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Faith Haiku

Aug. 29 | Lack of faith in Dharma practice is simply due to your lack of Dharma-learning. Lack of faith in Dharma learnt is simply due to your lack of Dharma practice.

The ‘Historically’ Fantastic ‘Legend Of The Demon Cat’

Aug. 15 | ‘Legend Of The Demon Cat’ (妖猫传) is what can be called ‘fantastical history’ or ‘historical fantasy’ – a highly dramatised and romanticised retelling of how events might had been, that led to the demise of Yang...

Who Is The Beguiler & ‘The Beguiled’?

Jul. 26 | Five young women of various ages, with their teacher in a small girls school, encounter a wounded soldier, who had since deserted the army. Struggling slightly at first, to decide if he ought to be saved or reported, they decided to discreetly nurse...

‘The Prize Winner Of Defiance, Ohio’ In A ‘Few’ Words

Jul. 18 | ‘The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio’ tells the true story of Evelyn Ryan (1913-1998), as based on a biography of the same title by her daughter Terry Ryan, with the subtitle of ‘How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less’....

How Were The ‘First’ Humans ‘Created’? (Part 2: Sutta Analysis)

Mar. 26 | What is the point of being ourselves [who are imperfect], if we cannot recreate ourselves [to become perfect]? – Shilashanti Like other natural cycles such as the water cycle and the four seasons, the Buddha taught that the universe undergoes beginningless...

How Were The ‘First’ Humans ‘Created’? (Part 1: Sutta Summary)

Mar. 18 | The Dharma is the best thing for people in this life and the next as well. – The Buddha (Agganna Sutta) Taught by the Buddha, the Agganna Sutta is fascinating because it demystifies many mysteries, such as how the universe, the Earth, humanity,...
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