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The Boy Who Eats Too Many Sweets

Jan. 5 | The short-sighted’s fault is not seeing far enough. – Stonepeace | Books Someone asked – ‘If there is a future life, I would most likely have forgotten about this life then? If so, why should I not simply indulge in pleasures all the...

Is Suffering A Blessing?

Nov. 30 | Question: Is it true that ‘to suffer is a blessing’ (吃亏是福)? Answer: No. If ‘to suffer is a blessing’, the Buddha would not have given a single teaching on how to overcome suffering at all. Yet, his central messages are...

Your Suffering Is Always Your Fault!

Nov. 3 | The Three Poisons of greed, hatred and delusion are also the roots of all evil as they cause all suffering. – Stonepeace | Books Before you habitually think again, that the all unpleasant stuff in your life (e.g. inadequate parents, superficial friends,...

My Journey From ‘Hell’ To ‘Heaven’ And Back

Aug. 24 | The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. – John Milton (The below is based on a personal past experience) Admitted to the first hospital due to outbreak of drug allergy. Sluggishly, the cause remained undiscovered, with...

Are You Ignorant Of Your Cypher Complex?

May. 25 | (To Enter Or Exit ‘The Matrix’ Of Delusion?) Disciple: Do Pure Lands (净土) exist? Master: Does this defiled land (秽土) exist? Disciple: Of course it does. Master: If so, Pure Lands exist all the more. – Pure Land & Zen Dialogue Screened...

Can Buddhist Practice Cause Sickness?

May. 8 | A longer-lasting pain is not as good as a shorter-lasting pain. (长痛不如短痛) – Chinese Saying Why is it that some seem to suddenly become unwell when they embark on the path of Dharma learning and practice, while others do not? Unwellness can...

Is There A God Who Allows Suffering?

Apr. 13 | With more selfless empathy, more will realise that when ‘others’ suffer, all of us as ‘one’ suffer, and all should help all. – Stonepeace | Books According to an article in ‘The Independent’ on the 18 Jan 2015,...

Is There An Almighty, All-Good & All-Wise Creator?

Aug. 29 | The most mighty, good and knowing ones possible are the Buddhas, having the most powerful skilful means (superpotence) with perfect compassion (omnibenevolence) and wisdom (omniscience) for guiding all to be free from suffering. – Stonepeace | Books If...

Is It Not Compassionate To Have Children?

Jun. 15 | Question: Is having children not compassionate, as it is to bring more beings into this samsaric world to suffer? Answer: With mindful compassionate and wise upbringing, children can be nurtured to become future Buddhas too, who are in this life given...

Well-Being Haikus

Apr. 4 | Due to suffering, You want to have more well-being – But what is it for? ___ Due to your well-being, Why not aspire for more – To help others too? ___ Personal well-being Should transcend its very self – For everyone else. ___ Your own...

Perception Haiku

Dec. 1 | You suffer from clinging to your misperceptions of others and yourself Share This:

Three Poems Of Master Shih Te

Dec. 1 | If you lose yourself in the wild, without any egoistic bearings, you might just find yourself, your true nature. – Stonepeace | Books XII See the moon’s bright blaze of light, a guiding lamp, above the world! Glittering, it hangs against the...

Pain Haiku

Jun. 23 | You might not remember or regret later, of how you are sowing seeds of pain now… but the bitter fruits will still be painful then. (As continual unmindfulness perpetuates this, it is always better to start being mindful now.) Related Article: If...

Is My Life Just Problems To Solve?

Feb. 6 | Question: I’m a student. When I think about my future, I forsee many obstacles due to competition in school now and probably in my work life later. I see my life ahead as nothing but a series of problems to solve, and become gloomy. What should...

Why Does Buddhism Always Talk About Suffering?

Aug. 4 | Without mindfulness of the effects of suffering, there is no mindfulness of its causes. – Stonepeace | Get Books Well, it is not true at all that Buddhism focuses only on suffering. If we look into the actual contents of the Four Noble Truths, which...