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Verse On Face-Washing

Mar. 1 | 以水洗面, 当愿众生, 得净法门, 永无垢染。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第46偈) With water washing the face, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, attain pure Dharma doors,* [to] forever be without defilements.’** –...

Verse On Purification

Feb. 16 | 以水盥掌, 当愿众生, 得清净手, 受持佛法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第45偈) With water washing the palms, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, attain pure hands,* [for] receiving and upholding the Buddhadharma.’** –...

Verse On Purity

Jan. 18 | 嚼杨枝时, 当愿众生, 其心调净, 噬诸烦恼。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第41偈) When chewing willow branch,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings their minds [be] tuned [to] purity, biting [off] all afflictions.’** –...

Verse For Brushing

Jan. 13 | 手执杨枝, 当愿众生, 皆得妙法, 究竟清净。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第40偈) [With] hand holding willow branch,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings all attain the wonderful Dharma, for ultimate purification.’** –...

Verse On Entrance

Feb. 17 | 若在宫室, 当愿众生, 入於圣地, 永除秽欲。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第6偈) If in [a] house,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings enter of sacred ground,** [and] forever eradicate defiled desires.’*** –...

Can You See The ‘Buddha’ In That ‘Cloud’?

Feb. 3 | To see things as they are, we need to see them not in the ways we are. – Stonepeace | Books When we gaze at a bunch of clouds, there is a high chance that we will habitually make out a puff to resemble something familiar. This tendency to seek and...

How To Be Free From Demonic Obstacles

Jun. 26 | 虽则身心,无杀盗淫… 若大妄语,即三摩地, 不得清净,成爱见魔, 失如来种。 Although thus with bodies and minds without killing, stealing [and] sexual (mis)conduct… if [beings are with] great false speech, immediately,...

Mind Moon

Dec. 1 | My mind’s the autumn moon, shining in the blue-green pool, reflecting glistening, clear and pure… There’s nothing to compare it to, what else can I say? – Master Hanshan Share This:

How Is Lotus Birth In Pure Land Possible?

Nov. 25 | Question: Amituofo’s (Amitabha Buddha) Pure Land is to be reached with his guided lotus vehicle, which is also what one will have transformed birth from. As this seems fantastical, how is it possible? Answer: As kids, when we learnt about how we...

Can The Bereaved Or Menstruating Visit Buddhist Temples?

Jan. 11 | Blind adherence, even to spiritual rituals, furthers spiritual blindness. – Stonepeace | Get Books It is very common for many Chinese to believe that a death in the family means the immediate survivors are rendered ‘unclean’. Not surprisingly,...

Should You Be Good For Goodness’ Sake?

Jun. 14 | Compassion is the root [beginning] of the Buddha path. [the path to Buddhahood]. – Nagarjuna (The Treatise on Perfection of Wisdom) There is this adage… To ‘be good for goodness’ sake’; instead of being good for pleasing...

Conscience

May. 9 | How connected you are to good, evil and purity pivots upon how connected you are to your Buddha-nature. – Stonepeace Share This:

Is The Buddha Just A Man?

Sep. 26 | If the Buddha is a mere human being [which he is not], who was born and died like us, how can he guide us to become Buddhas, who are beyond birth and death? – Stonepeace According to the Dona Sutra, the brahmin Dona was walking along when he sighted...

What The Lotus Means

Nov. 17 | Meaningful symbols, though powerful, are never as powerful as that symbolised. ~ Stonepeace The lotus (padme) is an important symbol in Tibetan Buddhism and is commonly associated with the process of becoming a buddha. In Tibetan Buddhist iconography,...

Transforming Muck & Mire

Jul. 22 | The murkier the mud, the purer the lotus. [As the plant draws nutrients from the dirt.] – Stonepeace Share This: