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How To Sleep Well Like The Buddha

Jun. 20 | To always rest well, always live well when awake, without greed, hatred and delusion. – Shilashanti According to the Hatthaka Sutta, the Buddha was staying in a forest near Alavi, on a spread of leaves. Hatthaka, while walking around for exercise,...

‘The Week Of’ Expectation Vs Encouragement?

May. 15 | When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor Frankl (Man’s Search For Meaning) In the movie ‘The Week Of’, Isaac the boy had to sit on a bench when his baseball coach ushered the...

Verses On Sramanas & Brahmins

May. 4 | 若见沙门, 当愿众生, 调柔寂静,毕竟第一。 见婆罗门,当愿众生, 永持梵行,离一切恶。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第90-91偈) If seeing Sramanas, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, be harmoniously...

Verses On Sickness

Apr. 13 | 见无病人,当愿众生, 入真实慧,永无病恼。 见疾病人,当愿众生, 知身空寂,离乖诤法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第84-85偈) Seeing persons without sickness, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, enter...

Verses On Joy & Suffering

Mar. 8 | 见欢乐人,当愿众生, 常得安乐,乐供养佛。 见苦恼人,当愿众生, 获根本智,灭除众苦。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第82-83偈) Seeing those who are joyful, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, always...

From Hydra’s Myth To Munich’s Truths

Oct. 31 | ‘Munich’ retells the ‘politically’ driven Palestinian 1972 Black September killings, and its spate of Israeli vengeance attempts. Arguable accuracy aside, Avner who led the revenge squad has a thought-provoking chat with Ephraim...

‘Star Trek: Beyond’ Being Episodic

Nov. 23 | This instalment of Star Trek introspects the whole ‘enterprise’ of space exploration when Captain Kirk reflected thus – ‘Things have started to feel a little episodic. The farther out we go, the more I find myself wondering what...

‘No Escape’ From Karmic Retribution?

Nov. 3 | ‘No Escape’ is a thriller that serves as critique on a new form of colonialisation – the corporate kind, that even leads to a kind of slavery. As the character Hammond, who is a frequent visitor to the featured fourth world country...

Peace Haiku

Aug. 18 | Of little use is peace if only for oneself, forgetting others need it too.

Learn The Poise Of A Dying Man Alive

Jun. 1 | The worth of a life lived is how much the three poisons were purged, and how much the three antidotes were nurtured. – Stonepeace | Books (The three antidotes of generosity, compassion and wisdom cure the three poisons attachment, aversion and...

Ode To Guanyin Bodhisattva On The Rocks

Apr. 6 | The best test is that you pass despite the most testing conditions. – Stonepeace | Books Guanyin Bodhisattva sits upon the most craggy rocks on the sea. Yet she is smiling, ever at ease with what seems ‘uncomfortable’. She is totally at...

Verse On Peaceful Tranquility

Feb. 3 |   若得五欲, 当愿众生, 拔除欲箭, 究竟安隐。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第4偈) If attaining the five desires,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings eradicate desires’ arrow, [and attain] unsurpassable...

Contemplation Verse When Standing

Jan. 4 | 下足住时, 当愿众生, 心得解脱, 安住不动。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第34偈) When lowering [your] foot [to] stand, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings’ minds attain liberation [from suffering], [to]...

How The Buddha Prevented A Bloody War

Nov. 28 | Not only did the Buddha actively teach to promote peace, he actively prevented war too. – Stonepeace | Get Books In the Buddha’s time, the Sakiyas (Sakyas) and Koliyas (Kolis) once directed the Rohini (Rohni) river to to be constricted by...

Should I Search For Peace Within Or Without?

Oct. 29 | Question: About seaching inside oneself for peace versus seeking it outside, it there any tension between? Would, say, going to another country to attend a retreat be considered seeking it outside? Is going towards the worldly outside more for short-term...
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