Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Men in the Church


TANONG: Ano ang pagkaiba ng simbahan sa husband?

SAGOT: Sa simbahan maraming

Ang husband maraming di ina-amin!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Maestra: Class, our lesson for today is Tagalog. Juan, use "ng" in a sentence. Gamitin ang salitang "ng" sa wastong pangungusap.

Juan: Naimbang a rabii, Nang.

The secret of marriage

 There is a  story of a man who has is seriously contemplating  to separate from his wife, because he feels he no longer loves his wife. They’re not living together; he's working abroad, and the wife works in another country too. So he seeks the counsel and advice of a wise mam.

The wise man told him that before he seeks a formal separation from his wife,  he should first get all the pictures of their wedding album and then when he has them all, go to the fireplace and burn them. But the wise man requests the husband that he should burn these wedding pictures, one by one.

So the man follows the counsel of the wise man—he gets all his wedding pictures, strips a picture of the album, then burns it, one by one.

After sometime, the man starts to stare at each picture he burns, then the stare becomes longer and longer before he throws a picture to the fire. And 100th picture, he could no longer burn it, there are just too many a and beautiful and inspiring memories embedded in every picture. Thus he decided otherwise.

He learns the secret of marriage: patience.


"But what is beyond? Even the word beyond suggests a category of thought! So transcendence is literally transcendent. Of all knowledge. In the Kena Upanishad, written back in the seventh century BC, it says very clearly, “that to which words and thoughts do not reach. The tongue has never soiled it with a name. That’s what transcendence means.”
~Joseph Campbell

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Camel, the Lion and the Child

In Thus Spake Zarathustra, Nietzsche brings up the following transformation: from camel to lion and then child.

THREE METAMORPHOSES OF the spirit do I designate to you:
how the spirit becometh a camel, the camel a lion, and
the lion at last a child.

First there is the camel.

What is heavy? so asketh the load-bearing spirit; then
kneeleth it down like the camel, and wanteth to be well

Then the lion.

But in the loneliest wilderness happeneth the second
metamorphosis: here the spirit becometh a lion; freedom
will it capture, and lordship in its own wilderness.
Its last Lord it here seeketh: hostile will it be to him,
and to its last God; for victory will it struggle with the
great dragon [the name of the dragon, "Thou shalt].

And then finally the child.

But tell me, my brethren, what the child can do, which
even the lion could not do? Why hath the preying lion still
to become a child?

Innocence is the child, and forgetfulness, a new beginning,
a game, a self-rolling wheel, a first movement, a
holy Yea.

Aye, for the game of creating, my brethren, there is
needed a holy Yea unto life: its own will, willeth now the
spirit; his own world winneth the world’s outcast.


Baptismal Rite