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How ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’ Fell Not

Jun. 2 | In this retelling of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’, while climbing it to rescue a princess, Jack grabs a small twig, that snaps. As he slipped down a little, before getting a grip on the stalk and himself, Elmont the leading knight asks, ‘Fear...

How To Help Resolve Family Conflicts?

Dec. 28 | Question: I feel fear and sadness whenever there are messages and calls from a sibling and other family members – as there are quarrels between them. I tried to help, but feel totally drained, with the outcome often in vain. What can I do to manage...

How Do I Handle An Abusive Spouse?

Feb. 14 | Will your karma change when you walk away? You will only know if you try. [To be continued below…] – Stonepeace | Books ‘If I am a mother with an abusive spouse, how can I resolve or eradicate the negative karmic affinity?’ (The following...

Transforming Bandits To Bodyguards

Feb. 10 | Dharma practice is to transform the negative to the positive, so as to realise the pure. – Stonepeace | Books Tibet.. is full of long and lonely roads… in the mountains… Travelling is always dangerous, because there are almost always bandits...

Be More Mindful When Complacent

Apr. 3 | Healthy fear, like sound courage, can protect and save lives. Unhealthy fear, like sheer arrogance, can harm and cost lives. – Stonepeace | Books A man famed for his tree-climbing skills once directed another to climb a tall tree and cut branches....

Should We All Monkey See Monkey Do?

Mar. 27 | Some say that if something is not broken, there is no need to fix it. Yet, not wanting to improve it is already a kind of brokenness that needs to be fixed. Imagine some monkeys, and a ladder with bananas above it. Every time a monkey even touches the...

10 Lessons From ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Oct. 2 | There is no way to know that your last good day is your last good day. At that time, it’s just another decent day. – Hazel Grace Lancaster (‘The Fault In Our Stars’, by John Green) Here are 10 existential lessons inspired by the...

From Craving Arises Grief & Fear

Oct. 30 | From craving springs grief, From craving springs fear: For one quite free of craving There is no grief — how fear? – The Buddha (Dhammapada, Verse 216) … this brahman… went one day to the bank of the river to clear his field. The Teacher...

The Buddha’s Advice For Vanquishing Fear

Sep. 5 | With one’s self-limited merits, mere mindfulness of oneself when dying at best leads to a limitedly blessed rebirth. – Stonepeace | Get Books In the Dhajagga Sutta on ‘Banner Protection’, which is one of the discourses compiled...

Horror Movie Haiku

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

Why Do I Fear My Family Know I’m Learning The Dharma?

May. 31 | Question: When I practise chanting, I do not dare to recite aloud when my family members are around. I only recite when I am alone or when they are not at home. I like to read Dharma articles and watch Dharma videos online regarding Pure Land Buddhism,...

Cool Heroism

Jan. 30 | Rage should be transformed into energy for dissolving itself, transmuting it into skilful action. – Stonepeace To deal with feelings of anger and fear and frustration, we can start by finding relationality. As the Lakota Indians say, Mitakuye oyasin:...

The Three Levels Of Suffering

Dec. 14 | To fully recognise suffering is to fully begin the path to fully transcend suffering. – Stonepeace The practice here is to meditate on the three expressions of suffering and to experience their nature. The Buddha said there is one word that can...

Knowing When To Bow

Aug. 31 | Sometimes the disciple bows to the master; sometimes the master bows to the disciple. A master who cannot bow to his disciple cannot bow to the Buddha. Sometimes the master and disciple bow together to the Buddha. – Shunryu Suzuki The practice of nonharming...

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...
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