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Verse On Shade

Sep. 6 | 见树叶茂, 当愿众生, 以定解脱, 而为荫映。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第64偈) Seeing a tree’s leaves that are lush, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, with concentration [attain] liberation, and with it...

The Great Little Bodhisattva Ships Of ‘Dunkirk’

Aug. 9 | I confess to like watching films that present challenging situations, even if they concern matters of life or death. Don’t get me wrong – am neither sadistic nor masochistic. What intriguing is seeing conflict resolution or problem-solving...

Transcending The Limits Of Worldly Philosophies

Mar. 1 | Be not so worldly that transcending the worldly out of wisdom is totally neglected. [to be continued…] – Stonepeace | Books When Confucius’ disciples asked if he thought they will be rewarded after death for their good done for others,...

Growing Up In ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

Jan. 13 | Who is a peculiar? One who is seen as weird, bizarre, strange by the majority, who is more of unusual, fascinating, amazing and unique. Note that these adjectives though seemingly synonymous, differ subtly but surely in meanings. The first half of the...

Verse On Exit

Nov. 30 | 若举于足, 当愿众生, 出生死海, 具众善法。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第35偈) If raising [your] foot, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings exit [from the] sea [of] birth [and] death,* [to be] complete [with]...

What Are You Practising Mindfulness For?

Aug. 3 | Mindfulness, I declare… is helpful everywhere. – Sakyamuni Buddha In recent years, cultivation of mindfulness has become all the craze, portrayed as an indispensable life skill. Of course, as the Buddha put it, mindfulness is ever useful,...

Verse On Renunciation (1)

Apr. 6 | 舍居家时, 当愿众生, 出家无碍, 心得解脱。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品11: 第12偈) When renouncing living with families, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, depart from their families without obstacles,* [with...

Ode To Guanyin Bodhisattva On The Rocks

Apr. 6 | The best test is that you pass despite the most testing conditions. – Stonepeace | Books Guanyin Bodhisattva sits upon the most craggy rocks on the sea. Yet she is smiling, ever at ease with what seems ‘uncomfortable’. She is totally at...

Be ‘The Intern’ Of Dharma Before Death

Mar. 30 | In the opening video resume monologue of ‘The Intern’, Ben says this, ‘Freud said, “Love and work, work and love. That’s all there is.” Well, I’m retired and my wife is dead. As you can imagine, that has given me some time on...

Self-Plea Haiku

Mar. 17 | Already another birth… but not another life please, to just another death. Share This:

Contemplation Verse When Standing

Jan. 4 | 下足住时, 当愿众生, 心得解脱, 安住不动。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第34偈) When lowering [your] foot [to] stand, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings’ minds attain liberation [from suffering], [to]...

Circle Haiku

Mar. 24 | Going in circles, what would be the point of it? There is just no point! ___ Gather momentum To go off tangent – Use it to break free! Share This:

If You Think YOLO, You Should Know YOLNO!

Jan. 6 | While we speak, envious time will have [already] fled: seize the day (carpe diem), trusting as little as possible in the next day. – Horace YOLO, many say these days – ‘You Only Live Once’. This belief seems to be new-age but...

Precious Human Rebirth

Nov. 12 | 得人身者,Those who attain the human body 如手中土,are like the earth in the hand. 失人身者,Those who lose the human body 如大地土.   are like the great Earth’s earth. 人身难得今已得, This human body is difficult to...

Liberation

Mar. 30 | Not being attached to one’s suffering by realisation of its unsubstantiality to liberate oneself is wisdom. Not being attached to one’s liberation by realisation of its ungraspability to liberate others is compassion. – Stonepeace (Get...