13
Oct
2008

Demon : Potential Buddha

Japan Adventures (5) : Lure of the Demon Mask The above is a picture of a Hannya mask. Having seen…

13
Oct
2008

Politics : Of Religion

Japan Adventures (4) : The Oxymoron of Warrior Monks? I am not the destroyer of this monastery. The destroyer of…

13
Oct
2008

Lamp : Burn On

Japan Adventures (1) : The 1,200 Year Old Lamp Enryakuji is a temple built on Mount Hiei at the end…

13
Oct
2008

Temples : Rise & Fall

Japan Adventures (2) : Temples Destroyed & Rebuilt When you visit many temples in Japan, you will be given brochures…

13
Oct
2008

Nature : Ungodly Wrath?

Japan Adventures (3) : Gods of Nature? In ancient Japanese temples (such as Sanjūsangendō), it is not uncommon to find…

22
Sep
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (13)

Continued from http://wp.me/p54LT-3qV Stone Peace Rocks and stones are rather interesting objects to Zeph. From humongous ones like the Himalayan…

22
Sep
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (12)

Continued from http://wp.me/p54LT-3qM The Case of the Imaginary Cigarette At about 9.30pm at Marina Bay, Zeph and his friend Clyde…

16
Sep
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (11)

Continued from http://wp.me/p54LT-3qG From Ennui to Dukkha, From Arghhh! to Ahhhhhhhhh! Zeph chanced upon the word ‘ennui’. According to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ennui,…

08
Sep
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (10)

Continued from http://wp.me/p54LT-3qx Why Do You Run? Zeph saw a Nike ad. It asks at the beginning… “Why do we…

01
Sep
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (9)

Continued from http://wp.me/p54LT-3qp Toilet Thoughts The following entry was found scribbled in Zeph’s journal – In a glad moment with…

21
Aug
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (8)

Continued from http://wp.me/p54LT-3qg Do You Believe in Balloons? Sometimes, Zeph wrote the most ridiculous things in his journal in a…

21
Aug
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (7)

Continued from http://wp.me/p54LT-3q0 A Warped Nirvana Zeph came across the following quote in a Buddhist blog… As life and death…

12
Aug
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (6)

Continued from http://wp.me/p54LT-3pV My Freedom from Me Zeph rethought his thoughts earlier – ‘The sun had set. Have I died?…

11
Aug
2008

Pain : Musical Melancholy

When singers pour their emotions into a song, the listeners tend to pour in theirs as well. However, the emotions…

04
Aug
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (5)

Continued from http://wp.me/p54LT-3pP The clocks on the walkway chime for midnight. Christmas is over. The flow of people is thinning….

31
Jul
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (4)

Continued from http://wp.me/p54LT-3pJ A couple tugs along a brawling toddler, embarrassed, shuffling by while a peaceful sleeping baby is pushed…

29
Jul
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (3)

Continued from http://wp.me/p54LT-3ps Time passed and he didn’t know how long he stood. The sun is setting but my fire…

29
Jul
2008

Equanimity : No Extremes

Don’t indulge in sadness – not over a song, not for anyone else, not even for yourself. Just do what…

21
Jul
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (2)

Continued from http://wp.me/p54LT-3pp Suddenly, he felt angry towards himself – for taking it so cowardly. This has got to be…

16
Jul
2008

Adventures : Zeph Tales (1)

I hope to make this into a play or even a movie some day! Zeph’s First Awakening It is Christmas…