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Notice On Reprinting Without Permission

Feb. 21 | It came to the attention of TDE Press that its latest publication, a fresh English translation of ‘The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra’ (as below) with footnotes had been ‘pirated’, by being reprinted without permission. Features...

Better Haiku

Feb. 21 | Just do your best now, till you can do better – later. Share This:

Verse For Lamp-Lighting (点灯偈)

Feb. 21 | 灭除心头火, 提起佛前灯, 愿以大智慧, 照破众无明。 Eradicating the mind’s fires [of greed, hatred and ignorance], lifting up, before the Buddha, [I offer] this lamp, May [I], with great wisdom, illuminate to shatter [the...

Do All Religions Share The Same Essence?

Feb. 21 | Appreciate similarities for harmony. Acknowledge differences for harmony too. – Stonepeace | Books (Although the below reflects how Buddhists see Buddhism; it does not necessarily reflect how others see it. The related articles that follow should...

The Ultimate Taming Of Disturbing Emotions

Feb. 21 | Emptiness is [full of] form[s]. Forms are [full of] emptiness.  – Stonepeace | Books The god [Lord of Peace and Calm] said, “Mañjuśrī [Kumārabhuta Bodhisattva], how are disturbing emotions tamed? Are they something? Or nothing?” Mañjuśrī...

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

Feb. 21 | Question: I am working at an accounting firm, which has a wide clientele across many different industries. One of them is food retailing. The firm does audit and advisory services for companies selling meat. I do not know if I am creating any negative...

‘Bright’ On The Darkness Of Speciesism

Feb. 21 | Exploring issues due to inter-speciesism, ‘Bright’ portrays the near-future – with a hybrid of the familiar and gritty real world, mixed with a couple of fantastical species. Set in America, a black human cop partners a orc cop. This...

Challenge Haiku

Feb. 11 | The challenge is to make it* in time. * Whatever ‘it’ is,  especially liberation! Share This:

Verse On Cultivation

Feb. 11 | 若见园苑, 当愿众生, 勤修诸行, 趣佛菩提。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第77偈) If seeing gardens [and] parks, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, diligently cultivate all practices, [for the] aspiration [of the]...

How Two Journeyed Into Darkness & Light

Feb. 11 | The first step of learning is to recognise evil, so as to avoid evil. Without this first step, what learnt might be evil. – Stonepeace | Books Her Journey Into The Darkness Of Delusion Since young, she was taught by her seniors that her guru (spiritual...

How Great Bodhisattvas Complete The Six Perfections

Feb. 11 | 念念离行於施。 念念净行於戒。 念念寂行於忍。 念念续行於进。 念念一行於定。 念念佛行於智。 – 净土圣贤录 (袁宏道, 石头居士篇) Thought to thought with Renunciation is practice of Generosity. Thought...

Should I Learn Yoga Before Buddhism?

Feb. 11 | Question: I wish to introduce my friends and relatives to Buddhism through yoga, as there seems to be a link between the two, and since yoga is getting popular. However, I am not a yoga practitioner, and would need to learn how it relates to Buddhism...

Is ‘An Honest Death’ An Ideal Death?

Feb. 11 | ‘An Honest Death: A Palliative Care Doctor’s Final Days’ is a documentary featured on NHK World Prime. Masahiro Tanaka was a palliative care doctor and a Japanese Buddhist priest, who had helped thousands to die peacefully. He requested...