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The Buddha’s Admonition Against Not Severing Lust

Nov. 16 | All not ready for sudden enlightenment should walk the gradual path to it now. – Stonepeace | Books 大佛顶首楞严经: 四种决定清净明诲章: 断淫篇 The Great Buddha’s Crown’s Foremost Śūraṅgama Sūtra: Section On Four Kinds...

Are You Ignorant Of Your Cypher Complex?

May. 25 | (To Enter Or Exit ‘The Matrix’ Of Delusion?) Disciple: Do Pure Lands (净土) exist? Master: Does this defiled land (秽土) exist? Disciple: Of course it does. Master: If so, Pure Lands exist all the more. – Pure Land & Zen Dialogue Screened...

Fly Haiku

Feb. 3 | Where there’s people, there’s flies and Buddhas. – Issa hito areba hae ari hotoke ari ni keri

How Is ‘The Dharma’ Different From ‘All Dharmas’?

Jun. 17 | 如我所说, 名为佛说。 不如此说, 即波旬说。 Such as I [Sakyamuni Buddha] have spoken, [on the clear instructions for purity] is named [all] Buddhas’ speech [teachings]. Not such as spoken [taught], is Papiyan’s [Mara: the evil...

The Buddha’s Admonition Against Making False Spiritual Claims 佛陀对大妄语的警戒

Jan. 5 | Liars are not true even to themselves, much less to others and to Truth itself. – Stonepeace | Books 大佛顶首楞严经: 清净明诲章: 妄语篇 The Great Buddha’s Crown’s Surangama Sutra: Section On Clear Instructions For Purity: ...

Your Best Ally

Jul. 19 | Your greatest spiritual challenge is your personal Mara but you have a greater spiritual ally which is your Buddha-nature. – Stonepeace | Get Books

How To Be Inexhaustible Joyful Lamps Of The Dharma

Jan. 10 | All Buddhas only wish that all practise and share the Dharma well to benefit all. – Stonepeace According to the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra, Mara (the most evil heavenly demon king from the Paranirmita-vashavartin heaven) once disguised as Sakra (the...

Mere Manifestations

Jan. 9 | Just as maras can take the most benevolent manifestations, Bodhisattvas can take the most wrathful manifestations. – Stonepeace [Form is not the substance.] The picture is of the wrathful manifestation of Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of wisdom, as...

Is There Eternal Heaven Or Hell?

Aug. 30 | If even Mara can become a Buddha eventually, why doubt your ability to do so? – Stonepeace The definitions of good and evil in Buddhism are much more subtly nuanced and realistic than the conventional versions. What is goodness? It is whatever done...

The ‘Black Swan’ Mara

Mar. 1 | ‘Black Swan’ tells the story of extreme clash of conflict in body and mind. A ballerina feels compelled by her idealism and expectations of others to play both the pure and restrained white swan and the malevolent and seductive black swan...

‘The Rite’ of Passage to Hell Or Pure Land?

Feb. 16 | ‘The battle against the Devil, which is the principal task of Saint Michael the Archangel, is still being fought today, because the Devil is still alive and active in the world. – Pope John Paul II.’ ‘The Rite’ begins...

Not Truly Evil

Feb. 14 | One who can become good is not truly evil. One who can become evil is not truly good. ~ Stonepeace (If even Mara can become a Buddha, there is no true Mara-nature; there is only true Buddha-nature.) 

抗拒 | Resistance

Jan. 8 | 我们抗拒什么,什么就越顽强。佛陀从来没有抗拒魔罗,他让魔罗在他内心里浮起,向自己展开剧烈斗争。但是他能毫不畏缩地面对心魔。 重要的是,不要随着这一切而迷失自己。在狂风暴雨之中站稳脚跟,保持平静。一失足,你就会被旋涡卷走。如果我们每一次都抗拒心魔,那它们只会被压抑下去,日后则一而再再而三地死灰复燃。愿你今天就面对你顽强的心魔! (1月8日...

‘Sankara’s Magical Touch of Theravadin Zen

Jul. 26 | Though the award-winning Sankara was the opening film of Singapore’s International Film Festival in 2007, it was so stunning in impact that it is again shortlisted, as a feature film for 2009’s T.H.I.S. Buddhist Film Festival (http://www.thisfilmfest.com)...
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