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‘The Coldest Game’ Of Duplicity

Mar. 9 | In this story that ties cunning games of chess competition with duplicitous espionage, the chess master Mansky spoke of how he decides who is truthful by recalling a classic brainteaser – ‘There’s the riddle about two brothers....

The Buddha’s Two Authorities Within Four Great References For All

Jan. 30 | For that which I have proclaimedand made known as the Dharma and the Discipline,that shall be your Master when I am gone.– Śākyamuni Buddha(Mahāparinibbāṇa Sutta) What if you encounter a so-called famous ‘master’, who claims...

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, Not Far From Reality?

Jan. 27 | Is this yet another Spider-Man movie? Yes and no. Yes, it seems like a(nother) more teen-focused take, for the younger generation, to create new Spidey fans perhaps. No, as it does imagine, kind of to warn, of some potentially up and rising ills...

Give The Dharma By Asking For It

Jan. 15 | Ask well if the answer matters to the welfare of you and/or all others.— Shilashanti Bodhisattvas aspire to offer all their actions of body, speech and mind as Dharma gifts. We have received the gift of the Dharma, and now we have an opportunity...

Self-Deceit Before Other-Deceit 先自欺后欺他

Dec. 20 | 妄语之人,先自诳身,然后诳人; 以实为虛,以虛为实,虛实颠倒,不受善法。 譬如覆瓶,水不得入。妄语之人,心无惭愧,闭塞天道、涅槃之门。 观知此罪,是故不作。   —...

Truth & Goodness

Dec. 13 | If you appreciate truth,defend and share it,lest it distorts.If you appreciate good,praise and emulate it,lest it vanishes.– Bodhistoica

Where Evil Starts

Dec. 6 | 一切恶事,虛妄为本。   – 释迦牟尼佛  《涅槃经》   All evil matters,are with falsehood as the root. – Śākyamuni Buddha (Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra)

Thought, Word & Deed

Oct. 19 | If pure, think it appropriately.If true, say it appropriately.If right, do it appropriately.  If impure do not think it.If untrue, do not say it.If not right, do not do it.        – Nowanden

Can Truths Be Invalidated By Disbelief?

Oct. 19 | Even the theoretical ‘truth’ that there are no truths is a ‘truth’ if it is true, that invalidates itself. – Nowanden (Part 1) Will one who ‘renounced’ the Triple Gem to embrace another faith still be ‘haunted’...

How To Check Your ‘Dharma’

Oct. 1 | Carefully studying the sentences word by word,one should trace them in the Discourses (Sutras)and verify them by the Discipline (Vinaya). If they are neither traceable in the Discoursesnor verifiable by the Discipline,one must conclude thus, certainly,...

Are Animal Communication Courses Alright?

Jul. 30 | Question: Are courses which claim to teach tactics to communicate with animals alright?   Answer: There is need to know what they entail, to know if they are ethical and sensible. For example, some supposedly teach ‘telepathy’. However,...

A Stoic’s Daily Zen-like Self-Review

Jul. 24 | Our spiritual health demands  that we let go of anger,  or else it will never let go of us.   – Seneca Seneca, to judge by his self-presentation in his writings, was a self-reflective and inward-looking man. He describes, in one of the passages...

How To Know Who Is Not A Buddha

Jul. 11 | 因地不真, 果招纡曲。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《楞严经》 [With the] causal ground [or direction] not true [at the start, the] fruit [or effect] attracted [will be with] twists and turns, [away from the true goal]. – Śākyamuni Buddha (Śūraṅgama...

‘Arrival’ Of Mis/communication

Jul. 8 | In ‘Arrival’, a language expert (Dr. Banks) requested to ask another ‘expert’ on the Sanskrit word for ‘war’ and its translation. The reply was ‘gravisti’, and that is means ‘an argument’. Banks...

‘I Am Mother’ Of Project Human Being?

Jun. 24 | In the probable event that there is very advanced A.I (Artificial Intelligence), will you trust it, if embodied in a single robot? To push the thought experiment to the extreme, what if you were brought up by this very robot, while you had never interacted...
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