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Will We Face Obstacles During Buddhist Practice?

Jul. 5 | It is not that we have to be free of obstacles to practise the Dharma, but that we practise the Dharma to be free of obstacles. – Stonepeace | Books There is a popular notion that obstacles are frequent when attending Dharma assemblies for retreats,...

Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy, Swimology

Jun. 13 | Even much accurate theory that is yet to be practised is yet to be practical. – Stonepeace | Books There was a Professor taking a sea voyage in a little boat and one night he goes up to the old sailor and says, “Hey old man, what do you know about...

Difference Haiku

May. 27 | As long as unenlightened, there will be differences between the learnt and realised. Share This:

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...

Do Not Be A Wild Fox Zen ‘Master’!

May. 6 | 学说之误人, 只在最初几希之间。 其后之结果, 则无法可收拾矣。 – 净土宗十三祖印光大师 (复谢慧霖居士书十六) Those saying theoretical teachings that mislead others, only, in the beginning, [do not take]...

Verse On Seat

Nov. 23 |   舍跏趺坐, 当愿众生, 观诸行法, 悉归散灭。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第33偈) [When] giving up [the] lotus posture’s seat,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings contemplate [that] all practice...

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...

Do Buddhist Talismans Work?

Apr. 6 | Question: Do Buddhist talismans work? What is written on them? If they work, must they be ‘renewed’? Answer: Anything, including paper talismans consecrated by proper Buddhist chanting has some protective abilities due to the power of truth...

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...

Life Of Practice

Sep. 23 | Let the length of your practice equal the length of your life. – Shabkar Share This:

Practice Is Needed For Perfection

Jul. 14 | Taking pride in perfect potential present yet not willing to actualise it at all, it as as ‘good’ as being perfectly absent. – Stonepeace | Books Just as is the case with the sesame seed being the cause of the oil and the milk being the...

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...

Do It Till You Make It

Mar. 5 | To change your life, change your mind, which changes your speech and actions, which changes others’ experiences of you, which changes their responses to you, which changes your experiences of them. – Stonepeace | Books A passing glance at...

On Gassho, Dojo & Ailments

Feb. 23 | Modesty is the foundation of all the virtues. Let your neighbours find you before you make yourself known to them. – Chanyue Guanxiu (Suggestions for Disciples) Gassho Gassho is the Japanese equivalent of the Sanskrit ‘anjali’. It is...

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...