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Control Yourself

Jul. 19 | Irrigators regulate the rivers;fletchers straighten the arrow shaft;carpenters shape the wood;the wise control themselves. Just as a solid rockis not shaken by the storm,even so the wiseare not affected by praise or blame. On hearing the Teachings,the...

Both The Haves & Have-Nots Suffer

Mar. 6 | Who you are is defined  by what you’re willing  to struggle for.   – Mark Manson One of the realizations [of the Buddha] was this: that life itself is a form of suffering [as it includes ageing, sickness, death, and all kinds of mental suffering...

Joy Haiku

Aug. 31 | Cling to (small) worldly joys and miss the transcendental, (the) immeasurable!

Well-Being Haikus

Apr. 4 | Due to suffering, You want to have more well-being – But what is it for? ___ Due to your well-being, Why not aspire for more – To help others too? ___ Personal well-being Should transcend its very self – For everyone else. ___ Your own...

Just Accept Or Clarify

Nov. 15 | If that said about you is true, why be unhappy? Why not just accept it? If that said about you is not true, why be unhappy? Why not just clarify it? – Stonepeace

Avoid Evil & Do Good

Aug. 10 | Abandon wrongdoing. It can be done. If there were no likelihood, I would not ask you to do it. But since it is possible and since it brings blessing and happiness, I do ask of you: abandon wrongdoing. Cultivate doing good. It can be done. If it brought...

The Laws of the Garbage & Flower Trucks

Sep. 30 | An angry person is just an unhappy person. Why be another angry person because of this person? – Stonepeace Circulating online is a simple but illuminating story by David J. Pollay. Here is a paraphrased version… He was in a taxi when the...

We Are What We Think

Aug. 17 | We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Speak of act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you, as the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart. We are what we think. All that we are...

Combining Meditations on the Four Immeasurables

Aug. 4 | The practice of equanimity is the equal application of loving-kindness, compassion and rejoice towards all beings without discrimination. – Stonepeace Begin with altruistic love, the strong wish for others to find happiness and the causes of happiness. If...

Good & Bad News For You

Jun. 16 | Most are happy due to some things, which means they will be unhappy due to some other things. – Stonepeace I have two pieces of news for you – good news and bad news. I shall begin by sharing with you the bad news. Brace yourself, for it might...

分享 | Share

Jan. 14 |   分享喜悦使快乐倍增,不是减损。 是个双赢的局面。 那就分享吧—何乐而不为? 没什么好失去的—除了自私自利的不快乐以外! (1月14日 – TDE 1) Sharing a joy is a happiness doubled, not divided. It...

开阔的心灵 | Openness

Jan. 7 | 跟一个朋友有了意见上的冲突,可是我及时恢复正念,在情况恶化之前止息了怒气,把内心的紧绷的情绪松开。这并没有什么了不起,如果我真的了不起的话,那么我应该一开始就保持正念,不让嗔心升起。 我看到了自己狭窄坚硬的心,于是立刻把它粉碎。我的心灵有个开阔的空间,几朵乌云漂流其中。我感到些许可笑。因为我小题大做,所以才会起愤怒。当你有这样的发现的时候,你就会感到可笑。随之而来的还有一种不可思议—没有燥热感,只有很舒服的清凉。由愤怒突然转变为平静,让我深刻地感悟到心灵开阔的可贵。 当心灵开阔,任何迎面而来的愤怒的言语将成为空中的回音,你可以毫无成见、真切地聆听。而当心灵封闭,愤怒的言语则变成锋利的箭,深深刺入内心。因为封闭的心先入为主地把这些言语看成是对方蓄意伤害的武器。一颗开阔的心永远不能被伤害。有谁能伤害广阔无边的空间?中文里,我们用“开心”两个字来形容快乐的情绪,是不是一种巧合? (1月7日...

No Point in Being Dejected & Glum

Aug. 7 | The cause of happiness is rare, And many are the seeds of suffering! But if I have no pain, I’ll never long for freedom; Therefore my mind, be steadfast! – Shantideva So come what may, I’ll not upset My cheerful happiness of mind. Dejection...

How to Listen to a Dharma Talk

Jul. 30 | Listening to the Dharma with your entire being, can transform your entire being. – Stonepeace The teachings of the Buddha are called the Dharma. If you attend a retreat at a practice center, or if you go to a sitting group or class in your neighbourhood...
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