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Will Nana The Tiger Learn?

Dec. 16 | Never regret good done; only regret not knowing how to better do good. – Stonepeace | Books Once upon a time there was a man who one day was pursued by a ferocious tiger named Nana. To escape from him, the man climbed as fast as he could into the nearest...

How The Buddha-To-Be Saw The Four Sights

Nov. 24 | The realities of life are the truths we live in the midst of now – they are truths so close that they are often neglected. – Stonepeace | Books Then the Bodhisattva [Sakyamuni Buddha-to-be] called Chandaka, his charioteer. “Prepare a chariot...

Be Kind To Be Happy

Nov. 6 | If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama Many studies have shown a link between happiness and kindness. When we are kind to others, our brains ‘reward’...

Change You Can & Change You Should

Oct. 20 | As we decide how we change, we are responsible for who we change into. Stonepeace | Books Despite my limited experience, I am convinced that with regular training, it is quite possible to transform one’s mind in a positive way, cultivating thoughts,...

13 Everyday Aspirations For Everyone

Oct. 20 | Day by day, may all beings further spiritually awaken as they physically awaken. Stonepeace | Books On every occasion, pray tirelessly for the benefit of beings. When you are going to sleep, think: ‘May all beings attain the absolute nature [Buddha-nature]!’ When...

Guru Rinpoche & Lama Tsongkhapas’s Exhortation To Reach Pure Land

Oct. 15 | 若有众生, 闻是说者, 应当发愿, 生彼国土。 – 阿弥陀经 (释迦牟尼佛) If there are [sentient] beings who hear this [teaching], they should vow [aspire] to be born in that [Pure] Land. – Amitā[bha] Sūtra (Śākyamuni Buddha) In...

Ideal Physical & Mental Postures For Meditation

Oct. 1 | Shamatha is the one-pointed concentration of the mind. Vipashyana is perfect discernment. – The Cloud Of Jewels Because body and mind are interrelated, if one adopts a correct physical posture, the subtle channels with their energies will be straight,...

Universal Compassion Arises From Impartial Detachment

Sep. 19 | While physical renunciation supports mental renunciation of greed, hatred and delusion, mere physical renunciation is inadequate without mental renunciation. Stonepeace | Books Since genuine compassion is necessarily universal and impartial, to achieve...

Why Is Receiving Criticism Wonderful?

Sep. 1 | It is normal for the unenlightened to be criticised by the more enlightened. It is abnormal for the unenlightened to not be criticised by the more enlightened. Stonepeace | Books When you are criticized, accept it as an opportunity to acknowledge your...

The Difference Between Attachment & True Love

Aug. 28 | To become a Buddha is to grow from conditioned love of one or a few to unconditioned love of not more but all. Stonepeace | Books Similarly, the feeling of being in love is usually more a form of attachment, based on mental projections and fantasies,...

Shabkar’s Song Of Compassion

Aug. 18 | Compassion is the root of the Buddha path. – Nagarjuna Now I have some heart-advice to give you: a sky needs a sun, a mother needs a child, a bird needs two wings. Likewise, emptiness [which is the truth that all mind and matter are empty of unchanging...

How Our Dualistic Minds Torment Us

Aug. 10 | Peace of mind arises from not seeing through the tainted lenses of deluded attachment and aversion. Stonepeace | Books Alas! If we observe how this lost mind works, When it is happy, it becomes arrogant and its desires multiply; When it suffers, it loses...

Become The Best You Can Be

Aug. 4 | Know not your greatest potential and actualise not your greatest potential. Know your greatest potential and actualise your greatest potential. Stonepeace | Books The first step for someone who aspires to follow the spiritual path is to understand how...

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...