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Giving Little Gains Much 施少得多

Jan. 16 | 贤者好布施, 天神自扶将, 施一得万倍, 安乐寿命长。 [Of] virtuous ones [who] delight [in] generosity, heavenly gods [will] personally look after [them]. [When] giving once, [they] attain ten thousand times [more], [with] peace,...

How Can We Handle Our Jealousy?

Sep. 13 | Spiritual cultivation is but the actualisation of our pure potential and deactivation of our defiled habits. – Shilashanti When we see those worse off, such as the very poor and sick, we usually genuinely wish that they be free from suffering, to be...

Repair & Repurpose Before Rebuying

Aug. 15 | Learn to do more with less before wanting more and more. – Shilashanti  One of the principles of a Buddhist lifestyle is to take care of things and repair them. The unsui monks of Eihei Temple designate days that contain the numbers ‘4’...

What To Relate To The Triple Gem?

Oct. 24 | Question: Is there a right attitude we should have when relating to Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Arhats, the Dharma (the Buddhist teachings), the Sangha and Dharma teachers? Answer: What mentioned above included the Triple Gem (Buddhas, Dharma and Sangha),...

Great Good & Evil Start Small

Apr. 13 | Take care of each thought to take care of each word and deed too. – Stonepeace | Books How does one accumulate blessings? It is from a number of actions, not just one. There is a saying, ‘Don’t skip doing a good deed just because it is small,...

Do Buddhist Talismans Work?

Apr. 6 | Question: Do Buddhist talismans work? What is written on them? If they work, must they be ‘renewed’? Answer: Anything, including paper talismans consecrated by proper Buddhist chanting has some protective abilities due to the power of truth...

Is Collection Of ‘Blessed’ Amulets Buddhist Practice?

Mar. 9 | If you take refuge only in ‘blessed’ items, you have yet to take refuge in the truly blessed Triple Gem. – Stonepeace | Books Some believe that making money offerings to ‘masters’ who offer blessed amulets is true Buddhist practice...

A Buddhist Gratitude & Repentance Prayer

Dec. 30 | Your blessings taken for granted might have already begun to disappear from your life, and you would not even know this, since you take them for granted. – Stonepeace | Books For the good people, matters and things in my life, no matter how small...

Can Buddhists Seek Fengshui Advice?

Jan. 13 | Even when not mindful of how mind is the forerunner, the potential power of the mind still rules over matter. – Stonepeace | Books As Buddhists, is it considered superstitious to seek fengshui (geomancy) advice for, say, family harmony? Geomancy...

Water Offering Haiku

Aug. 29 | On behalf of all beings, may we all have calm and clear compassion, wisdom and blessings for one another. Related Article: A Water Offering https://thedailyenlightenment.com/2014/05/a-water-offering

Light Haiku

Feb. 18 | With warmth and illumination of compassion and wisdom – the Buddha’s light of blessings!

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...

How Pure Land Facilitates Fruition Of Bodhicitta

Dec. 6 | Amituofo’s Pure Land, being the best Dharma school in the universe, presided by the best principal (Amituofo) and teachers (Bodhisattvas), guarantees graduation of its inhabitants towards Buddhahood. – Stonepeace What is the wish for rebirth...

Count Your Blessings

Jun. 12 | Why inconvenient yourself, by comparing how your life is less convenient than another’s? Why not convenient yourself, by comparing how your life is more convenient than another’s? – Stonepeace
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