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4/02/2021

Cantonese Poem by Lee Chard

9281   20210402



On a crazy fools day

傻 仔 之 歌  (新稿)

癲癲得得。
馬騮屎忽。
腳長襪短。
鞋鬆褲甩。

點紅點綠。
梅菜豬肉。
坐地起價。
煮飯唔熟。

一日三餐。
艱難嗰艱。
將將就就。
養返幾嚿。

時來運到。
有備無患。
快快趣趣。
知情識趣。

良宵苦短。
有啲戇居。
時代變化。
點樣去追。

有水冇水。
寫返幾句。
求學求知。
用心閉嘴。

做事均真。
人人發憤。
真貨冇假。
咪俾人蝦。

你愛我嗎。
打者愛也。
若果無愛。
千祈咪打。

和平寶貴。
打仗嘥米。
無論東西。
不要排擠。

美女容顏。
風雲變幻。
早晚不同。
俾佢玩殘。

這個世界。
有人自私。
年少無知。
知道得遲。

一時意氣。
一蚊大曬。
自以為是。
霸住條街。

橫衝直撞。
亂過馬路。
有頭冇腦。
有啲老土。

收心養性。
讀書明理。
世界咁大。
總有知己。

無邊無際。
有風有沙。
無親無故。
有國有家。

峯迴路轉。
漸行漸遠。
順風逆風。
圖書萬卷。



廣東俚語詩 改作 A Cantonese Poem

9280    20210402


牛耕田,馬食穀,

兩代賺錢有幸福。


馬行日,象行田,

過河卒仔只往前。


兵殺敵,賊閃縮,

兵賊難分逐個捉。


男勿變,女莫哭,

貧賤夫妻要和睦。


流水清,死水濁,

人望高處尋滿足。


慳啲使,儲吓蓄,

巧婦煑出無米粥。


水愛土,金燒木,

光合作用葉變綠。


機易打,書難讀,

賭仔何曾買大屋。


命未定,運可卜,

命運當前勿退縮。


求灑脫,不隨俗,

犯規和尚食狗肉。


陽壽盡,心不死,

人類將來會飛起。


生不易。死也難,

落手落腳玩人間。


太長氣,請恕罪,

儲滿電力駕長驅。





3/31/2021

What is the ground of a selfless mindset ?

9279   What is the ground of a selfless mindset   20210330


Being not selfish is the source of happiness. Anyone who is not selfish will find life  full of fun and far away from misery. 

And this is the changing point of human evolution. As the first successful co-operative society has been born, helping others and be not selfish would be popular. People need not to fight against each other and be friendly and co-operative. Life is full of joy, could be live fully. 

Important is the grounds of a selfless mind. 

The grounds are philosophical yet it is easy to understand, could be taught to a child in a few words. 

1. Material is perishable. Everything has got a life span. Nothing can last forever. 
2. Humans are building a world with perishable materials because they are also replaceable. 
3. Humans are perishable, their minds are not. Humans use their mind to make use of the perishable to build the world. 
4. Minds are linked up into a grand-mind. A single mind is weak, minds need to communicate to gain power.
5. The grand-mind has a will.
6. The will is to live and to grow and to seek with all effort for possibilities. 
7. Self-interest is meaningless as it is the source of misery and will not be successful. No one can bring his fortune to the other world. 
8. A better option is love and love means not selfish.   




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1  莊子宇宙 
2  明天誰會富起來(中國精神與世界大勢)
3  莊子寓言
4  李察寓言
5  Fables by Lee Chard
6  莊子兵法(Zhuang Zi Art of War)(bi-lingual)
7  真假莊子(莊子著作李察全譯本)
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Translated with a machine and a humanoid



9279無私的思想基礎是什麼20210330



不自私是幸福的源泉。 任何不自私的人都會發現生活充滿樂趣,遠離痛苦。

這是人類進化的轉捩點。 隨著第一個成功的合作社會誕生,幫助他人而不是自私自利將受歡迎。 人們不必互相對抗,只會友好合作。 生活充滿歡樂。生活是真的生活,因為可能充份發揮。

重要的問題在於無私的思想基礎。

這思想基礎是哲學的,但很容易理解,可以用幾句話教給孩子。

 1.  物質是會毀滅的。 一切都是有生存期限的。 沒有東西是不朽的。
 2.  人類用會毀滅的物質建造世界,因為物質是可以替代的。
 3.  人類本身會毀滅,但他們的心靈卻不易毀滅。 人類用自己的心去使用物質來建造世界。
 4.  心靈連成一體,就是人心(grand-mind)。 個別的心靈是軟弱的,心靈需要溝通於人心以獲得力量。
 5.  人心是有意志的。
 6.  人心的意志是生存、生長和探索。人心的意志在於努力去尋找可能性。
 7.  自私是沒有意義的。自私是痛苦的根源,自私只會失敗不會成功。 沒有人可以將財富帶到另一個世界。
 8.  人的最佳選擇是愛,愛是不自私。




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 4  李察寓言
 5  Fables by Lee Chard
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3/19/2021

What is the Biggest Joy?

