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Verse On Peak

Aug. 18 | 若见高山, 当愿众生, 善根超出, 无能至顶。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第62偈) If seeing a high mountain, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings’ good roots* surpass [it], [to be] unable to reach their peak.’** –...

10 Stonepeace Verses On Good, Evil & Purity

Aug. 2 | 诸恶莫作, 众善奉行, 自净其意, 是诸佛教。 – 释迦牟尼佛 (法句经, 第183偈) All evil should not to be done, [And] all good should be practised, [With] self-purification of your minds, [As] these are all Buddhas’...

How Regret Can Be Good (Or Bad)

Feb. 22 | Always regret evil done and good not done. Never regret good done and evil not done. – Stonepeace | Books In Buddhism, regret is not guilt. Guilt is an ego-driven emotion and as such is always non-virtuous, but regret can be either virtuous or non-virtuous....

We Reap Fruits From Seeds We Sow

Jan. 13 | While the one doing wrong creates negative karma in the present, the one who is wronged created negative karma in the past. – Stonepeace | Books Nagasena gave another simile, “Suppose a man were to steal another man’s crop of ripened grains and...

Verse On Shame

Dec. 13 | 著下裙时, 当愿众生, 服诸善根, 具足惭愧。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第36偈) [When] putting on lower garments, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings [be] dressed [with] all good roots,* [to be] complete [with...

Great Good & Evil Start Small

Apr. 13 | Take care of each thought to take care of each word and deed too. – Stonepeace | Books How does one accumulate blessings? It is from a number of actions, not just one. There is a saying, ‘Don’t skip doing a good deed just because it is small,...

‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ After Clarification!

Apr. 6 | Don’t be distracted by the powers of Superman versus the hi-tech weapons of Batman… for this is mostly a tale of super miscommunication, or rather, lack of communication. In one corner is Superman, a ‘god-like’ figure so powerful...

What Is Good & Evil?

Nov. 30 | 佛言: 众生以十事为善,亦以十事为恶。 何等为十? 身三、口四、意三。 身三者,杀盗淫。 口四者,两舌、恶口、妄言、绮语。 意三者,嫉恚痴。 如是十事,不顺圣道,名十恶行。 是恶若止,名十善行耳。 –...

Do Your ‘Big Eyes’ See These Truths?

May. 27 | ‘Big Eyes’ tells the true story of how Walter Keane (1915-2000) became one of the most notorious yet unrepentant frauds in the history of art. When his newly married wife Margaret signed off her paintings as ‘Keane’, he saw the...

Project Precepts: How To Avoid Evil & Do Good

Aug. 9 | click to enlarge poster Register: www.tinyurl.com/buddhistclass Some Feedback From Other Courses: The ‘Understanding Amituofo’ course has been immensely interesting. Shi’an has a knack of breaking down difficult concepts into accessible...

How Karmic Power Overpowers Supernormal Powers

Jun. 13 | What pride should we have, when we might be humbled by great suffering at any time, when our negative karma ripens? – Stonepeace | Get Books Among Sakyamuni Buddha’s great Arhat disciples, Maudgalyayana (Moggallana; 目犍连) is considered...

Fire & Water

Jan. 29 | Do not disregard small misdeeds, Thinking they are harmless, Because even tiny sparks of flame, Can set fire to a mountain of hay. Do not disregard small positive acts, Thinking they are without benefit, Because even tiny drops of water, Will eventually...

Can ‘Buddhists’ Not Believe In Rebirth?

Dec. 4 | If you do not believe in unenlightened rebirth, what are you seeking liberation from? [to be continued…] – Stonepeace There are some who do not believe in the Buddha’s teachings on rebirth, who nevertheless consider themselves to be...

How Can Some With Good Karma Become Evil?

Nov. 21 | If merits and wisdom are always steadily cumulative from life to life, we should be liberated already. – Stonepeace One might be reborn into very favourable physical and material circumstances as a result of past good karma ripening now. However,...

Can Creating Good Karma ‘Become’ Bad Karma?

Jul. 4 | Empowering one another with compassion, may all be motivated in doing good. Empowering one another with wisdom, may all be skilful in doing good. – Stonepeace Recently, a friend encountered a deceased bird on a pavement. Out of compassion, he stood...