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Does Śākyamuni Buddha Have His Own Pure Land? 释迦牟尼佛有自己的净土吗?

Apr. 3 | 末世法灭之时, 特驻此经, 百年在世, 接引众生, 往生彼国。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《无量寿经》 When it is the last period of the Dharma-Ending Age [which is this era], I will specially retain this Sūtra, for one hundred...

Verses On Water

Oct. 17 | 洗浴身体,当愿众生, 身心无垢,内外光洁。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第126偈) Washing and bathing the body, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings’ bodies and minds be without defilements,* [with] inside and outside...

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...

Control Haiku

Jun. 20 | Control your mind or be controlled by its defilements.

Verse On Dusty Roads

Jun. 28 | 见路多尘, 当愿众生, 远离尘坌, 获清净法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第56偈) Seeing roads with much dust, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, far depart from accumulation of dust,* to obtain the pure Dharma.’ –...

Verse On Toileting

Jan. 25 | 大小便时, 当愿众生, 弃贪瞋痴, 蠲除罪法。 – 文殊菩萨    (华严经: 净行品: 第42偈) When defecating and urinating, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings discard greed, hatred and delusion, dispose and eradicate transgressive...

Verse On Wearing Robes

Jun. 15 | 著袈裟衣, 当愿众生, 心无所染, 具大仙道。 – 文殊菩萨    (华严经: 净行品11: 第18偈) When wearing the kasaya clothing,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings’ minds be without any defilements,** [with] completing...

Are You Ignorant Of Your Cypher Complex?

May. 25 | (To Enter Or Exit ‘The Matrix’ Of Delusion?) Disciple: Do Pure Lands (净土) exist? Master: Does this defiled land (秽土) exist? Disciple: Of course it does. Master: If so, Pure Lands exist all the more. – Pure Land & Zen Dialogue Screened...

Verse On Entrance

Feb. 17 | 若在宫室, 当愿众生, 入於圣地, 永除秽欲。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第6偈) If in [a] house,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings enter of sacred ground,** [and] forever eradicate defiled desires.’*** –...

Why Is Receiving Criticism Wonderful?

Sep. 1 | It is normal for the unenlightened to be criticised by the more enlightened. It is abnormal for the unenlightened to not be criticised by the more enlightened. Stonepeace | Books When you are criticized, accept it as an opportunity to acknowledge your...

Waste Haiku

Jun. 3 | We are quick to clear our everyday body waste; yet slow for mind’s filth.

How Do I Bathe The ‘Baby Buddha’ Properly?

May. 14 | Question: What is the right way to bathe images of the ‘baby Buddha’ during Vesak season (which celebrates the birth of the Buddha-to-be, his Buddhahood, and commemorates his Parinirvana)? E.g. Some say the water is not supposed to be poured...

Not Rectifying Evil As Evil

Jul. 12 | For self-liberation, it is a fault not to address one’s faults. For others’ liberation, it is a fault not to address their faults. – Stonepeace 16. Chandragomin: Not correcting others despite their kleshas [defilements, e.g. greed, hate,...

A Simple Paradox

Jun. 8 | The simplest to be is… to be one with our true nature, to be one with our Buddha-nature, to be free of any defilements. It is simple, yet not simple, to be simple. ~ Stonepeace

Ultimate Sacrifice

Dec. 3 | Sacrifice of precious things without is not the ultimate sacrifice. Sacrifice of useless defilements within is the ultimate sacrifice. – Stonepeace
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