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[E] How Is The Monastic Community Destroyed In The Dharma-Ending Age? 僧团如何在末法时期被破坏?

Aug. 29 | 吾涅槃后法欲灭时,五逆浊世魔道兴盛。 – 释迦牟尼佛《佛说法灭尽经》 After my Parinirvāṇa, when the Dharma is about to end,in this Five Heinous Transgressions’and Five Defilements’ Evil Age,demonic paths...

The First Things In ‘Cities Of Last Things’

Jul. 22 | The film (幸福城市) begins in the midst of a casual yet cautionary song – ‘爱千万不要给得太多… 你今天将它挽留,明天它悄悄溜走。你将一切给我,我却不知如何接受。啊… 请你请你不要再来找我。世界上的男孩不只我一个。啊…...

[5] How To Handle Those Who Abuse Us

Jan. 1 | When, out of envy, others mistreat me with abuse, insults, or the like, I shall accept defeat, and offer the victory to others. – Geshe Langri Tangpa Reflections On ‘The Eight Verses Of Thought Transformation’ (Part 5 of 8): 第五颂:自受亏损 他人出于嫉妒心, 非理辱骂谤我等, 亏损失败我取受, 愿将胜利奉献他。 –...

How Can We Handle Our Jealousy?

Sep. 13 | Spiritual cultivation is but the actualisation of our pure potential and deactivation of our defiled habits. – Shilashanti When we see those worse off, such as the very poor and sick, we usually genuinely wish that they be free from suffering, to be...

When You See Someone Dressed Just Like You

May. 18 | Do you ever notice that when you’re driving… Everyone going slower than you is an idiot… Everyone driving faster than you is a maniac? – Simple Town Comic In ‘Demetri Martin: Live (At The Time)‘, he shared this joke – ‘One...

Six Faults

Apr. 27 | The proud will never be pleased. The jealous will never be happy. The greedy will never be satisfied. The hateful will never be reconciled. The stingy will never have enough. The ignorant will never accomplish. – Patrul Rinpoche

The Seven Limbs As Antidotes To Afflictions

Feb. 17 | Revere the more enlightened to rid pride. Learn their teachings and ask to rid ignorance and doubt. Repent and radiate loving-kindness to rid hatred. Rejoice of others’ well-being to rid jealousy. Give to the needy and worthy to rid greed. Dedicate...

It’s A ‘Kung Fu Jungle’ Out There?

Feb. 4 | If literally translated from Chinese, the title of the movie ‘Kung Fu Jungle’ (一个人的武林) would be ‘One (Single) Person’s Wushu (Martial Arts) Jungle’. The action film tells the tale of how a wushu expert crazed...

Is My Life Just Problems To Solve?

Feb. 6 | Question: I’m a student. When I think about my future, I forsee many obstacles due to competition in school now and probably in my work life later. I see my life ahead as nothing but a series of problems to solve, and become gloomy. What should...

Two Effects Of Comparison

Jun. 6 | If comparison leads to rejoice, this leads to greater happiness. If comparison leads to jealousy, this leads to greater suffering. – Stonepeace

How Even The Gods May Fall

Sep. 12 | That even gods may fall is a powerful reminder that merely doing good is not good enough. – Stonepeace Whoever has accumulated much merit, after his rebirth in the Deva-realms [heavenly planes of gods], lives there till the end of the life-span of that...

A Toddler’s Encounter With A ‘New’ Emotion

Apr. 6 | The inner demon you can’t name [recognise], is the one you are tormented by. ~ Stonepeace A toddler nephew is undergoing a strange yet understandable phase of growing up. Barely a month ago, his baby sister was born. Suddenly, his behaviour became...

Healing From Jealousy

Feb. 28 | Question: Have been bothered by some thoughts and wonder what is the Buddhist way of looking at them. I feel as if the theory of the Dharma cannot quite tally with actual human experience. Theory is easier said than done. Answer: The theory of anything,...

‘Clash Of The Titans’ (2010) & Humans

Apr. 7 | The remake of ‘Clash of the Titans’ is more fascinating than its 1981 predecessor for a number of reasons. Firstly, the monsters are a lot meaner. Secondly, the gods are a lot meaner… too! Set in an ancient time, the film paints a terrifying...
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