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‘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...

Extend The Five Precepts To Cover All

May. 29 | As all moral precepts extend from the Five Precepts, they are basic yet profound, in implications and applications. – Shilashanti Sulak reinterprets in Seeds of Peace the first five Buddhist precepts of abstaining from killing, stealing, lying, sexual...

Does Śākyamuni Buddha Have His Own Pure Land? 释迦牟尼佛有自己的净土吗?

Apr. 3 | 末世法灭之时, 特驻此经, 百年在世, 接引众生, 往生彼国。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《无量寿经》 When it is the last period of the Dharma-Ending Age [which is this era], I will specially retain this Sūtra, for one hundred...

‘Thank You For Your Service’, But…

Feb. 27 | Granted that serving in war is no walk in the park, what happens when soldiers return, trying to readjust to peaceful civilian life? Sadly, the bloodier the experiences one had gone through, the harder it is, even if home is much craved for. Appropriately,...

‘The Angel’ Of Peace?

Nov. 19 | ‘The Angel’ tells the supposedly true story, of how an alleged double-agent high in political office cried wolf, on oncoming war, to avert war itself. The stakes were not just a sheep or two, but many potential human casualties between countries....

‘Star Trek: Beyond’ Being Episodic

Nov. 23 | This instalment of Star Trek introspects the whole ‘enterprise’ of space exploration when Captain Kirk reflected thus – ‘Things have started to feel a little episodic. The farther out we go, the more I find myself wondering what...

Should Buddhists Kill In War?

May. 25 | Question: If we are at war, in defending our country, as a Buddhist conscripted soldier, should we kill enemies charging towards us, or just let them overrun us? Answer: In this situation on defence, it is not about just about Person A (you) versus Person...

How The Buddha Prevented A Bloody War

Nov. 28 | Not only did the Buddha actively teach to promote peace, he actively prevented war too. – Stonepeace | Get Books In the Buddha’s time, the Sakiyas (Sakyas) and Koliyas (Kolis) once directed the Rohini (Rohni) river to to be constricted by...

Walking The Tiger’s Path

May. 31 | Although the true enemy of the angry is anger, to confront this anger with more anger is unwise. The true friend of the angry is loving-kindness, to transform it within, to be expressed without. – Stonepeace I [Sergeant Kendel] thought about...

Return of ‘The Wolfman’

Feb. 23 | ‘The Wolfman’, like all good monster movies, be they remakes or not, remains a cautionary tale. If we take the wolf half of a wolfman (aka. werewolf) to represent the inner beast, the raging animal aspect of us seething with anger and violence, it...
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