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Verse On Shade

Sep. 6 | 见树叶茂, 当愿众生, 以定解脱, 而为荫映。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第64偈) Seeing a tree’s leaves that are lush, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, with concentration [attain] liberation, and with it...

Focus Haiku

Nov. 23 | Note and do the worthy; never the unworthy – always focus! Share This:

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...

Ideal Physical & Mental Postures For Meditation

Oct. 1 | Shamatha is the one-pointed concentration of the mind. Vipashyana is perfect discernment. – The Cloud Of Jewels Because body and mind are interrelated, if one adopts a correct physical posture, the subtle channels with their energies will be straight,...

Awaken To The Light Of Understanding

Dec. 28 | When your mind is not clear… you may well take a thief to be your own child. – The Buddha (Surangama Sutra) When you practice meditation in stillness and enter samadhi, the essence of your mind merges with the Bodhisattvas of the ten directions...

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...

Clean, Calm, Clear

Feb. 15 | Clean (in conduct, via observation of morality), Calm (in emotion, via cultivation of concentration), Clear (in reason, via realisation of wisdom), these are characteristics of a noble person. – Buddhist Saying Share This: