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Question Of Maitreya On Eight Qualities

Nov. 23 | Before attaining Buddhahood, the swiftest way to attain swiftest progress to Buddhahood without retrogression is via swift rebirth in a Pure Land. – Stonepeace | Books The Blessed One [Sakyamuni Buddha], in turn, continued, “Maitreya, if a bodhisattva...

Who Decides Who Is A Bodhisattva?

Oct. 28 | Question: If a Bodhisattva is not supposed to declare oneself as one, who declared the famous Bodhisattvas to be so in history? Answer: There is a difference between announcing aspiration to walk the Bodhisattva path, and being an actual great Bodhisattva....

Where Best To Go When This Life Ends?

Sep. 30 | 具缚凡夫, 有大悲心, 愿生恶世, 救苦众生者, 无有是处。 – 大智度论 (龙树菩萨) For bound ordinary beings, who have the mind of great compassion, and aspire for birth in this evil period, to save suffering sentient...

How To Easier Chant Guanyin Bodhisattva’s Name?

Sep. 30 | Question: I have been chanting Guanyin Bodhisattva’s name with this long format – ‘南无大慈大悲救苦救难广大灵感观世音菩萨摩诃萨‘ (Namo Daci Dabei Jiuku Jiunan Guangda Linggan Guanshiyin Pusa Mohesa: Homage to and...

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]...

The Egoless ‘Everest’ Vs An Everest Of Ego?

Jun. 1 | This review of the ‘Everest’ movie could prove not so predictable, perhaps not unlike the weather conditions up this highest peak. It was written not so much to celebrate the human spirit, but as a reflection on the dangers of unchecked ego....

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...

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. –...

Do Buddhas Help Many All The Time?

May. 8 | Question: In this part of the universe alone, there are already billions of sentient beings. Do Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have the ability to manifest multiples forms simultaneously to guide them with the Dharma, including to, for example, Amituofo’s...

The Universal Door Of Guanyin Bodhisattva (5th Run)

Apr. 14 | Click To Register Here Feedback From Previous Rounds: Dear Shi’an, am full of gratitude and 法喜 (Dharma joy) to attend another one of your well-researched Dharma courses. Truly appreciate the length and depth you have obviously gone through to present...

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...

How Asanga Urged Vasubandhu To Be A Bodhisattva Too

Apr. 6 | To slander the Mahayana teachings is to speak against the path to Buddhahood, to create obstacles for others to be Buddhas, to create causes for oneself to be reborn wretched. – Anonone Asanga [Bodhisattva], teacher of the Law [Buddhadharma: teachings...

How Do I Handle An Abusive Spouse?

Feb. 14 | Will your karma change when you walk away? You will only know if you try. [To be continued below…] – Stonepeace | Books ‘If I am a mother with an abusive spouse, how can I resolve or eradicate the negative karmic affinity?’ (The following...

Inexhaustible Precepts

Nov. 5 | 心无尽故, 戒亦无尽。 – 菩萨璎珞经 [As the] mind [of aspiration to not harm any and to help all is] inexhaustible thus, [the Bodhisattva] precepts [to avoid all evil and do all good are] also inexhaustible. – Bodhisattva Garland Sūtra Share...

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Of Bodhisattvas?

Sep. 2 | The graphic novel (and movie) mythos of the Kingsman intelligence agency speaks of how its powerful founders who lost many heirs to inherit their wealth due to World War I decided to dedicate their resources for the greater good of protecting life. It...