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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. Share This:

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...

Project Patience: How To ‘Fight’ The Fire Of Anger

Apr. 2 | Register : tinyurl.com/dabeiclass About Teacher : tinyurl.com/shenshian Praise For First Run : 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...

Unseen Haiku

Mar. 30 | Raging twister unseen by others – trouble in mind Calming wind unseen by you – peace of mind How is the weather that you brew within your mind? Share This:

What Are You Fighting For? (Review Of ‘Ah Boys To Men’)

Jan. 28 | At the end of the movie ‘Ah Boys To Men (Part 1)’, there was this reflection by Recruit Ken thought aloud for the audience to hear – ‘People always say that there is no war in Singapore. But after this incident, I’ve realised…...

How To Deal With Public Nuisances?

Dec. 4 | Question: What would you do if you encounter those who blast their music in public transport? How should I control the feeling of being pissed off in me? Sometimes, their music is so loud that my mind is confused by it. I always feel like going...

Silence Haiku

Sep. 20 | Only when pining to hear Or swarmed with thoughts Is silence deafening. (If there is no awareness of what you crave for and you already cling to, there will be no peace of mind.) Share This: