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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.’** –...

Verse On Assemblies

Jul. 24 | 若见众会, 当愿众生, 说甚深法, 一切和合。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第59偈) If seeing masses* assembling, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, speak the extremely profound Dharma, [and with] all be harmonious.’** –...

Meaning Haiku

Jul. 13 | Not seeking greater meaning, this is all life is (again), with death coming (again). Share This:

Verse On Dangerous Paths

Jul. 13 | 若见险道, 当愿众生, 住正法界, 离诸罪难。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第58偈) If seeing dangerous paths, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, abide in the realm of right Dharma,* [and] depart from all difficulties...

Shame Haiku

Jul. 5 | Having no shame over the shameful is truly shameful. Share This:

Verse On Dustless Roads

Jul. 5 | 见路无尘, 当愿众生, 常行大悲, 其心润泽。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第57偈) Seeing roads without dust, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, constantly practise great compassion,* [with] their [hearts and] minds...

Verse On Dusty Roads

Jun. 28 | 见路多尘, 当愿众生, 远离尘坌, 获清净法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第56偈) Seeing roads with much dust, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, far depart from accumulation of dust,* to obtain the pure Dharma.’ –...