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Your Best Ally

Jul. 19 | Your greatest spiritual challenge is your personal Mara but you have a greater spiritual ally which is your Buddha-nature. – Stonepeace | Get Books

Death Poem

Jun. 23 | If people ask about Ryokan’s death poem, tell them it was ‘Homage to Amitabha Buddha.’ - Zen Master Ryokan

Crossroads

Jun. 23 | If you follow the original vows of Amitabha Buddha, you will no longer be lost at the crossroads. - Zen Master Ryokan

Faults

Jun. 5 | Highlight others’ faults without naming them to help them see and overcome them, while giving leeway. Highlight others’ faults while naming them to help them see and overcome them, only if there is no other way. – Stonepeace | Get Books

Protection & Harm

Jun. 5 | Create only positive karma, as your positive karma is what truly protects you. Create no negative karma, as your negative karma is what truly harms you. – Stonepeace | Get Books

Better To Observe Precepts

May. 26 | 持戒不犯不易, 犯戒能忏即可。 戒不持更易犯, 不如持戒少犯。 To observe precepts without breaking them is not easy, but having broken them, one can practise repentance. Since to not observe precepts is easier to break them, one...

Constructive Criticism

May. 25 | To be critical that another is critical is to be critical too. What matters is why you are critical - to better or to worsen. – Stonepeace | Get Books

Faith In Buddha’s Words

May. 8 | 唯可深信佛语, 专注奉行;不可信用 菩萨等不相应教, 以为疑碍,抱惑自迷, 废失往生之大益也。 - 净宗二祖善导大师 (观经四帖疏) [We] only can have deep faith in [Sakyamuni] Buddha’s words,for...

Compassion Is Essential

Apr. 23 | 诸佛如来, 以大悲心, 而为体故。 All Buddha Tathagatas, are with the heart of great compassion, as their essence. 因于众生, 而起大悲。 因于大悲, 生菩提心。 因菩提心, 成等正觉。 Due to sentient beings, they...

A Matter Of Life & Death

Apr. 18 | Although life continues in this moment, it can discontinue in the next too. As such, it is just as important to learn to die well, as it is to live well. – Stonepeace | Get Books Related Course: Destination Pureland: How To Die Well & Be Reborn...

Force Of Habit

Apr. 11 | As our habits either diminish or deepen, it is crucial to deepen the wholesome ones and to diminish the unwholesome ones. – Stonepeace | Get Books

Higher Ground

Apr. 5 | Do you act from higher moral ground, or merely speak of higher moral ground? – Stonepeace | Get Books

Six Perfections

Mar. 26 | For generosity, nothing to do, Other than stop fixating on self. For morality, nothing to do, Other than stop being dishonest. For patience, nothing to do, Other than not fear what is ultimately true. For effort, nothing to do, Other than practise continuously. For...

Conscience

Mar. 21 | In moral arguments, true victory is when you win the rediscovery of your conscience. In moral arguments, true defeat is when you defend the loss of your conscience. – Stonepeace | Get Books

Forgiveness

Mar. 8 | If you have to apologise repeatedly over the same issue, you were not apologetic even once. If you have to forgive repeatedly over the same issue, you did not forgive even once. – Stonepeace | Get Books