05
Dec
2008

Communication : Online Vs Offline

Ja: How rude, he ignored me when I greeted him. Ya: Maybe he’s shy or didn’t recognise you?  Ja: Nay,…

04
Dec
2008

Perception : Who’s Right?

  I just returned from hosting an encore screening session of the multiple-award winning documentary ‘Buddha’s Lost Children’. (The review…

03
Dec
2008

Artist : Treasure Now

Jinx in ‘Die Another Day’ says, ‘Most artists are only truly appreciated after they are dead.’ Yes, this is a…

03
Dec
2008

Essential : What Is?

Those worldly think the spiritual are foolish for not focusing on, say, what there is to eat, on how to…

03
Dec
2008

Lead : By Example

The poorest leaders are those who think they are the best leaders, when they are the exact opposite. They will…

03
Dec
2008

Self : In Transit

Gee: It’s so unlike ‘you’ to buy and give a present! Wee: But there’s no one ‘me’ you see…   …

03
Dec
2008

Power : Win-Win

I used to wonder this when I come across news of celebrity marriages in the papers – ‘Why is it…

03
Dec
2008

Truth : A Dare

While chatting with someone on something serious, he suggested that I be as candid as possible with him. I laughed…

02
Dec
2008

Samsara : Fit In

Cy: I don’t feel that I fit in here. Sy: Where? Cy: In this world. Sy: That might not be…

02
Dec
2008

Vengeance : No Solace

The Quest for a ‘Quantum of Solace’ In ‘Quantum of Solace’, James Bond, the otherwise stereotyped one, runs amok somewhat….

01
Dec
2008

Bag : Carry Not

Lugging around a heavy laptop bag, it struck me… that I can carry it long because I set it down…

01
Dec
2008

Fish : Big Vs Small

Humans are often full of self-contradictions. When they see beached whales, they try to keep them moist, to transport them…

01
Dec
2008

Internet : Truth Vs Belief

An email exchange in a Buddhism discussion mailing list that caught my eye.  E: Do not believe everything on the…

01
Dec
2008

Beings : Love All (2)

Wi: How to love all beings equally? Yi: Before you can achieve that, you have to rid greed, hatred and ignorance….

01
Dec
2008

Beings : Love All (1)

Qi: We should all work towards loving all beings equally. Yi: Yes, one of the ways of doing so is to be a vegan….

01
Dec
2008

2012 : End of Days?

There is a belief spreading around, that the year 2012 is when the world either faces a major catastrophe or…

26
Nov
2008

Enjoy : Each Moment

Di: Let’s have a good hearty meal! Hi: Why? Di: Since we don’t know what might happen next! Hi: We’ll…

26
Nov
2008

Clinging : To Comparison

Ed: I read from TDE-Weekly that there is an offer for the pre-conference of “Happiness and its Causes” at $150….

26
Nov
2008

Meat : Speak Against It

An Open Letter to Monastics Who Eat Meat In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, vegetarianism is relatively less actively encouraged (as…

26
Nov
2008

Connection : Order & Chaos

In the movie “Tokyo”, the last story is called “Hikikomori”, which refers to individuals who choose to isolate themselves from…