Tag: diligence

09
Apr
2015

Easy Way: Super Short Story #345

Super Short Story #345: Easy Way As he kept looking for an easy way out, which did not exist, he…

27
Feb
2015

Be Debt-Free

Struck me that the custom of trying to resolve financial debts before the lunar new year is a way to…

30
Oct
2013

Hope

菩萨可期望不可绝望。 菩萨可希望不可失望。 Bodhisattvas can hope and not become hopeless. Bodhisattvas can hope but not become disappointed. – Stonepeace | Get…

04
May
2013

Easiness: Sam & Sara #396

Sam & Sara #396: Easiness Sam: The back of this pot is hard to wash! Sara: Is your back easy…

26
Feb
2013

Romantic Diehard: Super Short Story (185)

Super Short Story (185): Romantic Diehard She was speechlessly touched when despite his passing away three years ago, she still…

05
Feb
2013

Bittersweet Blood

From ‘Young Blood’, as covered by Birdy… Lyrics: We’re only young and naive still We require certain skills The mood…

29
Dec
2012

Super Short Story (153): Wallet

Super Short Story (153): Wallet He keeps a second wallet at home, for topping up his outdoor wallet. He calls…

05
Sep
2012

Sam & Sara (379): Good Enough

Sam & Sara #379 Sam: I’m not good enough! Sara: Since you know this and are concerned, you’re already good…

04
Apr
2012

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, Really!

In the trailer of ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, this was uttered – ‘Everything will be alright in the end….

15
Mar
2012

Some Dharma Students’ FAQs

The below are common questions that some Dharma students might have, based on hypothetical scenarios: Q: What if a family member…

15
Feb
2012

Fame & Status As Spiritual Impediments?

It is sad, but true, that some teachers (monastics or laity), having gathered some fame and status, become less active…

07
Nov
2011

Works In Progress

As a Buddhst, should you avoid all evil? Of course! As a Buddhist, should you do all good? Of course! As a Buddhist,…

03
Oct
2011

Improving or Backsliding?

Question: Sometimes, I feel tired and worried. Despite diligence in Dharma learning, I seem to still be in the darkness…

20
Jul
2011

True Meaning Of Freedom

In ‘Pride of Baghdad’ by Brian K. Vaughan and Nikko Henrichon, this posed question is central to the story –…

09
May
2011

Want to Solve It

A Tit for a Tat (302) Tit: How do you know there are enough clues, to use reasoning to solve…

22
Apr
2011

Inform & Clarify

Question: Bother to catch the mistakes about Buddhism in the article at ___________? Answer: You know… if i spend my…

29
Nov
2010

Realistic Instead of Blindly Optimistic

True Happiness arises only with Right Effort based on realistic optimism. – Stonepeace A hungry father decided to abandon his…

02
Aug
2010

Please Learn Well… Before It’s Too Late

A fool, even though he is associated with a wise man all his life, does not understand the Dhamma, just…

26
Jul
2010

Classic Zen Story on Being Process-Oriented

A student asked a Zen Master, ‘If I work very hard, how long will it take for me to realise…

15
Jun
2010

Action Speaks Louder Than Words

A Tit for a Tat (145) Tit: Hey! I could do that! Tat: Yes – but there’s a difference. Tit:…