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‘The Magnificent Seven’ Reborn

Mar. 1 | ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (2016) is a remake of the 1960 Western classic. Though set in 1879, it has a contemporary multi-cultural update, perhaps accidentally hinting of how to make America truly great? A murderous robber baron, who represents...

Offering Self-Sacrifice Vs Wanting Others Sacrifice

Mar. 30 | The perfection of sacrifice is attained with sacrifice till there is no more sacrifice. – Stonepeace | Books Few of us can love all humanity. Life for us cannot but be centered around ourselves. Indeed, if we do not have a love for our own life, we...

The Goat Who Laughed, Wept, Spoke & Died

Dec. 4 | No true good can arise from any true harm. – Stonepeace | Get Books According to the Matakabhatta Jataka, when the Buddha was in Jetavana, some monks asked if there was any benefit in sacrificing animals as offerings for the departed, to which...

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…...

Are Accidents Karmic?

Dec. 21 | Question: According to Buddhism, if one dies in an accident, e.g a car crash, is it due to having done something bad in a past life? Answer: As accidents are still based on cause and effect at play, and since accidents are unfortunate (if they cause...

Offering Of Greater Kindness

Dec. 21 | The offering of compassion and wisdom before offering any other item is already the making of a great offering. ~ Stonepeace Recently, a Buddhist centre emailed me its annual White Tara retreat notice for dissemination. The retreat is dedicated...

Aftershock Of The Human Heart

Jul. 30 | Though ‘Aftershock’ retells the terrible tragedy of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake which killed 240,000, it is not a typical disaster movie. Its focus is on its tear-jerking aftermath – of the subtle yet sure spiritual aftershocks, of how it tore...

Ultimate Sacrifice

Dec. 3 | Sacrifice of precious things without is not the ultimate sacrifice. Sacrifice of useless defilements within is the ultimate sacrifice. – Stonepeace Share This: