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[7] How To Offer Benefits To All

Jan. 16 | In short, both directly and indirectly, do I offer every happiness and benefit to all my mothers. I shall secretly take upon myself all their harmful actions and suffering. – Geshe Langri Tangpa Reflections On ‘The Eight Verses Of Thought Transformation’...

The Top 10 Buddhist Assurances

Aug. 8 | Potential is there, yet as if ‘not there’, if never actualised. – Zhaojian [1] We Have Great Potential: We all have Buddha-nature, which is the perfect potential to become fully liberated and enlightened Buddhas, with True Happiness. This...

Do We Experience Pure Coincidences?

Dec. 21 | Question: Are my similar experiences purely coincidental, or all due to X? Answer: In this universe of cause and effect, there are never any ‘pure coincidences’, as in totally random or chance events experienced. While what happens in our...

Verse On Gathering

Mar. 18 | 众会聚集, 当愿众生, 舍众聚法, 成一切智。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第10偈) [When] multitudes meet and gather, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, renounce the many gathered dharmas,* [and] accomplish...

Truths Behind ‘The Mermaid’ Myth

Feb. 17 | Before ‘diving’ into fantasy, this eco-conscious comedy starts off on a serious foot – with sobering actual footages of deforestation, pollution and bloody slaughter of big fish. All in the name of life ‘improvement’, as directed...

Are Your Blessings Going Up In Smoke?

Sep. 30 | The lay Buddhist precepts are encouraged for all to uphold always, especially in times being tempted, by greed, hatred and delusion. – Stonepeace | Books According to the Brahmā Net Sūtra’s (梵网经) ‘Fourteenth [Secondary Bodhisattva] Precept...

Symbol Haiku

May. 2 | Everything symbolises something which symbolises something else… which symbolises everything too.

Interconnection Haiku

Apr. 20 | Isolated case? There is nothing other than… Interconnections.

Star Haiku

Mar. 25 | We are all made of star stuff made by our mind stuff.

How To Hold Infinity In Your Hand

Sep. 6 | To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. – William Blake (Opening Verse from ‘Auguries of Innocence’) This celebrated stanza is often seen to be...

How Is One In All & All In One?

Aug. 24 | The more clearly we see phenomena, we will see there is no clearly distinct or static phenomena. – Stonepeace The value of pi is that when the circumference of any circle is divided with its diameter. This mathematical constant is approximately...

Interdependence

Mar. 28 | Nothing is independent. Every thing is interdependent upon other things. Even these ‘other things’ are interdependent upon more things. Even those ‘more things’ are interdependent upon even more things. Everything is interconnected. –...

A Lesson From The Forest

Oct. 11 | Whether we realise this or not, we are interconnected. When we realise this, we can interconnect more fruitfully. – Stonepeace In the Rukkhadhamma Jataka, a quarrel had arisen regarding water rights. In response, the Buddha told a tale of his past...

We Are Family

Oct. 11 | A being who has not been your mother at one time in the past is not easy to find. A being who has not been your father at one time in the past is not easy to find. A being who has not been your brother at one time in the past is not easy to find. A...

Interdependence

Sep. 26 | Things derive their being and nature by mutual dependence (interdependence) and are nothing in themselves. – Nagarjuna
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