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How To Not Follow Customs Blindly

Mar. 20 | Question: Some are very particular that red packets (angbaos) given must be with amounts of money ending with 8 (which sounds in a Chinese dialect like ‘huat’, which means ‘prosper’), and not 4 (which sounds like ‘die’)....

Is It Bad Karma To Report Inconsiderate Parking?

Dec. 19 | Question: When I see inconsiderate drivers parking at lots reserved for the handicapped, I consider reporting their cars. If they get fined, will I have negative karma? Answer: If you will create negative karma for doing so, all parking attendants will...

Which Of These Four Actions Do You Create?

Nov. 8 | There are four kinds of [karmic] actions proclaimed by me, after realising them for myself with direct knowledge. – Śākyamuni Buddha (Kukkuravatika Sutta) (As paraphrased and extended from the second half of the Kukkuravatika Sutta) [1] There are dark...

Beyond ‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’

Mar. 2 | This documentary (2017) features how one famous comedian Jim Carrey portrayed another famed comedian – Andy Kaufman (1949-1984) in the latter’s biopic – ‘Man On The Moon’ (1999). What intriguing is that Jim attempted to do what...

What If You Can Fulfil ‘Absolutely Anything’?

May. 18 | Sampled by ‘superior’ aliens, Neil is lent the power to wish absolutely anything to reality. It was a test to see if humans know good from evil, to deserve life as usual, or to be destroyed – if deemed too stupid and dangerous to the rest...

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...

The Buddha Path Of ‘The Man With The Iron Fists (2)’?

Aug. 4 | In ‘The Man With The Iron Fists 2’, is this interesting dialogue. Li Kung says, ‘We are desperate people, Thaddeus. I need to liberate us from the ruthless Beetle Clan. And when that fight comes, my people need a way to protect themselves....

Intentions & Experiences

May. 17 | Be swifter in knowing if your intentions are good or bad. Be slower in deciding if your experiences are good or bad. – Stonepeace

On Eating Animals

Oct. 13 | As you are shaped by your intentional actions, you are also what, who, why and how you eat. – Stonepeace In the Mahayana sutras, Buddha advised his followers not to eat meat. Not only is it nonvirtuous to bring direct harm to another being, but...

Is Ignorance Really Bliss?

Oct. 16 | Ignorance is only blissful… till your negative karma ripens. – Stonepeace Recently, there is a video link (http://mercyforanimals.org/hatchery) in circulation, related to a news report (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/zeph/message/1294) on how 200...
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