Tag: Buddha-nature

30
Apr
2009

Penelope’s Piggy Plight

Shortly before the screening of ‘Handsome Suit’ this year was ‘Penelope’ last year – another real gem of a movie…

22
Apr
2009

Who Do You Take Refuge In?

Pic: 4ocima Taking refuge in the Buddha, may I be with the awakened Taking refuge in the Dharma, may I…

14
Apr
2009

Come Back To Me

Yup, Depeche Mode does slow and sentimental songs too. The above is the moving studio version of ‘Come Back’ from…

10
Apr
2009

What’s Wrong with ‘Wrong’?

Catch the new single from Depeche Mode’s new album ‘Sounds of the Universe’ (performed live in Berlin). After the lyrics…

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…

24
Mar
2009

Just Astonishment & Gladness

Last Saturday, after giving an almost full day course to guides on guiding in a Buddhist temple, I had about…

13
Mar
2009

Are You a Buddha?

For the second time this week, I was at St. Joseph’s Institution International, invited to give an hour’s presentation to…

02
Mar
2009

It’s Okay… Just Do Your Best!

Above: [Stele with a Buddha & two Bodhisattvas, Eastern Wei (534–50 CE), Limestone, overall height 310 cm, Collection of the…

11
Feb
2009

Obituary : Death Verses

Jen: Your ‘imaginary funeral parlour notice’ [see below] is well written, seemingly depicting dying. Is it due to the way…

29
Jan
2009

Defilements : Hidden Grime

Are washing machines by default the cleanest machines in the world, given that they are fed detergents regularly? Turned out…

28
Jan
2009

Mask : Grim Reminders

It struck me that the Hannya mask (left picture) I bought in Japan resembles Batman’s mask (right picture: DVD box…

19
Jan
2009

Past : Arbitrary Importance

From ‘Chandni Chowk To China’, Delusion to Realisation http://buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=12,7665,0,0,1,0 In the first Bollywood-Hollywood action-comedy ‘Chandni Chowk To China’, an Indian…

17
Jan
2009

Criminals : Potential Buddhas

As inspired by the film ‘The Dhamma Brothers‘ , here’s a simple poem, in tribute to those who seek spiritual…

03
Jan
2009

Hope : Buddha-Nature

As long as you are unenlightened, you can become [more] enlightened. – Stonepeace Quite some simple but ultimate consolation! Our…

01
Jan
2009

Smile : Buddha & Bodhisattva

At 2 am of new year’s day as part of a post ‘Spiritual Countdown’ to 2009 celebration program, I helped…

20
Dec
2008

Weird : Or Not?

Me: You’ll find me weird… only if you don’t understand me. He: But what if you still seem weird after…

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,…