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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...

True Happiness

Oct. 3 | The ultimate way to True Happiness for one’self’ is to be the ultimate guide to True Happiness for others [i.e. to be a Buddha]. When one becomes a selfless ‘source’ of True Happiness, one will never run out of it for one’self’...

Perfect Happiness

Sep. 12 | Everyone wants happiness, but the true way to reach perfect happiness is to bring happiness to others. – Patrul Rinpoche

The Middle Way Between Hedonism & Asceticism

Jul. 6 | Birth in the heavens might be supremely hedonistic. Birth in the hells might be supremely ascetic. Birth in the Pure Lands is supremely the Middle Way. – Stonepeace In India at the time the Buddha’s time, there was a belief that the purpose of...

Paradox Of True Happiness

Jun. 12 | While True Happiness [by attaining Buddhahood] is not conditioned by anyone, it is conditioned by helping everyone to realise True Happiness [by actualising Bodhicitta]. – Stonepeace

Donald & Charlie Talk About Love & Happiness

May. 10 | To have unconditioned happiness, have unconditioned love for one and all. – Stonepeace There is a great conversational gem in the underrated film ‘Adaptation’. In it, Charlie spoke of, to his brother Donald, a time in high school, ...

Freedom Beyond Mind & Matter

Nov. 22 | There is a sphere where there is neither earth nor water nor heat nor air, for it is beyond the field of matter; nor is it the sphere of infinite space, or consciousness, for it is beyond the field of mind. There is not the condition of nothingness, neither...

The Happiness Paradox

Nov. 17 | While True Happiness is unconditioned by anyone, it is also conditioned by ‘wanting to help everyone to realise True Happiness’. (Bodhicitta) ~ Stonepeace

Why Are We Here?

Nov. 2 | Question: Why are human beings here since all we do is make a mess of our own lives and everything else? Answer: Most of us like to assume there is a fixed purpose in life, but the truth is, there is none. This is not to say life is unpurposeful or should...

The Purpose of Life

Oct. 12 | I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating...

Are You Awake But Wilfully Unmindful?

Aug. 17 | The more mindful we are, the more alive we are. – Stonepeace On the feeder bus to the subway station after work today, I was wondering what to write for this week’s article in this column. I whipped out my phone and surfed some news for inspiration....

Good & Bad News For You

Jun. 16 | Most are happy due to some things, which means they will be unhappy due to some other things. – Stonepeace I have two pieces of news for you – good news and bad news. I shall begin by sharing with you the bad news. Brace yourself, for it might...

相信 | Belief

Jan. 4 | 某些东西,是我们误以为的信仰。 某些东西,是我们真正的信仰。 你真正信仰什么呢? 你必须老实。 为了追求真理和真实的快乐, 你必须对自己老实。 你必须老实。 你真的相信自己骨子里是佛教徒吗? 如果是,你做了些什么让你称得上是佛教徒呢? (1月4日...
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