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The most peaceful place on earth April 20, 2007

Posted by asianpixmen in Malaysia, Miscellaneous, Places.



It is normal practice among many Asians to visit cemeteries during certain times of the year. For the Chinese, it is during the Cheng Beng period. For Christians, it would be the All Souls Day.

What would strike a visitor to this place is its serenity. Here in the hallowed grounds of the departed, everybody’s equal. The human body afterall is biodegradable. It’s the memories that live on. Most of us would rather retain the happy ones.

 I am constantly reminded by the tombstones and the dates on them that eventually all of us have to check out of Hotel Earth. Our earthly possessions, all our cash, shares, bonds and other toys will have to be left behind. It is a sobering thought.

Perhaps then, we shouldn’t be too concerned about how many cars or houses that we can acquire in our natural lifespan and concentrate a bit more on the intangibles, like love, compassion, kindness and simply being nice to other people for no reason at all.


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