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Is ‘Revenge Of The Pontianak’ Justified?

Dec. 2 | Ghostly vengeance sounds super scary and violent. Yet, revenge means there was wrong done, that seems to ‘justify’ the havoc, or does it? Bearing in mind that ghosts are ex-humans, which ghost is so downright evil, to wish to wreck chaos...

How The Buddha Saved A Suicidal Girl

May. 3 | 诸佛念念念众生… All Buddhas, from thought to thought, [who are] are mindful of all beings… – Shilashanti According to the ‘Rajjumala-vimāna’, there was a servant’s daughter in Gayā, who was scolded and physically...

Is ‘The Punisher’ Is Also The Punished?

Mar. 14 | In a scene where ‘The Punisher’ (Season 1) was spray-painting his signature white skull symbol on his black body armour meant to intimidate his enemies, Lieberman tells him… ‘That skull? That’s a “Memento Mori”....

Meet The Darkened ‘Titans’

Mar. 6 | The ‘DC’ in DC Comics stands for ‘Detective Comics’, but they might as well stand for ‘Darker Comics’? On both big and small screens in recent years, their characters are consistently darker than Marvel’s, and...

[5] How To Handle Those Who Abuse Us

Jan. 1 | When, out of envy, others mistreat me with abuse, insults, or the like, I shall accept defeat, and offer the victory to others. – Geshe Langri Tangpa Reflections On ‘The Eight Verses Of Thought Transformation’ (Part 5 of 8): 第五颂:自受亏损 他人出于嫉妒心, 非理辱骂谤我等, 亏损失败我取受, 愿将胜利奉献他。 –...

The ‘Historically’ Fantastic ‘Legend Of The Demon Cat’

Aug. 15 | ‘Legend Of The Demon Cat’ (妖猫传) is what can be called ‘fantastical history’ or ‘historical fantasy’ – a highly dramatised and romanticised retelling of how events might had been, that led to the demise of Yang...

Verse On Gratitude

Apr. 25 | 见报恩人,当愿众生, 于佛菩萨,能知恩德。 见背恩人,当愿众生, 于有恶人,不加其报。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第88-89偈) Seeing persons repaying kindness, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, of...

‘King Arthur’ Vs Uncle ‘Mara’?

Oct. 11 | ‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ retells the tale of how King Arthur came to be. After his father King Uther was ‘forced’ to kill himself, Arthur’s Uncle Vortigern usurped the throne. Arthur as a young boy was somewhat...

Ryuk Returns With His ‘Death Note’ (2017)

Sep. 6 | In case you missed it about 10 years ago, ‘Death Note’ is a (thankfully) fictitious book granted by a death god (Ryuk). Its keeper can write to actualise the death of anyone in any manner, as long as the name and face are known. Ryuk is...

(Re)visiting ‘The Godfather’ Trilogy

Aug. 18 | Thanks to Netflix, I finally got to see ‘The Godfather’ Trilogy (which is a whopping 539 minutes) from beginning to end, with the triad (pun intended) of films made in the years 1972, 1974 and 1990. What struck me as most surprising about...

10 Reasons Why ‘Iron Fist’ Is No Buddhist

Jul. 5 | This is not so much a review of season 1’s ‘Iron Fist’, but a correction of its 10 mistakes made in the name of Buddhist culture. [1] Danny Rand shares a ‘Zen’ saying, so he claims – ‘If you wish to see the truth,...

Vengeance ‘In A Valley Of Violence’

Feb. 22 | The valley of violence offers a realistic study of vengeance, on the implications of taking it up and not. A wanderer enters a salon, simply seeking a break from his travels. However, he karmically (of course!) encounters the town bully. Sensing trouble,...

How Should I Curb Vengeance?

Aug. 3 | Question: I sense my vengeful streak when let go by a superior not keen to renew my work contract. What should I do? Answer: You have to understand that contract work is exactly designed exactly to be flexible, with the option of renewal or not. Even...

Why It Is Wiser To Turn Grievance To Friendship

Mar. 2 | Until the senseless cycle is broken, cyclical greed, hatred and delusion keeps the cycle of rebirth spinning. – Stonepeace | Books During the Ch’ing Dynasty in China, in Yang Chou, there was a person named Ch’eng Pai Lin. One day he had...

The Noble ‘Fightless’ Fight Of ‘Selma’

Jan. 4 | The film ‘Selma’ commemorates a historical walk in 1965, a literal ‘movement’ led by Martin Luther King, Jr and company. It is about the makings of an ultimately successful protest march for equal voting rights of the blacks in...
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