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‘The Kominsky Method’ Of Being Here

Dec. 26 | ‘The Kominsky Method’ is a bittersweet drama series on the challenges of two old friends growing older together, as they look out for each other while musing on life. Sandy Kominsky is an acting coach, who just lost a dear friend to sickness....

Verses On Sickness

Apr. 13 | 见无病人,当愿众生, 入真实慧,永无病恼。 见疾病人,当愿众生, 知身空寂,离乖诤法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第84-85偈) Seeing persons without sickness, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, enter...

Did The Buddha Die Of Food-Poisoning In Old Age?

Mar. 19 | Question: How is it that the Buddha could have died at 80 years old due to eating spoiled pork? Answer: Since the Buddha already announced the date of his passing at least 3 months in advance, he did not die of ageing or sickness, as he was in total...

About True ‘Love & Other Drugs’

May. 11 | This story is about a young woman with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease, who fails to connect to anyone emotionally because she feels undeserving of love. Outwardly confident, she nursed self-pity secretly, with fear of being committed to and...

Can Buddhist Practice Cause Sickness?

May. 8 | A longer-lasting pain is not as good as a shorter-lasting pain. (长痛不如短痛) – Chinese Saying Why is it that some seem to suddenly become unwell when they embark on the path of Dharma learning and practice, while others do not? Unwellness can...

Why Do Some Buddhists Die Of Incurable Sicknesses?

Mar. 9 | Question: Why do some who pray to Buddha faithfully, who are even vegetarian for many years die of incurable sicknesses? Answer: Life is already a fatal disease for every unenlightened human, whether vegetarian or not, Buddhist or not. It has never been...

On Gassho, Dojo & Ailments

Feb. 23 | Modesty is the foundation of all the virtues. Let your neighbours find you before you make yourself known to them. – Chanyue Guanxiu (Suggestions for Disciples) Gassho Gassho is the Japanese equivalent of the Sanskrit ‘anjali’. It is...

Is Mercy-Killing Really Merciful?

Jan. 26 | Question: My dog is very sick. Is there any Buddhist chant to help her feel better, or prepare for a better rebirth? Answer: Yes. (All of the advice below is applicable to humans as well…) There are many Buddhist ways to help. Here is perhaps one...

Why Balance Regular & ‘Random’ Practice?

Oct. 10 | Beyond only sparing a little time for Dharma practice, we should reserve more time for Dharma practice too. – Stonepeace | Get Books Although regular (e.g. daily) meditative practices (including chanting, meditation and/or contemplation) at more...

Do Buddhists Believe In The Efficacy Of Prayers?

Apr. 4 | The Buddha is the greatest among all doctors, able to cure all diseases of afflictions, able to relieve people from all the great sufferings of birth and death. – Avatamsaka Sutra Yes, Buddhists firmly believe in the efficacy of prayer. When someone...

Can Practising The Good Dharma Create Bad Karma?

Jan. 10 | We should be encouraged that we have enough positive karma that allows us to practise the Dharma. – Stonepeace Can learning and practising the Dharma ‘too diligently’ force negative karma to ripen? Well, there is no such thing as ‘too...
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