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How ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’ Fell Not

Jun. 2 | In this retelling of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’, while climbing it to rescue a princess, Jack grabs a small twig, that snaps. As he slipped down a little, before getting a grip on the stalk and himself, Elmont the leading knight asks, ‘Fear...

How To Help Resolve Family Conflicts?

Dec. 28 | Question: I feel fear and sadness whenever there are messages and calls from a sibling and other family members – as there are quarrels between them. I tried to help, but feel totally drained, with the outcome often in vain. What can I do to manage...

How Do I Handle An Abusive Spouse?

Feb. 14 | Will your karma change when you walk away? You will only know if you try. [To be continued below…] – Stonepeace | Books ‘If I am a mother with an abusive spouse, how can I resolve or eradicate the negative karmic affinity?’ (The following...

Transforming Bandits To Bodyguards

Feb. 10 | Dharma practice is to transform the negative to the positive, so as to realise the pure. – Stonepeace | Books Tibet.. is full of long and lonely roads… in the mountains… Travelling is always dangerous, because there are almost always bandits...

Be More Mindful When Complacent

Apr. 3 | Healthy fear, like sound courage, can protect and save lives. Unhealthy fear, like sheer arrogance, can harm and cost lives. – Stonepeace | Books A man famed for his tree-climbing skills once directed another to climb a tall tree and cut branches....

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...

10 Lessons From ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Oct. 2 | There is no way to know that your last good day is your last good day. At that time, it’s just another decent day. – Hazel Grace Lancaster (‘The Fault In Our Stars’, by John Green) Here are 10 existential lessons inspired by the...

From Craving Arises Grief & Fear

Oct. 30 | From craving springs grief, From craving springs fear: For one quite free of craving There is no grief — how fear? – The Buddha (Dhammapada, Verse 216) … this brahman… went one day to the bank of the river to clear his field. The Teacher...

The Buddha’s Advice For Vanquishing Fear

Sep. 5 | With one’s self-limited merits, mere mindfulness of oneself when dying at best leads to a limitedly blessed rebirth. – Stonepeace | Get Books In the Dhajagga Sutta on ‘Banner Protection’, which is one of the discourses compiled...

Horror Movie Haiku

Jan. 2 | The terrified victim is eventually, hopefully, the courageous hero too. Share This:

The Buddha’s Warnings Against Demonic False Teachers

Dec. 19 | ‘Those ignorant, deluded or negligent of the Buddha’s true teachings might be ready for Mara’s false teachings.’ ‘阿难。彼善男子。受阴虚妙。不遭邪虑。圆定发明。三摩地中。心爱圆明。锐其精思。贪求善巧。尔时天魔。候得其便。飞精附人。口说经法。其人不觉。是其魔著。自言谓得。无上涅槃。来彼求巧。善男子处。敷座说法。其形斯须。或作比丘。令彼人见。或为帝释。或为妇女。或比丘尼。或寝暗室。身有光明。是人愚迷。惑为菩萨。信其教化。摇荡其心。破佛律仪。潜行贪欲。口中好言。灾祥变异。或言如来。某处出世。或言劫火。或说刀兵。恐怖于人。令其家资。无故耗散。此名怪鬼。年老成魔。恼乱是人。厌足心生。去彼人体。弟子与师。俱陷王难。汝当先觉。不入轮回。迷惑不知。堕无间狱。’ –...

This Prophecy Could Save Your Life Today (Or Tomorrow)?

Aug. 16 | To be read today: I hereby prophecize that the world will end tomorrow. If you believe and practise my teachings well, there is hope yet! – Master Knowitall (Part 1) As the story goes, there was a boy, who cried wolf, not once or twice, but thrice,...

Why Do I Fear My Family Know I’m Learning The Dharma?

May. 31 | Question: When I practise chanting, I do not dare to recite aloud when my family members are around. I only recite when I am alone or when they are not at home. I like to read Dharma articles and watch Dharma videos online regarding Pure Land Buddhism,...

Cool Heroism

Jan. 30 | Rage should be transformed into energy for dissolving itself, transmuting it into skilful action. – Stonepeace To deal with feelings of anger and fear and frustration, we can start by finding relationality. As the Lakota Indians say, Mitakuye oyasin:...

The Three Levels Of Suffering

Dec. 14 | To fully recognise suffering is to fully begin the path to fully transcend suffering. – Stonepeace The practice here is to meditate on the three expressions of suffering and to experience their nature. The Buddha said there is one word that can...