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Let’s Extend The Starfish Story!

Feb. 8 | Just as we appreciate every little bit of help, why not offer it to others who will appreciate it too? – Stonepeace | Books In the famous starfish story, a child was seen picking up and hurling beached starfishes back into the sea. An adult asks...

Verse For Washing

Feb. 8 | 洗涤形秽, 当愿众生, 清净调柔, 毕竟无垢。 – 文殊菩萨    (华严经: 净行品: 第44偈) [When] washing [to cleanse the] body’s dirt, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, [be] pure with gentle harmony,* ultimately...

How To Help An Angry Family Member?

Feb. 8 |   The following can be read as the ‘victim of anger’ or ‘victimiser with anger’ for self-reflection. Question: I have a family member who is polite to others but vents his anger at home, to the extent of hurling things. Though...

Am I Creating Positive Or Negative Karma?

Feb. 1 | Question: I am a nutritionist who educates on healthy eating through talks and cooking demonstrations. As the company I work in produces animal-based foods, I am tasked to promote their benefits too. Does my job create positive or negative karma, as...

Doing Evil Knowingly Vs Unknowingly

Feb. 1 | The very ignorant continue to ignore their ignorance, which harms them continually.  – Stonepeace | Books The king asked Nagasena again, “Who gets greater demerit, a wise person who does evil, or an ignorant person who does evil?” Nagasena said,...

The Heat Of Debate In ‘Cold War 2’

Feb. 1 | In ‘Cold War 2’ (寒战 2), is an interesting courtroom debate. A police commissioner who did not do something according to traditional S.O.P. (Standard Operational Procedure) in the course of his duty explained that, ‘In extraordinary...

Verse On Advancement

Feb. 1 | 事讫就水, 当愿众生, 出世法中, 速疾而往。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第43偈) [When (toileting)] matters are finished [and] using water, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, [to the] transcendental Dharma...

Writing Haiku

Feb. 1 | Writing with ink mindfully, that cannot be erased, may we communicate so. Share This:

How The Buddha Gradually Urged The Kindest Diet

Feb. 1 | 食肉之人,不应施肉。 何以故? 我见不食肉者有大功德。 – 大般涅槃经 (迦叶菩萨) Those [who] eat meat, should not [be] given meat. Why is [this] so? I see those not eating meat [to] have great meritorious virtues [due...