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The Benefits of Previous Endeavour

Jan. 25 | Everything we do and even not do now bears consequences for better or worse later. – Stonepeace | Books The king [Milinda] asked Nagasena again, “Suppose a man were to do good deeds, should he have done it previously, or should he do it after now?”...

First Class Devils For Sale

Nov. 3 | Even the shortest path requires some diligence to complete walking it. – Stonepeace | Books One day a fellow was strolling through the marketplace when he came to a stall that said, “For Sale: First Class Devils.” Of course, the man was...

Forever Haiku

Oct. 26 | Take your time,* but not forever, or it would be never! * to do what you should Share This:

A Mother’s ‘Dark Places’ Of Delusion

Jun. 29 | In the movie ‘Dark Places’, a desperate mother pays an ‘angel of debt’ (a fancy name for ‘hired gun’) to fake her murder, so as to claim insurance money for her poor children. In her letter disclosed, she wrote –...

The Lying ‘Snake’ Vs The Sitting ‘Toad’

May. 27 | The wise heed wisdom from anyone who offers it. The foolish ignore wisdom from everyone who offers it. – Stonepeace | Books There was once a Zen [Chan] Master who practiced meditation with extreme diligence. He usually slept in a sitting position rather...

Can Buddhist Practice Cause Sickness?

May. 8 | A longer-lasting pain is not as good as a shorter-lasting pain. (长痛不如短痛) – Chinese Saying Why is it that some seem to suddenly become unwell when they embark on the path of Dharma learning and practice, while others do not? Unwellness can...

Why The Chinese Canon Is As Important As The Pali Canon

Mar. 18 | (Why The Pali Canon Does Not Represent All Of Buddhism) Availability of pure teachings depends on our availability of reverence, diligence and merits. – Anonone From Foreword by Roderick S. Bucknell, University of Queensland: ‘Here the author...

A Profound & Essential One-Word Teaching

Jan. 26 | Briefly, without being mindful of death, whatever Dharma practices you take up will be merely superficial. – Milarepa He [Milarepa]… said, ‘I have an unusually profound pith-instruction, but it is too precious to just give it away. I am...

Away With The Dirt!

Jan. 4 | If clearing outer dirt does not remind you to clear your inner dirt, your cleaning is incomplete. – Stonepeace | Books Two brothers once lived in the city of Rajagaha in ancient India. Their names were Maha and Chula Panthaka. Their grandfather frequently...

Best Haiku

Nov. 24 | Just do your best now – for what else can you do now, till you get better? Share This:

The Three Kinds Of Laziness

Jul. 25 | There is no goal that diligence cannot fulfil, as long as it is fulfillable. There is no goal that laziness can fulfil, even if it is fulfillable. – Stonepeace | Books [1] People are inextricably entangled in the affairs of this world. They are engrossed...

Patient & Sincere Efforts

Jul. 25 | Without expecting quick results, Practice sincerely until your last breath! – Milarepa Share This:

How To Better Learn, Contemplate & Practise The Dharma

Jun. 3 | To multiply your diligence in Dharma learning and practice, do it for always; not just later. – Stonepeace | Books To increase your motivation to learn the Buddha’s teachings, gaze upon a meditating Buddha image, and remember there is no one more...

The Man Who Learnt Too Much

Apr. 14 | To waste this moment is to waste this life, as we speak. – Stonepeace | Books A man decided to make his son a monk. ‘Study the laws of karmic cause and effect,’ he told him, ‘and make your living by preaching.’ The lad did...

The Moon Wanes Faster Than Expected

Apr. 8 | The most urgent attitude to have in life is the sense of urgency. – Stonepeace | Books The full moon’s perfect roundness lasts barely a moment, and in no time is lost. Those with no eye for such things, it seems, fail to see how it changes...