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Verse On Shame

Dec. 13 | 著下裙时, 当愿众生, 服诸善根, 具足惭愧。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第36偈) [When] putting on lower garments, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings [be] dressed [with] all good roots,* [to be] complete [with...

Redemption Of ‘The Bodyguard’

Aug. 24 | An old retired man develops dementia, forgetting this and that… while not forgetting one incident every day awake – the loss of his young granddaughter, which was indirectly his fault due to an accident. Having been a skilful bodyguard to many...

Four Ways Bodhisattvas Lose Bodhicitta

May. 18 | As they might backslide, beginner Bodhisattvas should keep giving rise to Bodhicitta now, until they become great Bodhisattvas. As they might backslide, beginner Bodhisattvas should keep aspiring to reach Pure Land now, where they become great Bodhisattvas. –...

A Buddhist Tale Of Sex & Violence

May. 8 | Those who intentionally break precepts with plans to repent after doing so will find it very difficult to repent truly. – Stonepeace | Books Once when the Buddha Shakyamuni was in the world, there were two Bhikshus [Buddhist monks] cultivating in the...

Can Buddhist Practice Cause Sickness?

May. 8 | A longer-lasting pain is not as good as a shorter-lasting pain. (长痛不如短痛) – Chinese Saying Why is it that some seem to suddenly become unwell when they embark on the path of Dharma learning and practice, while others do not? Unwellness can...

Can I Simply Do Good To Cover Evil?

Mar. 30 | Question: If one brutally killed an animal, such as a cat, and later liberates many other kinds of animals otherwise destined for slaughter, would this person had ‘atoned’ for the misgiving, and accumulated much positive karma? Answer: It...

The Seven Limbs As Antidotes To Afflictions

Feb. 17 | Revere the more enlightened to rid pride. Learn their teachings and ask to rid ignorance and doubt. Repent and radiate loving-kindness to rid hatred. Rejoice of others’ well-being to rid jealousy. Give to the needy and worthy to rid greed. Dedicate...

A Buddhist Gratitude & Repentance Prayer

Dec. 30 | Your blessings taken for granted might have already begun to disappear from your life, and you would not even know this, since you take them for granted. – Stonepeace | Books For the good people, matters and things in my life, no matter how small...

Repentance As Cure

Oct. 20 | 佛言: 人有众过,而不自悔、 顿息其心,罪来赴身; 如水归海,渐成深广。 若人有过,自解知非、 改恶行善,罪自消灭; 如病得汗,渐有痊损耳。 – 四十二章经: 第五章 (释迦牟尼佛) The...

‘Predestination’ Or Redestination?

Apr. 8 | The movie ‘Predestination’ plays heavily with the ‘predestination paradox’, which is also known as the causal or causality loop. This is a proposed curiosity of time travel, of how Event A can cause Event B (in the linear cause...

If Remorse Is ‘Bad’, Why Practise Repentance?

Aug. 6 | Question: I learnt from the Abhidhamma that remorse is an unwholesome mental factor. If so, why do we chant Repentance Verses? Answer: ‘Remorse’ (Kukkucca) is deemed unwholesome only when it is as below, in terms of (1) regret over good undone,...

The Upholding, Breaking & Restoring Of Precepts

Sep. 25 | Those who ‘observe’ the precepts loosely, with some intention of possibly breaking them later will find their misgivings correspondingly more difficult to repent. – Stonepeace | Get Books Once when the Buddha Shakyamuni was in the...

Does Investment In Animal Trade Break The First Precept?

Mar. 30 | Question: I try to observe ‘no killing’ whenever I can,  even though I did not take up the precept via a formal ceremony and am not a vegetarian. However, I have investment in the fishery business. Does this make me ‘break’ my...

Should You Harm Others To Clear Their Bad Karma?

Nov. 15 | Just as no one is destined to harm you, you are not destined to harm anyone. – Stonepeace A mobster, who was supposedly also a ‘devout Buddhist’, when asked how he could do nasty things to people, replied that he simply expressed their...

Verse For Repentance (忏悔文)

Nov. 29 | Of all my past created evil karma,* all by beginningless greed, anger and delusion, from my body, speech and mind as arisen, for all I now express repentance.** – Samantabhadra Bodhisattva (Avatamsaka Sutra) 我昔所造诸恶业, 皆由无始贪嗔痴。 从身语意之所生, 一切我今皆忏悔。 –...