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Is There A Proper Way To Prostrate?

Mar. 1 | Question: I saw an elderly woman scolding a younger woman in a Buddhist temple for not prostrating properly, insisting that she must follow the proper way or she might ‘go to hell’! She was taken aback, trying to explain that she believes...

Who Is A True Sangha Member?

Dec. 28 | The not correctable are not commendable.  The incorrect yet correctable are still commendable. – Stonepeace | Books Though not totally right, ‘the Sangha’ is often defined as the fourfold community of Buddhist monks, nuns, laymen and...

Should Refuge And The Five Precepts Go Together?

Dec. 13 | 皈依佛竟,宁舍身命,终不皈依天魔外道。 皈依法竟,宁舍身命,终不皈依外道邪说。 皈依僧竟,宁舍身命,终不皈依外道徒众。 – 皈依文 Taking refuge in the Buddhas completely, rather to give up life,...

What To Relate To The Triple Gem?

Oct. 24 | Question: Is there a right attitude we should have when relating to Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Arhats, the Dharma (the Buddhist teachings), the Sangha and Dharma teachers? Answer: What mentioned above included the Triple Gem (Buddhas, Dharma and Sangha),...

How You Can Protect The Triple Gem

Oct. 18 | Protect the great name of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha by becoming a great disciple of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha – Stonepeace | Get Books How should we look at ‘Buddhist’ teachers who might confuse others with their warped brand...

The Buddha’s Advice For Vanquishing Fear

Sep. 5 | With one’s self-limited merits, mere mindfulness of oneself when dying at best leads to a limitedly blessed rebirth. – Stonepeace | Get Books In the Dhajagga Sutta on ‘Banner Protection’, which is one of the discourses compiled...

Are Buddhists Atheists?

Nov. 10 | According to online dictionary m-w.com, an “atheist” is “one who believes that there is no deity” and a “deity” is “the rank or essential nature of a god/ a god or goddess/ one exalted or revered as supremely good or powerful.” Many theists,...

Take Ultimate Refuge

Aug. 25 | How could gods of this world possibly liberate us, being themselves tied to the prison of Samsara? Instead let us take refuge in that on which we can rely on. To take refuge in the Triple Gem is a practice of the Bodhisattva. ~ #7 of the 37 Bodhisattva...

Aftershock Of The Human Heart

Jul. 30 | Though ‘Aftershock’ retells the terrible tragedy of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake which killed 240,000, it is not a typical disaster movie. Its focus is on its tear-jerking aftermath – of the subtle yet sure spiritual aftershocks, of how it tore...

Have You Taken True & Total Refuge Yet?

Aug. 14 | Those who need not constantly take the Threefold Refuge must have become the Threefold Refuge themselves. – Stonepeace While witnessing hundreds receiving the Threefold Refuge, I reflected on its true meaning. We take refuge when we recognise the...