Life

The Day Voltaire(s) Meet in Luang Prabang

“Friendship is the marriage of souls, and this marriage is subject to divorce.” Today, I finally purchased my return ticket to Indonesia. After spending some time with my new monk friends in their Wat Mai monastery, the question why I picked Luang Prabang and purchased a one-way ticket for this …

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Detachment and Non-attachment

Two weeks ago, right before I started the trip to Luang Prabang, I finally completed my non-attachment class with a note from my teacher saying, “you have a lot of homework to catch up!” Oh well, just like other graduations, diploma or certifications, it introduced me to more responsibilities. One …

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Kurikulum Kehidupan

Entah kenapa, sejak lulus SMA, ada saja sosok-sosok baru yang muncul di hampir setiap hari ulang tahun saya. Walau singkat, beberapa bahkan tidak sempat saya kenal namanya, mereka punya satu kesamaan: memaksa saya ‘kembali mempertanyakan diri sendiri.’ Hari ini, siapa sangka saya akan bertemu Bapak Ir. R.E.J. Soesiarto, 71 tahun, …