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Meaning Haiku

Mar. 28 | Think the meaningful, to speak the meaningful and do the meaningful.

Bird In Vase

Mar. 27 | 鸟来入瓶中,以縠掩瓶口。縠穿鸟飞去,识神随业走。 《大智度论》   When a bird comes to enter a vase within,with fine gauze covered is the vase’s mouth.When the gauze is penetrated, the bird flies...

One Stone At A Time

Mar. 25 | Since there is only one thoughtin each moment,be aligned to do only one thing wellin each moment.— Shilashanti There is no such thing as good multitasking… Pay attention to your attention — when you have it and when you don’t....

Must Negative Karma Be Exhausted For There To Be Liberation?

Mar. 24 | Question: Is it so that we have to exhaust all our negative karma before we can become liberated? Answer: No. This can be clearly known by looking at the case of Maudgalyāyana (Moggallāna). Although he has already attained self-liberation as...

The Matrix’s Desert Of The Real Vs Altered Carbon’s Garden Of The Virtual

Mar. 23 | In ‘The Matrix’ is this introductory dialogue on the titled… Morpheus: [In a white boundless space, which represents the mind’s open possibilities for simulated experiences.] This is the construct. It’s our loading...

Anger Haiku

Mar. 21 | An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes. — Cato the Elder

Return To Original Nature By Understanding The Path 返本会道

Mar. 20 | 博闻爱道,道必难会。守志奉道,其道甚大。 — 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》: 第九章 Widely listen to and treasure the path,as the path is definitely difficult to understand.Guard your aspiration for receiving the...

Is There Buddhist Minimalism?

Mar. 19 | Minimise evil entirely.Maximise goodness totally.Realise purity completely.— Shilashanti In recent years, the minimalist lifestyle seems to be the in thing. Is there a Buddhist take on it? Yes, indeed… all along. Fundamentally, Buddhist...

Master Being A Beginner

Mar. 18 | Those who think they are learnedare probably the least learned.Those who know they should learnwill probably become learned.— Shilashanti All of us act like those close-minded experts sometimes, and all of us can benefit from a bit more...

Are Saṃsāra & The Sahā World Same?

Mar. 17 | Question: How are the Sahā World and Saṃsāra different and similar? Answer: The Sahā World (娑婆世界) which means the ‘World Of Endurance’ [of suffering] (堪忍世界) refers to our world system, in terms of our galaxy, the...

The Chicken Or Egg Question In ‘The Coldest Game’

Mar. 16 | ‘The Coldest Game’ begins with this chat in a cab, with a cerebral ‘joke’… Professor: What came first? The chicken or the egg? It’s important to see things as they are. On one hand, you have an awkward feathered...

Time Haiku

Mar. 14 | I wasted time,and nowdoth time waste me. — Richard II (in prison)William Shakespeare

Be Born In Pure Land To Be Without Humans’ 20 Difficulties 生净土而无人二十难

Mar. 12 | From ‘The Sūtra Of 42 Sections’ 12th Section: Raising Of Difficulties For Diligent Cultivation (《佛说四十二章经》之第十二章:举难勤修): ‘The Buddha said, “Humans have 20 difficulties. (佛言:「人有二十难。...

Hearing Slander But Not Debating 闻谤不辩

Mar. 12 | 古人云:「何以息谤?」 曰:「无辩。」 又云:「吃得小亏,则不至于吃大亏。」   余三十年来屡次经验,深信此数语真实不虚。   弘一大师《弘一大师全集》 Ancient ones say,...

Mindfully Ask Your Heart If You Need It

Mar. 11 | It’s only after we’ve lost everythingthat we’re free to do anything.— Chuck Palahniuk(via Tyler Durden in Fight Club) You’re climbing a mountain but you aren’t well equipped. You’re wearing thin clothing,...
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