Established Thoughts

3 Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established.
Proverbs 16:3 (NKJV)

The theme here is thoughts. When our thoughts are in order and established, our lives will be the same. When our thoughts are not established, our lives will be in a mess. If you find people who have messed up their lives, you can be sure that their thoughts must have been messed up first. It is totally impossible to mess up your life and have established thoughts at the same time. They are both mutually exclusive.

In the above verse, God is teaching us how to established our thoughts. The answer is in committing our works to the Lord. What does this mean? In short, it means we have to believe that God is in full control over our works. I shall explain in detail.

I have written another article entitled “Greater Is He That Is In You That Is In The World” where I presented my case that God is not in full control over the world. Yet, here in this article, I declare God is in control. Why such a contradiction?

The answer is in the context. First, God was the one who put the law of physics in place that governs our universe. Once it is installed, it can act on its own without God’s intervention. For example, if you pick up a pen and drop it, the pen will fall by itself without asking for God’s permission. The same applies for every physical phenomenon around us. They operate in accordance with the law of physics. Earthquakes happen due to the movement of tectonic plates, not because of governments allowing abortions. God does not control earthquakes. The law of physics does.

Secondly, it is important for us to understand that God did not design us humans as mindless drones who are only capable of obeying all his instructions without question. He gave us something call “free will”. Having free will means we can decide what we want even if what we want is not in accordance with God’s will. We have the ability not to obey God.

The above cases set the context that God does not exercise full control over the events in this world. God does not micro-manage us. God is not in control over how we choose to live our lives.

However, this does not mean he cannot intervene under specific circumstances. The Bible has many stories of God’s direct intervention into people’s lives resulting in supposedly “impossible” things taking place. Such events are often labeled as “miracles”. Miracles are the proof that God can be in control. However, they can only happen under specific conditions.

Therefore, if we want God to be in control in our lives we must create the same conditions for that to happen. The condition is faith. We have to believe. Believe in what? We need to believe that God cares for our work. He wants us to achieve the best we can and receive the best rewards. We need to believe that our God is so obsessed with our welfare and success that he is willing to intervene on our behalf.

In doing so, we are effectively releasing God’s power in our lives. We will not be worried or stressed anymore. We can do our work with joy and confidence that everything will turn out fine. This is what it means by committing our works to the Lord. Our thoughts will be established.

When our thoughts are established, we can come up with great ideas that can make us rich. Our commitment to God can make us rich.

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38 Responses to “Established Thoughts”

  1. "A Lost Christian" Says:

    YCS, you said, “God is teaching us how to established our thoughts” based on the following verse: Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established.
    Proverbs 16:3 (NKJV).

    Personally I think those are only words and not a mental tool or an establised technic for the believers to practise.

    Personally I have seen many top level pious Tom, Dick and Harry commited to the work of God turned out to be hypocrites.

    For example, Pastor Ronny Tan (Singapore) and Dr. Ridhuan Tee Abdullah (Malaysia) are two religious personality commited to the work of God’s and they turned to be mutated “Ninja Turtle”

    The Buddha taught the “Four Foundation of Mindfulness” as a mental tool to sharpened the mind based on the middle path. A meditator must sit and put efforts in the practice.

    I don’t see how I could do that based on the Proverbs 16:3 (NKJV).

    “A Lost Christian”

  2. Nolan Says:

    Hello Seng,
    I came across your blog by searching for loopholes in christianity. I am very intrigued by your thoughts.

    Accepting the “objective” truth of God’s word and not “subjective” (thoughts, opinions and philosophical beliefs) in
    Timothy 3:16– “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work

    What scripture references can you give to support your statements below. I am curious about your opinion. It is interesting to me the different doctrines and theology that exist in modern day evangeleicalism.

    “God does not control earthquakes. The law of physics does.”

    “The above cases set the context that God does not exercise full control over the events in this world.”

    “However, this does not mean he cannot intervene under specific circumstances.”

    “When our thoughts are established, we can come up with great ideas that can make us rich. Our commitment to God can make us rich.”

    with respect,
    Nolan

  3. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Nolan,

    “God does not control earthquakes. The law of physics does.”
    This is an established scientific truth.

    “The above cases set the context that God does not exercise full control over the events in this world.”

    This is a logical conclusion based on the examples I have given.

