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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:

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...

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...

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:...

The Most Reliable Buddhist Practice

May. 27 | 丛林以无事为兴盛, 修行以念佛为稳当。 – 百丈大智禅师   《丛林要则二十条》 [In a Buddhist] monastery, [it is] without matters* [that there] is [spiritual] prosperity. For cultivation of [Buddhist] practice, [it is...

Why Confident Patience Is A Strength

May. 27 | Just as anger is a sign of an unstable emotion, calmness is a sign of stable reason. – Stonepeace | Books Many people think that to be patient in bearing loss is a sign of weakness. I think this is a mistake. It is anger that is a sign of weakness,...

Is This Bad Karma Ripening?

May. 18 | Question: In my business, if I find many obstacles, with one after another, is it due to previous karma’s ripening?  Answer: Whenever there is suffering in any matter, it is due to past or present negative karma ripening, as combined with your...

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...

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...

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’...

Liar Haiku

Apr. 27 | The worst liars are liars who lie about their lying. Share This:

Purify Yourself Without Projecting Perfection On Others

Apr. 27 | When I am born in a place of impurity It is the weapon of destructive karma turning upon me. For always cultivating impure perceptions. From now on I will cultivate only pure perceptions. – Dharmarakshita (The Wheel Of Sharp Weapons, Verse 14) A place...

Rely Upon Buddha As Best Spiritual Friend

Apr. 19 | To befriend the Buddha is to familiarise with the perfect embodiment and expression of the Dharma. – Stonepeace | Books Once, in the Sakyan country, Venerable Ananda said to the Buddha, ‘Venerable Sir, good friendship is half of the holy life.’...