Category: Happenings

23
Nov
2009

Who Deserves the Robes?

He who, depraved, devoid of truthfulness and self-control, puts on the ochre [monastic] robe, doesn’t deserve the ochre robe. But…

02
Nov
2009

Bundles of Energy

There is no real solid ball. There is just a bundle of potential (elastic) energy, that binds itself inwards. Likewise,…

06
Sep
2009

Cycles of Highs & Lows

From yesterday’s news, a headline (and sub-heading) reads – ‘A star to the end: (Michael) Jackson mourners kept waiting as…

02
Sep
2009

Warfield of Sports?

Sports is like a war without the killing. – Ted Turner From “West Ham football riot: ‘This was worse than…

01
Sep
2009

Operation Bogus Bust (Part 1)

What if you see bogus monastics on the streets of Singapore asking for money – pretending they need funds for…

23
Jul
2009

Enough Religions Already

I came across something interesting, from the book ‘Establishing Global Ethics’ by the recently deceased Master Sheng Yen, who presented…

27
Apr
2009

Who Are the Pig-headed Ones?

To date, Swine Flu has killed over 80 in Mexico, while there are at least 20 confirmed cases in US…

23
Apr
2009

Monastics & Money

JX: I think these days, it’s okay for monastics to handle some money (but not too ridiculously much to spur…

22
Apr
2009

Who Do You Take Refuge In?

Pic: 4ocima Taking refuge in the Buddha, may I be with the awakened Taking refuge in the Dharma, may I…

31
Mar
2009

The Delusion of the Masses

In a ‘post-Lehman Brothers’ world, an investment ad in the subway ironically reads, ‘Be humble, the stock market is probably…

30
Jan
2009

Smile : For You

Last week, we visited the Peranakan Museum for the ‘Serenity in Stone : The Qingzhou Discovery’ exhibition. Featured are 800…

29
Jan
2009

Carnival : Sound & Fury

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances;…

21
Jan
2009

Belief : Truth & Goodness

Beliefs of a ‘Non-Believer’ http://buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=8,7674,0,0,1,0 I watched the live telecast of Obama’s inaugural presidential speech last night. It was largely…

13
Jan
2009

God : Or Not?

Richard Dawkins at a bus with the billboard saying ‘There’s probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.’…