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What Is There To Hold On?

May. 11 | To think you can ‘have and hold’ the worldly is to ‘have and hold’ delusion. – Stonepeace | Books Once, when the Layman was on his way to sell his bamboo baskets, he stumbled and fell while crossing over a bridge. When Ling-chao...

Verse On High Roads

May. 11 | 见升高路, 当愿众生, 永出三界, 心无怯弱。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第52偈) [When] seeing high rises on the road, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, forever exit [from the] three spheres,* [with] minds without...

Are Realms In Other Faiths Elsewhere?

May. 11 |   Question: Do realms of different faiths exist in different world systems (e.g. galaxies or such)? Or do they exist at similar frequencies (or dimensions)? Answer: In the Buddha’s completely enlightened perspective, some ‘extreme...

Forgetful Bodhisattvas & Maras Of ‘Gantz:O’

May. 6 | Gantz is a mysterious black sphere. Somehow, it is able to revive the deceased selectively, teleporting them to an isolated room, where they are equipped with weapons, and instructed to eliminate alien invaders. (These monsters are like the minions of...

Surprise Haiku

May. 6 | If you are not surprised by what you ‘realised’, you are not enlightened yet. (Enlightenment is always surprising as it is the realisation of life-changing truths that were so obvious, yet missed for so long.) Share This:

Can We Have Renunciation With Bodhicitta?

May. 6 | Though Renunciation might be without Bodhicitta, Bodhicitta must be with Renunciation. – Stonepeace | Books Question: If we as sentient beings in this Samsara do not renounce, can we achieve Bodhicitta [i.e. aspiration to guide one and all to Buddhahood]? Answer:...

Do Not Be A Wild Fox Zen ‘Master’!

May. 6 | 学说之误人, 只在最初几希之间。 其后之结果, 则无法可收拾矣。 – 净土宗十三祖印光大师 (复谢慧霖居士书十六) Those saying theoretical teachings that mislead others, only, in the beginning, [do not take]...

Verse On Path 2

May. 6 | 若在于道, 当愿众生, 能行佛道, 向无余法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第50偈) If [travelling] on a path, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, [be] able to practise the Buddha’s path,* towards [realisation...

What Did The Buddha Teach About Abortion?

May. 6 | Question: Did the Buddha teach that abortion should be avoided? Answer: Yes, as killing of sentient beings is generally discouraged throughout the Buddha’s teachings, while the first to eight kinds of negative karmic actions listed below in 佛为首迦长者说业报差别经...

Who Should We Learn The Dharma From?

May. 5 | 依本师所说, 依祖师所解, 依佛言祖语, 依法不依人。 Rely on what our fundamental teacher Sakyamuni Buddha taught. Rely on what the [Pure Land] Patriarchs accordingly explained. Rely on the Buddha’s words and the [13] Patriarchs’...