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What Does ‘Tathāgata’ Mean?

Dec. 12 | Question: What is the meaning of ‘Tathāgata’? Answer: ‘Tathāgata’ is Sanskrit for ‘Thus Come One’ (如来), which means ‘as if came; also as if gone’. This is an alternative term for addressing Buddhas....

How The Buddha Is Gone Yet Not Gone For Good

Oct. 4 | 吾今来此世界八千返, 为此娑婆世界, 坐金刚华光王座。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《梵网经菩萨戒本》 I now [have] come [to] this world [for the] eight thousandth return, for this Sahā World[‘s sentient beings], sitting...

How One Who Slighted None Attained Buddhahood

May. 24 | 此诸众生 云何具有 如來智慧, 愚痴迷惑, 不知不见? – 释迦牟尼佛 (华严经) [Of] all these sentient beings, why [are they] complete with [the] Tathāgatas’ wisdom, [yet] ignorant [and] confused, not knowing...

Who Did You Bury In Your Past Lives?

Jun. 2 | The Bodhisattva path seeks to create pure connections between all sentient beings with the pure Triple Gem. – Stonepeace | Books Once upon a time, as two loved each other very much, they soon arranged to be married. However, when the day arrived,...

Do Buddhas & Bodhisattvas Only Help Those Faithfully Mindful Of Them?

Aug. 24 | Question: Is it such that the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas only help those who are mindful of them, who pray to them for help with sincere faith? Answer: Having perfect compassion and skilful means, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas also help those who are not mindful...

An Often Hungry Arhat Meets A Well Fed Elephant

Feb. 14 | 愿消三障诸烦恼, 愿得智慧增福报。 普愿罪障悉消除, 世世常行菩萨道。 May all afflictions from the three hindrances* be eradicated. May all attain wisdom and increase in blessed rewards. May hindrances from transgressions...

Should First Impressions Last?

Jan. 30 | Knowing beings tend to cling to first impressions, Bodhisattvas strive to create good impressions, so as to better benefit them with the Dharma. – Stonepeace If you visit a restaurant for the very first time, and the food happens to be not great,...

The Unseen Power Of Karmic Affinities

Jan. 10 | Just as a positive karmic affinity can be rendered negative unmindfully, a negative karmic affinity can be rendered positive mindfully. – Stonepeace One day, when the Buddha entered a village with his assistant Ananda, he approached a poor woman...

A Buddhist Vision Of ‘The Child’s Eye’

Oct. 12 | Before watching ‘The Child’s Eye’ in 3D, I wondered if the horror movie will be all the more horrible with a literally additional dimension…, which also led me to wonder what is the true source of horror. As Stonepeace put it, The...

Changing Karmic Affinities

Jan. 27 | We can never truly lose any ‘thing’, while our present karmic affinities with people, places, matters, objects and qualities change. [If so, why not change negative affinities to be positive ones, and change positive affinities to be pure...
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