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How Time Is Relative To Our Experiences

Jul. 20 | An hour sitting with a pretty girl on a park bench passes like a minute, but a minute sitting on a hot stove seems like an hour. – Albert Einstein (paraphrased) A day and a night in the Heaven of the Four Kings is equivalent to fifty years among...

A Buddhist Tale Of Sex & Violence

May. 8 | Those who intentionally break precepts with plans to repent after doing so will find it very difficult to repent truly. – Stonepeace | Books Once when the Buddha Shakyamuni was in the world, there were two Bhikshus [Buddhist monks] cultivating in the...

Hope Haiku

Feb. 13 | Even the beings in the deepest hell are future Buddhas.

How Can Some With Good Karma Become Evil?

Nov. 21 | If merits and wisdom are always steadily cumulative from life to life, we should be liberated already. – Stonepeace One might be reborn into very favourable physical and material circumstances as a result of past good karma ripening now. However,...

Should You Harm Others To Clear Their Bad Karma?

Nov. 15 | Just as no one is destined to harm you, you are not destined to harm anyone. – Stonepeace A mobster, who was supposedly also a ‘devout Buddhist’, when asked how he could do nasty things to people, replied that he simply expressed their...

Hell Haiku

Aug. 10 | Hot like hell? What relief… Not the real hell! (To not count your blessings is to subtly curse yourself.)

The Middle Path Between Nihilism & Eternalism

Sep. 12 | If you try to convert me, I’ve thought about heaven and hell, I’m prepared to face either, if either of them exists. – Lee Kuan Yew (The Straits Times, 06.09.11) But is it possible for anyone to truly imagine or to ever be prepared to...

Is There Eternal Heaven Or Hell?

Aug. 30 | If even Mara can become a Buddha eventually, why doubt your ability to do so? – Stonepeace The definitions of good and evil in Buddhism are much more subtly nuanced and realistic than the conventional versions. What is goodness? It is whatever done...

Should Sick Babies Be Aborted?

Apr. 21 | Question: Some Buddhist teachers say those who engage in abortion, which is the killing of a human life, creates negative karma that is so immense that unless they repent and have remedial action in time, they will be reborn in hell.  Some other teachers...

‘The Rite’ of Passage to Hell Or Pure Land?

Feb. 16 | ‘The battle against the Devil, which is the principal task of Saint Michael the Archangel, is still being fought today, because the Devil is still alive and active in the world. – Pope John Paul II.’ ‘The Rite’ begins...

‘The American’ Killer’s Private Hell

Oct. 18 | Who is ‘The American’? He is ‘A Very Private Gentleman’ (the novel which the film was adapted from) – though not very gentlemanly when he kills. Due to the nature of his livelihood as a hired assassin, he is indeed very...

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...

地狱 | Hell

Jan. 9 | 现在经历着“地狱”般的痛苦 并不是永远都留在地狱。 我们只是经过地狱。 尽管非常可怕, 但它也不过是漫长的学习经历的一部分; 通往觉悟路上的 漫长却“必要”的业的弯路。 你个人的地狱不是个人的惩罚; 它是紧急的警钟。 它是心灵训练— 你所受的艰辛度正是你所需要的剂量, 以你个人业报呈现。 (1月9日...
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