    “However, this does not mean he cannot intervene under specific circumstances.”
    This happens throughout the Bible where miracles happen. I have written a lot of it in this blog.

    “When our thoughts are established, we can come up with great ideas that can make us rich. Our commitment to God can make us rich.”

    This principle is widely recognized even in non Christian self help books.

  4. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    A Lost Christian,

    Many people died in road accidents. Does this mean you are not going near a road anymore?

    If you want to promote Buddhism to me, you will need to find out what I want. I am not interested in empty talk. Whether you have 4,5 or 6 foundation of mindfulness does not interest me. All I want to know is, can I use your Buddha for my prosperity?

  5. nolan Says:

    Again,
    Accepting the “objective” truth of God’s word and not “subjective” (thoughts, opinions and philosophical beliefs) in
    Timothy 3:16– “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work

    What scripture references can you give to support your statements?

    Nolan

  6. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    The above is your statement, not mine.

  7. nolan Says:

    You said,
    God does not control earthquakes. The law of physics does.”
    This is an established scientific truth.

    “The above cases set the context that God does not exercise full control over the events in this world.”

    I am asking if you can support these statements from scripture? The fact that God does not control these events.
    Not science or philosophy.

    Nolan

  8. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Why do I need to use scripture justify something that is so simple?

    By the way, do you use scripture to justify whether you can go to the toilet?

  9. "A Lost Christian" Says:

    YCS, I am not promoting Buddhism or discrediting Christianity. In fact, I am drawing your attention about “talks and practice.”
    You are an engineer and you know very well how the law of mechanics work.
    Suppose two cave men were asked to invent an aeroplane, one saying I will establish my thoughts in God while the other says, I will build an aeroplane (similar to what the Wright brothers did), who among them would achieve results and success?
    Let’s analyse these sayings:
    Christ: “Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts will be established” Proverbs 16:3 (NKJV)
    (Example: Pastor Ronny Tan commits his word to the Lord with talks and talks….about God)
    Buddha: Verily, monks, whosoever practices these four foundations of mindfulness in this manner for seven years…six years… five years… four years… three years… two years… one year, etc….then one of these two fruits may be expected by……(Satipatthana Sutta).
    (Example: A practioner purify his mind by Insight Meditation and attained the 8 Fold Paths (Right Understanding, Thoughts, Speech, Action, Mindfulness, Concentration, Effort and Livelihood).
    From the above example, whose thoughts would be more established established if we take into accounts “talks and practice?”
    Please do not show your displeasure over my comments because it is no in concord with your beliefs. This is a discussion about facts, truth and reality.
    “A Lost Christianity”.

  10. Nolan Says:

    Interesting term you chose,
    Justify: to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable

    you said,
    God does not control earthquakes. The law of physics does.”
    Who controls the law of physics?

    Isaiah 45:7, “I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and CREATE DISASTER, I the Lord do all these things

    Do you agree?

    You said,
    By the way, do you use scripture to justify whether you can go to the toilet?

    The fact that I can still “go”, I am very thankful. It is because I am wonderfully made and designed by God. I think that is a very “reasonable” conclusion. As the Psalmist says…

    Psalm 139:13-14
    13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

    14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

  11. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Nolan,

    The answer is in context. What is the context of Isaiah 45:7? It is a common practice of theologians to pick out isolated verses from the Bible to “proof” their theology that God is a pervert.

    It seems that you are behaving like them.

    Psalm 139:13-14 does not say anything about going to the toilet. You have failed to provide any scripture justification to allow you to go to the toilet.

    You must not go to the toilet unless you can find any Bible verse that allows you to do so.

  12. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    A Lost Christianity,

    Let me see. Pastor Rony Tan made mistakes. Therefore, the Bible is unreliable.

    How is this? Accidents happen on the road. Therefore, roads are not reliable. We should not use them.

    Monks who practise the 4 foundations for years produce fruits. What fruits? Do the fruits include things that can be proven like health and wealth? How many monks that practise the 4 foundations become rich, as in having a lot of money and have healthy families?

  13. nolan Says:

    Are you born again?

  14. nolan Says:

    Isaiah 45:7, “I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and CREATE DISASTER, I the Lord do all these things

    Do you agree?

