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Thoughts On ‘The Haunting Of Hill House’

Nov. 27 | People are first haunted by their inner demons, before they become ghosts haunting haunted places, who might in turn become others’ outer demons. Haunted by unresolved and deluded attachment and aversion, both in this life and from life to...

‘Jason Bourne’ Vs His Past Karma

Oct. 25 | ‘Jason Bourne’ recalls his once forgotten ‘past life’ within this life… He was kind of tricked, yet kind of volunteered to be ‘trained’ as a ruthless killer of many. This reminds us to be mindful when choosing...

Lost & Found In ‘The Sea Of Trees’ 在《青木原树海》遗失与找到自己

Oct. 17 | ‘The Sea Of Trees’ (Jukai: 树海) is an alternative name of Japan’s ‘Suicide Forest’ (Aokigahara: 青木ヶ原), with its dense foliage that moves with swells and waves like the sea. Believed by many to be very easy to...

Should The Old Travel Or Watch More TV?

Aug. 29 | The mindless keep missing the common essence of what seems different. – Shilashanti Should the elderly have many leisure trips? Well, this depends on what is done during the trips. If it is just much indulgence in sense pleasures, with total forgetting...

Regret Haikus

Aug. 22 | Regret not unresolvable regrets – just dissolve them.    Regret not resolvable regrets – just resolve them. 

Don’t Put It Off Till Tomorrow

Aug. 8 | To live each day fully, is to live each life fully. – Shilashanti  ‘Zengosaidan’ is a Zen expression meaning that we must put all our efforts into each day so that we have no regrets, and that we must not grieve for the past or worry about...

How Regret Can Be Good (Or Bad)

Feb. 22 | Always regret evil done and good not done. Never regret good done and evil not done. – Stonepeace | Books In Buddhism, regret is not guilt. Guilt is an ego-driven emotion and as such is always non-virtuous, but regret can be either virtuous or non-virtuous....

Redemption Of ‘The Bodyguard’

Aug. 24 | An old retired man develops dementia, forgetting this and that… while not forgetting one incident every day awake – the loss of his young granddaughter, which was indirectly his fault due to an accident. Having been a skilful bodyguard to many...

Rid Your Regrets

Aug. 20 | The older you get, the less regrets you should have, because the less time you have, to rid these regrets. – Stonepeace | Books

No Regret

Dec. 4 | My religion is to live and die without regret. – Milarepa

How To Answer Kids’ Existential Issues?

Aug. 2 | Question: My teenage daughter mumbled this during an argument – ‘I did not ask to be born!’ How should I have replied? Answer: This is how you might want to reply – ‘Myself too didn’t ask to be born. I didn’t...

No Regrets

May. 31 | My religion is to live and die without regret. – Milarepa

Why Some Love Stories Break Your Heart

Nov. 14 | A love story is heartbreaking when the heartbreak need not occur, while the heartbreak is clung to, though the heartbreak can be healed. – Stonepeace Many heartwrenching love stories share the common trait of heartbreak – due to miscommunication,...

Acceptance of Regret, Shame & Dread

Oct. 3 | To not regret over the regretable is regretable. – Stonepeace On one occasion this [elderly] monk asked the Dalai Lama for initiation into a particular set of demanding practices. The Dalai Lama demurred, saying that they were meant for younger monks,...

Donald & Charlie Talk About Love & Happiness

May. 10 | To have unconditioned happiness, have unconditioned love for one and all. – Stonepeace There is a great conversational gem in the underrated film ‘Adaptation’. In it, Charlie spoke of, to his brother Donald, a time in high school, ...
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