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Sight Haiku

Oct. 18 | The short-sighted and the long-sighted are equally half-sighted. Share This:

Verse On Fruit

Oct. 18 | 若见果实, 当愿众生, 获最胜法, 证菩提道。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第67偈) If seeing a fruit, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, attain the supreme Dharma, [to[ realise the Bodhi path.’* – Manjusri Bodhisattva ...

Fool Haiku

Oct. 11 | The more foolish think they are more wise than the more wise. Share This:

Verse On Shade

Sep. 6 | 见树叶茂, 当愿众生, 以定解脱, 而为荫映。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第64偈) Seeing a tree’s leaves that are lush, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, with concentration [attain] liberation, and with it...

Truth Haiku

Aug. 30 | The truth is not won by a popularity vote; but by the relatively awakened few.* * at any one point in time in non-Pure Lands Share This:

Verse On Thorns

Aug. 30 | 见棘刺树, 当愿众生, 疾得翦除, 三毒之刺。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第63偈) If seeing a thorny tree, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, swiftly be able to cut and eradicate [the] three poisons’* thorns.’ –...

Truth Haiku

Aug. 18 | Pay attention to ‘the truth’; not ‘your truth’ preferred, which might be your delusion. Share This:

Verse On Peak

Aug. 18 | 若见高山, 当愿众生, 善根超出, 无能至顶。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第62偈) If seeing a high mountain, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings’ good roots* surpass [it], [to be] unable to reach their peak.’** –...

Be The Master Of Yourself

Aug. 18 | We choose which version of ourselves to be in each and every moment. – Stonepeace | Books The Zen Master Shiyan seated on a stone in meditation often conversed with himself. ‘Master!’ he called to self. ‘Uh!’ self replied. ...

Realisation Haiku

Aug. 9 | One unsurprised by ‘realisation’, is yet to be enlightened; knowing what already known. Share This:

Verse On Reverence

Aug. 9 | 若见丛林, 当愿众生, 诸天及人, 所应敬礼。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第61偈) If seeing a forest monastery,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, [by] all heavenly and human beings, [be] worthy of reverence and...

Why Denounce Precept-Breaking ‘Buddhist Teachers’?

Aug. 9 | 吾般涅槃后, 汝等当恭敬, 波罗提木叉, 即是汝大师。 –《佛所行赞》 (马鸣菩萨著) After my Parinirvāṇa [i.e. of Śākyamuni Buddha], you and others should have reverent respect, for the Prātimokṣa [i.e....

Be Responsible To Criticize Well

Aug. 9 | The truly kinder and wiser correct the truly deluded, to be truly kinder and wiser. – Stonepeace | Books If one presents the teachings clearly, others benefit. But if someone is supposed to propagate the Dharma and their behavior is harmful, it...

Surprise Haiku

Aug. 2 | What you know, and something about it. Then a surprising insight together! Share This:

Verse On Patience

Aug. 2 | 若见大柱, 当愿众生, 离我诤心, 无有忿恨。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第60偈) If seeing huge pillars,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, depart from self-centred contentious minds, [to be] without anger and hatred.’** –...