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Constant Pure Land Practice

Sep. 1 | 虽知诸佛国, 及与众生空, 而常修净土, 教化诸群众。 – 维摩经(维摩诘) Although knowing that all Buddha lands and their sentient beings are emptiness.* yet constantly cultivate the Pure Land [practice], for teaching and...

Mind Like Space

Aug. 28 | Mind is like space, without birth and death. Like space, mind has no centre or periphery. Like space, mind is not bound or liberated.* Like space, mind has neither high nor low. – Last Words Of Gyalwa Gotsangpa (Gonpo Jorje) * As the mind’s pure...

Coming, Staying & Going

Aug. 18 | At the beginning nothing comes, in the middle nothing stays, in the end nothing goes.* – Milarepa * When starting Dharma practice, nothing seems to change. Later, changes occur but are unstable. When practice deepens, our qualities of peace, compassion...

Equanimity

Aug. 10 | It is absurd to maintain attachment and hatred toward beings of the six realms who have all been [reborn as] our parents.* Realise that they are all equal.** Is this not in itself a great liberation, a great happiness? – Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje *...

Twin Wings

Aug. 4 | Even the eagle, king of birds, cannot fly if he is missing a wing. Many find the wing ‘perception of emptiness’, But only those who have also the wing of Bodhicitta Fly to the omniscient state of Buddhahood. – The 7th Dalai Lama

Patient & Sincere Efforts

Jul. 25 | Without expecting quick results, Practice sincerely until your last breath! – Milarepa

Sutra With All Buddhas’ Mindful Protection

Jul. 15 | 汝等众生, 当信是称赞 不可思议功德, 一切诸佛所护念经。 – 六方诸佛诚实言   (阿弥陀经) You and other beings, should have faith in this ‘Sutra With Praises Of Inconceivable Meritorious Virtues And All...

What Pure Land Here & Now?

Jul. 1 | It is unkind to insist that ‘Pure Land is only here and now’, when this cannot be experienced by all of us non-Buddhas in the midst of disasters now. It is unwise to insist that ‘Pure Land is only here and now’, when a Buddha’s...

Letting Go While According With Conditions

Jun. 23 | 放下不等于放弃。 随缘不等于随便。 ‘Letting go’ of the unresolved is not to ‘give up’ the worthy, but to be unattached to results while always doing one’s best. ‘According with conditions’ is not...

World Of Words

Jun. 15 | The whole world is tormented by words And there is no one who does without words. But in so far as one is free from words Does one really understand words. – Saraha (Treasury Of Songs)

Dharma Alone

Jun. 12 | He who in autumn does not provide for the coming winter Is considered a fool. The Dharma alone will help us when we die, and we know that death is certain – So not to practice it now is utterly foolish. – Gyalse Ngulchu Thogme Related Course:...

Fear Death Now

Jun. 3 | We ought to fear death now, And thus become fearless at the time of death; But instead we are careless now, And when death arrives we will beat our breast in anguish. – Buddhist Saying RIP: Reborn In Pureland! Related Course: Understanding Amituofo

Smile

May. 25 | If someone does not smile at you, be generous and offer your own smile. Nobody needs a smile more than the one who cannot smile at others. – H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

Cause Of Buddhahood

May. 23 | If you aspire to Buddhahood,¹ the root of it is Bodhicitta² as firm as Mount Sumeru,³ all-pervasive compassion⁴ and non-dual wisdom.⁵ – Nagarjuna Bodhisattva (Ratnamala) 1 Supreme enlightenment 2 Aspiration to guide all to Buddhahood 3 Largest...

Be A Good Friend

May. 15 | Greet them with the flag of generosity, Appeal to them with gentle speech, Inspire their confidence by acting with consistency, Attune yourself to them and give them perfect advice. – Gyalse Ngulchu Thogme