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How To Know Who Is Not A Buddha

Jul. 11 | 因地不真, 果招纡曲。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《楞严经》 [With the] causal ground [or direction] not true [at the start, the] fruit [or effect] attracted [will be with] twists and turns, [away from the true goal]. – Śākyamuni Buddha (Śūraṅgama...

Do Sentient Beings Increase Or Decrease?

Feb. 27 | 一切有情,与诸如来, 同俱一法,平等法身, 更无别体,亦无别心, 事理平等,犹如虚空, 常住一相,无有差别。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《宝悉地成佛陀罗尼经》 All sentient beings, and all Tathāgatas,...

The Swiftest Path To Buddhahood

Feb. 12 | 若人疾欲至, 不退转地者, 应以恭敬心, 执持称名号。 – 龙树菩萨 《十住毗婆沙论》(易行品) If one swiftly desires [to] reach, [the] ground [of] non-retrogression [for progress to Buddhahood, one] should with reverent...

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,...

[1] How To Most Greatly Benefit From All

Dec. 4 | Determined to obtain the greatest possible benefit from all sentient beings, who are more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel, I shall hold them most dear at all times. – Geshe Langri Tangpa Reflections On ‘The Eight Verses Of Thought Transformation’...

Verses On Almsfood

Jul. 26 | 入里乞食,当愿众生, 入深法界,心无障碍。 到人门户,当愿众生, 入于一切,佛法之门。 入其家已,当愿众生, 得入佛乘,三世平等。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第105-107偈) Entering...

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...

Why Should I Help Anyone At All?

Aug. 18 | May all beings give rise to Bodhicitta – that most noble spiritual aspiration to guide oneself and all other beings to the same goal of Buddhahood. – Stonepeace | Books Why even do anything to help anyone at all, since immeasurable Buddhas and...

Verse On Path 2

May. 6 | 若在于道, 当愿众生, 能行佛道, 向无余法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第50偈) If [travelling] on a path, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, [be] able to practise the Buddha’s path,* towards [realisation...

Verse On Path

Apr. 19 | 发趾向道, 当愿众生, 趣佛所行, 入无依处。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第49偈) Setting foot upon, to go towards the path,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, [be] inclined [towards the] Buddha’s practices,** enter...

Verse On Advancement

Feb. 1 | 事讫就水, 当愿众生, 出世法中, 速疾而往。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第43偈) [When (toileting)] matters are finished [and] using water, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, [to the] transcendental Dharma...

Verse On Grade

Jan. 5 | 著僧伽梨, 当愿众生, 入第一位, 得不动法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第39偈) [When] wearing the sanghati,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings enter the foremost grade,** attaining the unmoving Dharma.***’ –...

Question Of Maitreya On Eight Qualities

Nov. 23 | Before attaining Buddhahood, the swiftest way to attain swiftest progress to Buddhahood without retrogression is via swift rebirth in a Pure Land. – Stonepeace | Books The Blessed One [Sakyamuni Buddha], in turn, continued, “Maitreya, if a bodhisattva...

Verse On Entering Hall

Sep. 23 | 若入堂宇, 当愿众生, 升无上堂, 安住不动。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第27偈) If entering Buddha [and sutra] halls, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings rise [to enter the] unsurpassable hall,* [to] peacefully...

Become The Best You Can Be

Aug. 4 | Know not your greatest potential and actualise not your greatest potential. Know your greatest potential and actualise your greatest potential. Stonepeace | Books The first step for someone who aspires to follow the spiritual path is to understand how...
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