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‘S Storm’ For Clearing Corruption 

Dec. 28 | These days, the higher one climbs in power and office, the greater are temptations for high-level corruption. Without crude robbery with arms and such, white-collar crime in this digital age can simply be about clicking the ‘right’ clicks...

Who Is A True Sangha Member?

Dec. 28 | The not correctable are not commendable.  The incorrect yet correctable are still commendable. – Stonepeace | Books Though not totally right, ‘the Sangha’ is often defined as the fourfold community of Buddhist monks, nuns, laymen and...

Patience Haiku

Dec. 28 | Too much ‘patience’ with your faults becomes complacence.* * that keeps you stuck in Samsara. Share This:

How To Help Resolve Family Conflicts?

Dec. 28 | Question: I feel fear and sadness whenever there are messages and calls from a sibling and other family members – as there are quarrels between them. I tried to help, but feel totally drained, with the outcome often in vain. What can I do to manage...

Is The Reborn Person Same Or Different?

Dec. 28 | The reborn is not totally same as the deceased or the body and mind will be totally same. There are instead some differences due to a continuum of conditioned changes. The reborn is not totally different from the deceased or the body and mind will be...

Verse On Shore

Dec. 28 | 若著上衣, 当愿众生, 获胜善根, 至法彼岸。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第38偈) [When] wearing upper garments, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings be victorious [in attaining] good roots,* [to] reach...

The Heart of ‘The Heart Sutra’: The Core Of Wisdom (11th Run)

Dec. 24 | Click HERE To Register Feedback From Past Runs: Hi Bro Shi’an, thank you very much for your detailed teaching and guidance in the course. It has been very interesting as presented with your easy-going and fun approach to the topic. I have recommended...

Destination Pureland: How To Have The Best Rebirth (6th Run)

Dec. 23 | Click HERE To Register Pictures & Feedback From Past Runs: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre Than Hsiang Temple Poh Ming Tse Tai Pei Buddhist Centre ‘This is one of the most interesting courses that I have attended. What we ought to know about preparation...

The 48 Great Vows Of Amituofo (6th Run): Boundless Blessings For This Life & The Next

Dec. 23 | Amended Schedule: Module 1 Lessons: 16, 23 Feb, 2, 9, 30 Mar, 6, 13, 20 Apr, 18 May (No lessons: 16, 23 Mar, 27 Apr, 4,11 May) Module 2 Lessons: 25 May, 1, 8, 15, 29 Jun, 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul (No lesson: 22 Jun) Click HERE To Register Feedback From Past...

‘Now You See Me 2’, Or Do You?

Dec. 21 | A paradox of the lure of seeing a magic trick performed, is that it couples the wish to be fooled and amazed by the magician’s trickery, with the reverse-wish to not be fooled, to be amazed by oneself being able to figure out the trick instead!...

Do We Experience Pure Coincidences?

Dec. 21 | Question: Are my similar experiences purely coincidental, or all due to X? Answer: In this universe of cause and effect, there are never any ‘pure coincidences’, as in totally random or chance events experienced. While what happens in our...

Writing Haiku

Dec. 21 | Waste not any ink, paper, time, energy, life – by writing sharp. Share This:

The Buddha Is All-Knowing

Dec. 21 | The severely deluded mistaken their knowing of a few things as being fully enlightened, to be knowing of everything. – Stonepeace | Books The King [Milinda] asked Nagasena again, ‘Does the Buddha know the things in the past, present and future?‘...

Is Our World Becoming A Pure Land Soon?

Dec. 21 | On a sinking ship, a responsible captain would urge all passengers to evacuate, to seek refuge beyond by bailing out safely, before returning equipped to save the rest. In eastern Tibet’s Sertar county in a valley is Larung Gar, which is the world’s...

True Form

Dec. 21 | 诸法真实相: 不生亦不灭; 不常亦不断; 不一亦不异; 不来亦不去。 – 梵网经 (释迦牟尼佛) All dharmas* true form is not arisen, also not ceased;** is not permanent, also not ended;** is not one, also not different;** is...