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How To Help One Who ‘Lets Go’ Too Much?

Jan. 5 | Question: Letting go of attachment is good, but I am disturbed by how a family member developed the habit of throwing away things, which include family items in a brutal and self-righteous way. Surely this is not how Buddhism teaches letting go? The...

‘Begin Again’, Play It Again?

Feb. 24 | ‘But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?’ If you are a recording artist, trying to get your big break into the music scene, one song might change your life – for better or worse. If it is moving enough, resonating with many,...

Why A Monk Shattered His One Precious Bowl

Feb. 24 | 若人欲拿金碧峰, 除非铁鍊锁虛空, 虛空若能锁得住, 再來拿我金碧峰。 – 金碧峰禅师 If one desires to seize Jin Bifeng, unless able to use metal chains to lock empty space, [and] if empty space is able to be locked...

The Parable Of Me & Mine

Jan. 11 | If even our strongest worldly attachments we too will lose attachment to later, why be so attached to them now? – Stonepeace | Books Some children were playing beside a river. They made castles of sand, and each child defended his castle and said,...

How Our Dualistic Minds Torment Us

Aug. 10 | Peace of mind arises from not seeing through the tainted lenses of deluded attachment and aversion. Stonepeace | Books Alas! If we observe how this lost mind works, When it is happy, it becomes arrogant and its desires multiply; When it suffers, it loses...

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,...

Calm & Clear Equanimity

Mar. 23 | We suffer from attachment when we deludedly overly idealise. We suffer from aversion when we deludedly overly demonise. We liberate with equanimity when we clearly see all as they are. – Stonepeace | Books Share This:

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...

Six Precepts

Nov. 24 | There are in essence three precepts for liberation of oneself. One should restrain and rid the three poisons of attachment, aversion and delusion. There are in essence three precepts for liberation of others. One should nurture and share the three antidotes of...

Does ‘Acting’ Bad Create Bad Karma?

Sep. 19 | We are all ‘actors’ the moment we pretend to be who we are not, or to not be who we are. – Stonepeace | Books) In the Talaputa Sutta, Talaputa, who heads an acting troupe, asks the Buddha on what he has to say of the ancient belief handed...

The Lady Who Did (Not) Lose Her Beloved

Aug. 7 | While we cannot truly lose what we cannot truly have and hold, we can truly suffer, over what we imagine we had and held. – Stonepeace | Books Once upon a time, Zen Master Foyin encountered a lady, who was about to drown herself in a river out of...

Ghost Haiku

Sep. 4 | The presence felt is really just the ghost… of my attachment, aversion and delusion. Share This:

Crossing To The Other Shore

Apr. 19 | Even attachment to Nirvana and aversion to Samsara obstructs ultimate Nirvana. – Stonepeace One day, two Tibetan monks who were on a pilgrimage came to a rushing river. There on the bank sat an ugly old leper, begging for alms. When the monks approached,...

Dust Haiku

Jan. 29 | Why aversion to specks of dust, when this body of mine is but a big cluster of them? Share This:

Can ‘Buddhists’ Not Believe In Rebirth?

Dec. 4 | If you do not believe in unenlightened rebirth, what are you seeking liberation from? [to be continued…] – Stonepeace There are some who do not believe in the Buddha’s teachings on rebirth, who nevertheless consider themselves to be...