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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


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

Full Emptiness

May. 3 | Where there is form, already there is emptiness. Where there is emptiness, already there is form. – Buddhist Saying Form is emptiness. Emptiness is form. – Heart Sutra

Sumeru Vs Seed

Apr. 20 | 宁可执有 如须弥山, 不可落空 如芥子许。 Rather be attached to form [great] like Mount Sumeru, [and] not fall to emptiness [little] like a mustard seed.* – Buddhist Saying *As forsaking forms renders one unable to realise...

The Four Reliances (四依四不依)

Apr. 14 | 依法不依人。 Rely on the Dharma; [and] not rely on the person[ality of the teacher]. 依义不依语。 Rely on the meaning; [and] not rely on the words. 依了义不依不了义。 Rely on the ultimate meaning; [and] not rely on the provisional...

Foremost Path To Buddhahood

Apr. 8 | 都摄六根, 净念相继, 得三摩地, 斯为第一。 To gather in the six [sense] roots, with pure [Buddha] mindfulness in continuous succession, to attain samādhi, this is the foremost method [to Buddhahood]. – 楞严经大势至菩萨念佛圆通章 ...

How To See Buddha

Apr. 8 | 若众生心, 忆佛念佛, 现前当来, 必定见佛。 If sentient beings’ minds recollect the Buddha [Amitābha], and are mindful of the Buddha, now or in the future, they will definitely see the Buddha. – 楞严经大势至菩萨念佛圆通章 ...

Who Buddhas Are Mindful Of

Apr. 8 | 十方如来, 怜念众生, 如母忆子。 若子逃逝, 虽忆何为? The ten directions’ [Buddhas] Tathāgatas are sympathetically mindful of sentient beings, like a mother recollecting her child. [But] if the child runs away, although...

Calm & Clear Equanimity

Mar. 23 | We suffer from attachment when we deludedly overly idealise. We suffer from aversion when we deludedly overly demonise. We liberate with equanimity when we clearly see all as they are. – Stonepeace | Books