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The Slave Of Passion (Maccha Jataka)

Jun. 23 | We are slaves of our craving, before being enslaved by that craved for. - Stonepeace | Get Books … When a Bhikkhu [monk] admitted that he was being tempted by his former wife and that he was still feeling passion for her, the Buddha said, “Bhikkhu,...

The Moon Shines On Behind The Clouds

Jun. 5 | How can you lose the most fundamental hope, that is your Buddha-nature? - Stonepeace | Get Books Suzuki Roshi had been quite ill. He had been falsely diagnosed with infectious hepatitis and had gone to the hospital for more test. I went to visit him just...

Seeing Falling Snow

Jun. 5 | The enlightened truly see what they see. The unenlightened falsely see what they see. - Stonepeace | Get Books When the Layman [Pang Yun] decided to leave Yueh-shan’s temple, Yueh-shan instructed ten novice monks to escort him to the front gate....

Stand Up For Justice Without Anger

May. 25 | Never mistake the need to be firm as the need to be angry, as it is possible to be firm without being angry. - Stonepeace | Get Books Even the Dalai Lama, whose patience and nonviolent compassion in the face of the invasion of his homeland won him the...

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...