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Why Should I Help Anyone At All?

Aug. 18 | May all beings give rise to Bodhicitta – that most noble spiritual aspiration to guide oneself and all other beings to the same goal of Buddhahood. – Stonepeace | Books Why even do anything to help anyone at all, since immeasurable Buddhas and...

Verse On Dustless Roads

Jul. 5 | 见路无尘, 当愿众生, 常行大悲, 其心润泽。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第57偈) Seeing roads without dust, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, constantly practise great compassion,* [with] their [hearts and] minds...

Can We Have Renunciation With Bodhicitta?

May. 6 | Though Renunciation might be without Bodhicitta, Bodhicitta must be with Renunciation. – Stonepeace | Books Question: If we as sentient beings in this Samsara do not renounce, can we achieve Bodhicitta [i.e. aspiration to guide one and all to Buddhahood]? Answer:...

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, Pratyekabuddhas And Buddhas Different?

Feb. 17 | Question: How is the enlightenment of Arhats different from Buddhas’? What about that of Bodhisattvas and Pratyekabuddhas? 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...