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Should Buddhists Play Matchmakers?

Sep. 13 | Question: Is it alright to matchmake good friends who are good in character? Answer: It does not accord with a Bodhisattva Precept in the Brahma Net Sutra to do matchmaking – as it facilitates the perpetuation of Samsara by encouraging attachment....

Of Gods, Demi-Gods & Humans In ‘Wonder Woman’

Aug. 2 | Where Wonder Woman was created by Zeus (the absent god), Themyscira is a Greek mythological Paradise Island with only Amazon women. Somewhat feminist, perhaps sexist, yet true, it also represents how there might be safety and peace without the war-mongering...

About True ‘Love & Other Drugs’

May. 11 | This story is about a young woman with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease, who fails to connect to anyone emotionally because she feels undeserving of love. Outwardly confident, she nursed self-pity secretly, with fear of being committed to and...

A Short Chat In ‘A Chinese Tall Story’

Apr. 27 | In the movie ‘A Chinese Tall Story’ (情颠大圣), which is yet another spin-off retelling of the already fictitious novel ‘Journey To The West’, it’s clearly non-factual version of ‘Tripitaka’ (Dharma Master...

From Ordinary To Enlightened Love

Mar. 22 | The path to full enlightenment is to learn how to love all beings fully, with full compassion and wisdom. – Stonepeace | Books Ordinary love is based and mixed with attachment. Like other afflicted emotions, attachment is based not on reality but...

Love In ‘Our Times’ Of Growing Up

Apr. 13 | The girl asked, ‘How to not fall when skating?‘ The guy quipped, ‘By not being afraid to fall!‘ Thus began a love-hate relationship as he encourages and teases her at the same time. It turns out that the ‘falling’...

Be ‘The Intern’ Of Dharma Before Death

Mar. 30 | In the opening video resume monologue of ‘The Intern’, Ben says this, ‘Freud said, “Love and work, work and love. That’s all there is.” Well, I’m retired and my wife is dead. As you can imagine, that has given me some time on...

Offering Self-Sacrifice Vs Wanting Others Sacrifice

Mar. 30 | The perfection of sacrifice is attained with sacrifice till there is no more sacrifice. – Stonepeace | Books Few of us can love all humanity. Life for us cannot but be centered around ourselves. Indeed, if we do not have a love for our own life, we...

Love Vs Lust In ‘Zoolander 2’

Mar. 18 | In ‘Zoolander 2’ is a satirical yet somewhat thought-provoking take on the nature of love versus lust, of how easy it is to confuse one for the other. There was Hansel, portrayed as a once successful fashion model, who prided his entire worth...

Are You Committed To Being Committed?

Jun. 12 | To let another down in a relationship, is also to let oneself down, in one’s relationship to oneself. – Stonepeace | Books A recurring theme in many Western movies, especially of the romantic comedy kind, is that when a pair of lovers (dating,...

Truths From The Fictitious ‘Ruby Sparks’

Nov. 15 | Fantastical tales are fantastic ways to convey important truths. The movie ‘Ruby Sparks’ is one such example, packed with facts in fiction. Without giving away excess details, it proposes the possibility of writing the love of your life into...

10 Lessons From ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Oct. 2 | There is no way to know that your last good day is your last good day. At that time, it’s just another decent day. – Hazel Grace Lancaster (‘The Fault In Our Stars’, by John Green) Here are 10 existential lessons inspired by the...

Love Haiku

Dec. 10 | What do you love – the love, the lover, the loving or being loved? Share This:

Are Buddhists Okay With Divorce?

Nov. 8 | Question: I have a friend whose husband had an affair. He is trying to make amends but trust is already broken. How should I advise as a Buddhist? (They don’t have kids.) Answer: In the Buddhist point of view, marriage is not some sacrament mandated...

Review Of Three Sayings From ‘The Stonepeace Book: Vol.1’

Mar. 21 | Because everything changes from moment to moment, we should treasure everything in this moment. (to be continued…) – Stonepeace (Opening half-quote) ‘The purpose of life is to find it, live it, and share it.’ Commentary: The moment...