Category: Movies

16
Oct
2023

Reel Experience

_ Reel Experience Had forgottenthat IMAX movie-goingis about maxing outboth sight AND sound,that the resounding soundscan be felt morefully in…

05
Mar
2023

Movie Wall Message (1): Take That Given

_ From ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’: ‘All you can take with youis that whichyou’ve given away.’ Give your generosity,give your…

10
Jan
2023

Me[mento] Mori Reminders

_ Me[mento] Mori Reminders Latin: Memento MoriEnglish: Remember you must die. Spanish: Me MoriEnglish: I died / I die / I’m…

08
Dec
2022

Reply For Kuchisake-onna

_ Reply For Kuchisake-onnaTo the slit-mouthed woman(Kuchisake-onna, if real),to whom saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ is unwise,just say ‘Āmítuófó’(for protection and…

08
Dec
2022

Just Keep Waking Up (Further)

_ Just Keep Waking Up (Further) To know if youhave already awakened fully,keep trying to awaken further. (Pic from ‘1899’)

04
Nov
2022

Good Quote From ‘The Good Nurse’

_ Strength Let go of all the thoughtsthat don’t make you strong. (Realising your weaknessesdoesn’t make you weak –if you…

11
Oct
2022

Un/certainty

_ Un/certainty Death is certain;Life is uncertain.

12
Apr
2019

Discrimination

  The following few posts are with thoughts inspired by ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee (as adapted and illustrated…

01
Jan
2019

Force: Dharmagram #323

  Force: Dharmagram #323 ‘Rogue Ones’ are those not one with the force and others harmoniously.

17
Oct
2018

Fist: Dharmagram #255

Fist: Dharmagram #255 The fist and Zen are alike as one. (From ‘The Empty Hands’)

18
Sep
2018

Homage: Dharmagram #234

  Homage: Dharmagram #234 Screenshot from ‘Icarus’. (Homage to truth, truth-sayers, truthseekers and the truthful.)

12
Sep
2018

Darkness: Dharmagram #233

  Darkness: Dharmagram #233 Screenshot from ‘Icarus’. (Yes, in the Pure Land of the Buddha of Immeasurable Light. Amituofo.)

07
Sep
2018

Here: Dharmagram #222

  Here: Dharmagram #222 Not here either, ultimately; just here relatively.

17
Aug
2017

Arhats 11?

When do worldly thieves become enlightened saints? When their gang name gets dramatically mistranslated into Chinese (which says ’11 Arhats’)!

11
Aug
2017

What You’re After

Interesting line from Pacino’s cop character in ‘Heat’. If we are nothing other than our shifting tendencies, may we aspire…

04
Aug
2017

Sacred Words

A screenshot from ‘Okja’! ‘Translations are sacred.’ A line I agree entirely with due to sutra translation work. To know…

27
Jun
2017

No Opinions?

Danny Rand of ‘Iron Fist’ sharing a Zen saying (in episode 1), so he claims. The closest Chinese equivalent I…

08
Mar
2017

Baron’s Nonsense

Weak twisted reasoning in a liner in ‘The Magnificent Seven (2016)’, when the robber baron said of those he bullied…

13
Dec
2016

The Horror Paradox 2

It is a rule, as if, in horror movies and stories, that no matter how terrified the protagonists are, of…

07
Dec
2016

Persistence

Translation: ‘Persistence does not definitely lead to success. Giving up definitely leads to failure.’ But of course, never persist to…