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How An Abandoned Parent Taught His Children

Jun. 12 | How good can one be if not repaying the kindness of those first kind to us? – Nowanden A certain affluent brahmin had four sons and he had given away half of his property to the sons when they got married. Later, when his wife died, his sons came and...

How The Buddha Redirected A Precious Offering

Apr. 18 | Being the fundamental source of physical kindness in our lives, our parents should first to be repaid, by sharing the Dharma learnt with them. – Shilashanti As recounted by the Pure Land Tradition’s 2nd Patriarch Great Master Shàndǎo (净土宗二祖善导大师)...

How The Future Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva ‘First’ Visited Hell

Jan. 12 | 佛名大觉,具一切智, 若在世时,我母死后, 傥来问佛,必知处所。 – 婆罗门女 《地藏菩萨本愿经》 [The] Buddha [is] named [the] Great Awakened [One], complete [with] all wisdom, thus [on] when alive, [and]...

How Best To Express Filial Piety?

Nov. 10 | Question: In Buddhism, what are the best ways to express filial piety to our parents? Answer: Beyond the usual ways of taking physical care of them, in terms of offering enough clothing, food, shelter and such, which are worldly in nature and thus still...

Does Being Angry Break Any Buddhist Precept?

Feb. 24 | As featured in the June 2018 issue of ‘For You Information’ Anger at another’s true mistake which already harms you creates another true mistake, which further harms you. – Stonepeace | Books Does having anger break any of the...

Don’t Disown Hope

Aug. 2 | Question: I understand that filial piety is very important in Buddhism. However, I’m estranged from my family. As my parents treat me as non-existent, I rarely contact them. As staying with them caused them suffering, I chose to move out. They even...

Was The Buddha-To-Be Heartless Or ‘Heartful’?

Jul. 19 | Whenever action is possible, the true measure of compassion is a true measure of action. – Stonepeace Not infrequently, the Buddha-to-be, as Prince Siddhartha, is mistaken to be a heartless husband, father and son, due to his unannounced great...
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