31
Jul
2007

Addiction : Virtual Stuff

It was somewhat shocking to come across news that there are anti-net addiction boot camps out there. Is there some…

31
Jul
2007

Samsara : Quitting It

An anti-smoking ad has a picture of cancer, with the following taglines – ‘Quitting is hard. Not quitting is harder.’…

04
Jul
2007

Veganism : For Animals

Beyond animals living torturous lives before being killed for their meat, what’s the problem with other animal products like milk,…

14
Mar
2007

Test : Angel or Demon?

On the cover design of Depeche Mode’s album ‘Playing the Angel’ is a ‘Featherman’ – who doesn’t really stand for…

18
Jan
2007

Hooked : Coffee & Cigarettes

What if you happen to crave for a cigarette or even a cup of coffee on your deathbed? What is…

20
Nov
2006

Life : Has Pain

From Depeche Mode’s ‘Touring the Angel’ concert DVD – Journalist: What are the themes of your songs? Dave Gahan [lead…

31
Oct
2006

Haze : Smoke On?

Smokers are advised by health authorities not to smoke when the intoxicanting haze is on, which is caused by burning…

09
Jul
2006

Intoxicant : Sleeper Effect

Sometimes, the fifth precept of abstaining from intoxicants is narrowed in practice to mere ensuring of not becoming alcoholic. Some…

06
Jul
2006

How Buddhists Can Destroy Buddhism

If a [practising] Bodhisattva acts in such a manner [which harms other Buddhists for personal advantage], he is no different…

15
Jun
2006

Buddhists : Are Atheists?

Are Buddhists Atheists? (Part of this article was published at www.buddhistchannel.tv. This is written in response to an inaccurate portrayal…

17
Apr
2006

Indignation : Almost Tonglen

He had an ill feeling which he could not easily describe. She suggested some terms for him to consider… ‘Rage,…

24
Aug
2005

The Buddha : Not a Godsend

I once heard a fellow Buddhist comment that because some Hindus consider the Buddha a “godsent” avatar of Vishnu (one…

31
Jul
2005

Dislikes : A Brief List

I would like to be honest here, as someone not yet at total peace with this samsaric life, as someone…