  15. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Nolan,

    What is there to agree or disagree? The Bible is only a tool. It is meant to be used. How do you use Isaiah 45:7? How do you classify the “CREATE DISASTER” into something you can use for your prosperity?

    Yes, I am a born again Christian.

  16. nolan Says:

    What does it mean to be born again?

    How do you “KNOW” that “YOU” are born again?

  17. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    It is called decision.

    How do you “KNOW” that “YOU” need to go to the toilet?

  18. nolan Says:

    What decision?
    Tell me about this decision process.

  19. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    I have been making decisions before I know the meaning of the word “process”.

  20. nolan Says:

    Well, tell me about your “decision” in the context of being born again.

  21. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    I was offered a guaranteed place in heaven if I believe in Jesus. I took up the offer. I was born again as a Christian.

  22. nolan Says:

    Mormons believe in Jesus.
    Are they born again?

  23. nolan Says:

    Tell me about this “offer”. What is it?

  24. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    The “offer” is the First Layer Gospel. You can find it in my book.

    Mormons are not excluded from the Gospel.

  25. nolan Says:

    Not exclusion, but are they born again?

    Tell me how I can be born again.

  26. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Anyone who believes in Jesus is born again. This offer is available to everyone, including Mormons.

  27. "A Lost Christian" Says:

    YCS, thank you for your receptive response on this issue. I do really hope that this exchange of views and opinions is done with sincerity, putting aside the big ego “I” or “mine” – no winner, no loser.
    I am also a Christian but unlike most Christians, I have made efforts to compare the teachings of other religions (in particular Buddhism) to really understand the truth about the mystery of life, the universe and the livings.
    I do not believe that a Christian seeking knowledge outside Christianity, should behave like a one eyed Cyclop, ignoring the alternative advantage and choices from the start as rotten to the core.
    If that is the case, science and technology today would not bring development to us right from the “Stone age” and the “God-fearing age” to the present “Miracle Age” (so to say) that we now enjoyed.
    We would also not be blogging and exchanging views and opinions through this little square box called computer. If Snr. PM Lee had closed his mind and sunk to that level, Singapore today would be a small fishing village and not a vibrant city as it is known throughout the world today.
    For that reason, I have casted a shadow of doubt on Proverbs 16:3 (NKJV), not with a view to challenges the scripture but rather to make an analytical comparison, and to share your open minded wisdom on the issue. I may learn something useful or I may not learn anything at all – but the subject is open for public scrutiny.
    You have raised a point about health and wealth with regards to the practice of 4 Foundation of mindfulness – the Buddha’s method of mental cultivation.
    Before we talk about health and wealth, I think, not only Pastor Ronny Tan made mistakes, but many other Pastors made mistakes too. I believe that mere sayings and repetition of the scriptures is not the way, but effort in aligning the mind through systematic mental training is the key to make a one a pure being.
    You have said:
    “Accidents happen on the road. Therefore, roads are not reliable. We should not use them.”
    Ans:
    My view is that accidents are unavoidable but we still use the road. However we have to study why accidents happened and find ways to improve on those weaknesses, perhaps upgrading the road, educate and disciplines road users and etc would be a better approach.
    I have seen sign boards in neighbouring country reminding drivers with the caption “Pray first before you are prayed”. This is merely talks and warning but nothing about improvement, disciplines and etc.
    With due respect to you, this is how I see Proverbs 16:3 (NKJV) and I could not envisage how Christians could improve themselves. I see the Buddha’s Four Foundation of Mindfulness practice by exerting mental efforts in discipline the mind as a more logical and appropriate approach.
    You have said:
    “Monks who practise the 4 foundations for years produce fruits. What fruits? Do the fruits include things that can be proven like health and wealth? How many monks that practise the 4 foundations become rich, as in having a lot of money and have healthy families?”
    Ans:
    This is my understanding of what I have read in the Buddha’s teaching in the Four Foundation of Mindfulness (also known as Insight or Vipassana Meditation). The fruits here means, the practioner’s mind have uprooted the main root consciouness of ignorant, greed and hatred, and replaced it with what is known as a “supra mundane wisdom”. One who has attained the unconditioned state “Nibbana” snd is said to have eliminated “dukkha” the “mother of all ills” namely birth, sickness, old age, death (and rebirth) and he or she will never ever come into existence at that level again.
    The Buddha himself attained that stage and has shown the way, that all living beings can attained the same level if the same mental tool known as the “4 foundations of Mindfulness” (Sattipathana Sutta) is put into use. I think as a learned engineer, you know what it’s meant here.
    Talking about health, I have read cases of healing through practising the “4 foundations of Mindfulness” at this site http://www.aimwell.org/Books/Other/Healing/healing.html.
    As I am still learning about the wisdom of the Buddha, I leave it to your discretion to believe or not, to accept or reject – because it’s a personal choice.
    As for wealth, I have read about the Buddha’s Layperson’s Code of Discipline known as the ‘Sigalovada Sutta”:
    “These are the six dangers inherent in laziness: saying, ‘It’s too cold,’ one does not work; saying, ‘It’s too hot,’ one does not work; saying, ‘It’s too late,’ one does not work; saying, ‘It’s too early,’ one does not work; saying, ‘I’m too hungry,’ one does not work; saying, ‘I’m too full,’ one does not work. With an abundance of excuses for not working, new wealth does not accrue and existing wealth goes to waste.”

