Quantcast


Twitter icon


Facebook icon

About this site
About us
Our beliefs
Is this your first visit?
Contact us
External links

Recommended books

Visitors' essays
Our forum
New essays
Other features
Buy a CD of this site
Vital notes

World religions
BUDDHISM
CHRISTIANITY
-Christian definition
 -Shared beliefs
 -Handling change
 -Bible topics
 -Bible inerrancy
 -Bible harmony
 -Interpret the Bible
 -Persons
 -Beliefs & creeds
 -Da Vinci code
 -Revelation, 666
 -Denominations
HINDUISM
ISLAM
JUDAISM
WICCA / WITCHCRAFT
Other religions
Cults and NRMs
Comparing Religions

Non-theistic beliefs
Atheism
Agnosticism
Humanism
Other

About all religions
Main topics
Basic information
Gods & Goddesses
Handling change
Doubt & security
Quotes
Movies
Confusing terms
Glossary
End of the World?
True religion?
Seasonal events
Science vs. Religion
More information

Spiritual/ethics
Spirituality
Morality & ethics
Absolute truth

Peace/conflict
Attaining peace
Religious tolerance
Religious freedom
Religious hatred
Religious conflict
Religious violence

"Hot" topics
Very hot topics
Ten Commandments
Abortion access
Assisted suicide
Cloning
Death penalty
Environment

Same-sex marriage

Homosexuality
Human rights
Gays in the military
Nudism
Origins
Sex & gender
Sin
Spanking
Stem cells
Transexuality
Women-rights
Other topics

Laws and news
Religious laws
Religious news

Sponsored links

!!!!!!!! Search error!  If the URL ends something like .htm/  or .htm# delete the character(s) after .htm and hit return.

A book excerpt donated by Dr. Tommy Wong

All spiritual experiences are positive

Horizontal line

Sponsored link.

Horizontal line

Good-bad experiences:

In life, we get a variety of experiences. We may consider some experiences as “good” while others as “bad”. In spirituality, all experiences are actually considered good. Let me illustrate this with a story.

There was a father with two sons. This father got drunk, did not go to work, and did not look after the family. He was totally irresponsible. Then, when the elder son grew up, he also got drunk, did not go to work, and did not look after his family. He was also totally irresponsible. When people asked him why he behaved like this? He said, “With a father like mine, how do you expect me to behave?” Then, when the younger son grew up, he did not drink, he worked diligently, and looked after his family well. He was totally responsible. When people asked him why he behaved like this? He said, “With a father like mine, how do you expect me to behave?” He further elaborated that when he saw his father’s behavior and how it caused pain to others, he vowed that he would behave exactly the opposite so that he would bring joy instead of pain to others.

So, the elder son followed the “bad” behaviors, while the younger son because of the “bad” experiences actually followed the exact opposite of the “bad” behaviors. Hence, there are no “bad” experiences, only “good-bad” experiences (i.e. “bad” experiences put to good use). This is why in spirituality, all experiences are considered good. For this reason, in the eyes of the Divine, everything is perfect. We can therefore learn to be good either through “good” experiences or “good-bad” experiences. Either way, we become good which is the main objective of any spiritual practice.

Horizontal line

About Dr. Tommy Wong:

Dr. Wong is a civil engineer by training, and is a renowned hydrologist worldwide. He is also a spiritual teacher, and has authored both engineering and spiritual books. Dr. Wong lives spiritually in the midst of modern Singapore. He is committed to bringing engineering and spiritual teachings to the world for the benefit of mankind. He maintains the website: http://wisdomlife.page4.me/

 

Site navigation:

Home > "visitors' essays" menu > here

Extracted from Dr. Tommy Wong’s books "How Sai Baba Attracts Without Direct Contact" and "Wisdom on How to Live Life (Book 2)"
Originally posted on 2010-NOV-26
Latest update on: 2010-NOV-27
Written by Dr. Tommy Wong
line.gif (538 bytes)
Sponsored link

Go to the previous page, or go to the "visitors' essays" menu, or choose:

Google
Web ReligiousTolerance.org
Go to home page  We would really appreciate your help

E-mail us about errors, etc.  Purchase a CD of this web site

FreeFind search, lists of new essays...  Having problems printing our essays?

Google Page Translator:

This page translator works on Firefox,
Opera, Chrome, and Safari browsers only

After translating, click on the "show
original" button at the top of this
page to restore page to English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored link: