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‘No Escape’ From Karmic Retribution?

Nov. 3 | ‘No Escape’ is a thriller that serves as critique on a new form of colonialisation – the corporate kind, that even leads to a kind of slavery. As the character Hammond, who is a frequent visitor to the featured fourth world country...

Is There A God Who Allows Suffering?

Apr. 13 | With more selfless empathy, more will realise that when ‘others’ suffer, all of us as ‘one’ suffer, and all should help all. – Stonepeace | Books According to an article in ‘The Independent’ on the 18 Jan 2015,...

How The Buddha-To-Be Saw The Four Sights

Nov. 24 | The realities of life are the truths we live in the midst of now – they are truths so close that they are often neglected. – Stonepeace | Books Then the Bodhisattva [Sakyamuni Buddha-to-be] called Chandaka, his charioteer. “Prepare a chariot...

The Difference Between Attachment & True Love

Aug. 28 | To become a Buddha is to grow from conditioned love of one or a few to unconditioned love of not more but all. Stonepeace | Books Similarly, the feeling of being in love is usually more a form of attachment, based on mental projections and fantasies,...

Walk A Mile In Shoes Of ‘The Cobbler’

Aug. 13 | ‘The Cobbler’ as an acted out thought experiment is a literal take on what can happen if you walk in another’s shoes. As the proverb goes, ‘Before you criticise a man, walk a mile in his shoes’. And as Depeche Mode kind of...

Do You Sit On The Special Subway Seats?

Jun. 22 | If one expects gratitude and reciprocation of one’s kindness from others, one should expect disappointment too. – Stonepeace In Singapore subway trains, there used to be a sign above certain seats in each carriage, which reads, ‘Priority...

The Power Of Empathy Over Vengeance

Nov. 29 | Have empathy instead of vengeance for the vengeful, as vengeance can karmically rebound. – Stonepeace Several months ago, a student of mine broke her pelvis after falling off a horse. While she was recovering, her boyfriend ended their relationship,...

The Story of the Needle Versus the Knife

Nov. 30 | When empathy arises, apathy falls away. When compassion arises, cruelty falls away. – Stonepeace While having a vegetarian lunch with Geshe Dorji Damdul (an appointed translator of H.H. the Dalai Lama) last Sunday with the good company of Dharma...