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A Monk’s Friendly Goodwill To A Snake

Dec. 12 | I have good will for footless/ two/ four/ many-footed beings…  May footless/ two/ four/ many-footed beings do me no harm. May all creatures… meet with good fortune. May none of them come to any evil. – Ahina Sutta Ajaan Fuang, my meditation...

Protect & Heal Yourself & Others With Metta

Dec. 4 | As a mother would risk her life to protect her child, her only child, even so should one cultivate a limitless heart with regard to all beings. – Karaniya Metta Sutta   You should be as devoted to cultivating and protecting your goodwill to make...

Giving Haiku

Oct. 25 | Give till there is nothing left to give by your time to die – to perfect your generosity best you can. Love till there is no one left unloved by your time to die – to perfect your loving-kindness best you can.

Late Haiku?

Oct. 17 | Never just take; give more meaningfully, and never hate; love all meaningfully… before it is too late.

‘The Monkey King 3’: Kingdom Of Women (Vs Four ’Monks‘)

Aug. 8 | Although also with ‘casual spirituality’ added for such movies meant to be entertaining yet somewhat ‘enlightening’, this third instalment (西游记女儿国) offers quite a bit of subtle food for thought on love and attachment....

Love Not Terrorism But Hate Not Terrorists

Jul. 24 | ‘He abused me, he struck me,  he overpowered me, he robbed me.’  Those who do not harbour such thoughts  still their hatred. – The Buddha (Dhammapada) Someone quipped this on our post-truth era, ‘We used to laugh at comedians...

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...

Of Loving-Kindness To Our Tiny Friends

Jun. 29 | (Reflections From A Retreat In The Wild) Insects The Buddha says in the Surangama Sutra (楞严经), ‘Pure Bhikṣus [monastics] and all Bodhisattvas, at divergent roads walking [where there are grass patches], do not tread on living grass, what...

You, ‘Animals And The Buddha’

May. 4 | All beings fear danger, life is dear to all. When a person considers this, he does not kill or cause to kill. – The Buddha (Dhammapada, 129) ‘Animals And The Buddha’ (https://youtube.com/watch?v=S0MWAAykFuc) is a documentary by ‘Dharma...

Are You An Anger-Feeding Demon (Or Feeding One)?

Feb. 4 | Always do what is right, but never with anger, as anger is never right. – Stonepeace | Books As recounted by Sakyamuni Buddha (in the Samyutta Nikaya), there was once a sickly-looking demon, who sat on the throne of Sakra, the chief of gods in the...

Smile

May. 25 | If someone does not smile at you, be generous and offer your own smile. Nobody needs a smile more than the one who cannot smile at others. – H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

An Interterrestrial’s Ode To ‘Interstellar’

Dec. 22 | The movie ‘Interstellar’ sings of great hope for humanity, with speak of how we are explorers not caretakers, not meant to save the world, but to leave it, born here, but not to die here, with our place in the stars, not in the dirt. Yet,...

How To Apply Dharma In Office Politics?

Dec. 1 | Question: Somehow, I feel that upholding Buddhist principles seems idealistic and impractical in worldly work. Answer: This is absolutely untrue, as the Dharma is applicable for every situation. What needed is more skilfulness. Question: Where I work,...

How To Not Be A Loner?

Nov. 2 | Question: In my work place, where colleagues form social cliques, I try to be myself, ending up as a loner who feels vulnerable. What should I do? Answer: Formation of cliques is natural. You do not have to join only a specific one though. It is good...

It Is Love

Sep. 24 | The path to Buddhahood for all begins with compassion for all, is walked with compassion for all, and completed with compassion for all. – Stonepeace | Books A brief verse that has always been recited at the Zen Center goes like this: Great robe...
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