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Contentment Haiku

Dec. 13 | Enough is enough, while too much is too much. Share This:

How To Appreciate Blooming & Withering Peonies

Dec. 13 | 色不异空; 空不异色; 色即是空; 空即是色。 – 观世音菩萨 (心经) Form is not different from emptiness; emptiness is not different from form; form is the same as emptiness; emptiness is the same as form. – Guanshiyin...

Do You Have The ‘Nerve’?

Dec. 13 | ‘Nerve’ is, (for now at least, thank goodness) a fictitious phone app game from the dark web. There are two ways to participate – as a watcher or player. The first decides and sees the latter live out increasingly outrageous dares in real...

Perception Haiku

Dec. 7 | Change perception of your self, to change your perception of everything else. Share This:

Should I ‘Lend’ Money To Strangers?

Dec. 7 | Give with generosity,  compassion and wisdom,  [to be continued below…] – Stonepeace | Books If a stranger wants to borrow a little money for a bus ride, should it be lent, though s/he might not return it? Would it be selfish not to lend, since...

Can One Suffer Due To Others’ Mistakes?

Dec. 7 | Question: Can someone in a family suffer due to the mistakes of another in the family? Answer: Conventionally speaking, this is possible. For example, parents often suffer due to their children’s reluctance to heed their good advice, while children...

‘The Legend Of Tarzan’ & The Reality Of Speciesism

Dec. 7 | If there is one word to summarise the essential message of this Tarzan movie, it could well be anti-speciesism… or anti-racism, or anti-discrimination. (Case 1) Due to misunderstanding of the unfamiliar in ‘his’ territory, a ferocious...

Essential Haiku

Nov. 29 | The first thing to learn is what is truly essential to truly learn. Share This:

Do You Desire For More Or Less Desires?

Nov. 29 | The greatest Bodhisattvas  have the greatest aspirations,  as motivated by great Bodhicitta, with vows to perfect their virtues  for the liberation of one and all.  – Stonepeace | Books As summarised from the Brahmana Sutta, the following...

Thus Turned Tashi’s Wheel Of ‘Samsara’

Nov. 29 | In the opening of the fictional (2001) movie ‘Samsara’ (i.e. not the 2011 documentary), Tashi the monk, who ordained at the age of five, emerged from a traditional three-year three-month three-day solitary retreat. He was ceremoniously...

Appreciation Haiku

Nov. 10 | Even if still before your eyes, the unappreciated fades away, as it remains continually missed. Share This:

How To Neither Meet Nor Become Mara!

Nov. 10 | All beings need to conquer their inner Maras – including all outer Maras themselves! – Stonepeace | Books Is Mara (the evil one) immortal? Well, as Mara is a heavenly demon with much good (positive) yet abused karma, he lives...

‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’, On The Empty Concept Of Teams

Nov. 10 | In the stand-up comedy routine of ‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’, he told this joke – ‘This whole concept of the team [in competitive sports] – your team, my team… Really? Is It our team? Who are these guys? Where are they from?...

How Best To Express Filial Piety?

Nov. 10 | Question: In Buddhism, what are the best ways to express filial piety to our parents? Answer: Beyond the usual ways of taking physical care of them, in terms of offering enough clothing, food, shelter and such, which are worldly in nature and thus still...

Verse On River

Oct. 31 | 若见大河, 当愿众生, 得预法流, 入佛智海。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第68偈) If seeing a great river, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, attain advancement [in] the stream of Dharma, [to] enter the Buddha’s...