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The Rising & Crashing Waves Of ‘Roma’

Mar. 27 | Featured in black and white, yet with the rich nuances of light and shade, ’Roma’ depicts the ordinariness of everyday life, as juxtaposed with the extraordinariness of both domestic and political chaos. It is a closer look at how every single...

[7] How To Offer Benefits To All

Jan. 16 | In short, both directly and indirectly, do I offer every happiness and benefit to all my mothers. I shall secretly take upon myself all their harmful actions and suffering. – Geshe Langri Tangpa Reflections On ‘The Eight Verses Of Thought Transformation’...

‘The Monkey King 2’ Has Buddha-Nature

Jun. 28 | ‘The Monkey King 2’ is YET another creative retelling of ‘Journey To The West’. Even though such films tend to detour much from the original novel’s storyline, since it is in essence a spiritual quest, albeit with many colourful...

The Meta Nature Of ‘The Meddler’

Oct. 24 | ‘The Meddler’ features Blues Traveler performing. As it is a real-life band, the lead singer John Popper commented so an interview, ‘We’re playing ourselves, which, you know, it’s kind of the toughest role, because, does...

‘The Lady In The Van’ In The Writer’s Mind

Oct. 16 | This film is in part about the life of an old lady (who lived in a van), and in equal part about the life of the writer (who encountered her). While both lives are interesting, this review will focus on the writer’s inner life. In the script appears...

Ode To Guanyin Bodhisattva On The Rocks

Apr. 6 | The best test is that you pass despite the most testing conditions. – Stonepeace | Books Guanyin Bodhisattva sits upon the most craggy rocks on the sea. Yet she is smiling, ever at ease with what seems ‘uncomfortable’. She is totally at...

How Subha Gave & Gained Her Eye

Oct. 12 | External beauty is only skin deep and the skin is not very deep. – Stonepeace From the Therigatha, ‘Verses of the Elder [Buddhist] Nuns’, the world’s earliest collection of poetry by women, is a dramatic incident, that almost climaxed...

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...

Beyond Self-Improvement

Dec. 14 | If one sees the Buddhadharma [Buddha’s teachings] merely as a self-improvement method, one misses its ultimate purpose – for self-perfection, for realising selflessness. – Stonepeace

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,...

What Is The Highest?

Sep. 29 | The highest skill lies in the realization of selflessness. The highest nobility lies in taming your own mind. The highest excellence lies in having the attitude that seeks to help others. The highest precept is continual mindfulness. The highest remedy...

Beyond Self-Improvement

Jul. 7 | The Dharma is not merely for self-improvement, but ultimately for self-perfection – such that selflessness is realised to benefit one and all. – Stonepeace

Terror of the Real Cheese Touch!

Apr. 3 | Based on the book, the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ movie reminds me of a phase of growing up that is probably more terrifying than being smack in the middle of the adolescent years. When is that? It’s the beginning of the above – that...

How Conscious of Your Consciousness are You?

Mar. 11 | All suffering arise from self-centredness. All solutions arise from selflessness. – Stonepeace A common mistake about consciousness is to misunderstand it (in secular terms) as some sort of engine that drives a car, or (in religious terms) as soul...
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