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A Day Better Than A Hundred Years 百岁不如一日

Aug. 23 | 若人活百岁, 不解生灭法, 不如生一日, 而得解了之。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《法句经》第 113 偈 If a person lives for one hundred years, not understanding rising and cessation of phenomena, this is not equal to living for one...

[D] Why Even The Enlightened Cannot Prevent The Dharma-Ending Age 为何甚至觉者阻止不了末法时期

Aug. 22 | 首楞严经,般舟三昧,先化灭去。十二部经寻后复灭,尽不复现,不见文字。– 释迦牟尼佛《佛说法灭尽经》 The Śūraṅgama Sūtra, and the Pratyutpanna Samādhi Sūtra,will be the first sūtras to transform...

The Three Kinds Of Patience

Aug. 21 | There is no evil like hatred, And no fortitude like patience. Thus I should strive in various ways To meditate on patience. – Shantideva (Guide To Bodhisattva’s Way Of Life) [1] Not Becoming Upset with Those Who Do Harm The first type of patience...

Can I Suffer On Behalf Of Others?

Aug. 20 | Question: Is it possible to suffer on the behalf of other sentient beings? Answer: Most parents, being loving, wish to suffer on behalf of their children when they are sick, but who is able to do this? If this can be done, the world would not have any...

What Is Your True Nature To Show?

Aug. 19 | Based on a true story, ‘TND’ depicts the dawn of the AV industry in Japan. As presented, are four key ideas raised and reflections on them. First, we are born and die naked. However, being humans, not animals with fur, hide, scales or...

Delusion Haiku

Aug. 17 | Believing you can get away, you are already trapped, by your delusions.

Where Is Freedom?

Aug. 16 | Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Viktor E. Frankl

[C] Did The Buddha Warn About The Climate Crisis? 佛陀警告过气候危机吗?

Aug. 15 | 吾涅槃后法欲灭时, 五逆浊世魔道兴盛。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《佛说法灭尽经》 After my Parinirvāṇa, when the Dharma is about to end, in this Five Heinous Transgressions’ and Five Defilements’ Evil Age, demonic paths...

We Have No Time To Be Evil

Aug. 14 | There are those who do not realize that one day we all must die. But those who do realize this settle their quarrels. – The Buddha (Dhammapada Verse 6) Let’s get rid of anger’s evil; let’s purge the mind, tear out by the roots that...

How Do Beings Ascend From Lower Realms?

Aug. 13 | Question: Is it so that those who have fallen into one of the three lower realms will have to be reborn in all three before they can exit from them? Answer: It depends on where they fell to in the first place. (Note that from bottom up, from...

Breaking Free Of Rebirth In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Aug. 12 | When trapped on the planet Sakaar, there was this conversation… Korg: I’m actually organising another revolution. I don’t know if you’d be interested in something like that. Do you reckon you’d be interested?...

Material Haiku

Aug. 3 | Everything you experience is ‘material’ for reshaping your mind.

Great Meritorious Virtues Of Mindfulness Of Buddha 念佛功德之大

Aug. 2 | 假使一月,常以衣食, 供养恭敬,一切众生, 不如有人,一念念佛, 所得功德,十六分一。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《大般涅槃经》 If for one month, constantly with clothing and food, offering reverently, to all sentient...

[B] What Are 32 Signs Of This Dharma-Ending Age? 末法时期有什么32现象?

Aug. 1 | 吾涅槃后法欲灭时, 五逆浊世魔道兴盛。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《佛说法灭尽经》 After my Parinirvāṇa, when the Dharma is about to end, in this Five Heinous Transgressions’ and Five Defilements’ Evil Age, demonic paths...
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