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How To Be ‘Ant-Man’ Without Shrinking!

Aug. 29 | Beyond the first Ant-man movie, many might not know that Ant-man in the comics later acquired the means to be Giant-man. But is it truly possible to shrink and enlarge at all, according to the usual laws of physics known, without becoming too dense or...

On Gassho, Dojo & Ailments

Feb. 23 | Modesty is the foundation of all the virtues. Let your neighbours find you before you make yourself known to them. – Chanyue Guanxiu (Suggestions for Disciples) Gassho Gassho is the Japanese equivalent of the Sanskrit ‘anjali’. It is...

How To Humble The Proud To Better Learn The Dharma?

Apr. 12 | Question: I know a stubborn and arrogant person, who keeps claiming she is right, that she already knows enough about the Buddha’s teachings. How can I let her know she has much more to learn and practise? Answer: The litmus tests for adequacy...

Sincerity & Humility

Apr. 26 | Without sincerity and humility to learn the Dharma, preconceptions and egoism. will mar the Dharma. – Stonepeace (Get Books)

Be A Beginner Bodhisattva

Aug. 2 | Always here and now, Always new and fresh, Always aware and alive. – Stonepeace For a bodhisattva, the safest course is to constantly remind oneself of the initial aspiration to bodhi-mind [Bodhicitta: aspiration to guide one and all to Buddhahood]....

Knowing When To Bow

Aug. 31 | Sometimes the disciple bows to the master; sometimes the master bows to the disciple. A master who cannot bow to his disciple cannot bow to the Buddha. Sometimes the master and disciple bow together to the Buddha. – Shunryu Suzuki The practice of nonharming...

Asking & Commenting

Apr. 20 | Asking one about a Dharma teaching when [this] one had not practised it is like asking a frog in a well what one thinks of the sky outside. Commenting on a Dharma teaching when one had not practised it is like a frog in a well trying to describe the...

‘Gulliver’s Travels’ Vs Moggallana’s Journey

Jan. 5 | The movie tagline of the 2010 take on ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ says, ‘A magical land. A comedy of epic proportions.’ The protagonist’s encounter with Lilliput, though fantastical, shares real lessons too. That’s...

The Four Harmonious Friends (Bird, Hare, Monkey & Elephant)

Oct. 13 | Respect should be freely given to all simply because all have Buddha-nature, because all can become Buddhas. – Stonepeace Once, the Buddha was travelling, when many younger monks moved ahead to seek shelter. By dusk, a room was prepared for him,...

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

An Easy Gauge of Your Good & Evil

Mar. 11 | To avoid all evil, To do all good, And to purify the mind – These are the teachings of all Buddhas. – The Buddha (Dhammapada) How readily you say ‘Sorry’ reflects how well you recognise evil. Because you can see your inner ‘badness’, you...
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