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True Liberation

Feb. 22 | He who cling to emptiness And neglects compassion, Does not reach the highest stage. But he who practices only compassion, Does not gain release from toils of existence. He, however, who is strong in practice of both, Remains neither in Samsara nor in...

Best Haiku

Feb. 8 | The best way to live is to be ever better in helping all to be the best. Share This:

Some Universal Wisdom In ‘Central Intelligence’?

Jan. 18 | In ‘Central Intelligence’, while flying in a plane, Bob pretends to run of gas and sends it into a dive. He then asks Calvin, ‘What’s the one thing you wish you’d done in your life?… What’s the one thing you...

Life Haiku

Nov. 16 | Live a haiku life, streamlined with only the essentials! Share This:

Peace Haiku

Aug. 18 | Of little use is peace if only for oneself, forgetting others need it too. Share This:

Verse On Refuge In Buddhas

Jul. 7 |   自归于佛, 当愿众生, 绍隆佛种, 发无上意。 – 文殊菩萨    (华严经: 净行品11: 第20偈) Personally taking refuge [in the] Buddha[s], [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings perpetuate magnificence [of their]...

What Does It Mean To Be Awakened?

May. 18 | Question: What does being ‘awakened’ mean in Buddhism? Answer: To be awakened is opposite of being asleep or deluded; it is to spiritually wake up, to become aware. We are currently not totally awake to our Buddha-nature, which is our potential...

Four Ways Bodhisattvas Lose Bodhicitta

May. 18 | As they might backslide, beginner Bodhisattvas should keep giving rise to Bodhicitta now, until they become great Bodhisattvas. As they might backslide, beginner Bodhisattvas should keep aspiring to reach Pure Land now, where they become great Bodhisattvas. –...

How Are Arhats, Bodhisattvas, Prateykabuddhas And Buddhas Different?

Feb. 17 | Question: How is the enlightenment of Arhats different from Buddhas’? What about that of Bodhisattvas and Prateykabuddhas? Answer: The enlightenment of Arhats can be called self-liberation – from the cycle of birth and death. Self-liberation...

Bodhicitta Haiku

Aug. 10 | Save not just yourself; Save one and all without self – The path begins now! Share This:

Twin Wings

Aug. 4 | Even the eagle, king of birds, cannot fly if he is missing a wing. Many find the wing ‘perception of emptiness’, But only those who have also the wing of Bodhicitta Fly to the omniscient state of Buddhahood. – The 7th Dalai Lama Share...

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...

155 Spiritual & Physical Differences Between Buddhas & Arhats

May. 2 | All who give rise to Bodhicitta are able to become Bodhisatvas, who are able to become Buddhas, who are able to guide all to give rise to Bodhicitta. – Stonepeace | Books The Lord [Sakyamuni] Buddha: ‘What do you think, Sariputra, does it...

What Is Buddha-Nature & Bodhicitta?

Jan. 14 | Question: How is Buddha-nature linked to Bodhicitta? Answer: Buddha-nature is the universal potential in all sentient beings to become Buddhas (fully awakened in perfect compassion and wisdom). Since it is the only truly enduring (and pure) aspect of...

From Mindfulness To Buddhahood

Jan. 5 | 常生大乘善信, 自知我是未成之佛, 诸佛是已成之佛, 发菩提心, 念念不去心。 – 释迦牟尼佛    (梵网经) Constantly giving rise to good faith in the Great Vehicle [for delivering one and all to Buddhahood], personally...