    “By dividing wealth into four parts, True friendships are bound; one part should be enjoyed; two parts invested in business; and the fourth set aside
    against future misfortunes.”

    (sources: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.31.0.ksw0.html)

    The above is my answer to your questions about the “4 Foundation of Mindfulness” taught by the Buddha in comparison to Proverbs 16:3 (NKJV) of Jesus Christ.

    I am giving my view and opinions on the issue raised by you so that your blog will have a balance view about the essence of truth. In return, I will read your input about the issue with wisdom if you present your views in a very professional and receptive manner.

    In all honesty, I have no interest to promote Buddhism or discredit Christianity. If the American has already landed on the moon and the ignorants do not believe because they think it’s a farce, why bother.

    Since the Buddha has declared himself as “awakened one” or “the enlightened one” and “the Knower of Worlds” because he has known the world in all ways, why should I fear learning his teaching that shine endlessly, even though I am a Christian?
    (Qualitites of the Buddha: http://www.tbsa.org/articles/BuddhaQualities.html)

    Snr. PM Lee has also known the world in all ways like the quality of the Buddha. His wisdom has brought development to Singapore in a great way, shining endlessly – for the good of all citizens and not the chosen group.
    “A Lost Christian”

  28. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Wow, that is very long. Try not to post such long articles or I will not allow it to appear in this post.

    I am just the opposite from you with regards of religion. I consider all religious are the same, a waste of time. Religions can only promise things that cannot be proven.

    You have attempted to answer my question on the fruits of 4 foundations. Too bad they are all religious in nature. The benefits you named cannot be proven. How many monks can live luxurious lives with strong marriage and healthy children? From what I know, monks are not even allowed to do all these.

    The key word here is application. Buddhism may be deep and profound but if I cannot use it to get what I want, it is useless to me.

    Christianity may be lesser but if I can use it to get everything I want, then it is good for me.

  29. Nolan Says:

    Are demons born again?

  30. Nolan Says:

    James 2:19
    You believe that there is one God . You do well even the demons believe and tremble

  31. Nolan Says:

    So, is a practicing Mormon is saved?

  32. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    “Are demons born again?”
    “James 2:19
    You believe that there is one God . You do well even the demons believe and tremble”

    If they are, the Bible says nothing about it. The First Layer Gospel clearly states that believe in Jesus and you are saved.

    “So, is a practicing Mormon is saved?”
    The moment you believe in Jesus, you are saved. You can practise anything you want. They will not affect your salvation. You can practise Mormon, taichi, soccer, karate or anything you like.

  33. nolan Says:

    Matthew 7:21-23
    Not everyone who says to me Lord Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord did we not prohesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles? And then I will declare to them I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.

    What was these peoples problem?
    it seems they believed in Jesus and even called him not only Lord, but Lord Lord.
    Are you sure your not in this group?

    Do you know much about Mormonism?

  34. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    The First Layer Gospel is clear its position. Salvation is by faith. My decision to be a Christian is based on this truth. If it is false, I have been cheated. Matthew 7:21-23 must conform to this truth.

    In short, I am saved before I knew about Matthew 7:21-23.

    I know enough about Mormonism to know that it cannot reverse what Jesus has done at the Cross. When you are saved, you are saved forever. Becoming a mormon cannot change this truth.

