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How Regret Can Be Good (Or Bad)

Feb. 22 | Always regret evil done and good not done. Never regret good done and evil not done. – Stonepeace | Books In Buddhism, regret is not guilt. Guilt is an ego-driven emotion and as such is always non-virtuous, but regret can be either virtuous or non-virtuous....

Doing Evil Knowingly Vs Unknowingly

Feb. 1 | The very ignorant continue to ignore their ignorance, which harms them continually.  – Stonepeace | Books The king asked Nagasena again, “Who gets greater demerit, a wise person who does evil, or an ignorant person who does evil?” Nagasena said,...

We Reap Fruits From Seeds We Sow

Jan. 13 | While the one doing wrong creates negative karma in the present, the one who is wronged created negative karma in the past. – Stonepeace | Books Nagasena gave another simile, “Suppose a man were to steal another man’s crop of ripened grains and...

Is ‘Krampus’ Just The ‘Bad’ Cop In Us? 

Dec. 13 | ‘Krampus’ is the ‘evil’ shadow opposite of Santa Claus, the bad cop to the good cop, who takes ‘care’ of the naughty. A goat-like ‘demon’ from pre-Christian European pagan folklore, such is the unlikely...

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,...

Great Good & Evil Start Small

Apr. 13 | Take care of each thought to take care of each word and deed too. – Stonepeace | Books How does one accumulate blessings? It is from a number of actions, not just one. There is a saying, ‘Don’t skip doing a good deed just because it is small,...

‘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 Can Niànfó Prevent The Worst Rebirth To Attain The Best?

Mar. 18 | The most intense negative karma of the most evil in the universe is incomparable in magnitude and quantity to the boundless meritorious virtues of the most enlightened in the universe. [To be continued…] – Stonepeace | Books Introduction: In...

Fly Haiku

Feb. 3 | Where there’s people, there’s flies and Buddhas. – Issa hito areba hae ari hotoke ari ni keri Share This:

What Is Good & Evil?

Nov. 30 | 佛言: 众生以十事为善,亦以十事为恶。 何等为十? 身三、口四、意三。 身三者,杀盗淫。 口四者,两舌、恶口、妄言、绮语。 意三者,嫉恚痴。 如是十事,不顺圣道,名十恶行。 是恶若止,名十善行耳。 –...

Self-Delusion

Oct. 29 | 一切邪执, 皆依我见, 若离于我, 则无邪执。 – 禅宗十二祖马鸣菩萨 (大乘起信论)  Of all evil attachments, each rely on self-view. If departing from self, thus are there no evil attachments. – 12th Patriarch Of The...

Project Precepts: How To Avoid Evil & Do Good

Aug. 9 | click to enlarge poster Register: www.tinyurl.com/buddhistclass Some Feedback From Other Courses: The ‘Understanding Amituofo’ course has been immensely interesting. Shi’an has a knack of breaking down difficult concepts into accessible...

How Buddhists Can Prevent Harm From Black Magic

Jun. 23 | Question: A Buddhist friend deludedly believes that a mutual friend got an evil spirit to speak to her, asking her to harm him, to get her into trouble. How can I help her? Answer: If her accusation is unfounded, she could be suffering from paranoia (due...

How Karmic Power Overpowers Supernormal Powers

Jun. 13 | What pride should we have, when we might be humbled by great suffering at any time, when our negative karma ripens? – Stonepeace | Get Books Among Sakyamuni Buddha’s great Arhat disciples, Maudgalyayana (Moggallana; 目犍连) is considered...

Easier & Better

Feb. 27 | If you see one as severely wicked, it is easy to give rise to anger. If you see the same person as severely deluded, it is easier to give rise to compassion. – Stonepeace Share This: