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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...

How To Send Off Unexpected Ghostly Guests

May. 24 | Question: There is an unexpected guest at home – a ‘man’ in olden Chinese attire. Please advise. Answer: Note that those dressed in traditional clothes might not be from ancient times as some modern folks are changed to similar clothes...

Ghost-Counsellors Over ‘Ghostbusters’!

Oct. 28 | Though fictitious in the name of fun, the very title and anti-ghost logo of ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016) is already morally wrong in the eyes of Buddhism. Why bust ghosts when they ought to be counselled to turn over a new leaf for taking better...

How Bridesmaids Meet Revata’s Ghosts And Theseus’ Ship

Mar. 30 | As change is inevitable, the inevitable question is how you wish to change you. – Stonepeace | Books In the comedy ‘Bridesmaids’ is this argument – H(elen): It’s too bad Lilian couldn’t play with us today… A(nnie):...

Are There Deadly Water Ghosts?

Apr. 5 | Question: We sometimes hear of the belief that drowning in water bodies is sometimes caused by ‘water ghosts’ tugging them down, who are previously drowned persons, who want someone to take their places, so that they themselves can be reborn....

Can Ghosts & Gods Punish & Reward Humans?

Mar. 25 | Question: I learnt that unseen beings comprising of ghosts and gods are able to read minds. Do they have the power to reward or punish a person after having read one’s good or bad thoughts? Answer: You can just think of them as humans like us. For...

Why Is It Better To Give Than To Receive?

Dec. 10 | 不知足者  Those who not know contentment, 虽富而贫  even if rich, they are however poor. 知足之人  Those who know contentment, 虽贫而富  even if poor, they are however rich. – 佛陀  The Buddha (遗教经  Sutra Of Bequeathed...

Some Ullambana Queries

Dec. 8 | Question: Am quite confused about the Ullambana festival during the seventh lunar month. Is giving offerings to the Sangha then the Buddhist practice? Answer: Yes. Question: What about the offering of food to the unseen beings or deceased ancestors then?...

A Buddhist Vision Of ‘The Child’s Eye’

Oct. 12 | Before watching ‘The Child’s Eye’ in 3D, I wondered if the horror movie will be all the more horrible with a literally additional dimension…, which also led me to wonder what is the true source of horror. As Stonepeace put it, The...
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