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Your Suffering Is Always Your Fault!

Nov. 3 | The Three Poisons of greed, hatred and delusion are also the roots of all evil as they cause all suffering. – Stonepeace | Books Before you habitually think again, that the all unpleasant stuff in your life (e.g. inadequate parents, superficial friends,...

‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Is On The Joker

Sep. 30 | Based on the acclaimed comic book, in its animated feature, the Joker seeks to demonstrate that there is not much difference, if any, between him and everyone else… as ‘crazy’ as this might sound. The idea he deludedly and desperately...

Is There A ‘Macbeth’ In You?

Aug. 3 | The tale of ‘Macbeth (2015)’ is one of those classic tales that simply have to be retold for all generations. It warns of the perils of listening to ambiguous soothsayers, witches, mediums and such. As in his case, given some vague predictions,...

Are You Ignorant Of Your Cypher Complex?

May. 25 | (To Enter Or Exit ‘The Matrix’ Of Delusion?) Disciple: Do Pure Lands (净土) exist? Master: Does this defiled land (秽土) exist? Disciple: Of course it does. Master: If so, Pure Lands exist all the more. – Pure Land & Zen Dialogue Screened...

The Living ‘Dharma’ Of ‘Deadpool’?

Feb. 26 | For the uninitiated, Deadpool is an unconventional character who breaks the fourth wall of comic books to talk to readers directly, sometimes even referring to other comic books! To ‘break the fourth wall’ means to break the imaginary transparent...

The Seven Limbs As Antidotes To Afflictions

Feb. 17 | Revere the more enlightened to rid pride. Learn their teachings and ask to rid ignorance and doubt. Repent and radiate loving-kindness to rid hatred. Rejoice of others’ well-being to rid jealousy. Give to the needy and worthy to rid greed. Dedicate...

Wild Greed, ‘Wild City’

Feb. 10 | In ‘Wild City’ is a scene of two brothers on the run from life-threatening gangsters. Fuelled by greed and hatred, they were after a case of ill-gotten money and gold that the brothers chanced upon. While arguing on how to handle the case...

Should Buddhists Help Deviant ‘Buddhist’ Groups?

Nov. 24 | Question: A Buddhist friend encountered a cult-like group that rides upon but misrepresents Buddhism. He wonders if it is alright to volunteer in helping them to promote some general good values. Will this create any negative karma? Answer: He should...

Who Is ‘A Most Wanted Man’?

Oct. 15 | The espionage thriller based on John le Carré’s novel, like any engaging story, does not tell a straightforward tale. Well, any story too predictable and clichéd is perhaps not worth telling at all, having the same old plots and morals told too...

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,...

World Of Words

Jun. 15 | The whole world is tormented by words And there is no one who does without words. But in so far as one is free from words Does one really understand words. – Saraha (Treasury Of Songs) Share This:

Is It Okay To Attend Controversial ‘Dharma’ Events?

May. 23 | Question: If there is a controversial ‘Buddhist’ organisation with a controversial ‘teacher’ or associated disciple ‘teachers’, that is hosting a ‘Dharma’ event, is it okay to attend only the parts that...

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...

We Know Not What We Know Not

Jan. 28 | The very foolish cling to delusions. The more foolish fight for them. The most foolish die with them. – Stonepeace | Books An ignorant person will always be wrong when he sizes up another and believes he can judge the other’s intelligence. It...

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...