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‘Always Be My Maybe’ & Sorry?

Jun. 17 | In the pretentious restaurant’s scene, ‘Keanu Reeves’ (playing ‘himself’) asks, ‘May I ask, do you have any dishes that play with time, the concept of time?’ The waiter replies, ‘Ah! Yes, we have a meat...

Can Buddhists Have Tattoos?

May. 28 | Question: Is it alright for Buddhists to have tattoos? Answer: Tattooing is okay… provided that what tattooed is not misrepresentative or disrespectful of the Buddhas (or any other enlightened beings), and the Buddhist teachings.  Even if a...

Not ‘Possessed’ Of Enough Compassion & Wisdom

May. 16 | Featured in the middle of season 1 of ‘Possessed’, are some dialogues that a fictitious ‘monk’ has. Try to spot the Dharma mistakes… The senior monk asks a few young child monks who returned to the Korean monastery if they...

Should You Eat Animals?

Mar. 20 | [W]e are supposed to be the refuge and protector of all infinite beings. The beings with unfortunate karma that we are supposed to be protecting are instead being killed without the slightest compassion, and their boiled flesh and blood are being presented...

Are You Upsetting The Global Environment?

Feb. 25 | Question: Will liberated animals upset the ecosystem? Answer: As the answer, below are some points for reflection… [1] Some liberated animals are protected in well-managed sanctuaries. Some are liberated in the open, able to move around, not in...

Can Animal Experimentation Be Alright?

Jan. 23 | Question: If one’s job uses sentient beings such as animals for research to find cures for human diseases, this creates negative karma due to the animals’ imprisonment, torturous experimentation and death. However, if there is no research done,...

Here’s ‘The Fix’ For Global Warming

Jan. 23 | ‘The Fix’ is a comedy talk show hosted by a comedian with the assistance of a data expert. Two teams of comedians try to half-joke and half-seriously fix the world’s problems with humour and facts, also known as ‘wit and wisdom’....

Food Of The Monks, Devotional Cuisine

Nov. 19 | Eat and drink well, for the long-term well-being of yourself and others, including those you might eat and drink from. – Moustachoman Shojin Ryori (精进料理) is the devotional cuisine of monks in Japan. The purpose of shojin ryori is to celebrate...

Which Is More ‘Allowable’ For Consuming?

Oct. 17 | 第三食肉[轻]戒:若佛子,故食肉,一切肉不得食。夫食肉者,断大慈悲佛性种子,一切众生见而舍去。是故一切菩萨,不得食一切众生肉。食肉得无量罪。若故食者,犯轻垢罪。 – 释迦牟尼佛 (梵网经菩萨戒本) [The]...

Am I At Fault For Not Finishing Shared Food?

Sep. 27 | Question: When people are unable to finish shared food, they tend to pass the dishes around to clear them. If I am the last one but cannot finish it, would I be at fault for wasting food? Answer: It would be everyone’s collective fault since...

Can A Buddhist Shrine Be Near A Dining Table?

Aug. 15 | Question: Can a Buddhist shrine (with a Bodhisattva image) be set up very near – right in front of a dining table at home? Answer: If family members are going to be eating killed animals (i.e. meat) there regularly, it is better to place the table...

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...

Why Are Plants Non-Sentient?

Mar. 8 | Question: If plants are also living things, why do they not have consciousnesses, like humans, animals and such? Answer: This question is similar to asking – ‘If apples are also fruits, why do they not taste like oranges?’ The answer...

Letter To A Buddhist Centre For Kinder Offerings

Mar. 2 | Hello Venerable Sirs & Committee Members,  It would be great if we can encourage all to make and take vegan meal offerings (free of meat and other animal products, as they all come from continual animal exploitation and eventual killing) on major...

Why It Is Wrong To Kill To Celebrate Weddings

Jan. 24 | Since all crave to live and fear to die for any, may none cause any to live or die fearfully. – Stonepeace | Get Books The fourth point: It is not right to kill [or demand others to kill on one’s behalf] to celebrate a wedding. In the customary...
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