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Direct Your Mind Well

Jul. 5 | Whatever harm an enemy may do to an enemy or a hater to a hater, an ill-directed mind inflicts on oneself a greater harm. Neither mother, father, nor any other relative can do one greater good than one’s own well-directed mind. – The Buddha (Dhammapada...

Who Are Your Karmic Creditors?

Oct. 11 | Create not karmic creditors by harming any. Be not karmic creditors by harming any. – Nowanden Who are karmic creditors (冤亲债主)? They are those whom we owe karmic debts to, who we have harmed, from whom our negative karma is expressed by bearing...

What Are You Fighting For? (Review Of ‘Ah Boys To Men’)

Jan. 28 | At the end of the movie ‘Ah Boys To Men (Part 1)’, there was this reflection by Recruit Ken thought aloud for the audience to hear – ‘People always say that there is no war in Singapore. But after this incident, I’ve realised…...

How To Deal With The Unforgiving?

Jun. 22 | Question: How can I deal with someone who is unforgiving? Answer: By forgiving the person. There is no need to punish yourself for someone’s pettiness if you are sure you have already done your best to explain and make amends. Question: I did my...

Always Compassionate And Never Angry

Mar. 8 | When one loses compassion at one’s so-called enemy, one has become that person’s true enemy. – Stonepeace Dalai Lama: In a Buddhist text called the Four Hundred Verses by Aryadeva, an Indian pandit, there is a verse which says that the...

Dealing With Emotional Abuse At Home

Oct. 31 | Question: Someone in my family is giving me to a lot of emotional abuse. She would find fault with me and scold me, yet treat me as non-existent at other times. When I speak to her about this, she refuses to communicate.  Do you have any advice? Answer: If...
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