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Verse On Road

Mar. 22 | 涉路而去, 当愿众生, 履净法界, 心无障碍。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第51偈) [When] walking on a road to go off, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, tread [into the] pure Dharma realm,* [with] minds without...

Some Dharma Depths In ‘The Shallows’?

Mar. 15 | A driver brings a girl (Nancy) to a beautiful beach but refuses to divulge its name. There, she meets two surfers, who also refuse to tell it. This was to prevent crowds from flocking there, with it being like a tempting secret paradise known only by...

Understanding Amituofo Via The Amitabha Sutra: Introduction To Pure Land Buddhism (19th Run)

Mar. 14 | Click Here To Register Scene Of 18th Run At Tai Pei Buddhist Centre: Scenes Of 10th Run At Kong Meng San: Practice of guided mindfulness of Buddha Practice of recitation of sutra once before detailed learning with bilingual text Practice of guided...

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...

‘The Fatal Encounter’ Averted With Sincerity?

Jan. 5 | The last words of ‘The Fatal Encounter’ (逆鳞/杀王者) featured an invigorated king who survived assassination quoting Chapter 23 of the ‘Doctrine Of The Mean’ (中庸), while adding in his own words. As the English subtitles...

Media Release On Book On Amituofo’s 48 Great Vows

Jan. 3 | (As featured in Jan 2017’s issue of For You Information 佛友资讯) Launch Of Bilingual Sutra Book On Amituofo’s 48 Great Vows On 5 November 2016, during a Pureland Practice Fellowship session, Bro. Shen Shi’an, MA (Buddhist Studies)...

Destination Pureland: How To Have The Best Rebirth (6th Run)

Dec. 23 | Click HERE To Register Pictures & Feedback From Past Runs: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre Than Hsiang Temple Poh Ming Tse Tai Pei Buddhist Centre ‘This is one of the most interesting courses that I have attended. What we ought to know about preparation...

The 48 Great Vows Of Amituofo (6th Run): Boundless Blessings For This Life & The Next

Dec. 23 | Amended Schedule: Module 1 Lessons: 16, 23 Feb, 2, 9, 30 Mar, 6, 13, 20 Apr, 18 May (No lessons: 16, 23 Mar, 27 Apr, 4,11 May) Module 2 Lessons: 25 May, 1, 8, 15, 29 Jun, 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul (No lesson: 22 Jun) Click HERE To Register Feedback From Past...

Is Our World Becoming A Pure Land Soon?

Dec. 21 | On a sinking ship, a responsible captain would urge all passengers to evacuate, to seek refuge beyond by bailing out safely, before returning equipped to save the rest. In eastern Tibet’s Sertar county in a valley is Larung Gar, which is the world’s...

Question Of Maitreya On Eight Qualities

Nov. 23 | Before attaining Buddhahood, the swiftest way to attain swiftest progress to Buddhahood without retrogression is via swift rebirth in a Pure Land. – Stonepeace | Books The Blessed One [Sakyamuni Buddha], in turn, continued, “Maitreya, if a bodhisattva...

Your Suffering Is Always Your Fault!

Nov. 3 | The Three Poisons of greed, hatred and delusion are also the roots of all evil as they cause all suffering. – Stonepeace | Books Before you habitually think again, that the all unpleasant stuff in your life (e.g. inadequate parents, superficial friends,...

We Are Still Buddhists, Not Yet Buddhas!

Oct. 24 | Just as it is swiftest to master a worldly skill by enrolling in a good school  to learn from a good teacher, it is swiftest to master the transcendental skills to Buddhahood by entering the most recommended [Sukavati] Pure Land to learn from the best...

How To Most Swiftly Attain Buddhahood

Oct. 15 | As long as there is attachment to ego, there are demons. When there is no more attachment to ego, there are no more demons either! – Machig Labdron For those who wish to become Buddhas swiftly, it is necessary to pray for rebirth in a pure buddha-field...

‘Our Brand Is Crisis’, Our Brand Is Clean?

Oct. 7 | ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ is a story on political strategists’ elaborate schemes behind electoral candidates’ efforts to win votes. But of course, they are paid by the candidates themselves, to do their work to help them win, and...

A Very Brief Glimpse Of The Amitābha Sūtra

Oct. 7 | 诸佛念念念众生, 劝请诸众念念佛。 All Buddhas, who are mindful of all beings from thought to thought, urge and invite all beings to be mindful of Amituofo from thought to thought. – Stonepeace | Books … [T]o the West of our world…...