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Verses On Almsbowls

Aug. 8 | 若见空钵,当愿众生, 其心清净,空无烦恼。 若见满钵,当愿众生, 具足成满,一切善法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第110-111偈) If seeing empty almsbowls, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, their...

Do All Religions Share The Same Essence?

Feb. 21 | Appreciate similarities for harmony. Acknowledge differences for harmony too. – Stonepeace | Books (Although the below reflects how Buddhists see Buddhism; it does not necessarily reflect how others see it. The related articles that follow should...

Why Do Good Now Instead Of Later?

Jan. 18 | If it is surely good to do good, it is surely better to do better now than later, which might be too late. – Stonepeace | Books The king [Milinda] asked Nagasena again, “Suppose a man were to do good deeds, should he have done it previously, or should...

Verse On Bedding

Sep. 30 | 若敷床座, 当愿众生, 开敷善法, 见真实相。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第28偈) When spreading [upon] bedding, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings [be] open [to and] spread good dharmas,* [and] see truths’...

Should You Harm Others To Clear Their Bad Karma?

Nov. 15 | Just as no one is destined to harm you, you are not destined to harm anyone. – Stonepeace A mobster, who was supposedly also a ‘devout Buddhist’, when asked how he could do nasty things to people, replied that he simply expressed their...

Should You Be Good For Goodness’ Sake?

Jun. 14 | Compassion is the root [beginning] of the Buddha path. [the path to Buddhahood]. – Nagarjuna (The Treatise on Perfection of Wisdom) There is this adage… To ‘be good for goodness’ sake’; instead of being good for pleasing...

How Do We Recognise The Wise?

May. 17 | We take refuge in the Triple Gem, when we discern nothing more precious, that embodies complete goodness and truth. – Stonepeace Called the criterion for rejection and acceptance in the Kalama Sutta, the Buddha famously taught how to discern the...

Rejoice In Goodness

Jul. 26 | The doer of good rejoices here, rejoices there, Rejoices both here and there. He rejoices and is glad As he recollects his own good deeds. – The Buddha (Dhammapada)

Altruism Brings Courage

Nov. 4 | Altruism is a source of goodness for yourself and others, Medicine alleviating all troubles, The great path traveled by the wise, Nourishment for all who see, hear, remember, and contact it, Possessing great efficacy for advancing others’ welfare. Through...

Are All Religions Rivers Leading To One Ocean?

Oct. 25 | While there might be more than a path up a mountain, not all paths lead upwards, and not all paths lead to the summit. – Stonepeace A fellow Buddhist remarked that different religions are like rivers leading to the same sea of one taste –...
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