Tag: Mara

10
Jul
2019

Consolation: Super Short Story #571

Consolation: Super Short Story #571   He consoled her, saying that only when there are those who do something so right, that…

07
Apr
2017

Mara’s Meeting

An imaginary meeting headed by Mara with his minions, which is however in true in principle. This is a powerful…

09
Mar
2016

Enter ‘The Matrix’ Here…

Unnerving… Humans have begun hooking themselves collectively into the ‘matrix’ of virtual reality. There will come a day when virtual…

25
Jul
2012

Strive On!

K: Hi Laoshi, I think it is the first time I saw so ’emotional’, and very rightly so. It is…

25
Aug
2011

The Scripture Koan

This is a chat on the article ‘Whose Buddhism is the Truest’ at http://www.tricycle.com/feature/whose-buddhism-truest : J: Who cares? These scholars are…

10
Jan
2011

Watching ‘Night Watch’ & ‘Day Watch’

Different from the run-of-the-mill concept of there being a supreme and extreme good guy versus a supreme and extreme bad…

10
Nov
2010

Thoughts on Exorcism

I went too see ‘The Last Exorcism’ because I thought the premise of the story was interesting. But it was…

28
Sep
2010

The Inconceivable Compassion Of The Enlightened

From the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra (http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Religion/Fac/Adler/Reln260/Vimalakirti.htm) are lesser known but some very surprising and illuminating teachings: ‘… Then the Licchavi…

07
Jun
2010

Possessed by Mara

Dit: Look at his greed! I think he’s ‘possessed’ my Mara! Dot: Don’t be daft! Of course he is! Dit:…

07
Jun
2010

Of Gods & Demons

As long as there is an ego, there are demons. When there is no more ego, there are no more…

28
Apr
2010

Deal with the Devil Anyone?

A deal with the ‘devil’ appears good, so that it will be tempting enough to sign it, but will never…

02
Dec
2009

How Naming the Demons Work

In ‘Hellboy: Darkness Calls’ by Mike Mignola and Duncan Fregredo, Igor Weldon Bromhead invokes the demonic Ilsa Haupstein, binding her…

30
Nov
2009

You Versus Yourself

‘The Broken (Reflexion Trouble)’ is an unconventional thriller. I was interested in it as it seemed to be about doppelgangers,…

15
Sep
2009

The Demon Haunted You

‘…Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.’ – Stephen King Monsters…

12
Sep
2009

Daughters of Death

I saw her holding the catalogue like a new found treasure. As she sat down in the train, happily, she…

08
Jun
2009

Demonisation of the Demonic

In the movie ‘Blood: The Last Vampire’, it was suggested to Saya (the half-vampire human) by her teacher that (vampirical)…

05
May
2009

Wolverine’s Bestial & Buddha Natures

As featured in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, through of human birth as brothers, Wolverine and Sabretooth were mutants with opposite inclinations….

02
Apr
2009

Not Always Angelic

Pic: Mahakala Re: You cannot always be an ‘angel’. Sometimes you have to be a mara. Me: The constant ‘angel’…

28
Feb
2009

Ya! Ya! Oh My God!

Something simple happened a couple of days ago, that upon hindsight, seems more significant than not. I was seated at…

29
Dec
2008

Reel : To Real?

After picking up Buddhism, I found my threshold of being able to withstand seeing others in suffering to have reduced…