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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’...

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...