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Why Should I Help Anyone At All?

Aug. 18 | May all beings give rise to Bodhicitta – that most noble spiritual aspiration to guide oneself and all other beings to the same goal of Buddhahood. – Stonepeace | Books Why even do anything to help anyone at all, since immeasurable Buddhas and...

What Do You Allow To Pull Your Strings?

Aug. 2 | Recognising our fetters is the first step towards being as free as we want to be. – Stonepeace | Books Fa Yan, one of the masters of the Lingji sect of the Zen school of the Song dynasty told his pupils a story that went: ‘As a monk, I entered...

Your Money Or Your Self?

Jul. 24 | That which is true can never be lost. That which is lost can never be true. – Stonepeace | Books Once, when Sakyamuni Buddha was meditating in a forest, he heard, from a distance, the laughter of a young woman. A little later, he saw her hurrying...

‘The Monkey King 2’ Has Buddha-Nature

Jun. 28 | ‘The Monkey King 2’ is YET another creative retelling of ‘Journey To The West’. Even though such films tend to detour much from the original novel’s storyline, since it is in essence a spiritual quest, albeit with many colourful...

Of Sumeru, Moon & Sutras

May. 18 | To the truly foolish, the wise are foolish. To the truly wise, the foolish are foolish. – Stonepeace | Books XI I see a lot of silly folks who claim their own small spine’s Sumeru, the sacred mountain that supports the world.* Piss ants, gnawing...

Why Do Buddhists Say ‘Amituofo’ So Much?

May. 11 | 阿弥陀佛: 无量光佛; 无量寿佛; 无量之佛。 Amita Buddha [Amituofo] is the Buddha Of Immeasurable Light; Buddha Of Immeasurable Life; Buddha of Immeasurability. On many occasions, Chinese Buddhists often say ‘Amituofo’ (阿弥陀佛),...

‘The Magnificent Seven’ Reborn

Mar. 1 | ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (2016) is a remake of the 1960 Western classic. Though set in 1879, it has a contemporary multi-cultural update, perhaps accidentally hinting of how to make America truly great? A murderous robber baron, who represents...

How To Explain, End And Prevent Mass Hysteria?

Nov. 30 | Individuals’ delusions can lead to collective confusion. Individuals’ clarifications can lead to collective illuminations. – Stonepeace | Books Mass hysteria is sometimes the expression of collective obsessive behavior – due to group...

The Meta Nature Of ‘The Meddler’

Oct. 24 | ‘The Meddler’ features Blues Traveler performing. As it is a real-life band, the lead singer John Popper commented so an interview, ‘We’re playing ourselves, which, you know, it’s kind of the toughest role, because, does...

How Even Stubborn Rocks Agreed With A Master

Sep. 23 | The only beings who ‘cannot’ become Buddhas are those who still refuse to see their Buddha-nature. – Stonepeace | Books One of the foremost disciples of the Venerable Huiyuan [慧远大师: the First Patriarch of the Pure Land tradition],...

Verse On Refuge In Buddhas

Jul. 7 |   自归于佛, 当愿众生, 绍隆佛种, 发无上意。 – 文殊菩萨    (华严经: 净行品11: 第20偈) Personally taking refuge [in the] Buddha[s], [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings perpetuate magnificence [of their]...

Is It Okay To Vent Anger When Stressed?

Jun. 15 | Question: I was shocked when I saw a volunteer speaking harshly to a group of devotees queuing up for a ceremony. No matter how stressed we are, I think we should be mindful that the Buddha taught us to always be kind. Can a volunteer of any religious...

What Does It Mean To Be Awakened?

May. 18 | Question: What does being ‘awakened’ mean in Buddhism? Answer: To be awakened is opposite of being asleep or deluded; it is to spiritually wake up, to become aware. We are currently not totally awake to our Buddha-nature, which is our potential...

How Bridesmaids Meet Revata’s Ghosts And Theseus’ Ship

Mar. 30 | As change is inevitable, the inevitable question is how you wish to change you. – Stonepeace | Books In the comedy ‘Bridesmaids’ is this argument – H(elen): It’s too bad Lilian couldn’t play with us today… A(nnie):...

Fly Haiku

Feb. 3 | Where there’s people, there’s flies and Buddhas. – Issa hito areba hae ari hotoke ari ni keri Share This: