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Post time 2009-4-20 15:23:37 |Display all floors
The open & closed hand

“ A man comes to this world with his fist clenched, but when he dies, his hand is open.”

The rabbis of old said it in this way.


Can we get any meaningful indication from it?
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Post time 2009-4-20 16:37:14 |Display all floors

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This sentence is extracted from the art of living written by  the famous British writer John Boyaton Priestley.

He beileved in that life is a paradox---we have to learn how to hold fast and when to let go~~

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Post time 2009-4-20 22:15:06 |Display all floors
Originally posted by hardluck2008 at 2009-4-20 16:37
This sentence is extracted from the art of living written by  the famous British writer John Boyaton Priestley.

He beileved in that life is a paradox---we have to learn how to hold ...



yep, always have to make choices~ hold tight or let go........it's a combination of laughters and tears...

but just judging from the sentence itself, don't you see it as a sarcasm---when we're born, actually with nothing in our hands we make fists. And when we die, more or less we have sth to our own. We can't even take a bit.....

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Post time 2009-4-21 16:02:23 |Display all floors
Originally posted by iamlost at 2009-4-20 22:15



yep, always have to make choices~ hold tight or let go........it's a combination of laughters and tears...

but just judging from the sentence itself, don't you see it as a sarcasm---when w ...



all mortal must die~~

then life is nothing; death is nothing~~
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Post time 2009-4-21 16:05:06 |Display all floors

Reply #1 hardluck2008's post

when we die, maybe we can understand it's meaning!

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Post time 2009-4-21 16:11:49 |Display all floors
Originally posted by alfaable at 2009-4-21 16:05
when we die, maybe we can understand it's meaning!



too late,Sir~~

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Post time 2009-4-22 10:05:45 |Display all floors
Originally posted by hardluck2008 at 2009-4-20 15:23
The open & closed hand

“ A man comes to this world with his fist clenched, but when he dies, his hand is open.”

The rabbis of old said it in this way.
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yeah
we shall know what we should hold fast and what we should let it go,
we usually do not think about such a question just when we are old and even dying.
when people experience more happiness and bitterness of the life, they may get deeper feeling about
life,
life itself is a kind of hardship, and why shall we so care about something which is meaningless, making a lot od fuss about nothing,  and bear more bitterness which the life itself can not bear?
shifu you post a good  topic

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