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Can I Write On Sutra Books?

Mar. 18 | Question: I have written notes in the margins of a sutra book to help me understand its Dharma terms. However, someone told me that I should not write anything on the book as it is disrespectful. Is this true? Answer: Not writing on sutra books is...

Why Do Some Buddhist Texts Seem ‘Vague’?

Jan. 18 | Question: Why do some Buddhist texts (sutras and treatises) seem vague, ‘saying something’ yet as if ‘saying nothing’? Answer: If you feel that their words are ambiguous, it simply means you have yet to grasp the teachings’...

Can A Sutra Be A Lullaby?

Jan. 18 | Question: I use a melodious and soothing Heart Sutra chant as a lullaby for my baby’s naps. Is this okay? Will I cultivate the wrong habit of becoming sleepy when the sutra is chanted? Answer: You are right that sutras are actually for waking us...

A Great Bodhisattva’s Buddha Mindfulness Practice

Dec. 12 | From great Bodhisattva-Mahasattvas on the brink of Buddhahood like Samantabhadra Bodhisattva to once greatly evil but now repentant beings in the deepest hell, and all others in between, including us, there is no one who cannot immeasurably benefit from...

How To Handle Unneeded Dharma Materials?

Nov. 20 | Question: What should I do with Buddhist-related materials (such as old sutras, books and disks) that I no longer need? Answer: The best thing to do is to pass them to friends who might be interested, or to bring them to Buddhist centres for re-circulation....

Does Chanting Attract Spirits?

Mar. 21 | Question: I heard some saying that chanting certain mantras or sutras attracts spirits (ghosts) as they also want to listen to the Dharma. Is there any truth in this? If so, does it really matter, especially if I sometimes chant at night? Answer: Some...

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Oct. 5 | Throughout history, there have been countless wonderful Pure Land chanting texts. However, mindful of possible improvements to popular existing ones, this version was created with the inclusion of these 10 advantages: Appealing cover to attract new...

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Sutra Practice

Apr. 18 | 诵经不如解经, 解经不如行经. Reciting the sutras is not better than understanding the sutras. Understanding the sutras is not better than practising the sutras. – Buddhist Saying Share This:

The Sutra of Eight Great Awakenings

Jan. 16 | To awaken to reality, simply observe the reality right before you, till you see it through and through. – Stonepeace Buddhist Disciples! At all times, day and night, sincerely recite and bear in mind these eight truths that cause great people to...

A Great Bodhisattva Recommends A Great Place!

Oct. 20 | … When my life approaches its end, may all obstructions be fully eradicated, may I see Amitabha Buddha [Amituofo] in person, may I be instantly born in his World of Peace and Bliss [Pure Land]… These Samantabhadra’s supreme practices,...

Throwing Away the Four Notions in the Diamond Sutra

Mar. 26 | People in the world tend to believe in one of two views: the view of being or the view of non-being. That is because they are bound to wrong perception. – The Buddha (The Sutra on the Middle Way) The Middle Way between the illusions of being and...