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A Monk To A King On Listening To Good Advice

May. 15 | As skilful means, say the true, beneficial, and even possibly displeasing  only at appropriate times.  If a king acts in a way that contradicts the Dharma or does something that does not make sense, most of his subjects still praise him. Hence, it is...

‘Justice League’ On Bodhisattva Heroism

Jan. 24 | When Commissioner Gordon asked, ‘How many of you (i.e. heroes) are there (in the Justice League to be)?’, Batman replied with ‘Not enough!’ How many then, are enough? When everyone of us become heroic in nature, with none of...

Verse On High Roads

May. 11 | 见升高路, 当愿众生, 永出三界, 心无怯弱。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第52偈) [When] seeing high rises on the road, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, forever exit [from the] three spheres,* [with] minds without...

‘The Magnificent Seven’ Reborn

Mar. 1 | ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (2016) is a remake of the 1960 Western classic. Though set in 1879, it has a contemporary multi-cultural update, perhaps accidentally hinting of how to make America truly great? A murderous robber baron, who represents...

Redemption Of ‘The Bodyguard’

Aug. 24 | An old retired man develops dementia, forgetting this and that… while not forgetting one incident every day awake – the loss of his young granddaughter, which was indirectly his fault due to an accident. Having been a skilful bodyguard to many...

Horror Movie Haiku

Jan. 2 | The terrified victim is eventually, hopefully, the courageous hero too.

Three Degrees of Courage for Arousing Bodhicitta

Jan. 3 | Amita[bha] Buddha is the great king who presides over Pure Land, the great boatman who ferries beings across, and the great shepherd who protects beings on the way. – Anonone The Courage of a King: A king’s first priority is to overcome all...

Bodhisattva Spirit Of The ‘Green Lantern’ Corps

Jun. 27 | The Green Lantern (GL) mythos speaks of the universe being invisibly yet carefully divided into thousands of intergalactic sectors, each guarded by an appointed member of the GL Corps. Reminds me of the concept of Buddhalands being compassionately watched...

Altruism Brings Courage

Nov. 4 | Altruism is a source of goodness for yourself and others, Medicine alleviating all troubles, The great path traveled by the wise, Nourishment for all who see, hear, remember, and contact it, Possessing great efficacy for advancing others’ welfare. Through...
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