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‘The Little Stranger’ Who Is A Little Familiar

Apr. 5 | The best supernatural tales are never really about ‘super-nature’. They only use supernatural elements to highlight the workings of human nature, thus telling engaging stories filled with mystery and suspense. Sadly, without these puzzling...

Record Of A Venerable Identifying A Fake Bodhisattva 和尚辨认假菩萨记

Mar. 4 | 譬如穷人,妄号帝王,自取诛灭。况复法王,如何妄窃?— 释迦牟尼佛《楞严经》 For example, a poor person,who falsely names oneself an emperor,personally incurs death.Furthermore as a Dharma king [i.e. Buddha],how...

An Awakening Walk Through Bly Manor

Mar. 1 | Every unresolved ghost story is a tragedy, arising from the three poisons of strong attachment, aversion and delusion. Reborn out of delusion, we return with its offsprings of attachment and aversion too. As time goes by, we might even feed ourselves...

How Can Wandering Spirits Be Delivered? 如何超度孤魂?

Apr. 8 | One without meritscan be offered guidanceto easier create merits.— Shilashanti There are wandering spirits (i.e. 孤魂野鬼: lonely spirits and wild ghosts), who are those yet to be reborn, due to attachment to their past lives, while not...

What Truly Scary About ‘The Ghost Bride’

Feb. 10 | The following clarifies on major myths propagated by the named series. In the Buddhist perspective, the very Chinese title of ‘The Ghost Bride’, as based on the book《彼岸之嫁》, which means ‘Marriage of the Other Shore’...

Is ‘Revenge Of The Pontianak’ Justified?

Dec. 2 | Ghostly vengeance sounds super scary and violent. Yet, revenge means there was wrong done, that seems to ‘justify’ the havoc, or does it? Bearing in mind that ghosts are ex-humans, which ghost is so downright evil, to wish to wreck chaos...

How To Not Be ‘Haunted’?

Oct. 19 | Episode one of season two of ‘Haunted’ features among the most malevolent of ghosts, one who is both cunning and wicked. With the ability to read minds, the ‘Mimic’ is able to imitate the voices and forms of those familiar....

What Should ‘New’ House Owners Do?

Jun. 11 | Question: What should I do before entering my new apartment for the first time? Do I need to choose a day? Answer: No special dates are needed. When entering a ‘new’ house for the first time, the steps are similar to that of entering a hotel...

What Horror Stories Teach Us

Jun. 10 | All horror stories, fictitious or true, are tragedies. All tragedies are with suffering. All suffering is from the Three Poisons (of greed, hatred and delusion). To have unhappy endings, there must be no resolution. To have no resolution, there must be...

Who Are You Behind That Mask? (‘Hema Hema’s Dharma Drama On Karma)

May. 23 | What if there is an secret camp of sorts, amidst the mountains, where for a fortnight, all don masks to hide their true identities, and are free to do whatever they wish? There, almost anything goes, though there are some basic rules to ensure there...

How We Almost Entered Darkness

Mar. 6 | What truly terrifying is not the terrifying, but the absence of mindfulness. – Wuyoukongbu Many years ago, during one of those aimless holiday night rides with a biking buddy, we zipped up and down a popular stretch of a nearby beach. We were cycling...

Thoughts On ‘The Haunting Of Hill House’

Nov. 27 | People are first haunted by their inner demons, before they become ghosts haunting haunted places, who might in turn become others’ outer demons. Haunted by unresolved and deluded attachment and aversion, both in this life and from life to...

How To Vanquish ‘The Darkness’?

Oct. 11 | ‘The Darkness’ is based on a ‘myth’ that Anasazi Indians bound demons to rocks hidden in underground caves. If removed, they will take the shape of a crow, snake, coyote, wolf and buffalo, before tricking and dragging children...

An Imaginary Movie On Water Ghosts’ Origins

Sep. 27 | Those haunted by the inner demons of attachment, aversion and delusion, who do not see or vanquish them will eventually become outer demons. – Shilashanti There was a horror movie (based on a true story), about a woman swimming in a lake, when she...

What Truly Is ‘The Shining’?

Aug. 22 | ‘The Shining’ (1980) is classic mystery horror, perhaps due to it being somewhat scripted to be ambiguous? A man goes to an isolated hotel to be its winter caretaker. He hears about a previous caretaker, who seemed to have had a murderous...
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