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The Most Reliable Buddhist Practice

May. 27 | 丛林以无事为兴盛, 修行以念佛为稳当。 – 百丈大智禅师   《丛林要则二十条》 [In a Buddhist] monastery, [it is] without matters* [that there] is [spiritual] prosperity. For cultivation of [Buddhist] practice, [it is...

‘This Is The End’ Of The ‘Line’?

May. 27 | The world suddenly becomes apocalyptically chaotic, as the good are beamed up to heaven directly, while the rest fend for themselves, often fighting one another. At first hanging out to party hedonistically with his more of less equally indulgent friends,...

Why Do Buddhists Say ‘Amituofo’ So Much?

May. 11 | 阿弥陀佛: 无量光佛; 无量寿佛; 无量之佛。 Amita Buddha [Amituofo] is the Buddha Of Immeasurable Light; Buddha Of Immeasurable Life; Buddha of Immeasurability. On many occasions, Chinese Buddhists often say ‘Amituofo’...

How To Explain, End And Prevent Mass Hysteria?

Nov. 30 | Individuals’ delusions can lead to collective confusion. Individuals’ clarifications can lead to collective illuminations. – Stonepeace | Books Mass hysteria is sometimes the expression of collective obsessive behavior – due to group...

We Are Still Buddhists, Not Yet Buddhas!

Oct. 24 | Just as it is swiftest to master a worldly skill by enrolling in a good school  to learn from a good teacher, it is swiftest to master the transcendental skills to Buddhahood by entering the most recommended [Sukavati] Pure Land to learn from the best...

Does Chanting Lead To Seeing Of Spirits?

Sep. 23 | Question: Someone said he sees more spirits (ghost beings) when he chants. Is this supposed to happen? If chanting attracts spirits, is it good for us? Answer: If what said is true, why this happened depends on what is chanted, where and when it was...

Countdown Haiku

Aug. 24 | Make this life countdown to the greatest school ever – Amituofo’s land! Share This:

Why Do Buddhists Avoid Meat-Eating & Practise Animal Liberation?

Jun. 1 | (The Bodhisattva Precepts On Going Vegetarian & Releasing Lives) How does one keep wishing all beings to be well and happy while eating many of them? –  Anonone To answer the titled question, let us look at five interconnected Bodhisattva...

What If You Can Fulfil ‘Absolutely Anything’?

May. 18 | Sampled by ‘superior’ aliens, Neil is lent the power to wish absolutely anything to reality. It was a test to see if humans know good from evil, to deserve life as usual, or to be destroyed – if deemed too stupid and dangerous to the rest...

An Imperfect Student Seeks A Perfect Teacher

May. 18 | As it is with perfectionism that we become perfect, why compromise on it? – Stonepeace | Books [1] Stages Of Seeking A Perfect Teacher (i) No Teacher: Before discovery of Sakyamuni Buddha’s teachings, the student had no true spiritual teacher, as...

The Faith Factor: Strengthening Faith Through The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land (6th Run)

May. 5 | First 100 Register Free: http://pmt.org.sg/activities-and-classes/registration.aspx?a=59 Free Reference Book For All Course Participants Feedback From Previous Runs: Dear Brother Shi’an, attending your Dharma lessons is definitely enjoyable to...

Guru Rinpoche & Lama Tsongkhapas’s Exhortation To Reach Pure Land

Oct. 15 | 若有众生, 闻是说者, 应当发愿, 生彼国土。 – 阿弥陀经 (释迦牟尼佛) If there are [sentient] beings who hear this [teaching], they should vow [aspire] to be born in that [Pure] Land. – Amitā[bha] Sūtra (Śākyamuni Buddha) In...

Understanding Amituofo Via The Amitabha Sutra (16th Run)

May. 27 | Click To Register Here Scenes Of 10th Run At Kong Meng San: Practice of guided mindfulness of Buddha Practice of recitation of sutra once before detailed learning with bilingual text Practice of guided mindfulness of Buddha Testimonial-sharing on...

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 ...