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‘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...

Some Dynamics of Parent-Child Karma

Oct. 31 | When past karma ripens in the present, new karma is created by how one responds, which affects the direction of past karma, and creates the direction of future karma. – Stonepeace Children are born from four causes: repaying past kindness; repaying...

The ‘Wu Xia’ Koan Of Forgiveness

Aug. 2 | ‘Wu Xia’ is an entertaining and nuanced study of the tension between the need for forgiving one who has resolved to turn over a new leaf, versus the danger of forgiving one who turns out to be thoroughly unrepentant. Since we cannot read...

Can ‘The Losers’ Really Win?

May. 12 | The most enlightening part of ‘The Losers’ was when the cornered Jensen uttered something ‘true to bluff’ those pointing guns at him… (Yes, it’s paradoxical) – ‘In the words of Ancient Tibetan [Buddhist] masters, “Don’t start none…...