Today is Singapore’s National Day and the country is 44 years old. Many people put out the national flag and the official celebrations will be impressive. I notice that quite a few younger Singaporeans I know seem to find it hard to be interested in, let alone enthusiastic about, National Day. Although I’m not a Singaporean, I feel rather different. Having visited and even lived in almost every country in south and south-east Asia I have a considerable admiration for and appreciation of the Singaporean achievement. The leaders and people have built for themselves a stable, prosperous and decent society – a good place to live and a good place to bring up children (admittedly not a particularly good place to meditate in, but that’s another story). How easily people take their blessings for granted. Anyway, Happy Birthday Singapore.
Someone had pinched the pictures I took in Bhutan several years ago and put them on the internet without either my knowledge or permission. What a nerve! What a cheek! What a….On the other hand, they have presented them very nicely and to the accompaniment to rather beautiful music so I suppose I can forgive them. Have a look at
And while your at it you might like to see a series of talks on meditation I gave some time ago. They have five stars besides them which I’m told means that lots of people are watching them. I thought it meant that viewers were ‘seeing stars’.