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Why Do We Keep Practising Giving?

Jan. 17 | The gift of the Dharma  excels all other gifts. Delight in the Dharma  excels all delights… – The Buddha (Dhammapada, Verse 354) The clothing you give, after being worn much, gets worn out and torn.   The food and drinks you give, after being...

How To Convince Karma Exists?

Jan. 17 | Question: How do I convince someone that there is the cause and effect of karma?  Answer: This is a question you can ask… If he/she does not believe in cause and effect, why does he/she not rob in broad daylight? Obviously, this is because...

‘Alien: Covenant’ Between Nature & Nurture?

Jan. 17 | This prequel instalment of the Alien series shows the ‘historical’ interconnections – of humans who created and ‘nurtured’ A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), who in turn tampered with nature’s monsters and ‘nurtured’...

How About Being A More Buddhist Stoic?

Dec. 28 | We must make the best of those things  that are in our power, and take the rest as nature gives it. – Epictetus (Discourses, I.I) Cicero, who was sympathetic to Stoicism, once gave the analogy of a most conscientious archer. For shooting well when...

Prepared For The ‘Shockwave’ Of Your Life?

Dec. 28 | ‘Shockwave’ is about the expertise of a heroic bomb disposal officer… and his tragic limitations. Even the most cool-headed and skilled ones who were able to save many in the nick of time will eventually run out of time in this life...

Was That Truly A Buddhist Teaching?

Dec. 21 | In the unessential they imagine the essential; in the essential they see the unessential –  they who entertain [such] wrong thoughts never realise the essence [of the Dharma]. – Sakyamuni Buddha  (Dhammapada, Verse 11) When there is a supposedly...

How ‘Demolition’ Led To Reconstruction

Dec. 21 | A man whose wife died in a car crash is seemingly numb at first. He even tries to cry but found it hard. As it turned out, he was too unmindfully spaced out in the final days of their relationship. So much so, that he was uncertain of what he lost,...

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: