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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...

The Discourse On The Heart Of Perfection Of Wisdom (Prajñā Pāramitā Hṛdaya Sūtra; The Heart Sūtra)

Jan. 11 | The most profound teaching is usually also the most misunderstood one. - Stonepeace | Get Books The Bodhisattva Who Contemplates At Ease, when practising the profound Prajñā Pāramitā, contemplated upon and realised the five aggregates to all be of...

A Great Bodhisattva’s Buddha Mindfulness Practice

Dec. 12 | From great Bodhisattva-Mahasattvas on the brink of Buddhahood like Samantabhadra Bodhisattva to once greatly evil but now repentant beings in the deepest hell, and all others in between, including us, there is no one who cannot immeasurably benefit from...

Do You Catch Yourself Red-Handed?

Dec. 5 | Group spiritual practice is crucial, in case you lack mindful discipline and do not know this is the case. - Stonepeace | Get Books Geshe Ben was an erudite and accomplished monk of the Oral Precept School who lived in the eleventh century. He was noted...

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Wake The Master Up Now

Nov. 28 | Empower Buddha-nature. Disempower defiled nature. - Stonepeace | Get Books In losing self to pursue the material and in pursuing the material and losing self, man is like a puppet tightly controlled by external forces, or a spinning top fiercely lashed...

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Grave Admonition Against Slander Of Pure Land Practice

Nov. 20 | 若有众生,If there are beings 闻是说者,who hear this [teaching], 应当发愿,they should vow [aspire] 生彼国土。to be born in that [Pure] Land [of Amituofo].   - 释迦牟尼佛 Śākyamuni Buddha (佛说阿弥陀经 The Sūtra In...

How Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Saved A Boy

Nov. 13 | A good sacrifice inspires; A poor sacrifice in vain. - Stonepeace | Get Books A thousand years ago in Anwa there was a woman who believed in Jizo [Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva; Dizang Pusa] and prayed that she might have an image of the Bodhisattva in her...

The Groom Who Lost His Bride To The Stars

Nov. 8 | The only destiny worth fulfilling is that you create for the good of one and all. - Stonepeace | Get Books Once upon a time, there was a rich family living in Benares, in northern India. They arranged for their son to marry a good and honest girl from...

From Craving Arises Grief & Fear

Oct. 30 | From craving springs grief, From craving springs fear: For one quite free of craving There is no grief — how fear? - The Buddha (Dhammapada, Verse 216) … this brahman… went one day to the bank of the river to clear his field. The Teacher...

Spirit Versus Letter Of Precepts

Oct. 17 | If you live by the spirit of the precepts, you will never go wrong. If you stick to the letter of the precepts, you might sometimes do wrong. - Stonepeace | Get Books The Maha-Maya Sutra recounts the tale of Malika, the wife of King Prasenajit, who lies,...