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Meat Eating & Violence Towards Humans

May. 25 | 千百年来碗里羹, 怨深似海恨难平, 预知世上刀兵劫, 但听屠门夜半声。 That there is a casual relationship between the cruelty, torture, and death of human beings and the ongoing slaughter of millions of pigs, cows, fowl,...

[8] How Is Pure Land Reached With Ten Thoughts?

May. 8 | 净土十疑论 The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land 隋天台智者大师著 Written by Sui Dynasty’s Tiantai Tradition’s Great Master Zhizhe (538–597 CE) 优婆塞沈时安英译 Translated to English by Upāsaka Shen Shi’an (2014...

[7] Why Not Seek Birth In Tusita Heaven?

Apr. 24 | 净土十疑论 The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land 隋天台智者大师著 Written by Sui Dynasty’s Tiantai Tradition’s Great Master Zhizhe (538–597 CE) 优婆塞沈时安英译 Translated to English by Upāsaka Shen Shi’an (2014...

[6] How Is There Non-Retrogression In Pure Land?

Apr. 18 | 净土十疑论 The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land 隋天台智者大师著 Written by Sui Dynasty’s Tiantai Tradition’s Great Master Zhizhe (538–597 CE) 优婆塞沈时安英译 Translated to English by Upāsaka Shen Shi’an (2014...

[5] How Can Ordinary Beings Reach Pure Land?

Apr. 12 | 净土十疑论 The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land 隋天台智者大师著 Written by Sui Dynasty’s Tiantai Tradition’s Great Master Zhizhe (538–597 CE) 优婆塞沈时安英译 Translated to English by Upāsaka Shen Shi’an (2014...

[4] Why Particularly Seek One Pure Land?

Apr. 5 | 净土十疑论 The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land 隋天台智者大师著 Written by Sui Dynasty’s Tiantai Tradition’s Great Master Zhizhe (538–597 CE) 优婆塞沈时安英译 Translated to English by Upāsaka Shen Shi’an (2014...

[3] Why Be Particularly Mindful Of One Buddha?

Mar. 27 | 净土十疑论 The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land 隋天台智者大师著 Written by Sui Dynasty’s Tiantai Tradition’s Great Master Zhizhe (538–597 CE) 优婆塞沈时安英译 Translated to English by Upāsaka Shen Shi’an (2014...

[2] Do Pure Land Aspirants Renounce Here For There?

Mar. 21 | 净土十疑论 The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land 隋天台智者大师著 Written by Sui Dynasty’s Tiantai Tradition’s Great Master Zhizhe (538–597 CE) 优婆塞沈时安英译 Translated to English by Upāsaka Shen Shi’an (2014...

[1] Do Pure Land Aspirants Forsake Other Beings?

Mar. 7 | 净土十疑论 The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land 隋天台智者大师著 Written by Sui Dynasty’s Tiantai Tradition’s Great Master Zhizhe (538–597 CE) 优婆塞沈时安英译 Translated to English by Upāsaka Shen Shi’an (2014...

Relativity Of Space & Time In Buddhism

Feb. 28 | Time is measurement of change, and timeless is Buddhahood, which once attained is unchanging. - Stonepeace | Get Books As I understand it, the most important implication of Einstein’s theory of relativity is that notions of space, time and mass...

Is Buddhism Against Birth Control?

Feb. 18 | Lust greases the gears on the wheel of giving birth and being reborn. - Stonepeace | Get Books In accordance with the basic principles of Buddhism, as long as one does not break the precept against killing a person by having an abortion, there is no...

There Are No Unforgiving Bodhisattvas

Feb. 14 | Even if, as a skilful means, one does not accept another’s apology, so as to further awaken that person, one should not bear any grudge, so as to further awaken that person. - Stonepeace | Get Books The nineteenth secondary transgression is not...

Are The Animals You Eat Blessed?

Feb. 6 | Bodhisattvas who crave the taste of meat weaken their compassion. They should abstain! - Vajradhara Reting Trichen It is sometimes said that when practitioners of the Dharma and especially of the Vajrayana eat meat, their actions are justified because...

Why Drink More Salt Water?

Jan. 26 | Sensual pleasure are like salt water: The more you indulge, the more thirst increases. Abandon at once those things which breed clinging attachment. This is the practice of bodhisattvas. - Bodhisattva (Gyelsay) Togmay Zangpo (Verse #21 Of The Thirty-Seven...

What Is Extreme About Veganism?

Jan. 18 | Claiming what you choose to eat and drink has nothing to do with your spiritual betterment, is like claiming what you choose to eat and drink has nothing to do with your physical health. - Stonepeace | Get Books If, however, you have decided that you...