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‘King Arthur’ Vs Uncle ‘Mara’?

Oct. 11 | ‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ retells the tale of how King Arthur came to be. After his father King Uther was ‘forced’ to kill himself, Arthur’s Uncle Vortigern usurped the throne. Arthur as a young boy was somewhat...

The Five Contemplations To Remember At Mealtimes

Apr. 19 | Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. – Hippocrates (Greek father of medicine) In most Chinese Buddhist temples, monastics take their meals at ‘The Hall Of Five Contemplations’ (五观堂). Usually, in its centre are the...

A Buddhist Gratitude & Repentance Prayer

Dec. 30 | Your blessings taken for granted might have already begun to disappear from your life, and you would not even know this, since you take them for granted. – Stonepeace | Books For the good people, matters and things in my life, no matter how small...

Equanimity

Aug. 10 | It is absurd to maintain attachment and hatred toward beings of the six realms who have all been [reborn as] our parents.* Realise that they are all equal.** Is this not in itself a great liberation, a great happiness? – Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje *...

Should Buddhists Have Missionary Zeal?

Jun. 15 | If those with no or less dust do not help clear that of those with more dust, who else will? – Stonepeace | Books [TDEditor: The answer to the question is a resounding ‘Yes!’ As we can see from the Vinaya-pitaka I.20-21 below, it is with...

Gratitude & Apology

Jun. 5 | Thank to encourage others for their goodness, which is good for you too. ___ Apologise to repent for your mistakes, which is good for others too. Share This:

Does Thanking Others Reduce Their Merits?

May. 7 | Question: When someone donates to charity, does the recipient saying ‘Thank you’ negate merits of the donation? Answer: No, it does not do so at all. Question: Of course, the giver should not desire for thanks as this will ‘discount’...

Gratitude

Jul. 6 | Do not only speak of having gratitude; you have to manifest it as action for repayment of gratitude. – Ven. Shengyen 不要光是口说感恩, 必须化为报恩的行动。 - 圣严法师 Share This:

What Are You Fighting For? (Review Of ‘Ah Boys To Men’)

Jan. 28 | At the end of the movie ‘Ah Boys To Men (Part 1)’, there was this reflection by Recruit Ken thought aloud for the audience to hear – ‘People always say that there is no war in Singapore. But after this incident, I’ve realised…...

How To Be Inexhaustible Joyful Lamps Of The Dharma

Jan. 10 | All Buddhas only wish that all practise and share the Dharma well to benefit all. – Stonepeace According to the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra, Mara (the most evil heavenly demon king from the Paranirmita-vashavartin heaven) once disguised as Sakra (the...

Favour

Nov. 21 | These two types of people are difficult to find in the world… One who will do a favour first, and one who is grateful for a favour done. – The Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya I.86) [Compassion and gratitude are rare and thus precious] Share This:

How To Say ‘Thanks, But No Thanks’ Virtually?

Oct. 12 | Question: I had come across the ‘Happy Buddhist Card’ at http://thedailyenlightenment.com/2010/11/an-easy-way-to-say-thanks-but-no-thanks and wish to use it as a response for some ‘friends’ who are overbearing in trying to convert...

Be A Beginner Bodhisattva

Aug. 2 | Always here and now, Always new and fresh, Always aware and alive. – Stonepeace For a bodhisattva, the safest course is to constantly remind oneself of the initial aspiration to bodhi-mind [Bodhicitta: aspiration to guide one and all to Buddhahood]....

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...

Some Dynamics of Parent-Child Karma

Oct. 31 | When past karma ripens in the present, new karma is created by how one responds, which affects the direction of past karma, and creates the direction of future karma. – Stonepeace Children are born from four causes: repaying past kindness; repaying...