  35. "A Lost Christian" Says:

    YCS, Okay, I will keep it brief and straight to the points. Not all religions are the same. If all religions are the same, there will be only one God, one Bible and one Prophet and no religious wars and bickering.
    The Buddha did not promise anything but ensured us that his ways of practice comes with results that can be proven. Hence the Buddha declared: “Verily, monks, whosoever practices these four foundations of mindfulness in this manner for seven years…six years… five years… four years… three years… two years… one year, etc….then one of these two fruits may be expected by……”(Satipatthana Sutta).
    Luxurious lives with strong marriage and healthy children are for the lay people. But I have heard many learned lay Buddhists here and in neighboring countries made efforts to attend meditation retreats at meditation centers. As for Monks, they observed 227 precepts and renounced worldly life. Renunciation would enable them more time for practices to attain the path shown by the Buddha.

    You have said: “The key word here is application.”

    This is very true and in this regard, putting efforts, sitting and meditating are applications. Once in meditation, the practitioner shut his 6 external senses and observes the working of the internal sense base. Speech, sights, sounds, smell, taste, and thoughts are directed in another way. A computer engineer knows the inside working mechanism of a computer but a non computer layman only knows the make-up body.

    Preaching the words of God like Pastor Ronny Tan did is also application but it had turned out to be Wrong Speech, Wrong Action, Wrong Effort, Wrong Mindfulness, Wrong Concentration, Wrong View, Wrong Thoughts and above all, Wrong Livelihood. If what he did was right then it would be sanctioned by everyone and not with rebuttal. On the contrary, the Buddha’s 8 Fold Noble Path is about the RIGHTS and these 8 Rights (Speech, Action, Effort, Mindfulness, Concentration, View, Thoughts and Livelihood) are the fruits to be attained by practicing Insight Meditation.

    You have also said: “Buddhism may be deep and profound but if I cannot use it to get what I want, it is useless to me.”

    I really do not know what you are looking for in a religion. According to the Buddha, if one seek rebirth in Heaven, good deeds and kindness is sufficient, no need God or Gods. If its wealth, then hard work and generosity is the key results. If it’s good health and long life, not causing harm to other living beings is the answer. Observing the 5 precepts by abstains from killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying and not consumption of intoxicants is the “life insurance” that covers the above.

    I will close here and not to be long winded. I have no objection if you disagreed with what little knowledge I have learned about Buddha’s teachings. The Bible was spoon fed to me by the Church at a very young age when my mind was still closed. The Buddha’s dhamma was hard work, researched, lots of reading and ponderings. I hope what I have written here is consider useful and not an attempt made ot challenge ypur beliefs and views.

    “A Lost Chrisitan”

  36. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Looks better but still a bit long.

    All religions are the same in 2 areas:
    1. Self justification. I am true because I say I am true.
    2. Cannot be proven.

    Luxurious lives with strong marriage and healthy children can be proven. This is why I brought it up and it is also why it is shunned by religions. Religions do not like things that can be proven.

    “As for Monks, they observed 227 precepts and renounced worldly life. Renunciation would enable them more time for practices to attain the path shown by the Buddha.”

    None of these can be proven, can they? They are just words.

    Pastor Rony Tan may have made mistakes but he has also produced real results. His church is known for producing healings. Healings can be proven.

    Computer engineers know how to make computers work. If I employ a computer engineer and he cannot produce results I would have fired him. I am not interested in what he knows about computers. I am only interested whether he can help me to create more value than the salary pay him.

    You don’t know what I look for in a religion. The answer is I am not interested in religions at all. I have never bothered with them. As I have said, religions are a waste of time.

    I am only interested in applications. The Bible has nothing to do with religion. It is an engineering book. It is meant to be used as an instrument for prosperity.

    By the way, if Buddhism is really better, then there must be statistical proof that Buddhist are more prosperous and healthy than the rest. The absence of this proof shows that it is only a religion among religions.

  37. nolan Says:

    So, scripture must conform to your belief, not you conform to scripture?

    Would you share with me your version of what the Gospel is.
    What must I do to be saved? What would you share with someone who only has 2 hours to live. They have no opportunity of becoming rich this side of eternity. How may they inherit eternal life?

