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Wisdom Haiku

May. 24 | The intelligent might understand much, while the wise realise the essential and follow through with action. Share This:

Verses On Armour

May. 24 | 见著甲胄,当愿众生, 常服善铠,趣无师法。 见无铠仗,当愿众生, 永离一切,不善之业。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第94-95偈) Seeing those wearing armour, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, always...

Why There Is Never Reason For Anger

May. 24 | Just as a doctor does not fight but helps Patients who are possessed by spirits, though they get angry, So the Sage sees that the afflictions are at fault, Not the person who have the afflictions. – Aryadeva (Four Hundred Stanzas) Analyse, thinking,...

How One Who Slighted None Attained Buddhahood

May. 24 | 此诸众生 云何具有 如來智慧, 愚痴迷惑, 不知不见? – 释迦牟尼佛 (华严经) [Of] all these sentient beings, why [are they] complete with [the] Tathāgatas’ wisdom, [yet] ignorant [and] confused, not knowing...

How To Send Off Unexpected Ghostly Guests

May. 24 | Question: There is an unexpected guest at home – a ‘man’ in olden Chinese attire. Please advise. Answer: Note that those dressed in traditional clothes might not be from ancient times as some modern folks are changed to similar clothes...

‘Toc Toc’, OCD OCD…

May. 24 | ‘Toc Toc’ is a lighthearted take on the serious issue of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). While offering humour, it also offers much needed hope. A band of strangers scheduled for group therapy decide to ‘make the group the doctor’...

Refuge Haiku

May. 15 | Find your refuge. Take your refuge. Be your refuge. Share This:

Verses On Asceticism & Morality

May. 15 | 见苦行人,当愿众生, 依于苦行,至究竟处。 见操行人,当愿众生, 坚持志行,不舍佛道。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第92-93偈) Seeing ascetics, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, rely on ascetic...

‘The Week Of’ Expectation Vs Encouragement?

May. 15 | When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor Frankl (Man’s Search For Meaning) In the movie ‘The Week Of’, Isaac the boy had to sit on a bench when his baseball coach ushered the...

A Monk To A King On Listening To Good Advice

May. 15 | As skilful means, say the true, beneficial, and even possibly displeasing  only at appropriate times.  If a king acts in a way that contradicts the Dharma or does something that does not make sense, most of his subjects still praise him. Hence, it is...

Does Staff Retrenchment Create Bad Karma?

May. 15 | Question: If higher management requires reorganisation by retrenchment of workers, will I create negative karma by being part of the decision-making? Answer: Realistically, the company does not owe the staff a living. So, as the bosses decide, if some...

‘Meet Joe Black’, Life & Death

May. 15 | Bill chats with Joe as they watch ephemeral fireworks burst into the night sky at a great party: Bill: It’s hard to let go, isn’t it? Joe: Yes, it is, Bill. Bill: Well, that’s life. Death personified had taken on Joe’s human form...

Highlight: Was That Truly A Buddhist Teaching?

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Dharma Haiku

May. 4 | The true Dharma will never ever let you down. Share This:

Verses On Sramanas & Brahmins

May. 4 | 若见沙门, 当愿众生, 调柔寂静,毕竟第一。 见婆罗门,当愿众生, 永持梵行,离一切恶。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第90-91偈) If seeing Sramanas, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, be harmoniously...
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