9278   What is the Biggest Joy   20210319



The biggest joy is not that we have a future, but knowing it is certain to have a future. The joy is in the knowing. 

To know is the most difficult part. 

We have been fallen in the darkest despair for a long period in history and our own life. Every one would have that experience that everything has gone wrong and it is nowhere to fix it and it is frustrating. 

Now we have a future. We know it is possible to be rich for everybody and we know we won't be finished even if we are dead as there is a future and the future will be there after life. When people said it is no after life, they did not have prove it and it is not sure. But we are sure that even our material bodies are gone and our deeds will remain and the minds behind the deeds are same to survive and minds will not be diminished. That is joy. 

We all need to balance ourselves in our life. It is easy not for everyone. Some people find it difficult to balance. Some too rich and some too poor. Some too smart and some too slow. Some too absent-minded and some too mindful. 

And the most important issue in balancing is to have the urge to go forward. Just like riding a bicycle. You need to paddle and you need the energy. You can never stop. 

What! Someone exclaimed. I am retired and I am dying and you tell me not to stop?

Yes you have a future ahead. Lives have a life span yet the deeds are forever. You will enjoy it in your future. Your legs are tired but your minds will not. You wanted to go. Your mind will not stop. You will dream even in dying. 

And the joy is in the going, not only in the arriving. We are all in the going. The arriving is for everyone; you simply cannot stop your mind. You will be there. 

A grand vision is ahead of us now. We knew that to be rich for everyone is possible, and happiness is possible. We knew human beings will last for a long time and we are building a planet of happiness for present and future. Building is joy.

Will there be some people refusing to go forward and insisting to go backward?

Of course there are and there will be.  

It is simple as riding a bicycle. You need a friction. You need a force to draw you behind. If there is no friction, you will not be going as the roads are too slippery. And balance is impossible without friction.  

And the biggest joy is to know that even the friction will go together with you to the future! You can choose to go backward and you will be there with us together! 

It meant we are all there and we will be all there. 

It is the biggest joy. 








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 for enquiry and opinions or to buy a book )


Recent Books by Lee Chard in printable form of pdf files. Or to read them in your mobile. US$12 each. Read first, pay later.
1  莊子宇宙 
2  明天誰會富起來(中國精神與世界大勢)
3  莊子寓言
4  李察寓言
5  Fables by Lee Chard
6  莊子兵法(Zhuang Zi Art of War)(bi-lingual)
7  真假莊子(莊子著作李察全譯本)
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3/16/2021

Why would the Spring flowers open?

 9277   Why would the Spring flowers open?   20210316

I felt a little upset about the winter frost gone too fast. We in the Southern islands have little chance to see the beauties of the Winter and then suddenly I saw from the weather announcers that the temperatures were above zero in many Northern places.

The other signal is from the south. The red cotton tree flowers are more than opened. They dropped. You would find them on the ground telling you all chills had been gone. There would not be any cold weather anymore, at least, this year. Though you might find it a little uneasy as you have seldom been looking up at the high trees that they were already there for a while. Now they would show you the signs on the plain mud on the earth. 

And suddenly I have found some strange fruits on the Virgin Female(女貞) tree. The fruits were so small like a large bunch of grapes. I had thought they must be seeds and I were wrong. The flowers had waited almost a week to open and perfumes were everywhere in the hills now.  And I was more than happy when I looked around to see other trees and flowers were same. They have all been waken up, and, what does it mean?

The most extraordinary scene was a large White Orchard tree(白蘭樹). The tree had been shaking and smiling at me in the strong winds last Winter. However, she was not shaking and was just stretching her green in her fine and large leaves. I tried to spot her flowers though I did not see them. 

Why would everyone be wakened at the same time? 

I have been thinking about an idea of a grand human project these days. And it must be one of it. 

What project? My friend asked me. 

