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Dharma Haiku

May. 4 | The true Dharma will never ever let you down.

Why Are Some Buddhists Not Monastics Here & Now?

Oct. 31 | Though the problems below are not all’s views, they do reflect those faced by the idealistic, who wish for nothing but the best. Problem [1]: Perfect Teacher Sought Being with idealistic hopes to find a perfect(ionistic) monastic teacher, who...

Four Reliances & Four Non-Reliances (四依四不依)

Apr. 14 | 依法不依人。 Rely on the Dharma; [and] not rely on the person[ality of the teacher]. 依义不依语。 Rely on the meaning; [and] not rely on the words. 依了义不依不了义。 Rely on the ultimate meaning; [and] not rely on the provisional...

How To Handle Wrong ‘Dharma’ Materials?

Feb. 5 | Question: How should I deal with printed (books, flyers and posters) and DVD materials which misrepresent the Buddha’s teachings that I come across? (E.g. materials from ‘Buddhist’ cult groups) Will there be negative karma created if...

What Kind Of Dharma Speaker & Listener Are You?

Oct. 12 | How you receive and express the Dharma is how you learn and practise the Dharma too. – Stonepeace “Bhikkhus, there are these four kinds of Dhamma speakers. What four? (1) Here, bhikkhus, some Dhamma speaker speaks little and [his speech] is...

True Dharma Practice

Aug. 16 | Unless you practice the Dharma according to the Dharma, ‘the Dharma’ itself becomes the cause of evil rebirths. – Gampopa

Speak The Dharma

Dec. 6 | Truly, it is not easy to teach the Dharma to others. In teaching the Dharma to others, establish well five things, and then teach. What five? Teach the Dharma to others, thinking: ‘I will speak the Dharma in a gradual way; I will speak with good...

Dharma Work

Jan. 24 | Dharma work is to take some inconveniences upon ourselves to create more conveniences for others to learn the Dharma. ~ Stonepeace

Perfect Dharma Practice

Dec. 2 | To know if you have perfected a Dharma practice, keep practising the Dharma perfectly. ~ Stonepeace

How Poor Students Can Create Poor Teachers

Sep. 23 | As long as one is still not a Buddha, one is still a Dharma student, even if one sometimes a Dharma teacher. – Stonepeace To be a poor student of the Dharma in terms of being lacking in sincerity to accept the true Dharma is of course a big problem....

Internalising The Dharma

Jul. 19 | Merely being near Dharma teachers is not enough if the Dharma they teach is not internalised by you.

TDE Book 4 Soon!

Jul. 19 | As the Buddha once exclaimed in the Dhammapada: “The gift of the Dharma excels all gifts; the taste of the Dharma excels all tastes; delight in the Dharma excels all delights; the eradication of craving overcomes all ills. The gift of the Dharma...

How to Receive the Robe & Bowl

Jul. 7 | The objective of objects of Dharma is to point us beyond themselves – towards the objective Dharma. – Stonepeace As recorded in the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch, when Master Huineng was still a layperson, he was conferred the title...

When Teachers are Not Yet One with the Dharma

Nov. 26 | Since many Dharma teachers have yet to embody the Dharma fully, why imagine that they can never let you down? – Stonepeace The first guideline of the Four Reliances in Buddhism reminds us to ‘Rely on the message of the teacher, not on the personality’....

Is the Dharma Difficult or Easy to Realise

Nov. 19 | Easy or difficult depends on whether one’s method is right or not, whether one’s effort is enough or not. – Stonepeace Lingzhao (early ninth century C.E.) was the daughter of Layman Pang and helped to support the family financially by...
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