Our Greatest Treasure!

Borobudur is one of Mahayana Buddhist Temple from Silendra Dynasty. It’s one of the biggest historical place which was built a very long time ago. It was one of my country’s heritage that is unknown how people from that era built it. Something that we can’t rebuilt is really make us wonder and amaze.

This place is the place for people to get away from our own desire to get us to an enlightenment. This place was found by English Regiment in 1814 under Sir Thomas Standford Raffles command.

There are few zones inside it:
Zone 1 called Kamadhatu. It contain of 160 relief which explain the Karmawibhangga Sutra, which is a cause and result law, it describe the bad nature of human, such as stealing, killing, rape, torture, and lies.

Zone 2 called Rupadhatu. It contain stone arts and buddha statue. In overall, there are 328 Buddha statues which also has its own craft. Due to Sanskrit manuscript, the this place has 1300 craft which are Gandhawyuha, Lalitawistara, Jataka, and Awadana. All lies along 2.5 km.

Zone 3 : Arupadhatu. It has three kind of curtain all focusing to the center or stupa which describing the awakening from the flesh world. There is no ornament or crafts in this part, which is kind of explaining that this place is at it’s highest purity. It has 72 stupa in overall, in the center of it, there’s an empty stupa which different from other stupa. Some says, it’s already empty at very beginning and did not function for anything.

In overall, there are 504 Buddha statues with a meditation position and other six different hand position alongside the Candi.

In 20th century restoration time, it was found two more Candi near Borobudur, which is Candi Pawon (1.1 km from Borobudur) and Candi Mendut (3km from Borobudur).

Even though, there is still unknown ritual and connection between the last mentioned Candis with Borobudur, those Candis including Borobudur has shaped the Waisak’s Festival which is held every year on full-moon, in April or May.

This Festival is the point to the signs Buddha Gautama’s birth and dead, also the enlightenment he has received.

I was wondering what will people from that era think when they see our buildings creation these days? Maybe we will always wonder and amaze to each other’s creation. Maybe we never stop and try to think how wonderful these architectural design are?

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Blind Side!

I always thought the hardest thing to do in life is acting? Being in front of cameras and recorded is something some will avoid it for the rest of their life. I remember back then, I was assigned as one of a character in a drama.

I won’t say I enjoy that much in acting, some of my moves were too weird and the written script also too cheesy, but same as many people, I love to see movies. If I were asked today, what movie that still clinging in my head, I would say “Blind Side”.

I have watched a lot of movies and genre in my life, but this movie always hanging in my head. Not because I experience what the movie character’s life is, but there are quite few moments, that I thought It’s unforgettable.

Mike is a sad poor boy with great strength. It’s unbelievable how things turn out to be so well, when a family adopt him. Michael Oher in real life is the American football offensive tackle. He played college football for the University of Mississippi, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2009 NFL.

In the end of the movie, looking at the real Oher, I am a little bit surprise since I don’t think any resemblance between how he behave and his character in the movie. Mike, in the movie, is strong and portrayed genuinely kind and doesn’t have strong presence as Oher in real life.

Other things I love about the movies are as follows :

  • Sandra Bullock perfectly play the Mom. How many of us asking for a stranger to come and stay in our house? That’s practically impossible to do that kind of act these days.
  • Mike was asked to take a family photo together for Christmas or we forget the moment when Leigh Ann mocked by her friends because of Mike when they are out for lunch together.
  • The moments when Mike prove himself worthy in football matches and become attention of so many clubs that wants to take him in.
  • The support of the whole family members is always gave me a chill. No family member asked “Why you took Mike in, Mom, Dad?”

This is the first motivational movie I ever watch, so that’s why I will never forget all those moments, when my heart was touched by those act of kindness.

I appreciate more this kind of movie rather than some stupid movies like Jackass! Jackass is really on another insane level. With a budget of $5 million, this movie can get revenue of $79,5 million, that’s just insane. Thank Goodness, the rating is 6.6/10.0. As I can say, Jackass movie is not acting, it’s just craziness goes live! {click to tweet}

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How Can a Man Be a God?

A person with objective. I want to be one, but it’s only in my head. The fact is I want my life flows as it is. I do what I like, I love what I do. I don’t want to carry any life burden. I don’t like to think what I should have become if I have persistence … no … a single objective in my life and perseverance to do that.

I would describe my self with something like No Plan, No Suffering, No Trouble, Nothing in the way between me and what I love to do. I will very angry if someone gets in the way between me and my daily life.

At some point I even think, if I got an accident, I would still prefer to go home to do my routine than going to a hospital. Well, after all, I did have a persistence to do things, unuseful one.

I was attracted to all motivational speakers like Tony Robbin, but in fact I am still suspicious to them even after seeing how successful they are. Anybody can be successful if they focus on one thing. I think all of us have the capability to do that, we are a superior creature.

Well, after all, we are one of a creation. A creation always limited by their nature. This is why I always can’t understand Buddhism, How can a man be a God? How can a man called Siddhartha Gautama able to pull out an enlightenment out of nothing? Suffering doesn’t make people’s character changes drastically. The understanding of it, makes people changes their way of life. I guess, that’s Buddhism!

Everybody said, you are the God of your own life! You are the one who decide your future! Only you and no one else! For me, that’s a way to enslave people’s thoughts from seeing the truth. Every day you go to work, you are not a free man. You are controlled by law, culture, social obedience. Definitely, you are not a God of yourself, if you don’t have an absolute free will to decide everything on your own.

I don’t know how many people understand this, but it’s just an absolute absurd way of life.

 

His Name is LUCK!

His name is LUCK, and he makes money

Luck was graduated from reputable university, and was working well in some companies, but Luck tired with these bullshit. Luck was undervalued by these bullshit companies, by these bullshit bosses, the corrupt, stupid people, bad culture, political plays.

And by every end of the month, how much money he get? USD 1,500 per month plus he need to waste his time doing works every long hour night when his boss slept with salary of USD 9,000. He was thinking like everybody else, graduated from university, taking good jobs, having wife and children, but its just not happening in his life

He blocks every thing called a good life style. When things gets better, Luck sabotages them with grudge and rebellion. He thinks that he just tired being ordered all around by bossy people. They have good heart, its just the jobs and all the deadlines shit makes their behavior worse.

Of course there are real bad ass people in works, but most of them are just getting pressured by the time. The time control their life. Its just the bullshit he can’t accept anymore.

Today, Luck get an interview invitation from Textile company, the HR email to 16 other people for 1 position. He just feel sad and losing any interest to work in a company, but the money pays the bill.

He thinks a lot of ways to make money, but none of it came easy as people say it is. He just paid people for ideas and not the real thing. He is still fighting without someone beside him  to support … girlfriend … wife … well fuck them.

People say there’s always a woman behind every man’s success, fuck it. Woman doesn’t determine success. They only cute, dogs too!

Luck only wants freedom, he doesn’t want money, time, or people told him to do anything.

You gain money , you lose money … whats the unexpected in that? {click to tweet} Fun is the only motivation for Luck to do things.

 

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