Well, we are all in the project. Not only the flowers, it is everything. We are in a huge project of growing. And the project will last for millions and millions of years, if the word everlasting should be careful to use. 

I was amazed at the wealth China have been achieving.  And I was sure that the wealth in human beings would be achieved in the not very long years to come. How long would the days for us to see a happy and very rich planet earth? Would every thing be settled in one thousand years or one hundred thousand years? By then there will be no difference in our blood and skin color. And the civilization had long been melted together, we can talk to each other more than languages but minds. I read from the papers that there was a concern about the color of a baby in the Royal Family in England. It would be so funny in future to have a concern like this. We would all be same and share the total happiness by then. 

And I was also extremely happy as I had found the ancient teaching of Zhong Zi. He was buried for so long and I had discovered him. That we were and will be the same. All differences must be wrong paths in the past.

And I saw the scornful eyes. Some of my friends could not believe it. They told me, you will be dead very soon and how can you say it is a project? Everything is perishable. 

That punched at my face directly. I started to think, is it true that everything is perishable? 

Yes, things will perish, yet deeds will not. What you have done is done and will last forever. You can wipe it in memories yet it can not be wiped in the total project. Every action must have an effect on the project. Deeds are actions and actions could bring in results. It must be an unending sequence and the procedures will last. You say a word to someone and the word, no matter it is nice or vice, will be forever.  The project is running like the coming of Spring.  

If you could find something non-perishable, you must be absolutely happy. And now we have found it, and it is in the deeds everywhere in all the Universe and it is more than one. It is more than deeds that will be continued and will not be dead. 

It must be my mind that was laughing. Will it be something more than the deeds that could be lasting?

Yes. With every deed done, there is a mind behind it. If you have expressed a concern, the concern was from your mind. 

Minds could change, but it will be always there. If you have expressed a concern, the concern would stir up other concerns and minds were flowing everywhere in the planet. A mind is not a mind if kept in the mind. It needs to be communicated and will be lasting in the communication forever like the deeds. 

And I must be wrong in judging the mind. You can almost keep nothing in your mind as they would evaporate and express in your dreams and I cannot be sure whether the dreams were waves and can be leaked. And you might let your mind be exposed by then.

And some minds are cold and they would say "So What!"
So what is so special if you have found something like deeds and minds are lasting when the things are perishable and dying?

No, though things are perishable but could be replaced as the project is going on. Last years flowers were gone and new ones are coming. That is the real meaning of the project. We keep building with perishable things and the planet is built. 

And so what!

Yes. That meant we have hope. 

What do you need a hope for!

You can go for it and you are happy!

That is why we need to have an eye for the future. The future is not only for a short period, but for an unending quest. We are all sons and daughters of Father Kua(夸父) and we are constantly searching and questing.

At one time in history we were so despaired about everything and with the rise of a rich country like China we can see where the hope is and in the millions of years to come, we could change the planet into a planet of happiness and we could bring in other planets and the Universe is growing.

And one more thing: 

We will be there to witness everything as minds are lasting and will not be diminished. You are there if your mind is there. 
  
  Would you be there? See you. 

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Books by Lee Chard
莊子宇宙 
明天誰會富起來(中國精神與世界大勢)
莊子寓言
李察寓言
Fables by Lee Chard
莊子兵法(Zhuang Zi Art of War)(bi-lingual)
真假莊子(莊子著作李察全譯本)






 

3/12/2021

We are in a Human Project

 no. 7276
We are in a Human Project   



Humans need to know a few things before knowing about the Project.  

One is to know the "self". 

A "self" is something happening rather late in each of the humans. First you have a body, but you are only a lump of flesh can only breathe and eat. You will not know even yourself. You do not know your own name nor your own self. You cannot use the word "I" until a later stage.  A "self" is a later development.
 
If you have a "self", you have a leader in you. You can control your body. However, you need to feed your own body, and satisfy its many desires. Your body is your first tool and your own slave. If you cannot control it, it will control you. Your "self" is not the same as your body. Traditional thought about life is that life is only a mixture of body plus a mind and this could be the main trap for humans. Matter and mind concept has created a wrong path for many to chase after material interest. They do not understand why life is so short and that produced worries. Earthly interest is the only thing some people are seeking after. They thought mind is only a vague idea which is not important at all. 

Wise people on earth soon divide themselves into two groups. One is Matter-First and the next is Mind-First. Humans have been fighting for a very long time in history due not only in religious reasons, but in this philosophical difference. 

