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Do You Learn & Practise Buddhism Sincerely?

Jun. 13 | Sincerity is needed to master any worldly skill, much more spiritual skills. – Nowanden A Dharma friend shared that a mutual friend (who is an acquaintance), who used to sing Buddhist songs, had recently given up on Buddhism. My reply was this –...

I’m Taking A Ride With My Best Friend

Jun. 6 | It all seems so stupid, it makes me want to give up… – Shame: First half of chorus (Depeche Mode) The classic 1987 Depeche Mode concert anthem, ‘Never Let Me Down Again‘, is about a debatable ‘best friend’, who is taking...

Who Are You Behind That Mask? (‘Hema Hema’s Dharma Drama On Karma)

May. 23 | What if there is an secret camp of sorts, amidst the mountains, where for a fortnight, all don masks to hide their true identities, and are free to do whatever they wish? There, almost anything goes, though there are some basic rules to ensure there...

Why You Should Be More Giving Now (Or ‘Death Cleaning For Better Living’)

Mar. 27 | Giving what others need now will create merits, which can manifest as what we really need later. – Shilashanti In the Avadāna Sūtra《阿婆陀那经》, Velāma Bodhisattva (韦罗摩菩萨) had the following reflection – ‘People speak...

‘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....

The Top 10 Buddhist Assurances

Aug. 8 | Potential is there, yet as if ‘not there’, if never actualised. – Zhaojian [1] We Have Great Potential: We all have Buddha-nature, which is the perfect potential to become fully liberated and enlightened Buddhas, with True Happiness. This...

How To Be Positive During Downturn?

Jun. 28 | Question: How do I stay positive during an economic downturn? As there is mid-life crisis with loss of direction and confidence, it is difficult to remain positive. Answer: There is no need to deliberately stay positive in an economic downturn as there...

How ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’ Fell Not

Jun. 2 | In this retelling of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’, while climbing it to rescue a princess, Jack grabs a small twig, that snaps. As he slipped down a little, before getting a grip on the stalk and himself, Elmont the leading knight asks, ‘Fear...

What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Apr. 8 | Since we all truly want happiness, the question of all questions to ask is what is True Happiness, and how to truly attain it for all. – Stonepeace | Books ‘What is the meaning of life?’ First of all, what is the meaning of this question?...

How To See Impermanence Positively

Mar. 30 | Impermanence is not just about the end of all things, but their renewal too. – Stonepeace (Get Books) Having learnt about the truth of impermanence of all things material in this life, of the value of living with more contentment and less excesses,...

Commentary On Three Sayings From ‘The Stonepeace Book: Vol. 2’

Mar. 21 | As you can only have one thought in each moment, you only have to take care of your mind in this moment. This is how mindfulness is practised from moment to moment, for all moments. – Stonepeace ‘The sure way to know if a person has the good...

How To Enjoy Life More Fully

Aug. 10 | Your life’s happiness is directly proportional to mindfulness of life itself. While unmindfulness prolongs suffering, Right Mindfulness lessens suffering, and approaches True Happiness. – Stonepeace When we speak of the cultivation of Right...

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...

What Is Lasting Happiness?

May. 2 | Question: What is lasting and stable happiness? How does one knows if one has reached this stage? Answer: Lasting and stable happiness is best embodied and expressed by the Buddha. It is the peaceful and blissful state of mind that is unperturbed by...

Nirvana Is True Happiness

Mar. 21 | The supreme path to Buddhahood includes supreme guidance of others to the same supreme goal. – Stonepeace He who has realised Truth, Nirvana, is the happiest being in the world. He is free from all ‘complexes’ and obsessions, the worries and...
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