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Thus Turned Tashi’s Wheel Of ‘Samsara’

Nov. 29 | In the opening of the fictional (2001) movie ‘Samsara’ (i.e. not the 2011 documentary), Tashi the monk, who ordained at the age of five, emerged from a traditional three-year three-month three-day solitary retreat. He was ceremoniously...

How To (Not) See The Attractive?

Jun. 28 | It is not so much of what you see but more of how you see that decides what is seen. – Stonepeace | Books A Zen master asked his disciples: ‘How should you confront feminine [or masculine] attraction?’ The first disciple replied: ‘I...

The Buddha’s Admonition Against Not Severing Lust

Nov. 16 | All not ready for sudden enlightenment should walk the gradual path to it now. – Stonepeace | Books 大佛顶首楞严经: 四种决定清净明诲章: 断淫篇 The Great Buddha’s Crown’s Foremost Śūraṅgama Sūtra: Section On Four Kinds...

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...

How To Prevent An Affair

Jan. 29 | Question: I find it difficult to observe the third precept of abstaining from sexual misconduct. I tend to have sexual thoughts of others besides my spouse. Please advise as to what I should do. I understand there is no quick fix formula, so is there...

How Subha Gave & Gained Her Eye

Oct. 12 | External beauty is only skin deep and the skin is not very deep. – Stonepeace From the Therigatha, ‘Verses of the Elder [Buddhist] Nuns’, the world’s earliest collection of poetry by women, is a dramatic incident, that almost climaxed...

The Buddha On Bondage To Sexuality

Jun. 15 | Of all attachments and desires, none is more extreme than lust. With lust as a desire, its greatness has no other. Fortunately, there is only one [of its kind]! If there are two similar desires, of all humans under the heavens [in the world], no one would...

Guilt From Adultery Haunting Me

Feb. 7 | Question: I have committed adultery. The guilt is haunting me. Answer: Why not visit a temple, and bow to the Buddha for an extended period of time to express your remorse formally, and vow not to ever let it happen again? If you feel it is appropriate,...
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