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The Three Kinds Of Laziness

Jul. 25 | There is no goal that diligence cannot fulfil, as long as it is fulfillable. There is no goal that laziness can fulfil, even if it is fulfillable. – Stonepeace | Books [1] People are inextricably entangled in the affairs of this world. They are engrossed...

Practice Is Needed For Perfection

Jul. 14 | Taking pride in perfect potential present yet not willing to actualise it at all, it as as ‘good’ as being perfectly absent. – Stonepeace | Books Just as is the case with the sesame seed being the cause of the oil and the milk being the...

Just Do The Needed Now

Jul. 1 | Just do the needed now, but be sure it is truly what is needed now. – Stonepeace | Books A student was on Mount Tiantong in China, studying Chan [Chinese Zen], when one day he encountered an old monk who was working as chief cook. It was midsummer,...

Thoroughly Examine Your Mind

Jun. 23 | Even if another examines you, you have to examine yourself, to see if that examined is true. – Stonepeace | Books To see if you’re aware of impermanence or not, check whether your plans are long or short term. To see if you perceive Samsara as...

Should Buddhists Have Missionary Zeal?

Jun. 15 | If those with no or less dust do not help clear that of those with more dust, who else will? – Stonepeace | Books [TDEditor: The answer to the question is a resounding ‘Yes!’ As we can see from the Vinaya-pitaka I.20-21 below, it is with...

The Choice Is Yours

Jun. 12 | The more compassionate have compassion for the less compassionate too. – Stonepeace | Books No one can compel you to eat meat or to be vegetarian. You have to think carefully for yourself, and then act according to your own values and for your own reasons…...

What Are Supreme Offerings To All Buddhas

Jun. 3 | Is there need for lengthy explanation? Childish beings look out for themselves, While Buddhas labour for the good of others: See the difference that divides them! – Shantideva (Way Of The Bodhisattva) The Buddha, who loved all beings like his only...

The Power Of Buddhas & Bodhisattvas’ Names

May. 25 | Perfected virtues are always more powerful than defilements of greed and hatred, which are weaknesses due to delusion. – Stonepeace | Books Mara, the demon king, asked the Buddha [Sakyamuni], “If someone repeats my name, it brings them neither...

You Have A Rebel Buddha Within

May. 23 | Spiritually worthy rebels are the first to awaken, who awaken the rest. – Stonepeace | Books If we could, we would probably all sink completely into this dream that passes for our waking life, but something keeps rousing us from our sleep. No matter...

Beware Of Fake ‘Reborn Masters’ (False ‘Tulkus’)

May. 15 | Only fools and Bodhisattvas rush into Samsara – the latter to save the first. Sometimes, we are in-between. – Stonepeace | Books Some people might carry the name tag of “tulku,” [recognized reborn masters] but they are false tulkus. In...

155 Spiritual & Physical Differences Between Buddhas & Arhats

May. 2 | All who give rise to Bodhicitta are able to become Bodhisatvas, who are able to become Buddhas, who are able to guide all to give rise to Bodhicitta. – Stonepeace | Books The Lord [Sakyamuni] Buddha: ‘What do you think, Sariputra, does it...

The Man Who Learnt Too Much

Apr. 14 | To waste this moment is to waste this life, as we speak. – Stonepeace | Books A man decided to make his son a monk. ‘Study the laws of karmic cause and effect,’ he told him, ‘and make your living by preaching.’ The lad did...

The Moon Wanes Faster Than Expected

Apr. 8 | The most urgent attitude to have in life is the sense of urgency. – Stonepeace | Books The full moon’s perfect roundness lasts barely a moment, and in no time is lost. Those with no eye for such things, it seems, fail to see how it changes...

Be More Mindful When Complacent

Apr. 3 | Healthy fear, like sound courage, can protect and save lives. Unhealthy fear, like sheer arrogance, can harm and cost lives. – Stonepeace | Books A man famed for his tree-climbing skills once directed another to climb a tall tree and cut branches....

The ‘Curse’ Of Intoxication

Mar. 17 | Those who wish to be fully awakened do not bear to spend even a moment intoxicated or confused; they only wish to further awaken. – Stonepeace | Books If drinking like this profited us in this world or the next, what could one say? But in this world...