Category: Books

17
Oct
2018

Veganism: Dharmagram #257

  Veganism: Dharmagram #257 Buddhist veganism. (From Candice Kumai’s ‘Kintsugi Wellness’)

18
Sep
2018

Circles: Dharmagram #235

  Circles: Dharmagram #235 Do directly what to be done, and think not in circles what not to be thought.

07
Sep
2018

Kuya: Dharmagram #220

Kuya: Dharmagram #220 京都六波罗蜜寺 之空也大师画像。 南无阿弥陀佛。

07
Sep
2018

Stranger: Dharmagram #219

Stranger: Dharmagram #219 The first stranger is oneself, before one goes ‘versus’ other strangers. Knowing thyself is the first step…

29
Aug
2018

Veganism: Dharmagram #216

  Veganism: Dharmagram #216 Minus alcohol too and it’s Mahayana Buddhism’s consumption ideal, as taught directly by Sakyamuni Buddha in…

29
Aug
2018

Essence: Dharmagram #214

  Essence: Dharmagram #214 To simplify without loss of essence is the challenge. Not doing so is to complicate which…

29
Aug
2018

Sureness: Dharmagram #213

  Sureness: Dharmagram #213 Sureness over swiftness, though it is possible to be both swift and sure.

29
Aug
2018

Meditation: Dharmagram #212

  Meditation: Dharmagram #212 Write your meditations upon his meditations.

30
May
2018

Wrong: Dharmagram #115

Wrong: Dharmagram #115 The only thing wrong with being wrong is to neither admit so, nor to right the wrong….

30
May
2018

Stoicism: Dharmagram #110

Stoicism: Dharmagram #110 Be stoical in daily life, as that’s what stoicism is for. (Many stoic principles are aligned to…

21
May
2018

Insult: Dharmagram #107

Insult: Dharmagram #107 Insults that are true are but reminders of truth, while insults that are untrue are but reminders…

21
May
2018

Kindness: Dharmagram #99

Kindness: Dharmagram #99 It is always wise to be kind. It is always unwise to be unkind. (Page from ‘The…

30
Apr
2018

Vexation

From ‘Meditations’, Book IV. 49 (Marcus Aurelius): ‘Be like the rock that the waves beat against but do not vanquish….

30
Apr
2018

Be Rational

Page for the day from ‘The Daily Stoic’. Always be kind and wise to one and all.

03
Oct
2017

Idiot Book

Got an idea to write a short book titled ‘101 Reasons Why You’re An Idiot’. Sounds a little ‘rude’, but…

01
Sep
2017

Smart Enough?

More broadly, ‘Are we wise enough to know how deluded we are?’ The only way to know is to be…

19
Jul
2017

Post-Truth

Three books on our present post-truth era, reminding us of the timeless value of observing the Fourth Precept against false…

27
Jun
2017

False Afflictions

As afflictions (烦恼) from (physical) pain (痛) and (mental) suffering (苦) arise from the three poisons (三毒) of transient greed…

27
Jun
2017

Own Self

The Buddha didn’t word it exactly that way. However, indeed, we don’t even truly own our ‘selves’ in terms of…

26
Apr
2017

Heart Of Dharma

In the end, the Dharma is about purifying our perception to develop perfect wisdom (by seeing form/emptiness properly), and about…