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Painting Haiku

Sep. 21 | The palette is also painted with the painting.

The Gun Of ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster Frankenstein’

Sep. 2 | In the first act of the theatrical production (ironically and comically produced for TV), the proverbial starting gun is spotted on a table, as this dialogue ensues… Miss Machbeth: Don’t touch that. It’s a gun. Aren’t...

Eclipse Haiku

Jul. 13 | Even the small moon reflecting the big sun can eclipse it totally.

Whose Fault?

Jul. 12 | 不举他功过, 勿观作未作, 唯观己修行, 已修与未修。 – 佛陀 (法句经,第50偈) Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone. –...

‘Arrival’ Of Mis/communication

Jul. 8 | In ‘Arrival’, a language expert (Dr. Banks) requested to ask another ‘expert’ on the Sanskrit word for ‘war’ and its translation. The reply was ‘gravisti’, and that is means ‘an argument’. Banks...

Test Haiku

Jun. 29 | What tests you is also what teaches you.

Does Śākyamuni Buddha Have His Own Pure Land? 释迦牟尼佛有自己的净土吗?

Apr. 3 | 末世法灭之时, 特驻此经, 百年在世, 接引众生, 往生彼国。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《无量寿经》 When it is the last period of the Dharma-Ending Age [which is this era], I will specially retain this Sūtra, for one hundred...

Some Quantum Theories Of Pure Land Principles 净土原理之量子理论

Mar. 20 | 极圆极顿, 难议难思, 唯有大智, 方能谛信。 – 净土宗九祖澫益大师 《佛说阿弥陀经要解》 Extremely complete [and] extremely sudden [for enlightenment], difficult [to] discuss [and] difficult [to] conceive, only with...

‘The Kominsky Method’ Of Being Here

Dec. 26 | ‘The Kominsky Method’ is a bittersweet drama series on the challenges of two old friends growing older together, as they look out for each other while musing on life. Sandy Kominsky is an acting coach, who just lost a dear friend to sickness....

Obstacle Haiku

Aug. 1 | The obstacle on the path is part of the path; not end of the path.

A Kid’s ‘Real’ Pain From An Imaginary Needle

Jul. 18 | Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – Buddhist Saying At the clinic, I saw how a kid was dragged by his mother into the doctor’s room. When the door closed, almost immediately from the outside, some screaming could be heard. Perhaps he...

The Power Of Even One Word

Jun. 27 | Words are empowered as much by their speakers as by their listeners. – Shilashanti Once a monk was called to heal a sick child with a few words of paritta [protection] chanting. A skeptic in the crowd observed it all and expressed doubts about such...

‘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...

Does Aversion At Buddha Images Create Negative Karma?

Apr. 7 | Question: When I visited a temple, the Buddha statue there seemed to stir up some aversion in me, as its face did not look peaceful or compassionate to me. Does this feeling create negative karma? The fierce statues of Dharma Protectors do not give...

How Are Others’ Faults Also My Faults?

Jan. 24 | Original TDE article, as featured in For You (Information) 佛友(资讯) magazine The Dharma for the unenlightened is a one-sided mirror for self-reflection. With this mirror turned away, its proper function ceases. Thus, the Dharma is for checking...
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