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The Egoless ‘Everest’ Vs An Everest Of Ego?

Jun. 1 | This review of the ‘Everest’ movie could prove not so predictable, perhaps not unlike the weather conditions up this highest peak. It was written not so much to celebrate the human spirit, but as a reflection on the dangers of unchecked ego....

Harm Of Praising Oneself & Blaming Others

Mar. 9 | When you praise yourself, you forget to improve yourself. When you blame others, you forget to help others. – Stonepeace | Books “One can say that the habit of praising oneself and looking down on others is common to most people. That is why wherever...

Do Your ‘Big Eyes’ See These Truths?

May. 27 | ‘Big Eyes’ tells the true story of how Walter Keane (1915-2000) became one of the most notorious yet unrepentant frauds in the history of art. When his newly married wife Margaret signed off her paintings as ‘Keane’, he saw the...

It’s A ‘Kung Fu Jungle’ Out There?

Feb. 4 | If literally translated from Chinese, the title of the movie ‘Kung Fu Jungle’ (一个人的武林) would be ‘One (Single) Person’s Wushu (Martial Arts) Jungle’. The action film tells the tale of how a wushu expert crazed...

Tibet’s Best Shrine Offering

Aug. 6 | When we give anything or make any offering, may we give with genuine generosity, while we give up greed for returns. – Stonepeace | Books Geshe Ben once lived in retreat in a mountain cave. Generations of hermit yogis had furnished it with a crude...

Sincerity & Humility

Apr. 26 | Without sincerity and humility to learn the Dharma, preconceptions and egoism. will mar the Dharma. – Stonepeace (Get Books) Share This:

Mountain Haiku

Apr. 19 | What a tall mountain to conquer? Of ego! Share This:

Jam Haiku

Dec. 19 | Two big egos jammed on a small path, either one has to give way, or there is no way for either one. Share This:

Buddha-Nature And Egolessness

Sep. 21 | To see the illusory as so is the path to see the true as so. – Stonepeace We have been speaking of Buddha-nature as though it was something that could be described, as though it was similar to the “universal soul” of other teachings,...

Hey! It’s Nothing Personal!

Feb. 28 | Not taking anything personally was something personally liberating. ~ Stonepeace Barely knowing her, I was wondering for some time, as to why she tends to make eye-contact with me in a somewhat ‘unnatural’ way, as if there is some suppressed...

It’s Time for Mindful Self-Examination

Oct. 6 | Mindfulness is the root of all the methods that tame the mind. First it focuses the mind. Then it eases the mind. Finally it is the luminous nature, beyond thoughts. – Patrul Rinpoche We should take a moment to reflect on our Dharma practice from...

‘Sankara’s Magical Touch of Theravadin Zen

Jul. 26 | Though the award-winning Sankara was the opening film of Singapore’s International Film Festival in 2007, it was so stunning in impact that it is again shortlisted, as a feature film for 2009’s T.H.I.S. Buddhist Film Festival (http://www.thisfilmfest.com)...
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