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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...

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...

Does Karma Go In Endless Loops?

Oct. 11 | As realisations can arise from negative karma’s ripening, negative karma can condition positive karma. – Stonepeace When April harms May, can April justify her action by claiming she is simply expressing May’s negative karma, that she...

Acceptance of Regret, Shame & Dread

Oct. 3 | To not regret over the regretable is regretable. – Stonepeace On one occasion this [elderly] monk asked the Dalai Lama for initiation into a particular set of demanding practices. The Dalai Lama demurred, saying that they were meant for younger monks,...

The ‘Wu Xia’ Koan Of Forgiveness

Aug. 2 | ‘Wu Xia’ is an entertaining and nuanced study of the tension between the need for forgiving one who has resolved to turn over a new leaf, versus the danger of forgiving one who turns out to be thoroughly unrepentant. Since we cannot read...

Sticking To Principles & Overcoming Bad Habits

Apr. 20 | Not doing any evil is good, but it is not as good as doing much good too. – Stonepeace ~ Good-natured, even-tempered people are more accommodating and can get along with others wherever they go. However, being ‘accommodating’ does not...

The Story of Khantivadi Ascetic

Apr. 5 | Why live to expend positive and negative karma? Why not live to create positive karma to dilute negative karma? – Stonepeace Once upon a time the Bodhisattva, leading the life of an ascetic, was meditating at the foot of a tree in the king’s royal...

Wrong Or Wronged

Sep. 30 | One who apologises [when wrong] wins one’s ego. One who forgives not [when wronged] loses to one’s ego. ~ Stonepeace

How To Forgive & Forget?

Sep. 29 | Question: Out of the blue, I recalled some painful moments when someone close was not nice to me. Though this had long passed, I still feel a tinge of pain and resentment. Why and how could I had allowed the person to treat me that way? I still blame...

Can ‘The Losers’ Really Win?

May. 12 | The most enlightening part of ‘The Losers’ was when the cornered Jensen uttered something ‘true to bluff’ those pointing guns at him… (Yes, it’s paradoxical) – ‘In the words of Ancient Tibetan [Buddhist] masters, “Don’t start none…...

Magnanimity

Nov. 26 | It is impossible for another to accept one’s apology if one does not apologise, but it is always possible to forgive one for not apologising. – Stonepeace
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