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Great Master Hānshān’s ‘Song For Awakening The World’ 憨山大师《醒世歌》

Dec. 31 | In Great Master Hānshān’s (憨山大师) ‘Song For Awakening The World’《醒世歌》, he wrote a string of universal reminders and admonitions for spiritual practice. Being timelessly relevant, the teachings encapsulated in...

Why Choose Sickness Over Indulgence?

Dec. 30 | How much better is itto be known fordoing well by manythan for living extravagantly?— Musonius Rufus [From ‘On Furnishings’]: I would choose sickness rather than luxury, for sickness harms only the body, but luxury destroys...

What Is ‘Form Is Emptiness’?

Dec. 29 | Question: What is the meaning of ‘form is emptiness’ (色即是空)? Answer: ‘Form’ (色) refers to matter, (which is what has mass); the material, as summed by the Four Elements (四大) of earth, water, fire and wind...

The Right Story Can Resume With Timely ‘Atonement’

Dec. 28 | ‘Atonement’ is a believable cautionary tale on the ills of an over-active imagination, which can lead to the ‘natural’ ease of spinning destructive and false testimonials. Seeing only little of what to be seen, while speculating...
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