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We Reap Fruits From Seeds We Sow

Jan. 13 | While the one doing wrong creates negative karma in the present, the one who is wronged created negative karma in the past. – Stonepeace | Books Nagasena gave another simile, “Suppose a man were to steal another man’s crop of ripened grains and...

Diary Haiku

Jan. 13 | Note the noteworthy, the lessons lived – in your truest diary. Share This:

Verse For Brushing

Jan. 13 | 手执杨枝, 当愿众生, 皆得妙法, 究竟清净。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第40偈) [With] hand holding willow branch,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings all attain the wonderful Dharma, for ultimate purification.’** –...

How Should Buddhists View Astrology?

Jan. 13 | Question: How should we view online circulated advice from some fortune-telling masters, about the fortune of those of different zodiac signs in the coming new year, about what best colour to wear and such? Is such advice authentic, or should we read...

Relativity Haiku

Jan. 5 | The long is short –  of the short, and the short of the long. Share This:

‘The Fatal Encounter’ Averted With Sincerity?

Jan. 5 | The last words of ‘The Fatal Encounter’ (逆鳞/杀王者) featured an invigorated king who survived assassination quoting Chapter 23 of the ‘Doctrine Of The Mean’ (中庸), while adding in his own words. As the English subtitles...

What Is Meant By Time?

Jan. 5 | We are running in time yet running out of time. – Stonepeace | Books The king [Milinda] asked, ‘Venerable Nagasena, what is meant by ‘time’?’ Nagasena replied, ‘Concerning the past things we speak in reference to time, concerning...

The Boy Who Eats Too Many Sweets

Jan. 5 | The short-sighted’s fault is not seeing far enough. – Stonepeace | Books Someone asked – ‘If there is a future life, I would most likely have forgotten about this life then? If so, why should I not simply indulge in pleasures all the...

Verse On Grade

Jan. 5 | 著僧伽梨, 当愿众生, 入第一位, 得不动法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第39偈) [When] wearing the sanghati,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings enter the foremost grade,** attaining the unmoving Dharma.***’ –...

How To Help One Who ‘Lets Go’ Too Much?

Jan. 5 | Question: Letting go of attachment is good, but I am disturbed by how a family member developed the habit of throwing away things, which include family items in a brutal and self-righteous way. Surely this is not how Buddhism teaches letting go? The...

Media Release On Book On Amituofo’s 48 Great Vows

Jan. 3 | (As featured in Jan 2017’s issue of For You Information 佛友资讯) Launch Of Bilingual Sutra Book On Amituofo’s 48 Great Vows On 5 November 2016, during a Pureland Practice Fellowship session, Bro. Shen Shi’an, MA (Buddhist Studies)...