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Should I Quit My Job Again?

Jan. 26 | Question: It seems that I left my all previous jobs all because of problems I cannot solve. What do you advise? Answer: In a sense, everyone leaves their jobs only because of problems they cannot solve. However, there are many kinds of problems at work....

Lotus Haiku

Jan. 26 | Suddenly, the dog stops barking… Lotus blossoms! – Issa 犬の声ぱつたり止て蓮の花 inu no koe pattari yamite hasu no hana Share This:

Should You Be More Keen On Dharma Learning Or Practice?

Jan. 26 | He is not ‘one versed in the Dharma’ just because he talks much. He who hears only a little but comprehends the Dharma, and is not unmindful is, indeed, ‘one versed in the Dharma’. – The Buddha (Dhammapada) As summarised from...

A Profound & Essential One-Word Teaching

Jan. 26 | Briefly, without being mindful of death, whatever Dharma practices you take up will be merely superficial. – Milarepa He [Milarepa]… said, ‘I have an unusually profound pith-instruction, but it is too precious to just give it away. I am...

How To Win ‘The Scorch Trials’

Jan. 26 | ‘The Scorch Trials’ is part two of ‘The Maze Runner’ series. The Gladers (heroes) have escaped from a giant maze, which was an experiment to discover the strong. Turns out that the ‘Wicked’ corporation faked their...

Verse On Equanimous Care

Jan. 26 | 妻子集会, 当愿众生, 怨亲平等, 永离贪著。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第3偈) [When] wife and children gather, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings’ enemies [and] relatives equally, forever renounce...

The ‘Go Drink Tea’ Koan (‘吃茶去’的公案)

Jan. 19 | 何为禅? 何非禅? 何须问? 吃茶去! – 《石头安语录》 What is Zen? What is not Zen? Why need ask? Go drink tea! – Record Of Stonepeace Sayings | Books 《赵州禅师语录》: 师问二新到:’上座曾到此间否?’...

Cherry Blossoms Haiku

Jan. 18 | Tomorrow and tomorrow, Will they still be? Cherry blossoms – Issa 翌あらばあらばと思ふ桜哉 asu araba araba to omou sakura kana Share This:

Verse On Full Filiality

Jan. 18 | 孝事父母, 当原众生, 善事于佛, 护养一切。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第2偈) [With] filiality serving [one’s] father [and] mother, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings [with goodness skilfully] attend...

Mundane Vs Supramundane Perfection of Giving

Jan. 18 | True giving away hopes for no takeaway. Being able to give [to help] is itself the ‘takeaway’. – Stonepeace | Books Sariputra: What is the worldly, and what is the supramundane perfection of giving? Subhuti: The worldly perfection of giving...

Why Do Some Buddhist Texts Seem ‘Vague’?

Jan. 18 | Question: Why do some Buddhist texts (sutras and treatises) seem vague, ‘saying something’ yet as if ‘saying nothing’? Answer: If you feel that their words are ambiguous, it simply means you have yet to grasp the teachings’...

‘Ted 2’ (Too) Is Sentient?

Jan. 18 | In ‘Ted 2’, there is surprising probe into the mystery of what makes one a person; versus a mere thing. Ted the talking soft toy teddy bear, who miraculously came to life goes on trial, fighting to be acknowledged legally as a person; not...

The Parable Of Me & Mine

Jan. 11 | If even our strongest worldly attachments we too will lose attachment to later, why be so attached to them now? – Stonepeace | Books Some children were playing beside a river. They made castles of sand, and each child defended his castle and said,...

Family Verse For Laypeople

Jan. 11 | 菩萨在家, 当愿众生, 知家性空, 免其逼迫。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第1偈) Bodhisattvas at home [who are laypeople], [should reflect that] ‘May sentient beings know their families’ [and homes’]...

Cloud Haiku

Jan. 11 | Tilling the field: The cloud that never moved Is gone. – Buson Share This: