THOUGHT OF JIGME ZANGPO: November 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Work done for them


                               Work done for them and has time for disturbance.
During his college life, he could witness the friends called work done for them and has time for disturbance. He explains me about that event without wise and compassion words because they don’t deserve it.  What you think that in what way he has explained me?  Definitely what you assumed about his explanation to me is heading in right direction unless you have no positive assumption in this regards. You would realize the correctness of you assumption when I write few of his explanations to me.
The time for study in college started at 8:00 pm sometime but to my friend it’s not. Their time is around mid night when everybody is snoring. Instead of studying in this hour they are busy polluting the noise, if not playing something in corridor that disturbs someone.
Above is what he told me when he is in college life. Now, knowing the scenario of my friend’s college life, I develop feeling on that event.  I wonder if those guys are one without parent that has no experience of receiving advice in their life time. Not really because there cannot be guys without parent but there may one or two. Those one or two are behaving good as he said. What we should conclude about these guy. Are they hooliganisms? May be but not exactly.  May be as you know their behavior. Not exactly because they are never caught by authority. It’s better treated them as silence hooliganism. 
I am happy; the environment of college in my college is totally different from my friend’s college in term of environment.

Story told by my friend about when he was in college 

Gelong?


                                                Life as an ordain.
It’s astonishing to be see the one who prefer their live as ordain. I wish I am what they are because they are really doing a merit task for every single minute. I know many of us blame about their deed when they commit mischievous deed which is really a minor. Never assume that they are perfect, as no one is perfect, so they do. Their commitment and endeavor toward attending the happiness of all sentient being in the world is what I actually appreciate from my bottom of heart and I do respect their deed. They understand, everything is illusory and temporary. Hence they say happiness in the world is temporary and ultimately illusory. In fact the happiness is the main cause in plunging in the ocean of anguish. Therefore what we could conclude is that impermanence and empty is the nature of all phenomenon.
Our way of life is opposite to their way of life. But one thing we have with us that we could do is way of thinking and deed. If we can at least avoid no good thought, it’s more than sufficient and that will almost equal to what we called merit thought. Now I pray, let the sun shine in every nook and corner of world and remove the darkness that has covered once hearts and souls.

Monday, November 26, 2012

REGRET


                                                          The only regret for civilized animals.

I don’t suppose I am human being.  By nature of birth as every human is done, I am human.   We are cruel living being residing on this modern techno savvy world. We destruct the other happiness by exhausting life of animals. In fact, there is no single animal that had not become our parents in previous life. Writing this statement does not mean that I know everything about past. I am speaking on the bases of what actually lama and great people actually said.  Taking away other life in the name of celebrating and benefiting oneself is not always justified. We are here on the earth meant for doing justice. We can at least do justice by staying as a vegetarian.
Some said that non vegetarian isn't doing sin as far as one have good thought. To believe it, I need someone to paraphrase detail to me. I say, we are killing animals because if we don’t demand there will be no one to buy. No customer definitely no butchers. So, killing animals and having good thought won’t be balancing. I conclude, it is not wise decision to be a non vegetarian and have good thought rather it would good if we could achieve both.

Social media


                                        Social Media does more harm than good.
 As technology advances, so does mankind's means of communicating and socializing. Social networking has increased the ability of people to communicate and socialize, whether city, state, nation and even worldwide, social networking sites have clearly had a positive impact on society. In fact, social media can be a powerful tool for social change and an alternative to more traditional methods of communication.  The power of internet in making Democracy transparency, strengthening of relation, balancing of child’s privacy and parent’s right and benefit of social media to the students will be as follows.
Social networking sites play a role in shaping the political landscape. More than a quarter of US voters younger than age 30 (including 37% of those aged 18-24) said they obtained information about the political campaigns from social networking sites. In May 2009, the White House announced that it was joining Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace to meet President Barack Obama's call one week earlier "to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative."  (ProCon.org, August 10, 2012.). Social Media in many ways is doing a great deal to advance and develop a democratic culture. For instance, the Chief Election Commissioner who heads a prestigious and powerful institution interacts on a daily basis with ordinary citizens on the social media. Another example is the Prime Minister who along with dollops of praise and unsolicited advice also tolerates the occasional criticism from some of his 5,000 ‘friends’ on face book. Social media in one sense is an alternative medium apart from the media that allows the voices of ordinary citizens to reach the powerful. (The Bhutanese, September 12, 2012). Internet was also used as a tool to organize pro-democracy protest in a number of Middle-Eastern countries including Tunisia, Egypt and Syria. ( Wright,n.d,2012)

