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Destination Pureland: How To Have The Best Rebirth (7th Run)

Jun. 21 | Click HERE To Register Pictures & Feedback From Past Runs: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre Than Hsiang Temple Poh Ming Tse Tai Pei Buddhist Centre ‘Dear Dharma Teacher, I enjoyed every moment of your lessons and learned a lot of Buddha Dharma. Your lessons...

Rebirth Haiku

Jun. 13 | If not returning bettered, and to make things better, why return worse to worsen? * Why not reach Pure Land to better train first? Share This:

Verse On Straightness

Jun. 13 | 若见直路, 当愿众生, 其心正直, 无谄无诳。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第55偈) If seeing a straight road, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, their minds be upright and straight,* without flattery and without deceit.’ –...

Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy, Swimology

Jun. 13 | Even much accurate theory that is yet to be practised is yet to be practical. – Stonepeace | Books There was a Professor taking a sea voyage in a little boat and one night he goes up to the old sailor and says, “Hey old man, what do you know about...

‘Jessica Jones’s Brawn Vs Kilgrave’s Brain?

Jun. 13 | This is not so much of a film review, but a reflection on season one of the TV series. (This might be later linked to the big screen though?) Jones is a sharp private investigator, whose efforts are boosted by her super strength. Kilgrave, however, is...

Can Females Reordain As Buddhist Nuns?

Jun. 9 | Question: Can females ordain twice as Buddhist nuns? Answer: No, according to the record of this event and rule by the Buddha in the Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya’s Section On Miscellaneous Matters’ 30th Scroll《根本说一切有部毘奈耶。杂事》卷三十,...

Are All In ‘Monastic’ Robes Beyond Question?

Jun. 9 | (An Answer With Eight Bodhisattva Precepts) It is proper for you, Kalamas, to doubt, to be uncertain.  Uncertainty has arisen in you about what is doubtful. – Sakyamuni Buddha   (Kalama Sutta) There is a common misperception that no one wearing...

Verse On Right Path

Jun. 2 | 见斜曲路, 当愿众 生, 舍不正道, 永除恶见。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第54偈) [When] seeing slanting and winding roads, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, renounce non-right paths,* [by] forever eradicating evil...

Who Did You Bury In Your Past Lives?

Jun. 2 | The Bodhisattva path seeks to create pure connections between all sentient beings with the pure Triple Gem. – Stonepeace | Books Once upon a time, as two loved each other very much, they soon arranged to be married. However, when the day arrived,...

How Attachment To Fame & Wealth Harms

Jun. 2 | Though you become famous and many bow to you, And you gain riches to equal Vaishravana’s [a wealth deity], See that worldly fortune is without essence, And be unconceited – This is the practice of bodhisattvas. – 37 Practices Of Bodhisattvas:...

How Should We View Near Accidents?

Jun. 2 | Question: What is a karmic debt? Will it surely ripen in this lifetime? Answer: A karmic debt is simply negative karma created that has yet to ripen in effect. Its effects can be mitigated with positive karma, as can be seen at http://thedailyenlightenment.com/2009/08/how-to-easier-stomach-a-pinch-of-salt Sincere...

How ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’ Fell Not

Jun. 2 | In this retelling of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’, while climbing it to rescue a princess, Jack grabs a small twig, that snaps. As he slipped down a little, before getting a grip on the stalk and himself, Elmont the leading knight asks, ‘Fear...

Commitment Haiku

Jun. 2 | One committed to nothing at all, is good for nothing. Share This: