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How To Neither Meet Nor Become Mara!

Nov. 10 | All beings need to conquer their inner Maras – including all outer Maras themselves! – Stonepeace | Books Is Mara (the evil one) immortal? Well, as Mara is a heavenly demon with much good (positive) yet abused karma, he lives...

Verse On Thorns

Aug. 30 | 见棘刺树, 当愿众生, 疾得翦除, 三毒之刺。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第63偈) If seeing a thorny tree, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, swiftly be able to cut and eradicate [the] three poisons’* thorns.’ –...

Does Good Triumph Over Evil?

Aug. 30 | But he who has abandoned greed, hatred and delusion, is no longer Māra’s prisoner; he is freed from Māra’s snares, no longer subject to the Evil One’s will and pleasure. – The Buddha (Itivuttaka 68) Will good triumph over evil? Or does evil...

10 Stonepeace Verses On Good, Evil & Purity

Aug. 2 | 诸恶莫作, 众善奉行, 自净其意, 是诸佛教。 – 释迦牟尼佛 (法句经, 第183偈) All evil should not to be done, [And] all good should be practised, [With] self-purification of your minds, [As] these are all Buddhas’...

Three Spiritual Diseases, Evils & Mistakes To Avoid 应当避免的三病, 三恶, 三错

Apr. 27 | Original TDE article, as featured in SBL’s magazine Should one find a man who points out faults and who reproves, let him follow such a wise and sagacious person as one would a guide to hidden treasure. It is always better, and never worse,...

How Regret Can Be Good (Or Bad)

Feb. 22 | Always regret evil done and good not done. Never regret good done and evil not done. – Stonepeace | Books In Buddhism, regret is not guilt. Guilt is an ego-driven emotion and as such is always non-virtuous, but regret can be either virtuous or non-virtuous....

Doing Evil Knowingly Vs Unknowingly

Feb. 1 | The very ignorant continue to ignore their ignorance, which harms them continually.  – Stonepeace | Books The king asked Nagasena again, “Who gets greater demerit, a wise person who does evil, or an ignorant person who does evil?” Nagasena said,...

We Reap Fruits From Seeds We Sow

Jan. 13 | While the one doing wrong creates negative karma in the present, the one who is wronged created negative karma in the past. – Stonepeace | Books Nagasena gave another simile, “Suppose a man were to steal another man’s crop of ripened grains and...

Is ‘Krampus’ Just The ‘Bad’ Cop In Us? 

Dec. 13 | ‘Krampus’ is the ‘evil’ shadow opposite of Santa Claus, the bad cop to the good cop, who takes ‘care’ of the naughty. A goat-like ‘demon’ from pre-Christian European pagan folklore, such is the unlikely...

Is There A God Who Allows Suffering?

Apr. 13 | With more selfless empathy, more will realise that when ‘others’ suffer, all of us as ‘one’ suffer, and all should help all. According to an article in ‘The Independent’ on the 18 Jan 2015, a tearful once abandoned...

Great Good & Evil Start Small

Apr. 13 | Take care of each thought to take care of each word and deed too. – Stonepeace | Books How does one accumulate blessings? It is from a number of actions, not just one. There is a saying, ‘Don’t skip doing a good deed just because it is small,...

‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ After Clarification!

Apr. 6 | Don’t be distracted by the powers of Superman versus the hi-tech weapons of Batman… for this is mostly a tale of super miscommunication, or rather, lack of communication. In one corner is Superman, a ‘god-like’ figure so powerful...

How Can Niànfó Prevent The Worst Rebirth To Attain The Best? 念佛如何能免堕地狱而得生净土?

Mar. 18 | The most intense negative karma of the most evil in the universe is incomparable in magnitude and quantity to the boundless meritorious virtues of the most enlightened in the universe. [To be continued…] – Stonepeace | Books Introduction: In...

Fly Haiku

Feb. 3 | Where there’s people, there’s flies and Buddhas. – Issa hito areba hae ari hotoke ari ni keri

What Is Good & Evil?

Nov. 30 | 佛言: 众生以十事为善,亦以十事为恶。 何等为十? 身三、口四、意三。 身三者,杀盗淫。 口四者,两舌、恶口、妄言、绮语。 意三者,嫉恚痴。 如是十事,不顺圣道,名十恶行。 是恶若止,名十善行耳。 –...
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