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My: Destination Pureland: How To Have The Best Rebirth (5th Run)

Apr. 18 | Click To Register Here Feedback From Previous Rounds: ‘This is one of the most interesting courses that I have attended. What we ought to know about preparation before and after death were well taught and touched on in great detail. I now...

The Universal Door Of Guanyin Bodhisattva (5th Run)

Apr. 14 | Click To Register Here Feedback From Previous Rounds: Dear Shi’an, am full of gratitude and 法喜 (Dharma joy) to attend another one of your well-researched Dharma courses. Truly appreciate the length and depth you have obviously gone through to present...

Should I Accommodate With Non-Vegan Meals?

Apr. 13 | Question: There are work lunches catered only with halal but no vegan choices, and there are gatherings, for which I do not wish to cause inconvenience to others’ food choices. As an aspiring vegan, I simply follow the crowd but struggle in trying...

Verse On Dharma Harmony

Apr. 13 | 入僧伽蓝, 当愿众生, 演说种种, 无乖诤法。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第13偈) When entering samgharamas,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, expound on all kinds of Dharma teachings without disharmony...

Is There A God Who Allows Suffering?

Apr. 13 | With more selfless empathy, more will realise that when ‘others’ suffer, all of us as ‘one’ suffer, and all should help all. – Stonepeace | Books According to an article in ‘The Independent’ on the 18 Jan 2015,...

Great Good & Evil Start Small

Apr. 13 | Take care of each thought to take care of each word and deed too. – Stonepeace | Books How does one accumulate blessings? It is from a number of actions, not just one. There is a saying, ‘Don’t skip doing a good deed just because it is small,...

Love In ‘Our Times’ Of Growing Up

Apr. 13 | The girl asked, ‘How to not fall when skating?‘ The guy quipped, ‘By not being afraid to fall!‘ Thus began a love-hate relationship as he encourages and teases her at the same time. It turns out that the ‘falling’...

Now Haiku

Apr. 13 | The past and future is always somewhere gone and to go, but now is always here. Share This:

Do Buddhist Talismans Work?

Apr. 6 | Question: Do Buddhist talismans work? What is written on them? If they work, must they be ‘renewed’? Answer: Anything, including paper talismans consecrated by proper Buddhist chanting has some protective abilities due to the power of truth...

Exact Haiku

Apr. 6 | Be exact or miss the point Share This:

Verse On Renunciation (1)

Apr. 6 | 舍居家时, 当愿众生, 出家无碍, 心得解脱。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品11: 第12偈) When renouncing living with families, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, depart from their families without obstacles,* [with...

Ode To Guanyin Bodhisattva On The Rocks

Apr. 6 | The best test is that you pass despite the most testing conditions. – Stonepeace | Books Guanyin Bodhisattva sits upon the most craggy rocks on the sea. Yet she is smiling, ever at ease with what seems ‘uncomfortable’. She is totally at...

How Asanga Urged Vasubandhu To Be A Bodhisattva Too

Apr. 6 | To slander the Mahayana teachings is to speak against the path to Buddhahood, to create obstacles for others to be Buddhas, to create causes for oneself to be reborn wretched. – Anonone Asanga [Bodhisattva], teacher of the Law [Buddhadharma: teachings...

‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ After Clarification!

Apr. 6 | Don’t be distracted by the powers of Superman versus the hi-tech weapons of Batman… for this is mostly a tale of super miscommunication, or rather, lack of communication. In one corner is Superman, a ‘god-like’ figure so powerful...