The Internet not only helps to bring communities and the world closer together but also distribute information. With the ability for anybody to easily and quickly share rich information online, via a whole host of tools, the Internet serves bring people together. Firstly take for instance social networks. Friends can remain connected to each other when miles apart. People can maintain and even create friendships without the barrier of geography. Additionally, social networks have a capacity to distribute news in a timely and targeted manner, directed at the people whom it mostly concerns, that is far greater than that of traditional media cannot compete.  Secondly there are many instances of hyper-local news communities springing up online in which people can truly engage in their community, and help improve it. This model can and is extended to bigger areas, helping to engage society for its greater good. For example Fillthathole.org.uk, provides a nationwide portal for U.K. citizens to report road potholes. Thirdly the Internet brings the world together by not only encouraging direct communication with people from other countries, but also by being able to share and distribute information in a way which traditional forms of communication could not do.( Wright,n.d,2012).

On the other hand, social networking sites balance a child's privacy and a parent's right to know. A classic clash always happens when pitting the right to privacy of a child against the right to know of a parent. However, social networking sites find a good medium, so that neither side is overlooked. For instance, on Facebook, teenagers may have private conversations with friends over the private messaging system, but the parents of these teenagers will still be able to keep track of things such as posts made to other friends' walls and pictures posted. Social networking sites give parents the ability to keep tabs on many of their child's online postings, such as pictures and personal information, but without having to directly invade on their child's privacy; this again proves that social networking sites have had a positive effect on society.( debate.org,n.d,2012).
Social networking sites bring people with common interests’ together, offer exposure to new ideas from around the world and lower inhibitions to overcome social anxiety. On top of above advantages, 59% of students with access to the Internet report that students use social networking sites to discuss educational topics including career and college planning and 50% use the sites to talk about school assignments. It is said  that using these sites helps students improve their reading, writing, and conflict resolution skills, learn to express themselves more clearly, and meet new and different kinds of students from around the world.( ProCon.org, August 10, 2012)

In many ways social media has become the ‘citizen’s media’ where ordinary citizens with varying levels of content become instant citizen journalists either reporting on an event or sharing their opinion. Facebook reports approximately 90 million users in the US and 300 million active users worldwide (Sep. 15, 2009), MySpace reports more than 32 million US users and 130 million worldwide (Aug. 4, 2009), and Twitter has an estimated 54 million users worldwide (Oct. 13, 2009).(ProCon.org,Aug 10,2012). It signifies that the social media is doing more good than harm. Social networking sites become more integrated in modern culture and the benefits outweigh any downsides

 

 

 

 

 

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Ache Lhamo Chham. Complied by jigme.


       Ache Lhomoi Chham. From Tshering tobgay's  blogs (opposition leader)

I’ve lifted the following description of the Ache Lhomoi dance  from the Asia-Pacific Database on Intangible Cultural Heritage. It was written by Lopen Phuntsho Gyeltshen of the Royal Academy of Performing Arts.
Ache Lhamo or Ashe Lhamo is regarded more as drama rather than dance, but many scholars accept it as dance-drama flourished in Bhutan since a long time back.
The characteristics
Ache Lhamo literally means Sister Goddess or Lady Goddess. This is performed by herdsmen once a year in keeping with the local customs. It tells or relates stories of people famed for their piety and miraculous achievements be it spiritual or temporal. The repertoire of this art was not very broad and the style of presentation cultivated by each group varies, although the overall performance of the general framework is the same. The dance by one man and a woman is accompanied by the rhythm of the cymbal and beating of the large-sided drum, while the story unfolds in operatic recitative and chorus. Aside from the main performance comic scenes are acted with great brilliance.

The Merak Saktenpa people perform this dance-drama once a year, for five days at a time. Apart from the yearly festival, Ache Lhamo is performed, at some great monastery or wealthy noble’s house and other special events of national importance.
History
The Tibetan saint and the bridge-builder Thangtong Gyalpo, in the 14th century, began his project of building iron bridges over many big rivers in Tibet. To provide adequate provisions for the laborers he developed an interesting means for collecting donations. The Chhongje Bena family with seven daughters was called upon and to each daughter he assigned different roles, while he himself beat the drum. A large audience was gathered and everyone who watched the play enjoyed it very much. This was the first time that drama was introduced in Tibet.

During the late 14th century, the saint expanded his activity of bridge construction over Bhutan, and it is believed that along with him this art traveled to Bhutan.
The saint regarded his building of iron-suspension bridges and related engineering feat as a practical application of thebodhisattva ideal, and his introduction of this dance-drama Ache Lhamo is in no way different from any Buddhist activity. He is also credited for the introduction of other classical dances and folk performing arts.