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6 Brief Universal Lessons

Nov. 8 | Your mind cannot hold two thoughts at once. This means that a single thought can occupy your entire mind. Whether good or bad, everything stems from a single thought. If we are careful with that first thought, even tragedies can be prevented. – Haemin...

Lost & Found In ‘The Sea Of Trees’ 在《青木原树海》遗失与找到自己

Oct. 17 | ‘The Sea Of Trees’ (Jukai: 树海) is an alternative name of Japan’s ‘Suicide Forest’ (Aokigahara: 青木ヶ原), with its dense foliage that moves with swells and waves like the sea. Believed by many to be very easy to...

Nobler Brotherhood For ‘A Better Tomorrow 2018’

Sep. 20 | ‘A Better Tomorrow 2018’ (英雄本色 2018) almost seems like exploration on what brotherhood (or sisterhood) means, in both the actual brotherly sense, and the non-sibling, sometimes gangster brotherly sense. Surely, it means loyalty, to...

Without ‘Doubt’, The Best Anti-Gossip Sermon?

Jul. 4 | In the movie ‘Doubt’, Father Brendan Flynn masterfully delivered this unnerving sermon… ‘A woman was gossiping with her friend about a man whom they hardly knew… [Note: Such is the nature of gossip, which is spread of the...

How One Who Slighted None Attained Buddhahood

May. 24 | 此诸众生 云何具有 如來智慧, 愚痴迷惑, 不知不见? – 释迦牟尼佛 (华严经) [Of] all these sentient beings, why [are they] complete with [the] Tathāgatas’ wisdom, [yet] ignorant [and] confused, not knowing...

The Buddha’s Lay Disciple Foremost In Teaching The Dharma

May. 4 | (Importance Of Seeking Forgiveness From The Wronged) Should one person ignorantly do wrong And another ignorantly become angry (with him), Who would be at fault? And who would be without fault? – Shantideva (Guide To Bodhisattva’s Way Of Life) Citta...

Vengeance ‘In A Valley Of Violence’

Feb. 22 | The valley of violence offers a realistic study of vengeance, on the implications of taking it up and not. A wanderer enters a salon, simply seeking a break from his travels. However, he karmically (of course!) encounters the town bully. Sensing trouble,...

Learn The Poise Of A Dying Man Alive

Jun. 1 | The worth of a life lived is how much the three poisons were purged, and how much the three antidotes were nurtured. – Stonepeace | Books (The three antidotes of generosity, compassion and wisdom cure the three poisons attachment, aversion and...

Why It Is Wiser To Turn Grievance To Friendship

Mar. 2 | Until the senseless cycle is broken, cyclical greed, hatred and delusion keeps the cycle of rebirth spinning. – Stonepeace | Books During the Ch’ing Dynasty in China, in Yang Chou, there was a person named Ch’eng Pai Lin. One day he had...

Gratitude & Apology

Jun. 5 | Thank to encourage others for their goodness, which is good for you too. ___ Apologise to repent for your mistakes, which is good for others too.

Forgiveness

Mar. 8 | If you have to apologise repeatedly over the same issue, you were not apologetic even once. If you have to forgive repeatedly over the same issue, you did not forgive even once. – Stonepeace | Get Books

There Are No Unforgiving Bodhisattvas

Feb. 14 | Even if, as a skilful means, one does not accept another’s apology, so as to further awaken that person, one should not bear any grudge, so as to further awaken that person. – Stonepeace | Get Books The nineteenth secondary transgression...

Should We Share Merits With Our ‘Enemies’?

Jan. 20 | Karma is our Mama, for we are born from our karma. – Stonepeace | Get Books Is there a need to share merits, even with those who treat us selfishly, or negatively in some way? Yes, the sharing of merits should always include all sentient beings,...

How Death From Enmity Was Averted

Jul. 6 | ‘He beat me, he robbed me. Look at how he abused and injured me.’ Live with those thoughts and you will never stop hating… Abandon such thoughts and your hatred and suffering will cease. – The Buddha (Dhammapada) During the Ch’ing...

How To Handle A Petty Colleague

Feb. 27 | Question: A good friend, Alvina (not her real name), who is my colleague had fallen out over a small matter. She refused to make up despite me having tried thrice. She had told me something about another friend, Rita (also not her real name), claiming...
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