Friday, September 14, 2007
god, god...everywhere but is the one who's real?
the images of the Chinese goddess Guan Yin and a girl on this tree, next to the famous 'Monkey God tree' in Jurong West, Street 42.. mind you!...this is the MONTH OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS FESTIVAL.
the formation of a monkey-liked protusion at the base of the tree set many people to illusion that as a reincarnation of a 'monkey god'.
when there is GOD, people choose not to recognise him.
when there isn't, they created their own god.
emptiness is form...and form is emptiness....
this is one fine example of this sutra saying.
then again, a quote from this joker:
"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people." - Karl Heinrich Marx.