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[5] How To Handle Those Who Abuse Us

Jan. 1 | When, out of envy, others mistreat me with abuse, insults, or the like, I shall accept defeat, and offer the victory to others. – Geshe Langri Tangpa Reflections On ‘The Eight Verses Of Thought Transformation’ (Part 5 of 8): 第五颂:自受亏损 他人出于嫉妒心, 非理辱骂谤我等, 亏损失败我取受, 愿将胜利奉献他。 –...

Be More Mindful Of The Ocean Not Its Waves

Jan. 1 | What to be dissolved is not the self, but the sense of self, by realising it is not there in the first place. – Shilashanti Suzuki Roshi… had a very helpful way of describing the relief that comes from getting over yourself. He used the expression...

‘The Empty Hands’ Full Of Spirit

Sep. 13 | ‘The Empty Hands’ is the almost literal translation of the ‘way of empty hands’ (空手道), otherwise known as Karate-do. As strongly urged by a Karate expert father, his daughter was trained when much younger, to be a brown...

Ego Haiku

Mar. 8 | Only keep dissolving; never hardening the ‘solid’ illusion of ego.

Be The Master Of Yourself

Aug. 18 | We choose which version of ourselves to be in each and every moment. – Stonepeace | Books The Zen Master Shiyan seated on a stone in meditation often conversed with himself. ‘Master!’ he called to self. ‘Uh!’ self replied. ...

Your Money Or Your Self?

Jul. 24 | That which is true can never be lost. That which is lost can never be true. – Stonepeace | Books Once, when Sakyamuni Buddha was meditating in a forest, he heard, from a distance, the laughter of a young woman. A little later, he saw her hurrying...

See Yourself As Lowest Of The Low

Feb. 16 | Once proud of your practice, you have nothing to be proud of; only your egotism to be ashamed of. – Stonepeace | Books Do not turn gods into demons. When displeased, the worldly gods cause harm. The gods are supposed to beneficial in general; so if...

Self Haiku

Jan. 18 | Accomplish the selfless to outdo and outlast your short-lived ‘self’, or your’self’ would not matter much.

How Bridesmaids Meet Revata’s Ghosts And Theseus’ Ship

Mar. 30 | As change is inevitable, the inevitable question is how you wish to change you. – Stonepeace | Books In the comedy ‘Bridesmaids’ is this argument – H(elen): It’s too bad Lilian couldn’t play with us today… A(nnie):...

Love Vs Lust In ‘Zoolander 2’

Mar. 18 | In ‘Zoolander 2’ is a satirical yet somewhat thought-provoking take on the nature of love versus lust, of how easy it is to confuse one for the other. There was Hansel, portrayed as a once successful fashion model, who prided his entire worth...

Buddha & Self

Dec. 22 | 念佛非念我, 念我非念佛. Mindfulness of Buddha is not mindfulness of self. Mindfulness of self is not mindfulness of Buddha. – Stonepeace | Get Books (To be truly mindful of Buddha, one should not be mindful of self, as when being mindful...

Self-Delusion

Oct. 29 | 一切邪执, 皆依我见, 若离于我, 则无邪执。 – 禅宗十二祖马鸣菩萨 (大乘起信论)  Of all evil attachments, each rely on self-view. If departing from self, thus are there no evil attachments. – 12th Patriarch Of The...

Better Seek Your Self

Apr. 6 | Realise there is no false self based on the five aggregates to realise your true self based on your Buddha-nature. – Stonepeace | Get Books Once the Buddha was sitting in meditation in a dense forest near Uruvela when a band of villagers chanced...

Evil, Self & Views

Jan. 22 | First, the unwholesome must be averted. In the middle, the self must averted. Last, all the views are averted. Wise is the one who knows this. – Aryadeva (Four Hundred Verses On The Middle Way) Related Course: The Heart Of The Heart Sutra

The Best Conqueror

Mar. 21 | One may conquer in battle a thousand times a thousand men, yet one is the best of conquerors, who conquers oneself. – The Buddha (Dhammapada)
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