Quotes

Repentance As Cure

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 Buddha said,

‘If a person has many misgivings, yet not personally repenting, to instantly cease that mind, transgressions will come to engulf oneself, like water returning to the sea, gradually becoming deeper and broader.

If a person has misgivings, personally understands and knows their wrong, corrects the evil and practises good, the transgressions will naturally be eradicated, like a sick person getting to sweat, gradually reducing seriousness of the sickness.’

– Sūtra Of 42 Sections: 5th Section
   (Śākyamuni Buddha)

1 Comment

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    Reply: Not always, as some do a sloppy job, carrying out not true Buddhist practices, or doing them wrongly. Go for this. Contact Mr Tan of Vimalakirti Buddhist Society’s (净名佛学社) funeral service at 9177-5566. You can ask for details and cost.

    Comment: What if we do not have the budget to do a proper buddhist funeral?

    Reply: The above is supposed to be much cheaper. You might want to call Mr Tan to negotiate now.

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