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How Should Buddhists View Astrology?

Jan. 13 | Question: How should we view online circulated advice from some fortune-telling masters, about the fortune of those of different zodiac signs in the coming new year, about what best colour to wear and such? Is such advice authentic, or should we read...

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,...

‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny’ (That Is Arbitrary)

Jun. 20 | The story continues the romanticism of swordplay and destiny. What better way to combine the duo by more harping on the ‘Sword Of Destiny’? Truly, it is an empty case of existence preceding essence… Shape a sword and call it ‘Destiny’,...

The Fluttering Feathers Of ‘Forrest Gump’

Jun. 12 | In the opening scene of the ‘Forrest Gump’ movie, a feather flutters down from the sky, blown hither and thither, twisting and turning, before landing between his shoes. Hence the story from before ‘begins’, but really carrying...

Why No One Truly Believes In Predestination

Dec. 13 | If you use the Dharma for escapism, from doing what you should do, ‘the Dharma’ becomes your worldly trap, instead of being your path to spiritual liberation. – Stonepeace | Books Stephen Hawking (ALS Patient) Can one truly resign to...

The Groom Who Lost His Bride To The Stars

Nov. 8 | The only destiny worth fulfilling is that you create for the good of one and all. – Stonepeace | Get Books Once upon a time, there was a rich family living in Benares, in northern India. They arranged for their son to marry a good and honest...

Dilly-Dallying

Dec. 4 | He who dallies till the auspicious moment arrives to begin his task, wastes his time star-gazing. When a man succeeds in what he does, did the stars have a say? – Nakkatha Jataka Share This:

Are All Present Obstacles Due To Past Karma?

Nov. 8 | Having a good attitude matters more than having good experiences, as it also decides how well bad experiences are experienced. – Stonepeace There is a common misconception that absolutely everything being experienced is due to past karma’s...

Readjust ‘The Adjustment Bureau’

Aug. 24 | What if, one day, you discover, to your horror, that all the deliberations and accidents in your life are predetermined, with even your choices somehow puppeted by a mysterious and secretive bunch of men? Or rather, to ask the question more realistically,...

Is Our Lifespan Fixed?

Dec. 13 | Question: Is the lifespan of every person is predetermined from the day one is born? Answer: With any set of karmic conditions at any one point in time, it is as if one’s lifespan is fixed at that point in time. However, as we create fresh karma while...