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How Does The Buddha Look Like?

Jul. 20 | Question: Who created the first physical depiction of the Buddha’s image? How did he or she know how the Buddha looked like? Answer: It is said that in the Buddha’s time, there was an image made of him during his short absence, to serve as...

Do Buddhas Help Many All The Time?

May. 8 | Question: In this part of the universe alone, there are already billions of sentient beings. Do Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have the ability to manifest multiples forms simultaneously to guide them with the Dharma, including to, for example, Amituofo’s...

‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ After Clarification!

Apr. 6 | Don’t be distracted by the powers of Superman versus the hi-tech weapons of Batman… for this is mostly a tale of super miscommunication, or rather, lack of communication. In one corner is Superman, a ‘god-like’ figure so powerful...

How Are Arhats, Bodhisattvas, Prateykabuddhas And Buddhas Different?

Feb. 17 | Question: How is the enlightenment of Arhats different from Buddhas’? What about that of Bodhisattvas and Prateykabuddhas? Answer: The enlightenment of Arhats can be called self-liberation – from the cycle of birth and death. Self-liberation...

How Do I Handle An Abusive Spouse?

Feb. 14 | Will your karma change when you walk away? You will only know if you try. [To be continued below…] – Stonepeace | Books ‘If I am a mother with an abusive spouse, how can I resolve or eradicate the negative karmic affinity?’ (The following...

The Power Of Buddhas & Bodhisattvas’ Names

May. 25 | Perfected virtues are always more powerful than defilements of greed and hatred, which are weaknesses due to delusion. – Stonepeace | Books Mara, the demon king, asked the Buddha [Sakyamuni], “If someone repeats my name, it brings them neither...

Can Buddhists Pray To Gods?

Mar. 5 | Question: Is it alright for Buddhists to just pray as form of respect to deities (gods), but not to request anything from them? Answer: It is alright for Buddhists to express respect but there should not be a sense of utmost reverence and absolute refuge,...

How To Have Harmonious Inter-Religious Dialogue

Mar. 5 | Question: While chatting on our faiths, I said that a difference between Buddhism and god-centric faiths, is how gods are seen as still trapped within the six realms of existence, susceptible to karmic fall and rebirth, and are thus spiritually lesser...

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 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...

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...

Buddha & Self

Dec. 22 | 念佛非念我, 念我非念佛. Mindfulness of Buddha is not mindfulness of self. Mindfulness of self is not mindfulness of Buddha. – Stonepeace | Get Books (To be truly mindful of Buddha, one should not be mindful of self, as when being mindful...

Why Tezuka’s ‘Buddha’ Is No Buddha

Dec. 3 | click to enlarge In Osamu Tezuka’s ‘Buddha’ comic book series, the above was depicted towards the end of the fourth book, and adapted into ‘Buddha 2’, part of its animated trilogy. The book’s scenes are summarised...

This ‘Buddha’ Should Be Forgotten

Dec. 3 | Originally featured at ‘The Buddhist Channel’ on 14 April 2008 In the article “Buddha made unforgettable”, this was mentioned of Osamu Tezuka’s “Buddha” manga series – “A rare portrayal indeed that makes...