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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.’...

How Should We View Near Accidents?

Jun. 2 | Question: What is a karmic debt? Will it surely ripen in this lifetime? Answer: A karmic debt is simply negative karma created that has yet to ripen in effect. Its effects can be mitigated with positive karma, as can be seen at http://thedailyenlightenment.com/2009/08/how-to-easier-stomach-a-pinch-of-salt Sincere...

How ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’ Fell Not

Jun. 2 | In this retelling of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’, while climbing it to rescue a princess, Jack grabs a small twig, that snaps. As he slipped down a little, before getting a grip on the stalk and himself, Elmont the leading knight asks, ‘Fear...

The Most Reliable Buddhist Practice

May. 27 | 丛林以无事为兴盛, 修行以念佛为稳当。 – 百丈大智禅师   《丛林要则二十条》 [In a Buddhist] monastery, [it is] without matters* [that there] is [spiritual] prosperity. For cultivation of [Buddhist] practice, [it is...

Focus Haiku

Mar. 22 | Nianfo is focus on one skill for mastering focus on all other skills [upon reaching Pure Land]. Share This:

Beware Of Westernised Self-Centric ‘Mindfulness’

Mar. 15 | Realise there is no self within the five aggregates to realise the true self beyond. – Stonepeace | Books But there are significant problems with how Buddhism has been appropriated to fit directly into a Western mind-set and model. Buddhism appealed...

Who Is The ‘Genius’ Behind Good Books?

Feb. 16 | Writing is a deed that involves the triad of karmic thought, speech and action. All that is written is first formulated in thought, while the worded is a kind of speech and writing is action. Despite availability of audio and video recordings online,...

Writing Haiku

Feb. 1 | Writing with ink mindfully, that cannot be erased, may we communicate so. Share This:

Attention Haiku

Jan. 25 | Note more of the noteworthy and less of the not. Share This:

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...

Focus Haiku

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

Notes Haiku

Nov. 9 |   Take note now, instead of taking notes for later that never comes. Share This:

How Should All Aspiring For Buddhahood Eat And Drink?

Oct. 9 | (An Introduction To Maha-Veganism 大乘净素) 不听食肉, 应观是食, 如子肉想。 夫食肉者, 断大悲种。 – 释迦牟尼佛《大般涅槃经》 Not heeding eating of meat, one should contemplate this eating, as one’s own...

My Journey From ‘Hell’ To ‘Heaven’ And Back

Aug. 24 | The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. – John Milton (The below is based on a personal past experience) Admitted to the first hospital due to outbreak of drug allergy. Sluggishly, the cause remained undiscovered, with...

Do Buddhas & Bodhisattvas Only Help Those Faithfully Mindful Of Them?

Aug. 24 | Question: Is it such that the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas only help those who are mindful of them, who pray to them for help with sincere faith? Answer: Having perfect compassion and skilful means, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas also help those who are not mindful...