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Should Buddhists Fear God?

Jul. 13 | Question: Someone suggested that even Buddhists should fear God. Is this sensible? Answer: How about asking which of the millions of gods worshipped throughout history should be the one feared? And how is one more threatening than the others? It...

‘The Monkey King 2’ Has Buddha-Nature

Jun. 28 | ‘The Monkey King 2’ is YET another creative retelling of ‘Journey To The West’. Even though such films tend to detour much from the original novel’s storyline, since it is in essence a spiritual quest, albeit with many colourful...

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,...