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Why We Should Ask & Answer Dharma Queries Well

Jul. 4 | Ask well to be answered well. Ask better to be answered better. – Shilashanti In the last line of ‘[The] Twenty-Third [Light] Precept [Against] Arrogant [And] Biased Speaking [Of The Dharma]’ (第二十三憍慢僻说[轻]戒) in the ‘Brahmā...

How One Who Slighted None Attained Buddhahood

May. 24 | 此诸众生 云何具有 如來智慧, 愚痴迷惑, 不知不见? – 释迦牟尼佛 (华严经) [Of] all these sentient beings, why [are they] complete with [the] Tathāgatas’ wisdom, [yet] ignorant [and] confused, not knowing...

Never Retaliate The Harmful With Anger

Apr. 25 | Do not be angry when others do harm, but realise that it is [the effect of] previous karma. Without causing any more suffering, eliminate your own faults. – Precious Garland Of Advice To A King (Verse 271) Arya Nagarjuna When others harm you, your...

Project Patience: How To ‘Fight’ The Fire Of Anger (4th Run)

Mar. 31 | As featured in the June 2018 issue of ‘For You Information’ Click HERE To Register  Praise From Previous Runs: An extremely important course to help oneself to neutralise and transform one’s anger for cultivating merits. I learnt to understand...

Eat Poo-Poo!

Nov. 10 | Welcome any tests by others with good will, but test not others with ill spirit. – Stonepeace | Books Kyabje Khunu Lama Rinpoche told His Holiness the Dalai Lama that one time, somebody was sitting meditating outside Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Someone...

Verse On Patience

Aug. 2 | 若见大柱, 当愿众生, 离我诤心, 无有忿恨。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第60偈) If seeing huge pillars,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, depart from self-centred contentious minds, [to be] without anger and hatred.’** –...

Why Confident Patience Is A Strength

May. 27 | Just as anger is a sign of an unstable emotion, calmness is a sign of stable reason. – Stonepeace | Books Many people think that to be patient in bearing loss is a sign of weakness. I think this is a mistake. It is anger that is a sign of weakness,...

Vengeance ‘In A Valley Of Violence’

Feb. 22 | The valley of violence offers a realistic study of vengeance, on the implications of taking it up and not. A wanderer enters a salon, simply seeking a break from his travels. However, he karmically (of course!) encounters the town bully. Sensing trouble,...

How To Help An Angry Family Member?

Feb. 8 |   The following can be read as the ‘victim of anger’ or ‘victimiser with anger’ for self-reflection. Question: I have a family member who is polite to others but vents his anger at home, to the extent of hurling things. Though...

Patience Haiku

Dec. 28 | Too much ‘patience’ with your faults becomes complacence.* * that keeps you stuck in Samsara.

Project Patience: How To ‘Fight’ The Fire Of Anger (Run 3)

Sep. 29 | Click here for free early bird registration (for first 132) Praise From Previous Runs: More than 10 years ago, I attended a fellowship session led by teacher Shi’an. The discussion happened to be based on a chapter in Shantideva’s ‘Guide...

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...

How Can I Be Less Self-Critical?

Jul. 1 | Question: How can I be more compassionate to myself, to stop being so self-critical? Answer: It is actually very important to be self-critical, as it is the first step of being self-reflective for self-improvement. In this sense, it is a way to be compassionate...

Will ‘Mortdecai’ Be Alright In The End?

Jun. 24 | During a car chase, the comical Lord Mortdecai asks his henchman, ‘Jock?’ He replies, ‘Yes, sir?’ Mortdecai continues in his aristocratic tone, ‘Will it be alright in the end?’ Despite the high tension, Jock who is...

Is My Teacher Testing My Patience?

Oct. 29 | Aware of the difference between being firm and angry, one can be firm when necessary, but never ever angry. – Stonepeace | Books A Dharma class participant sent me the following question… ‘A “teacher” I know regularly raises...
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