Buddha On Believe


“Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it.

Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held.

Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books.

Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin.

Believe nothing just because someone else believes it.

Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.”


The Songbird…

  • “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer . It sings because it has a song. ~ Maya Angelou

    In fact this is also supposed to be a Chinese proverb…

    My friend Howard,  said this to me when I told him that I could not write anymore,  it has been a while and my ink had dried up….

    “The caged bird sings because it has a song to sing and not because it wishes to sing” …

    This want is simply an expression of  it’s existence– an emanation of it’s  individuality. The bird does not sing for you or me;  it sings because it must.  In each one of us, there is a need to express. Sometimes it is so compelling . An expression of the soul or heart or mind… whatever we want to call it’s root as …

    There is an innate need in us to express, be it music, writing, poetry, dance, painting or any other form of art ….

     Each one of us has a way of manifesting this , so unique to ourselves. It is perfect as it is inbuilt…  It is for each one of us to recognize what the medium is. When it is the natural mode of expression, which comes without any pressure or pain, we will understand what it is.  It will be joyous and natural… 

  • I have to thank Howard for putting some inspiration in  me to want to write again….

    And the bird will sing , because it has a song !