.  John is annoyed.

 

Every day after work, he would go to the nearby pub to drink, and sometimes he would drink overnight, and back to work the next day. The work place is for robots,  there is very little light and not enough fresh air. He is not happy.

 

And he would think: What is the difference between me and the robots. He had tried many ways. He would put on decent clothes and shaved his face. But it makes him more like the robots and brings him more trouble.

 

Then he finds out the difference. Robots do not eat and do not smoke. From then on, he would hang a cigarette on the corner of his lips whenever he goes out. And that makes a difference. He is happy again.

 

Towns people would kindly say hi to him. When he goes into the nearby coffee shop, the waitresses would flirt with him, thinking he is real.

 

One day, when he was inspecting the working lines as usual, he was very angry all in a sudden. He found, among the working line of twenty robots, one of them was smoking, with a cigarette hanging on the robot's mouth.

 

He shouted, "Hey, you, get out!"

 

No one was responding, as they were confused which is the one to take the order.

 

And that made him angrier. He said: "How dare you smoke in my factory!"  He went into the production line to fetch the robot. He wanted to beat the robot and give the robot a lesson.

 

The robot eased his tension with a simple responding line: "Sir, do you know how much I will cost if you break me?"

 

John was stunned as he heard it. He knew it perfectly well it would cost him his annual income if he broke the robot. He was trembling with a highly controlled voice: " Please tell me why are you smoking! "

 

And the robot said, "I need not tell you, it's not in the work orders."

 

John was trying to find something to retort, the robot continued: "It is none of your business and it is only between me and my creator."

 

John went to the pub that night, as he knew he could not sleep peacefully. He would drink for the night to settle his mind.

 

How much would be my cost! And it is easy to count. If a robot costs him his annual income, then a hundred of the god-damn-robots would be his own cost. Though he knew it quite well he cannot work for a hundred years.

 

Thoughts were dangerous.

 

He was in the roof of the two-hundred-stories high factory building now. He wanted to jump. As he could not settle his mind in peace.

 

He looked up at the sky, and thought, "If the robot can have arrangements with their own creator, what about me! And what is my value!"

 

The sky was white and very bright. No answers were coming down yet, though he had been there for three hours.

 

The roof door was quietly opened.

 

Two female robots, with a small tray of drinks and refreshments entered.

 

The first female robot said in an attractive soft voice: "Sir, will you take a seat, we have brought you the old man." As the second female robot arranged the table and drinks, an old man entered the roof top garden.

 

The old man said, "Hello John, we are glad to have your question and I would like to take this opportunity to give you the answer. "

 

John was a little surprised. The old man continued: "You have asked about the value of a human being, and that was a very good start. We would give a raise to anyone who have come up with that question. " It was in this moment, John was happy again. He wanted to know how much more he would earn in the coming months.  But he only said: "Yes?" and looked at the old man.  

 

The old man said simply, "The value is, Know the difference of a man and his creator."

 

John felt puzzled. "What do you mean, Sir?"

 

The old man said with a smile: "Your creator wants you to grow and he has encouraged humans and animals to compete and fight with each other to make progress. That is why you always have wars and fights and you are not happy. Now you humans need to have your own way to grow. Can you try to compete with each other peacefully and not fighting anymore?"

 

John was confused, "What do you mean, Sir?"

 

And the old man said: "that meant wisdom. If you have wisdom, you don't have to ask the creator anymore. "

 

As the old man left, John was deep in his thoughts to think, whether the old man was a human, or just simply another better made robot, or the old man was the creator.

 

And John did have a raise next month. He was happy. 

 

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