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Transcending The Limits Of Worldly Philosophies

Mar. 1 | Be not so worldly that transcending the worldly out of wisdom is totally neglected. [to be continued…] – Stonepeace | Books When Confucius’ disciples asked if he thought they will be rewarded after death for their good done for others,...

Some Universal Wisdom In ‘Central Intelligence’?

Jan. 18 | In ‘Central Intelligence’, while flying in a plane, Bob pretends to run of gas and sends it into a dive. He then asks Calvin, ‘What’s the one thing you wish you’d done in your life?… What’s the one thing you...

Can You Walk With A Full Bowl On Your Head?

Jan. 13 | 真能念佛, 放下身心世界, 即大布施。 – 净宗九祖蕅益大师 To truly be able to be mindful of Buddha [Amituofo], let go of the body, mind [with stray thoughts] and the world, [the practice of] which is [the perfection of] great...

‘Star Trek: Beyond’ Being Episodic

Nov. 23 | This instalment of Star Trek introspects the whole ‘enterprise’ of space exploration when Captain Kirk reflected thus – ‘Things have started to feel a little episodic. The farther out we go, the more I find myself wondering what...

Where Best To Go When This Life Ends?

Sep. 30 | 具缚凡夫, 有大悲心, 愿生恶世, 救苦众生者, 无有是处。 – 大智度论 (龙树菩萨) For bound ordinary beings, who have the mind of great compassion, and aspire for birth in this evil period, to save suffering sentient...

Great Ease Of Coming & Going

Aug. 24 | If you cannot control your passing, you could not control your coming. if you cannot fully control your death, you cannot fully control your life. – Stonepeace | Books Once the Chinese Emperor Mu Chung of the Tang dynasty, impressed by the level of...

Does Smoking Break The Fifth Precept?

Aug. 24 | The best way to curb negative habits is to cultivate positive habits. – Stonepeace | Books It is Buddhist general knowledge, that the Fifth Precept for beginner Buddhists is to abstain from consumption of intoxicants. The usual definition of intoxicants...

A Mother’s ‘Dark Places’ Of Delusion

Jun. 29 | In the movie ‘Dark Places’, a desperate mother pays an ‘angel of debt’ (a fancy name for ‘hired gun’) to fake her murder, so as to claim insurance money for her poor children. In her letter disclosed, she wrote –...

Sg: Destination Pureland: How To Have The Best Rebirth (4th Run)

Jun. 2 | Dates shifted to 1 week later: 26 Jul-6 Sep Click To Register Here Feedback From Previous Rounds: ‘This is one of the most interesting courses that I have attended. What we ought to know about preparation before and after death were well...

Learn The Poise Of A Dying Man Alive

Jun. 1 | The worth of a life lived is how much the three poisons were purged, and how much the three antidotes were nurtured. – Stonepeace | Books (The three antidotes of generosity, compassion and wisdom cure the three poisons attachment, aversion and...

The Egoless ‘Everest’ Vs An Everest Of Ego?

Jun. 1 | This review of the ‘Everest’ movie could prove not so predictable, perhaps not unlike the weather conditions up this highest peak. It was written not so much to celebrate the human spirit, but as a reflection on the dangers of unchecked ego....

Can Buddhist Practice Cause Sickness?

May. 8 | A longer-lasting pain is not as good as a shorter-lasting pain. (长痛不如短痛) – Chinese Saying Why is it that some seem to suddenly become unwell when they embark on the path of Dharma learning and practice, while others do not? Unwellness can...

My: Destination Pureland: How To Have The Best Rebirth (5th Run)

Apr. 18 | Click To Register Here Feedback From Previous Rounds: ‘This is one of the most interesting courses that I have attended. What we ought to know about preparation before and after death were well taught and touched on in great detail. I now...

Be ‘The Intern’ Of Dharma Before Death

Mar. 30 | In the opening video resume monologue of ‘The Intern’, Ben says this, ‘Freud said, “Love and work, work and love. That’s all there is.” Well, I’m retired and my wife is dead. As you can imagine, that has given me some time on...

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):...