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House Haiku

Sep. 13 | In a burning house now, quickly look for the fastest way out! (The Buddha described the Three Spheres as a burning house that we are trapped in, that threatens to collapse upon us at any time due to impending death and rebirth.) Share This:

Why You Should Master The Pure Land Teachings Now

Sep. 6 | 若有众生, 闻是说者, 应当发愿, 生彼国土。 – 阿弥陀经 (释迦牟尼佛) If there are [sentient] beings who hear this [teaching], they should vow [aspire] to be born in that [Pure] Land. – Amitā[bha] Sūtra (Śākyamuni...

We Are All Passing Travellers

Sep. 6 | As we merely passing by here, what matters is what we leave behind – in terms of our words and deeds. – Stonepeace | Books Master Han Shan was one of the four great masters of the late Ming dynasty. Once, while travelling, he lost his way and...

Impermanence Haiku

Jul. 24 | Since impermanence is a constant truth, be mindful of it now. Share This:

When Is Your Good Or Bad Karma’s ‘Due Date’?

Jul. 13 | Near the beginning of the movie ‘Due Date’ is a minor accident before Ethan and Peter enter an airport. Ethan tries to console Peter – ‘My father always had a saying. When a day starts like this, it’s all uphill from here.’...

Time Haiku

May. 18 | Master now, what should be mastered in time, before your time is up. Share This:

What Is There To Hold On?

May. 11 | To think you can ‘have and hold’ the worldly is to ‘have and hold’ delusion. – Stonepeace | Books Once, when the Layman was on his way to sell his bamboo baskets, he stumbled and fell while crossing over a bridge. When Ling-chao...

Life Haiku

Apr. 8 | Figure this life out before life runs out, before running in – again. Share This:

Fragility Haiku

Mar. 15 | Aware of life’s fragility, and death’s eventuality, now live with certainty! Share This:

Some Universal Wisdom In ‘Central Intelligence’?

Jan. 18 | In ‘Central Intelligence’, while flying in a plane, Bob pretends to run of gas and sends it into a dive. He then asks Calvin, ‘What’s the one thing you wish you’d done in your life?… What’s the one thing you...

Can You Walk With A Full Bowl On Your Head?

Jan. 13 | 真能念佛, 放下身心世界, 即大布施。 – 净宗九祖蕅益大师 To truly be able to be mindful of Buddha [Amituofo], let go of the body, mind [with stray thoughts] and the world, [the practice of] which is [the perfection of] great...

What Is Meant By Time?

Jan. 5 | We are running in time yet running out of time. – Stonepeace | Books The king [Milinda] asked, ‘Venerable Nagasena, what is meant by ‘time’?’ Nagasena replied, ‘Concerning the past things we speak in reference to time, concerning...

Writing Haiku

Dec. 21 | Waste not any ink, paper, time, energy, life – by writing sharp. Share This:

True Form

Dec. 21 | 诸法真实相: 不生亦不灭; 不常亦不断; 不一亦不异; 不来亦不去。 – 梵网经 (释迦牟尼佛) All dharmas* true form is not arisen, also not ceased;** is not permanent, also not ended;** is not one, also not different;** is...

Forever Haiku

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