    You talk about these layers of the Gospel. What are they?

    Mormons believe in a Jesus that scripture does not speak of.
    Therefore they are outside the bounds of what we would consider a christian. They follow a false Gospel. Although there is allways the opportunity for them to respond to the real Gospel.

  38. "A Lost Christian" Says:

    YCS, I will make it short, but please permit me to answer all your points raised.
    YCS: All religions are the same in 2 areas:
    1. Self justification. I am true because I say I am true.
    ALC: Not all religions are the same. In Buddhism there are no self justification such as ” I am true because I say I am true.” The Buddha’s Dhamma are not mere words but can be tested by practice and therefore he who follows it will see the result by himself through his own experience.
    YCS: Cannot be proven. Luxurious lives with strong marriage and healthy children can be proven. This is why I brought it up and it is also why it is shunned by religions. Religions do not like things that can be proven.
    ALC : Those who follow the Buddhist path, lead a moral life, mindful and aware of thoughts, speech and actions, and practise to develop wisdom and understanding is a living proof. Luxury, strong marriage and healthy children without good moral behavior prove nothing.
    YCS: “As for Monks, they observed 227 precepts and renounced worldly life. Renunciation would enable them more time for practices to attain the path shown by the Buddha.” None of these can be proven, can they? They are just words.
    ALC: Not all monks can attain that level simply because they donned the robes. But monks who practiced Vipassana meditation and attained the path don’t go about preaching like Pastor Ronny Tan belting and belittling other religions. I have researched and heard about a Vipassana Monk in JB, a pratising meditation teacher who possesses the mark and characteristic of an achiever. If you like to know more about his meditation centre, I can email the address to you. Perhaps you may wish to go for a short meditation retreat under his guidance.
    YCS: Pastor Ronny Tan may have made mistakes but he has also produced real results. His church is known for producing healings. Healings can be proven.
    ALC: If religious healing works to such great heights as curing cancer, aids and other diseases, all Hospitals in Singapore would close shops. Psychological healing works on people but that can be done by anyone without religion. Pastor Ronny Tan claimed to heal the sick but he can’t even heal his own mind. The best part of healing is the disease of the mind and that’s where the Buddha comes in.
    YCS: Computer engineers know how to make computers work. If I employ a computer engineer and he cannot produce results I would have fired him. I am not interested in what he knows about computers. I am only interested whether he can help me to create more value than the salary pay him.
    ALC: I refer to computer as a technology and not about a person working as a computer engineer. If you are talking about value for money, the subject is management.
    YCS: You don’t know what I look for in a religion. The answer is I am not interested in religions at all. I have never bothered with them. As I have said, religions are a waste of time.
    ALC: Religion is a waste of time if you take the unessential as essential. If the essential is seen as the essential and the unessential is seen as the unessential; and the essential is put into practice, then the flavors of the dhamma (truth) can be tasted. Those are words of the Buddha.
    YCS: I am only interested in applications. The Bible has nothing to do with religion. It is an engineering book. It is meant to be used as an instrument for prosperity.
    ALC: The bible as the words of God and engineering books is outdated and can’t take the test of time. From the beginning, the bible mentioned the world as square but everyone knows it’s not true.
    The Bible says: The Earth is flat! The flat Earth is established and can never move?! The Sun hurries back to where it rises?!
    (Source: http://www.answering-christianity.com/earth_flat.htm)
    The Buddha’s teaching on the other hand has withstood time.
    Albert Einstein said:
    “Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and the spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.”
    “If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.”
    (Sources: http://www.quotesdaddy.com/quote/1185219/Albert+Einstein/buddhism-has-the-characteristics-of-what-would-be
    YCS: By the way, if Buddhism is really better, then there must be statistical proof that Buddhist are more prosperous and healthy than the rest. The absence of this proof shows that it is only a religion among religions.
    ALC: I can’t find records and statistic about rich Buddhists around the world. But I am always mindful of the Buddha’s words: “Health is the greatest wealth, contentment is the greatest happiness.”
    YCH, so sorry, it’s a bit long but I hope my view and opinions is taken in good faith and not deemed as an attempt to discredit Christianity. I have quoted the Buddha’s teaching as a benchmark to raise my points. If there are bad feelings, I apologise.

    “A Lost Chrisitan”


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