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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’...

What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Apr. 8 | Since we all truly want happiness, the question of all questions to ask is what is True Happiness, and how to truly attain it for all. – Stonepeace | Books ‘What is the meaning of life?’ First of all, what is the meaning of this question?...

Should We All Monkey See Monkey Do?

Mar. 27 | Some say that if something is not broken, there is no need to fix it. Yet, not wanting to improve it is already a kind of brokenness that needs to be fixed. – Stonepeace | Books Imagine some monkeys, and a ladder with bananas above it. Every time...

The Body Candle & The Mind Flame

Mar. 6 | If we cannot change, all would be pointless, for we are only how we are, unable to become better. – Stonepeace | Books If a candle represents the body, and the flame represents the mind, both change from moment to moment, as the candle melts...

Does Being Angry Break Any Buddhist Precept?

Feb. 24 | Anger at another’s true mistake which already harms you creates another true mistake, which further harms you. – Stonepeace | Books Does having anger break any of the precepts? It does not, technically, when referring to the Buddhist Five...

What Makes Life Truly Moving & Wonderful?

Feb. 23 | The path to self-liberation aspires to transcend all of Samsara. The path to total liberation aspires to engage all in Samsara too. The ultimate Middle Path is to be transcendental yet engaged. – Stonepeace | Books The book blurb of ‘Essays...

How To Awaken Those Tricked By ‘Buddhist’ Cults

Feb. 11 | As published in April 2015’s issue of Singapore’s ‘For You (Information)’ Buddhist magazine 此诸众生, All these sentient beings [in the Dharma Ending Age (now) will], 去佛渐远。 away from the Buddha, be progressively...

Are You The Hackberry Priest?

Feb. 11 | We are always our worst enemies, by giving in to our inner enmity, while our outer ‘enemies’ only ‘help’ to remind us of this. – Stonepeace | Books There was a priest with a very hot temper. As a hackberry tree grew beside...

Are You Stealing Something Without Knowing?

Feb. 4 | Beyond just not taking what is not given, giving what is not asked for, this is generosity. – Stonepeace | Books There is a course I’m currently teaching on Buddhist perspectives of moral conduct called ‘Project Precepts’, where...

The First Step To Improve & Perfect Your Life

Jan. 27 | Life that seems good even when you are bad is just the exhaustion of your past good karma, before your bad karma ripens. – Stonepeace | Books To improve your life, improve yourself by improving your moral conduct, by improving observation of...

Are The Great Bodhisattvas Real Or Not?

Jan. 21 | As all immeasurable beings have Buddha-nature, the universe is naturally filled with immeasurable realised Buddhas, pervading space and time. – Stonepeace | Books There is a false dichotomy in Buddhism that we might fall for, when it comes to...

Can Buddhists Seek Fengshui Advice?

Jan. 13 | Even when not mindful of how mind is the forerunner, the potential power of the mind still rules over matter. – Stonepeace | Books As Buddhists, is it considered superstitious to seek fengshui (geomancy) advice for, say, family harmony? Geomancy...

Why The Inconceivable Is Not The Impossible

Jan. 13 | The unbelievable is not always the improbable. The inconceivable is not always the impossible. (不可思议者不一定不可能。) – Stonepeace | Books Some Mahayana sutras might seem full of amazing imagery beyond ordinary perception, and...

Essence Of The ‘Sūtra Of Immeasurable Meanings’

Jan. 9 | 摘抄: 无量义经: 说法品第二 Excerpt: Sūtra Of Immeasurable Meanings [Prologue Of Lotus Sutra]: Chapter 2: Preaching The Dharma 天竺三藏昙摩伽陀耶舍译 Translated by ancient India’s Tripiṭaka Master Dharmagatayaśas [from...

If You Think YOLO, You Should Know YOLNO!

Jan. 6 | While we speak, envious time will have [already] fled: seize the day (carpe diem), trusting as little as possible in the next day. – Horace YOLO, many say these days - ‘You Only Live Once’. This belief seems to be new-age but it is...