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Right Path

Dec. 12 | 宁可千年不悟, 不可一日错路。 Rather to, in one thousand years, not awaken, never to, in one day, take the wrong path.* - Buddhist Saying * This is so as following a wrong teaching can lead one astray for a much longer time, making it...

Mind Moon

Dec. 1 | My mind’s the autumn moon, shining in the blue-green pool, reflecting glistening, clear and pure… There’s nothing to compare it to, what else can I say? - Master Hanshan

Six Precepts

Nov. 24 | There are in essence three precepts for liberation of oneself. One should restrain and rid the three poisons of attachment, aversion and delusion. There are in essence three precepts for liberation of others. One should nurture and share the three antidotes of...

Nuturing The Bodhi Seed

Nov. 21 | 欲长菩提苗, 光明照世间, 应当静观察, 诸法真实相, 不生亦不灭, 不常复不断, 不一亦不异, 不来亦不去. - 梵网经 (释迦牟尼佛) Wishing to nurture the Bodhi seedling [for Buddhahood], to have the bright light [of...

Purification Gem

Nov. 18 | 清珠投于浊水, 浊水不得不清; 佛号投于乱心, 乱心不得不佛。 When a purification gem is cast into murky water, the murky water has no way not to purify. When the Buddha’s name is cast into the confused mind, the confused...

Precious Human Rebirth

Nov. 12 | 得人身者,Those who attain the human body 如手中土,are like the earth in the hand. 失人身者,Those who lose the human body 如大地土.   are like the great Earth’s earth. 人身难得今已得, This human body is difficult to...

Cause & Effect

Nov. 2 | 因因果果, 果果因因, 因中有果, 果中有因. Of causes and effects, Of effects and causes, In causes are effects, In effects are causes. - Buddhist Saying [Just as potential of effects are in causes, new potential of causes are in effects.]

Self-Delusion

Oct. 29 | 一切邪执, 皆依我见, 若离于我, 则无邪执。 - 禅宗十二祖马鸣菩萨 (大乘起信论)  Of all evil attachments, each rely on self-view. If departing from self, thus are there no evil attachments. - 12th Patriarch Of The Chan Tradition...

Body, Speech & Mind

Oct. 7 | Thoughts are mental actions. Words are verbal actions. Deeds are physical actions. - Stonepeace | Books

Dharma Essentials

Sep. 24 | 学佛四要:  Four Essentials For Learning The Dharma: 持戒为本   Upholding of the precepts as fundamental, 念佛为要   Mindfulness of Buddha [Amituofo] as essential, 善友为依   Good [Dharma] friends as reliance, 净土为归   [Amituofo's]...

Blossoms

Sep. 20 | Falling blossoms. Blossoms in bloom are also falling blossoms. - Ryokan

From Bodhicitta To Bodhisattvas To Buddhas

Sep. 3 | 无大乘法即无菩提心, 无菩提心即无菩萨道, 无菩萨道即无菩萨成, 无菩萨成即无佛陀成, 无佛陀成即无佛所教, 无佛所教即无罗汉道, 无罗汉道即无罗汉成. With no Mahayana teachings, there is no Bodhicitta. With...

Always On Your Mind

Aug. 29 | Always having Bodhicitta on your mind, your thoughts, words are deeds will always be that of a Bodhisattva. - Stonepeace | Books

Rid Your Regrets

Aug. 20 | The older you get, the less regrets you should have, because the less time you have, to rid these regrets. - Stonepeace | Books

This Moment

Aug. 14 | Don’t miss this moment now [while it is still here] but don’t miss this moment later [when it is no longer here] too. - Stonepeace | Books