The greatest merit of one's life is to be able to forgive though cannot forget. Time heals wounds, the scar may be visible. But looking at the scar is where the' awakening' lies. It awakes us to the event , to the moment, to the experience, may or may not be pleasant but we had learned much from it.
Harboring animosity through one's life is not hurting others but oneself. Twenty-two years was a long time to harbor any 'hatred' and certainly it does one no good.
The mantra of life pleasantness is to able TO LET GO life's negative occurrences and idiosyncrasies, focusing to enrich our life with positive reminiscences of intimate moments of joy.
If MM Lee can put his energy into the warm of his grandchildren and synergise his wisdom years in helping the poor of society (which he is so rich). The karma of life for him and all around him will be most rewarding.
Let us stay magnanimous in our life span of 'blissful ignorance'. We live to learn the finer points of human co-existence. We do not arouse the dead from the peaceful realms of another dimension. Heaven forbids.
(Commenting on MM Lee's eulogy to Dr. Goh Keng Swee, and his remarks on Dr.Tun Tan Siew Sin, the former Finance Minister of Malaysia even though Dr. Tan had been rest in peace 22 years ago.)
Patrick Lee Song Juan
(paste from my write-up on FB)