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From Ordinary To Enlightened Love

Mar. 22 | The path to full enlightenment is to learn how to love all beings fully, with full compassion and wisdom. – Stonepeace | Books Ordinary love is based and mixed with attachment. Like other afflicted emotions, attachment is based not on reality but...

How To Help One Who ‘Lets Go’ Too Much?

Jan. 5 | Question: Letting go of attachment is good, but I am disturbed by how a family member developed the habit of throwing away things, which include family items in a brutal and self-righteous way. Surely this is not how Buddhism teaches letting go? The...

How To Encourage A Busy Housewife?

Dec. 13 | Question: My housewife friend said she is fed up with her spouse and children not helping with housework, and that her son stays home too much. Is there advice I can share? Answer: Her taking care of the family is right, since she is a full-time housewife....

Should I Donate Some Now Or All Later?

Nov. 16 | Question: Is the positive karma created the same, between donating all of one’s wealth before death, versus writing a will to do so after death? Answer: If the amount is the same, with equal generosity and non-attachment when alive and deceased,...

Verse On Sitting

Oct. 7 | 正身端坐, 当愿众生, 坐菩提座, 心无所著。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第29偈) When uprighting [the] body [to] sit, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings sit [on] Bodhi’s seat,* [with] minds without...

Lamentation Haiku

Oct. 7 | Instead of lamenting on of his past, he should ‘lament’ of his endless lamenting of his past. Share This:

Verse On Non-Attachment

Aug. 24 | 受和尚教, 当愿众生, 入无生智, 到无依处。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第25偈) [When] receiving guiding teachers’* teachings, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings enter [the] wisdom [of] non-birth,...

The Lying ‘Snake’ Vs The Sitting ‘Toad’

May. 27 | The wise heed wisdom from anyone who offers it. The foolish ignore wisdom from everyone who offers it. – Stonepeace | Books There was once a Zen [Chan] Master who practiced meditation with extreme diligence. He usually slept in a sitting position rather...

Love In ‘Our Times’ Of Growing Up

Apr. 13 | The girl asked, ‘How to not fall when skating?‘ The guy quipped, ‘By not being afraid to fall!‘ Thus began a love-hate relationship as he encourages and teases her at the same time. It turns out that the ‘falling’...

Ode To Guanyin Bodhisattva On The Rocks

Apr. 6 | The best test is that you pass despite the most testing conditions. – Stonepeace | Books Guanyin Bodhisattva sits upon the most craggy rocks on the sea. Yet she is smiling, ever at ease with what seems ‘uncomfortable’. She is totally at...

Verse On Gathering

Mar. 18 | 众会聚集, 当愿众生, 舍众聚法, 成一切智。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第10偈) [When] multitudes meet and gather, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, renounce the many gathered dharmas,* [and] accomplish...

Verse On Giving

Mar. 9 |   若有所施, 当愿众生, 一切能舍, 心无爱着。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第9偈) If there is that given, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, [of] everything* [be] able [to] renounce, [with their]...

‘Begin Again’, Play It Again?

Feb. 24 | ‘But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?’ If you are a recording artist, trying to get your big break into the music scene, one song might change your life – for better or worse. If it is moving enough, resonating with many,...

Why A Monk Shattered His One Precious Bowl

Feb. 24 | 若人欲拿金碧峰, 除非铁鍊锁虛空, 虛空若能锁得住, 再來拿我金碧峰。 – 金碧峰禅师 If one desires to seize Jin Bifeng, unless able to use metal chains to lock empty space, [and] if empty space is able to be locked...

Fire Haiku

Feb. 10 | Why is playing with fire such fun… tiger moth? – Issa .どれ程に面白いのか火とり虫 dore hodo ni omoshiroi no ka hitorimushi Share This: