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How A Monk Became A Bug

Sep. 2 | Just as rust is formed from iron, and corrodes the iron from which it is formed, so also, his own deeds lead the transgressor to a lower plane of existence. – Dhammapada Verse 240 (The Buddha) Born in a respectable family, Venerable Tissa once...

Is There An Almighty, All-Good & All-Wise Creator?

Aug. 29 | The most mighty, good and knowing ones possible are the Buddhas, having the most powerful skilful means (superpotence) with perfect compassion (omnibenevolence) and wisdom (omniscience) for guiding all to be free from suffering. – Stonepeace | Books If...

How Do You Celebrate Your Re-Birthday?

Aug. 20 | Birthdays should be re-resolution days, to avoid more evil, to do more good, and to further purify our minds, lest there be more new re-birthdays! – Stonepeace | Books Since young, a question used to puzzle me, at least once a year, but more so when...

Can Karma Be Created In Dreams?

Aug. 5 | 一切有为法  All conditioned dharmas [phenomena] 如梦幻泡影  are like dreams, illusions, bubbles, shadows, 如露亦如电  like dew, also like lightning [flashes]. 应作如是观  [All] should have such contemplation. – 金刚经...

How Should We Learn Buddhism Properly?

Aug. 4 | Our lives are not too short to find time to learn the Dharma well. Our lives are too short not to learn well, so as to practise better. – Stonepeace | Books It is of course important to learn the Buddha’s teachings properly, since realising...

How To More Fully Observe The Five Precepts

Jul. 28 | [1] I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures. [2] I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given. [3] I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct. [4] I undertake the precept to refrain...

Is Vegetarianism Of Secondary Or Arbitrary Value?

Jul. 1 | Humans do not need to eat animals to live. Animals need humans to not eat them to live. ___ Even if veganism might seem secondary to some humans, it is always primary to all animals. – Stonepeace | Books A common remark by some who do not have much...

How To Be Free From Demonic Obstacles

Jun. 26 | 虽则身心,无杀盗淫… 若大妄语,即三摩地, 不得清净,成爱见魔, 失如来种。 Although thus with bodies and minds without killing, stealing [and] sexual (mis)conduct… if [beings are with] great false speech, immediately,...

How Is ‘The Dharma’ Different From ‘All Dharmas’?

Jun. 17 | 如我所说, 名为佛说。 不如此说, 即波旬说。 Such as I [Sakyamuni Buddha] have spoken, [on the clear instructions for purity] is named [all] Buddhas’ speech [teachings]. Not such as spoken [taught], is Papiyan’s [Mara: the evil...

Are You Committed To Being Committed?

Jun. 12 | To let another down in a relationship, is also to let oneself down, in one’s relationship to oneself. – Stonepeace | Books A recurring theme in many Western movies, especially of the romantic comedy kind, is that when a pair of lovers (dating,...

How To Better Learn, Contemplate & Practise The Dharma

Jun. 3 | To multiply your diligence in Dharma learning and practice, do it for always; not just later. – Stonepeace | Books To increase your motivation to learn the Buddha’s teachings, gaze upon a meditating Buddha image, and remember there is no one more...

[Brief Review] What If You Are A ‘Tulku’? (‘Recognised Reborn Master’)

May. 27 | If it is easy to lose one’s way in this one lifetime, it is even much easier to lose one’s way from lifetime to lifetime. – Stonepeace | Books Who is a tulku? A tulku is anyone who is formally recognised by proficient Buddhist masters to...

How To Sabotage Yourself In This & Future Lives

May. 23 | 诸恶莫作, 诸善奉行, 自净其意。 是诸佛教。 – 释迦牟尼佛 (法句经) Of all evils, do not do them. Of all good, practise them. With self-purification of the mind, These are all Buddhas’ teachings. – Sakyamuni Buddha (Dharmapada) Grievance...

Why Should I Help You?

May. 2 | It is impossible to help one without also helping oneself, as helpfulness brings joy to both helper and the helped. – Stonepeace | Books Why should I help you if you already have good karma to be helped? Because if so, your good karma will ripen...

How To Be Good Parents With Good Children

Apr. 15 | Be better children to your parents, as this karmically ‘creates’ better children. Be better parents to your children, as this karmically ‘creates’ better children too. – Stonepeace | Books In the movie ‘Are You Here’...