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Is He A True Buddhist ‘Teacher’?

Mar. 15 | Question: A friend asked a layperson to help ‘clear’ her workplace of suspected spirits by chanting, and it seemed to have effect as there were less accidents and quarrels after. She also brought her kids to him for blessing. He said one...

Is Suffering A Blessing?

Nov. 30 | Question: Is it true that ‘to suffer is a blessing’ (吃亏是福)? Answer: No. If ‘to suffer is a blessing’, the Buddha would not have given a single teaching on how to overcome suffering at all. Yet, his central messages are...

Does Worrying Reduce Blessings?

Sep. 23 | Question: I came across the idea that too much worry about one’s children will take away their blessings. Is it not normal for parents to worry about their children? Answer: It is ‘normal’ but it does not mean it is wise. In fact, worrying...

Do Buddhas Have Selective Compassion?

Dec. 4 | Question: Is the concept of 本命佛 (‘fundamental life’s Buddha’) a true Buddhist teaching? Based on this, is it such that a certain enlightened Buddha or Bodhisattva will have greater affinity with us than others? A family member bought a pendant...

Suffering Vs Blessings

May. 1 | To experience suffering is to end suffering. To enjoy blessings is to exhaust blessings. – Buddhist saying 受苦是了苦, 享福是消福. (When we face inevitable sufferings bravely, they will end. When we indulge in pleasures complacently,...

Is Mindfulness Of Buddha Applicable In Everyday Life?

Feb. 29 | Life is uncertain; death is certain. Rebirth is certain; where to is uncertain. – Extended Buddhist Saying Summarised in one line, the Pure Land teachings, which are the most popular in the Mahayana tradition, teach that via faithful single-minded...

What Is Worthy

Oct. 19 | Spiritual cultivation might be difficult, but to face its difficulties is worthy. As this is worthy, it is not seen as difficult, but seen as good fortune instead. – Stonepeace 修行可能辛苦, 但辛苦却值得, 因值得不辛苦, 反而非常幸福。 Share...

What Does It Mean to Be Blessed?

Mar. 7 | While we ask [the Buddha and] the Sangha for occasional blessings, they bless themselves continually by learning, practising, realising and sharing the Dharma, just as we can too. – Stonepeace There is a short but popular scripture called the Mangala...