What is the basic form of human beings? 

It might not be matter, nor mind, but a very special form like a Project of the Universe. 

The Project is built with matters.  All matters are perishable, or decayable and sometimes replaceable. Yet the Project is not. There is a format for each one matter in the Universe, and all the formats have been pre-installing an element to perish in time. There is a life span for everything. Nothing can last forever.

 The two longer-lasting things are the mind and the Project. 

Minds are growing and mixing constantly. Each life may have a mind to govern itself. Minds are like controlling powers of the Project; they kept things going. Minds are building the Project with perishable materials; therefore the matters in the Project must be changing always, yet the minds did continue. 

Minds are inheritable. Lives vanish, minds remain.  Everyone on Earth are a part of the Project. Everything is decayable, and the only non-decayable thing is in the Project which is controlled by minds. 

Are all minds non-decayable? It is hard to determine. However, it is the longer-lasting mixture of minds that keep things going. 

The Project itself is alive and non-decayable. We have a growing Project and we are parts of the growing Project. 

And an interesting question is how long could the Project be growing. Will it be forever? It is very likely to be forever; it depends on some more studies about time and space, etc. 


Now let us get back to the views of an individual. 

First you have a body, and the body soon acquired a "self", which is possibly the early activities of a mind. And the mind is not separated and not alone. Many things have and will be communed into the mind. Languages, ideas, civilizations, are all basic elements of a mind. A mind is but a little part of a grand mind. And the most important feature of any mind is its urgent need to communicate with other minds.  A lonely death is the major nightmare of many. The need for communication is vital. 

Why it is vital? It must be a built-in feature of the human species. And the need for communication is not only for you to have a happy moment but for the need to exchange and mix up ideas for the human wisdom. Human wisdom is based upon the communication of all human beings and in the future, human wisdom might lead humans to go forward for a more important goal. 

And this basic function of human minds is in its growing. We are in the early period of minds as we have a short history of civilizations which are not more than a few thousand years. In the millions of years ahead, a better human wisdom is expected and by then, all old problems like poverties and wars are ended and we can foresee future humans will be happy to create another species of humans. New planets will be found and prepared, hoping the new species of human would have a far better human wisdom to work for the future Projects of the Universe. People will not be seeking a self-interested longer life but the perfect growth of a better future. It has been a build-in quality in human nature. Any life will produce offspring and so do the human species. This is the reason why people are questing and going onward always.  

Life is short and bodies die, but the grand wisdom remains. The Project is always waiting ahead for everyone. My own body is not a selfish aim in my life. Very short-sighted people seek only individual need and when they finally come to the end of their life, they felt sad feeling not satisfied. If one can see the human species are going on like a grand mind of wisdom and generations of bodies keep on coming and going, just to make the grand mind more mature and will finally bring all the human species into a higher form of success and people are witnessing the grand beauty of it all, one will be extremely satisfied. 

The question is can "I" see it? 

Yes if you are concerned with the Project, you will see it. 


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Books by Lee Chard
莊子宇宙 
明天誰會富起來(中國精神與世界大勢)
莊子寓言
李察寓言
Fables by Lee Chard
莊子兵法(Zhuang Zi Art of War)(bi-lingual)
真假莊子(莊子著作李察全譯本)






2/24/2021

Is There A Creator ?

9275  Is there a creator  20210222



This is one of the most important question in our time. If you cannot answer this, you will have a hard time moving forward. 

It was not easy to answer, but now we have a bigger chance to get closer to the problem. As the world is turning gradually into a cooperative mode of thinking and people are more mature not to destroy anyone who dare to raise this question, we have a better chance to answer it. 

We shall have a definite answer if one day human beings can create another human being. That meant you are not only to create another life, but another species. The species you created need not be the only species on earth. You can create a complete series of species like our planet and you can find a place to accommodate them and you will give them a chance to reproduce and recreate themselves. They will be growing and evolving like us. Maybe they will have a hard time at the beginning but they have been given enough wisdom to survive all difficulties and can prosper and live very well on another earth-planet. You will create orders for them, and you will also create exceptions for them. They will not be totally balanced like living in a toy garden, but in a constant struggle to balance themselves so as to keep fit and survive. And you will create angels or miracles for them. In some urgent moment, you will give them a hand like an angel have arrived and save them from the hell they are in. You will answer or neglect their prayers from time to time. And when they are living too balanced and losing the stamina to go forward, you will give them a dark angel of evil to push them off balance. And they will walk again by themselves. Oh you have been too thoughtful and it is important for the wellbeing of your creation. Their survival will be discontinued if your design is not good enough. You are very skillful in a non-balance way to achieve a better future.  

Well, is it absurd or is it possible?

Can we human beings create another species of human?

It is certain human beings in the future can do this. It might happen if not in 1000 years onward, but in 1000 million years later. 

Why it could happen? 

Because the wisdom of humans is unlimited if they can go out from the selfish self to a grand union of thinking networks, the possibilities could be unlimited. They are thinking in mind networks, not brains. 

It is possible for future human beings to think in a thinking network, and all minds can be parts of a huge network and they are wise and cooperative, and most important of all is that: they have gained time. 

Time is a given thing. But you have to fight for it at the same time. If the human species can last for another one thousand years, they might very possible to last for another million years. Anything can happen then with a wisdom much higher than the present one. 

If human beings can create another human being, that meant they are creators. It might be possible that they were created like this. It could be a simple but grand cycle and we are a little loop in it. 

And now this is another important question for someone who likes to think:

Why are you doing all this? To create another species? What for?

Before we forgot our original question about the creator, we would be more interested in the new question of why. Why do we need to create another species? 

Is it for fun only? Or is there a purpose to make another more advanced species? Who has given you and your successors this stamina of going forward forever? Are you working in some kind of grand experiment to quest for something more important and it is the aim of beauty? Are you dreaming for an impossible dream? Are you sure nothing is impossible?

Now we are getting very close to our original question. Is there a creator? You have a definite answer already. 
 
If human beings can achieve something like this, they will tell you there is a creator. And it will settle your mind. Because it is a question of no importance at all. Because you will be sure that the quest itself is more important. You are the creator and you are trying desperately to quest for something even more beautiful. You want to know more and you are working on it. 

What? Is the creator still working on something more? Yes, by answering this question, you will find out the most important thing in the Universe and your mind are settled. You will find peace within your mind and you know what to do. You are strong and nothing can deter you from going onward. 
 

It is possible for humans to create another human. 

You will ask me why it is possible; will human beings be smart like that?

It was answered long ago by a Chinese philosopher Zhuang Zi. 

He had made it cleared that all things in the Universe are related and can be communicated. That meant you can know all things in this Universe. And that meant you can do all things you would like to do. And you don't need a philosopher to tell you about that. Those are but very simple common senses that we should have. They are important. 

And let me, a humble little one on earth tell you the rest: 

If you cannot do it now, you can do it later. 

Because, you are not a short-lived single creature, you are a total species and you are growing generation after generation.

You can keep on reading and more will be shown here.

Because, many questions remain unanswered here and need more elaboration. 


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Books by Lee Chard
莊子宇宙 
明天誰會富起來(中國精神與世界大勢)
莊子寓言
李察寓言
Fables by Lee Chard
莊子兵法(Zhuang Zi Art of War)(bi-lingual)
真假莊子(莊子著作李察全譯本)






2/20/2021

A Breakthrough for Humans

9274   A breakthrough for humans  20210218


        ( wealth growth of human beings)



This is a dream line of imagination. Human beings are getting rich since 17th Century, but the peak is near and human beings will not be richer in the next one thousand years, if and only if they can not have a breakthrough in science. 

Human science is on the same path since 17th Century. They are going the same route without change. 

They are using a better phone, a better car, a better house, but they are still using phones, cars, and houses, etc. It is 5G now for the phones and auto-pilot for cars. May be 6G in a short while and auto-something-more for the cars. It is just like a plant. You can expect the flowers and the fruits to come. And then more colors for the flowers and tastier for the fruits, but you are doing the same thing every day and every year. 

If there is no breakthrough, human beings will not have another climbing on the flat curve. It will last a long time waiting. For how long? One thousand years will be a short while. 

What kinds of breakthrough? 

Can we have a new mathematics which needs not to use numbers? 

That meant another branch of our civilization. And the point is can we have a new civilization for our new planet?

This is the real situation of human kind. 

Chinese Culture has a hint for the change. But even the Chinese themselves are too busy using the old science to satisfy the markets. 

A new breakthrough needs true wisdom. And true wisdom needs to answer forgotten old questions like:

What are we? Where are we going? Where are we from? What are we going to do? And more interestingly: How do I see the world from another angle? 

Maybe we can find a new solution for the new breakthrough. 

We need a new wisdom before a new science is born. 




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