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The Faith Factor: Strengthening Faith Through The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land (6th Run)

May. 5 | First 100 Register Free: http://pmt.org.sg/activities-and-classes/registration.aspx?a=59 Free Reference Book For All Course Participants Feedback From Previous Runs: Dear Brother Shi’an, attending your Dharma lessons is definitely enjoyable to...

Are The Great Bodhisattvas Real Or Not?

Jan. 21 | As all immeasurable beings have Buddha-nature, the universe is naturally filled with immeasurable realised Buddhas, pervading space and time. – Stonepeace | Books There is a false dichotomy in Buddhism that we might fall for, when it comes to...

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...

Does Hearing Amituofo’s Name Lead To Buddhahood?

Nov. 26 | ‘… If there are those who already aspired [vowed], now aspire [vow], or will aspire [vow] to be born in Amitā[bha] Buddha’s land, all of them will attain [the Stage of] Non-Retrogression for realising Anuttarā Samyak Saṃbodhi...

How Are Amituofo’s 18th, 19th & 20th Vows Related?

Sep. 28 | Question: As Vow #18, #19 and #20 of Amituofo (Amitabha Buddha) seem somewhat similar yet different, can you compare and contrast them for better appreciation of their intricacies? Answer: The overall significance of these 3 great Vows is immeasurably...

Faith In Buddha’s Words

May. 8 | 唯可深信佛语, 专注奉行;不可信用 菩萨等不相应教, 以为疑碍,抱惑自迷, 废失往生之大益也。 – 净宗二祖善导大师 (观经四帖疏) [We] only can have deep faith in [Sakyamuni] Buddha’s words,for...

The Faith Factor: The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land

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The Monk With Practice Without Faith & Aspiration

Aug. 24 | One with true Faith in a goal will have true Aspiration to advance with true Practice to reach it.  – Stonepeace | Get Books During the Later Lê dynasty in Vietnam, there was a certain monk at the Temple of Light who diligently practiced Buddha...

The Double Insurance Of The Buddha’s Teachings

May. 31 | To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise. – Source uncertain At a Buddhist bookshop, I encountered a customer who asked what is a particularly unique feature (among many others) about the Buddha’s...

The Miraculous Tooth

May. 3 | The power of personal sincerity connects and resonates with the power of universal truth. – Stonepeace Faith is like a ring, a grommet; the Buddha’s compassion is like a hook, or shepherd’s crook. The two can connect and Buddha’s...

Does Chanting Attract Spirits?

Mar. 21 | Question: I heard some saying that chanting certain mantras or sutras attracts spirits (ghosts) as they also want to listen to the Dharma. Is there any truth in this? If so, does it really matter, especially if I sometimes chant at night? Answer: Some...

Difference Between Faith & Respect

Sep. 6 | For one to take refuge, there must be respect. For one to have respect, there need not be refuge. – Stonepeace Since faith and respect are different, respect for other religions does not mean we must have faith in their doctrines. For example. I...

How To Know If The Buddha Teaches The Truth?

May. 31 | Question: How do we know that the Buddha’s teachings is the truth? Answer: Through active learning, practising, testing and questioning the teachings. There is no world religion or philosophy that confidently advocates as much diligent intelligent...

Is Buddhism Only For The Smart?

May. 9 | Question: How can one with less than average intelligence understand the Dharma enough to be able to practice it? Compare this to some other faiths that advocate ‘believe and you will be saved’. Even a simple-minded person can do this. But...

Course: The Faith Factor: Treatise on Ten Doubts About Pure Land (2nd Run)

Apr. 24 | Register: http://tinyurl.com/dabeiclass Enquiry: tpbc@dabei.org.sg Feedback from 1st Run’s Participants: ‘Namo Amituofo! I attended your Faith Factor class as well as join the Pureland Practice Fellowship. Attending your English Dharma...