Category: Photojournal

23
Apr
2009

The Golden Beacon that Beckons

Capital Tower* catching the setting sun, glowing like a pillar of gold. Reminds me of Amituofo, that supreme beacon of…

13
Apr
2009

Good & Bad English

Shakespearean English, unless spoken at plays, sounds like bad English in our times. Modern English, unless spoken in our times,…

13
Apr
2009

Poll Analysis: Should All Taking the Three Refuges Commit to the Five Precepts Too?

Here is an analysis of the poll question ‘Should All Taking the Three Refuges Commit to the Five Precepts Too?’…

12
Apr
2009

A Piece of Stuck Vegetable

Pic: Dharma Hall at Kong Meng San After lunch, just before the next round of the Pureland retreat recitation, I…

07
Apr
2009

Not a Master

Received my cert for the MA in Buddhist Studies in the mail recently. Ironically, it reminded me of how little…

04
Apr
2009

Is the World Broken into Pieces?

The only dialogues I found interesting in ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist’ are as below. I wished there was an…

03
Apr
2009

Don’t Judge Too Soon

When I walked along Orchard Road early this evening, while there was still daylight, the newly added decorative frosted glass…

03
Apr
2009

Do You Observe the Fifth Precept ‘Moderately’?

The billboard in the photo seems to be that of a distorted beer bottle, which blurly reflects the traffic… which…

01
Apr
2009

Where Are You Riding To?

When a child, a joyride is always too short, somewhat a ‘blue’ ride too. When grown up, do your ‘joyrides’…

01
Apr
2009

Perhaps the Winds Could

If only the winds can chime and carry the name of Amituofo But it takes the compassionate to be mindful…

31
Mar
2009

Brace Yourself for Truly Direct Marketing

In the movie ‘Minority Report’, the featured world of the near future is such that wherever you go to, your…

31
Mar
2009

All We Have is One Another?

Great still above from ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ with wonderful colours and composition. (I snapped this off the TV while preparing…

29
Mar
2009

Our Wants Vs Our Needs

Pic: Pureland Retreat at Dharma Drum Singapore Sometimes, you don’t really need a meditation cushion. Sometimes, you don’t really need…

28
Mar
2009

Are You a Stray in Samsara?

The stray cat that is more fretful of uncertainty than free of all suffering reminds me that… we are all…

28
Mar
2009

The Pureland Way Is My Highway

Photo: On Nicoll Highway, while strolling to a bus-stop after Coldplaying The Buddhadharma is… a path lit with smaller lamps…

28
Mar
2009

The Only Ticket I Need

On Monday this week, though it was a working day, we made sure we left home hands-free of any baggage,…

25
Mar
2009

Silhouette or Shadow?

Are you in the shadows or are you a silhouette on the brink of illumination?

14
Mar
2009

The Sun that Shines for All

Lamp light A midnight sun One is not enough to pierce the darkness of space Dharma light An eternal sun…

14
Mar
2009

So Many Films, So Little Time!

So many fine films watched. So little time to review them all. Looking at scribbled notes some time later, I…

11
Mar
2009

A Virtual Shrine for Offering Dharma

When my wallpaper is the Buddha, is when my notebook becomes my shrine, at which I mindfully make Dharma offerings……