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The ‘Historically’ Fantastic ‘Legend Of The Demon Cat’

Aug. 15 | ‘Legend Of The Demon Cat’ (妖猫传) is what can be called ‘fantastical history’ or ‘historical fantasy’ – a highly dramatised and romanticised retelling of how events might had been, that led to the demise of Yang...

Should You Be Good For Goodness’ Sake?

Jun. 14 | Compassion is the root [beginning] of the Buddha path. [the path to Buddhahood]. – Nagarjuna (The Treatise on Perfection of Wisdom) There is this adage… To ‘be good for goodness’ sake’; instead of being good for pleasing...

Self-Destruction

Dec. 13 | To be extremely self-centred is to be extremely self-destructive [as one forgets one’s interdependence on others]. ~ Stonepeace

On Eating Animals

Oct. 13 | As you are shaped by your intentional actions, you are also what, who, why and how you eat. – Stonepeace In the Mahayana sutras, Buddha advised his followers not to eat meat. Not only is it nonvirtuous to bring direct harm to another being, but...

The Four Harmonious Friends (Bird, Hare, Monkey & Elephant)

Oct. 13 | Respect should be freely given to all simply because all have Buddha-nature, because all can become Buddhas. – Stonepeace Once, the Buddha was travelling, when many younger monks moved ahead to seek shelter. By dusk, a room was prepared for him,...

Overcoming Anger and Bitterness with Compassion

Apr. 29 | With selfish apathy arises no compassion. With selfless empathy arises true compassion. – Stonepeace [7-step visualization exercise] 1. Think of someone who annoys you or whom you really don’t like. Bring this person into the foremost of your...
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