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Desires’ Fire Burns Oneself 欲火烧身

Apr. 9 | 爱欲之人,犹如执炬,逆风而行,必有烧手之患。— 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》: 第二十五章 Of people with attachments and desires, they are like those holding torches, against the wind then walking,...

Nothing Haiku

Mar. 6 | There is nothing to lose if you cling to nothing.

Those Without Attachment Attain The Path 无著得道

Mar. 5 | 夫为道者,犹木在水,寻流而行。不触两岸,不为人取,不为鬼神所遮,不为洄流所住,亦不腐败。吾保此木,決定入海。学道之人,不为情欲所惑,不为众邪所娆,精进无为。吾保此人,必得道矣。 —...

An Awakening Walk Through Bly Manor

Mar. 1 | Every unresolved ghost story is a tragedy, arising from the three poisons of strong attachment, aversion and delusion. Reborn out of delusion, we return with its offsprings of attachment and aversion too. As time goes by, we might even feed ourselves...

With Self Emptied Is Fear Eradicated 我空怖灭

Nov. 13 | 人从爱欲生忧,从忧生怖。若离与愛,何忧何怖? — 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》: 第三十二章 People from attachments and desires give rise to worries, and from worries give rise to fear. If departed from attachments,...

Was ‘Mee Pok Man’s Love ‘True’? 

Aug. 27 | Adapted from a horror story, ‘Mee Pok Man’ (1995) is an ‘innocent’ love story that turns into a heartbreaking tragedy. In an unqualified attempt to save his crush from a car crash while skipping a timely hospital visit, a...

How To Win At ‘Scissors, Paper, Stone!’

Jan. 23 | To easier win a game of chance,play with more certain knowledgeof your attachment and aversion. — Shilashanti ‘Scissors, Paper, Stone!’Does it make any sense to haveone as a favourite in the game,when each is equally powerful,just...

What Most ‘Complicated’ About ‘Singapore Social’

Dec. 16 | There is a kind of relationship sometimes labelled as ‘complicated’ or ‘complex’ due to its ambiguous nature. It is sometimes the ‘open’ or ‘semi-open’ kind. Beyond mere friendship, there is some sense...

In Summer & Winter, Dress & Eat

Nov. 27 | No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.– Alan Watts The greater part of Zen literature consists of mondo, of brief dialogues between masters and pupils, which illustrate its peculiar method of instruction,...

Arrange Things Simply To Simplify Your Mind

Nov. 6 | When getting what needed, you only need to get what is good enough, and it is good enough. – Shilashanti The relationship between the mind and the body is like that between the chicken and the egg. If you cultivate a simplified mindset, your body, too,...

How Two Grandsons Married Their ‘Grandmothers’ 二孙如何娶祖母

Oct. 31 | 古古怪,怪怪古,孙子娶祖母。 猪羊炕上坐,六亲锅里煮。 女吃母之肉,子打父皮鼓。 众人来贺喜,我看真是苦! – 志公禅师 How oddly strange, how strangely odd, that a grandson is marrying his father’s...

Discard What You Don’t Need

Oct. 19 | What you do truly not need is so, even if you do not think so. What you do truly need is so, even if you do not think so. – Shilashanti When things aren’t going well, we tend to think  we are lacking in something. But if we want to change...

Is ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Ours Too?

Sep. 23 | What is the meaning, purpose or point of this life, be it long or short? These existential issues are pondered by a dog, who is able to recall several immediate past lives. Is it just to have fun and games, to play and eat? If only it is that...

What Are Buddhist Meditative Practices Truly For?

Sep. 17 | Question: What are Buddhist meditative practices for? Can they be for relaxation and the sharpening of mindfulness for work and play? Answer: They are for training, to attain enlightenment, which leads to liberation from the cycle of birth and death....

The First Things In ‘Cities Of Last Things’

Jul. 22 | The film (幸福城市) begins in the midst of a casual yet cautionary song – ‘爱千万不要给得太多… 你今天将它挽留,明天它悄悄溜走。你将一切给我,我却不知如何接受。啊… 请你请你不要再来找我。世界上的男孩不只我一个。啊…...
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