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Archive for September, 2020

Best Haiku

Sep. 26 | Do (what is right)(with) your (thought, word and deed)best (you can).

With Wisdom’s Brightness Destroy The Demonic 智明破魔

Sep. 25 | 夫为道者,譬如一人与万人战。挂铠出门,意或怯弱:或半路而退,或格斗而死,或得胜而还。沙门学道,应当坚持其心,精进勇锐,不畏前境,破灭众魔,而得道果。 — 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》:...

Mañjuśrī Bodhisattva’s Teachings On Butchers & Buyers

Sep. 24 | [M]eat itself always derives from killing.If there were no killing,the lives of animals would remain unharmed.If there were no meat-eater, there would be no killer.— Shambhala King Pundarika(Vimalaprabhā: Great Commentary On The Kālacakra) In...

To What Extent Should The Dharma Be Protected? 护法应当到什么程度?

Sep. 23 | 于诸佛净戒,护持如明珠。— 释迦牟尼佛《梵网经菩萨戒本》Of all the Buddhas’ pure precepts,protect and uphold them like bright pearls.— Śākyamuni Buddha (Brahma Net Sūtra’s Bodhisattva Precepts) The...

Why Dread Karmic Retribution?

Sep. 22 | Question: Why should one be afraid of being reborn in a lower realm like hell if one does not remember anything from one’s past life? Answer: If one knows one is going to hell later, one will be terrified now. If one is in hell...

Meet Ron The White-‘BlackkKlansman’

Sep. 21 | Dharmically, we have been reborn so many times already, that we must have all been of various species of sentient beings, what more races. Who is a ‘purebred’ then? There are no definitely inferior races; only inferior individuals due...

Battle Haiku

Sep. 12 | As life is precious and short,choose your battles well —those against your ‘self’.

Abide In The Middle To Attain The Path 处中得道

Sep. 11 | 沙门夜诵迦叶佛遗教经,其声悲紧,思悔欲退。佛问之曰:「汝昔在家,曾为何业?」对曰:「爱弹琴。」佛言:「弦缓如何?」对曰:「不鸣矣。」「弦急如何?」对曰:「声绝矣。」「急缓得中如何?」对曰:「诸音普矣。」佛言:「沙门学道亦然,心若调适,道可得矣。于道若暴,暴即身疲。其身若疲,意即生脑。意若生脑,行即退矣。其行既退,罪必加矣。但清净安乐,道不失矣。」 —...

That One Should Disdain Hardships

Sep. 9 | You will earn the respect of all menif you begin by earning the respect of yourself.— Musonius Rufus(Fragment: 30) In order to support more easily and more cheerfully those hardships which we may expect to suffer in behalf of virtue and goodness,...

How Best To Have Sea Burial?

Sep. 8 | Question: For sea burial, is it better to scatter the ashes, which seems to express freedom, or to drop the ashes in the urn?Answer: Scattering of ashes does not lead to freedom of the deceased, just as keeping ashes together does not lead to being...

‘She’s Funny That Way’, How She’s Connected To Others

Sep. 7 | In the tight comedic scripting of ‘She’s Funny That Way’, the audience quickly realises how each person is linked to another. As a film ‘law’ of sorts, it is no coincidence at all, that protagonist 1 knows protagonist...

How Maitreya Bodhisattva Gave Rose To The Aspiration To Be Born In Amitābha Buddha’s Pure Land 弥勒菩萨如何发愿往生阿弥陀佛的净土

Sep. 4 | 是故弥勒,设有大火,充满三千大千世界,要当过此,闻是经法,欢喜信乐,受持读诵,如说修行。– 释迦牟尼佛《无量寿经》Therefore, Maitreya, if there is a great fire, that fully fills the three-thousandfold...
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