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Be A Perfect Mirror

May. 27 | A good mirror helps us to see things as they are. A poor mirror ‘helps’ us to distort things from what they are. – Stonepeace | Books Enlightened minds work like perfect mirrors. What encountered is simply reflected as they are, without...

Are You Ignorant Of Your Cypher Complex?

May. 25 | (To Enter Or Exit ‘The Matrix’ Of Delusion?) Disciple: Do Pure Lands (净土) exist? Master: Does this defiled land (秽土) exist? Disciple: Of course it does. Master: If so, Pure Lands exist all the more. – Pure Land & Zen Dialogue Screened...

The Living ‘Dharma’ Of ‘Deadpool’?

Feb. 26 | For the uninitiated, Deadpool is an unconventional character who breaks the fourth wall of comic books to talk to readers directly, sometimes even referring to other comic books! To ‘break the fourth wall’ means to break the imaginary transparent...

Towards Greater ‘Inception’ Of Reality

Oct. 1 | Recently, Christopher Nolan, the director of ‘Inception’ finally spoke on the ambiguous ending of his film, which was a spinning top that wobbled a bit before cutting to black. For those who missed the movie, if it spun on indefinitely, it...

Disappointment

Mar. 15 | Disappointment is just a reminder to further align with reality with greater diligence. – Stonepeace (Get Books)

Your So-Called Reality

Mar. 7 | If you know you are dreaming, you are to that extent awake, it is so-called ‘reality’ for you then, as you continue waking. If you do not know you are dreaming, you are to that extent asleep, it is so-called ‘reality’ for you then, as you continue...

The Compassion & Wisdom Of Relative & Absolute Truths

Nov. 1 | To share absolute truths with those who need relative truths is to confuse instead of help. To share relative truths with those who need absolute truths is to belittle instead of enlighten. – Stonepeace Relative truths refer to conventional realities...

Danger Of Clinging To Emptiness

Oct. 24 | If one clings to the relative forms of all phenomena, one neglects the absolute emptiness of all phenomena. One makes forms an eternalistic dogma, and forgoes the wisdom of practising non-attachment [of the transient]. If one clings to the absolute...

The Silent Yet Noisy Falling Tree?

Sep. 20 | The practice of all the bodhisattvas is never to entertain concepts, which revolve around dualistic notions of perceiver and perceived, in the knowledge that all these appearances are but the mind itself, whilst mind’s own nature is forever beyond the...

Good Or Bad Dream?

Aug. 2 | We are caught believing in and living a dream reality, investing in it emotionally, unwilling and unable to see through it because of our own personal attachment to the dream, especially if it seems a good one. – Jon Kabat-Zinn (Coming To Our Senses)

Relativity Not Reality

Feb. 28 | False imagination teaches that such things as light and shade, black and white are different and to be discriminated; but they are not independent of each other; they are only different aspects of the same thing, they are terms of relation not of [ultimate]...

What is Your Totem of Reality?

Jan. 19 | What you cling to as real, be it worldly or spiritual, is your refuge, even if it is not the true or best one. ~ Stonepeace In the movie ‘Inception’, ‘the dream hackers each fashion a unique totem for themselves, which they always hold...

The ‘Inception’ Of Illusion Or Reality?

Aug. 9 | The ingenious film that is ‘Inception’ begins with the assumption that it is possible for multiple persons to enter someone’s dream, that can even be designed without that person knowing, thus digging out deep secrets from his sub-consciousness,...

The Two Dimensions of Reality

Nov. 5 | Since every thing is interdependent upon one another, there is no one independent creator of everything. – Stonepeace We come to the practice of meditation seeking relief from our suffering, and meditation can teach us how to transform our suffering...

How Broadening Our Mind Alleviates Pain

Oct. 30 | To be fully enlightened is to have the broadest heart and mind possible, without losing sensitivity to the narrowest hearts and minds. – Stonepeace Just as the Dalai Lama was about to continue, he suddenly had a brief coughing fit… Reaching into...
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