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Why A Monk Shattered His One Precious Bowl

Feb. 24 | 若人欲拿金碧峰, 除非铁鍊锁虛空, 虛空若能锁得住, 再來拿我金碧峰。 – 金碧峰禅师 If one desires to seize Jin Bifeng, unless able to use metal chains to lock empty space, [and] if empty space is able to be locked...

The ‘Go Drink Tea’ Koan (‘吃茶去’的公案)

Jan. 19 | 何为禅? 何非禅? 何须问? 吃茶去! – 《石头安语录》 What is Zen? What is not Zen? Why need ask? Go drink tea! – Record Of Stonepeace Sayings | Books 《赵州禅师语录》: 师问二新到:’上座曾到此间否?’...

Just Do The Needed Now

Jul. 1 | Just do the needed now, but be sure it is truly what is needed now. – Stonepeace | Books A student was on Mount Tiantong in China, studying Chan [Chinese Zen], when one day he encountered an old monk who was working as chief cook. It was midsummer,...

Please Pacify And Liberate My Fettered Mind!

Nov. 10 | 过去心不可得,The past mind cannot be attained, 现在心不可得,The present mind cannot be attained, 未来心不可得。The future mind cannot be attained. – 金刚经 (释迦牟尼佛) Diamond Sutra (Sakyamuni Buddha) Here are three...

Grave Admonition Against Slander Of Pure Land Practice

Nov. 20 | 若有众生,If there are beings 闻是说者,who hear this [teaching], 应当发愿,they should vow [aspire] 生彼国土。to be born in that [Pure] Land [of Amituofo].   – 释迦牟尼佛 Śākyamuni Buddha (佛说阿弥陀经 The Sūtra...

108 Zen Stories: Illustrated & Demystified (2nd Run)

Jul. 19 | click to enlarge poster Register: tinyurl.com/dabeiform Feedback from past Zen courses: Positive feedback: My non-Buddhist friend was ‘enlightened’ by your sharing just now, esp on the ‘worrying or not’ part.. and he can relate...

The Pure Land Path Is For Everyone

Jan. 2 | Of the two Dharma schools, Samsara is the most challenging, and Pure Lands the most skilful. – Stonepeace The Dharma of Pure Land [path] can assist people of three different potentials [high, average and low roots; everyone] to attain liberation,...

The Zen In Pure Land Practice

Dec. 4 | The supreme power is when Self-Power and Other-Power become One-Power via mindfulness of Buddha. – Stonepeace Those who practice Zen or Pure Land should all understand this truth: “all Dharma methods are equal and none is superior or inferior.”...

How To Hold Infinity In Your Hand

Sep. 6 | To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. – William Blake (Opening Verse from ‘Auguries of Innocence’) This celebrated stanza is often seen to be...

Course: The ‘Magic’ Of Zen: Origins, Legends & Essence (2nd Run)

Apr. 24 | Register: http://tinyurl.com/dabeiclass Enquiry: tpbc@dabei.org.sg Feedback from 1st Run’s Participants: ‘I enjoyed this evening’s first lesson of The “Magic” of Zen very much. Thank you for painstakingly preparing and...

Buddha Mindfulness Is Not Inferior

Feb. 22 | If you are not mindful of Buddha, as the embodiment of supreme compassion and wisdom, how do you embody supreme compassion and wisdom? – Stonepeace There are those in this Dharma-Ending Age who dare to deprecate Buddha Recitation as an inferior...

Course: 108 Zen Stories Illustrated & Demystified

Jan. 17 | Register: http://tinyurl.com/dabeiclass Enquiry: tpbc@dabei.org.sg Feedback From Past Zen Course: (The above standalone course can be attended as a sequel to ‘The “Magic” of Zen’: http://thedailyenlightenment.com/2011/05/course-the-magic-of-zen-origins-stories-essence) I...

Course: Pure Land Perspectives (Zen of Pure Land, Pure Land of Zen)

Dec. 5 | Register: http://kmspks.org/download/form/Pure%20Land%20Prospectives%20Zen%20Application%20form%20v2.pdf (Update: Fee now applies to all) Feedback From Past Courses: http://thedailyenlightenment.com/2011/07/understanding-amituofo-via-the-amitabha-sutra-8th-run http://thedailyenlightenment.com/2011/05/course-project-rebirth-rediscover-reflect-recharge-round-3 About...

Not Easy Not Hard

Nov. 7 | The Great Way is broad, Neither easy nor difficult. With narrow views and doubts, Haste will slow you down. Attach to it and you lose the measure; The mind will enter a deviant path. Let it go and be spontaneous, Experience no going or staying. –...

You Are Always In Control

Oct. 3 | As you are always in control of what you want or not want, when you think you have ‘lost’ control, it is you not wanting to be in control. – Stonepeace Overeating can become a form of addiction, that causes problems such as obesity,...