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Bǎo Níngyǒng Chán Master’s Cautionary Text For Reading Sūtras 保宁勇禅师看经警文

Apr. 7 | 用心来看经。 看经即看心。 Use the mind to see the sūtras. To see the sūtras is to see the mind. — Shilashanti That method of reading sūtras, that younger students must know, is that they should purify their Three Karmas. If the Three...

Introduction To ‘The Three Great Essentials When Approaching Death’《临终三大要》序文  

Mar. 10 | To prepare to depart well,is to prepare to dwell well.To prepare to die well,is to prepare to live well.— Shilashanti In this world, the most tragic, with nothing more so, is death. Moreover, of everyone throughout this world, no one is able...

The Mind Like A Wild Horse Should Not Be Indulged 意马莫纵

Feb. 26 | 慎勿信汝意,汝意不可信。慎勿与色会,色会即祸生。得阿罗汉已,乃可信汝意。— 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》: 第二十八章 Be cautious not to believe your mind, as your mind cannot be believed. Be cautious...

正观敌色 Right Contemplation To Resist Lust

Feb. 19 | 慎勿视女色,亦莫共言语。若与语者,正心思念:我为沙门,处于浊世,当如莲花,不为泥汙。想其老者如母,长者如姊,少者如妹,稚者如子。生度脫心,息灭恶念。— 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》:...

Right Contemplation To Resist Lust 正观敌色

Feb. 5 | 慎勿视女色,亦莫共言语。若与语者,正心思念:我为沙门,处于浊世,当如莲花,不为泥汙。想其老者如母,长者如姊,少者如妹,稚者如子。生度脫心,息灭恶念。 — 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》:...

With The Mind Still Are Desires Eradicated 心寂欲除

Jan. 1 | 有人患淫不止,欲自除阴。佛谓之曰:『若断其阴,不如断心。心如功曹,功曹若止,从者都息。邪心不止,断阴何益?』佛为说偈:『 欲生于汝意,意以思想生。二心各寂静,非色亦非行。』佛言:『此偈是迦叶佛说。』—...

How Long Or Short Is Life? 生命之长短

Jul. 10 | 佛问沙门:「人命在几间?」… 对曰:「呼吸间。」 佛言:「善哉,子知道矣!」 —《四十二章经》第三十八章 The Buddha asked a Śramaṇa,‘Human life has what duration in between?’…In...

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。...

Brightness & Darkness

Feb. 14 | 当明中有暗,勿以暗相遇。当暗中有明,勿以明相睹。明暗各相对,比如前后步。 石头希迁禅师 《参同契》 When in brightness within, there is darkness,but do not with darkness meet it.When in darkness...

Sūtra In Which The Buddha Speaks Of Eight Great Beings’ Realisations《佛说八大人觉经》  

Feb. 13 | By Later Hàn Dynasty’s Parthian Empire’s Tripiṭaka Dharma Master Ān Shìgāo Translated [Into Chinese] (后汉安息国三藏安世高译): As the Buddha’s disciples, they should constantly in day and...

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One Same Buddha-Nature 同一佛性

Jan. 17 | 我肉众生肉,名殊体不殊,原同一种性,只是別形躯。 — 宋黄庭坚 My flesh and other sentient beings’ flesh,have names different but essence not different,originally with the same one kind of nature,only with other...

Natural Joy

Nov. 15 | For a person free from remorse, there is no need for an act of will, ‘May joy arise in me.’ It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.  – The Buddha(Cetana Sutta) 

Four Great Vows 四弘誓愿

Jan. 29 | 众生无边誓愿度。 烦恼无尽誓愿断。 法门无量誓愿学。 佛道无上誓愿成。 [Of] sentient beings [who are] boundless,   [I] vow [to] deliver [them all]. [Of] afflictions [that are] inexhaustible,   [I] vow [to] sever [them all]. [Of]...

Cultivate & Uphold Faithful Understanding 修持信解

Jan. 23 | 诸善男子, 汝等当信解 如来诚谛之语。 复告大众, 汝等当信解 如来诚谛之语。 又复告诸大众, 汝等当信解 如来诚谛之语。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《妙法莲华经》 (如来寿量品) ‘All good men...
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