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The Buddha Is All-Knowing

Dec. 21 | The severely deluded mistaken their knowing of a few things as being fully enlightened, to be knowing of everything. – Stonepeace | Books The King [Milinda] asked Nagasena again, ‘Does the Buddha know the things in the past, present and future?‘...

Short Haiku

Nov. 30 | Short but not exactly sweet or bitter – just as it is. Share This:

Verse On Contemplation

Oct. 28 | 若修于观, 当愿众生, 见如实理, 永无乖诤。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第32偈) If cultivating contemplation,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings see [the] principles [of] reality,** [and] forever [be]...

Where Are You Going? 

Oct. 28 | Do you know who you are, why you are going where, what you are going there for,  how you will get there, and when? – Stonepeace | Books Zen teachers train their young pupils to express themselves. Two Zen temples each had a child protégé. One child,...

Speculation Haiku

Oct. 19 | Speculate not on the Dharma; only specialise! Share This:

Verse On Bedding

Sep. 30 | 若敷床座, 当愿众生, 开敷善法, 见真实相。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第28偈) When spreading [upon] bedding, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings [be] open [to and] spread good dharmas,* [and] see truths’...

Good Haiku

Jun. 15 | A good poem is good for all, not for one only. ___ A good poem is not vain, or it would be in vain. ___ A good poem is good for all time, not for one moment only. Share This:

Exact Haiku

Apr. 6 | Be exact or miss the point Share This:

Verse On Rising Up

Mar. 2 | 上升楼阁, 当愿众生, 升正法楼, 彻见一切。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品11: 第8偈) When rising up in towers, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, rise in the tower of true Dharma,* [to] thoroughly see all [truths].’** –...

Verse On Adornment

Feb. 24 | 着璎珞时, 当愿众生, 舍诸伪饰, 到真实处。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第7偈) When wearing [a] necklace, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, renounce all false adornments,* [and] reach the abode of truth.’** –...

Are You An Anger-Feeding Demon (Or Feeding One)?

Feb. 4 | Always do what is right, but never with anger, as anger is never right. – Stonepeace | Books As recounted by Sakyamuni Buddha (in the Samyutta Nikaya), there was once a sickly-looking demon, who sat on the throne of Sakra, the chief of gods in the...

Are All Famous Buddhist Teachers Always Right?

Feb. 3 | Question: Master XYZ (not the real name) is a well known teacher respected by many. Does this mean that all of his/her teachings are truly Buddhist teachings? Answer: It is difficult, if not impossible to say if all teachings of any one single person,...

Should Buddhists Help Deviant ‘Buddhist’ Groups?

Nov. 24 | Question: A Buddhist friend encountered a cult-like group that rides upon but misrepresents Buddhism. He wonders if it is alright to volunteer in helping them to promote some general good values. Will this create any negative karma? Answer: He should...

Towards Greater ‘Inception’ Of Reality

Oct. 1 | Recently, Christopher Nolan, the director of ‘Inception’ finally spoke on the ambiguous ending of his film, which was a spinning top that wobbled a bit before cutting to black. For those who missed the movie, if it spun on indefinitely, it...

Irony Haiku

Sep. 30 | Irony is just how things misalign with how the way things should be. Share This: