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What Is In Your Circle Of Control?

Jul. 17 | Mind your mind mindfully, or it will be ‘minded’ by its negative habits of greed, hatred and delusion. – Shilashanti ‘We control our reasoned choice and all acts that depend on that moral will. What’s not under our control are...

Should You Eat Animals?

Mar. 20 | [W]e are supposed to be the refuge and protector of all infinite beings. The beings with unfortunate karma that we are supposed to be protecting are instead being killed without the slightest compassion, and their boiled flesh and blood are being presented...

Do Sentient Beings Increase Or Decrease?

Feb. 27 | 一切有情,与诸如来, 同俱一法,平等法身, 更无别体,亦无别心, 事理平等,犹如虚空, 常住一相,无有差别。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《宝悉地成佛陀罗尼经》 All sentient beings, and all Tathāgatas,...

Protect & Heal Yourself & Others With Metta

Dec. 4 | As a mother would risk her life to protect her child, her only child, even so should one cultivate a limitless heart with regard to all beings. – Karaniya Metta Sutta   You should be as devoted to cultivating and protecting your goodwill to make...

How Not To Despair At Many Beings To Save

Jul. 26 | As featured in October 2018 issue of For You Information (佛友资讯) 若作是言 ‘我当灭度无量众生’, 则不名菩萨。 – 金刚经 (释迦牟尼佛) If [to] make this statement, ‘I will deliver [to] Nirvāṇa immeasurable...

‘The Week Of’ Expectation Vs Encouragement?

May. 15 | When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor Frankl (Man’s Search For Meaning) In the movie ‘The Week Of’, Isaac the boy had to sit on a bench when his baseball coach ushered the...

Waters & Motivations

Jan. 17 | 宁动千江水, 不动道人心。 Rather to move a thousand rivers’ waters, never move the pure motivations of practitioners of the spiritual path. – Buddhist Saying

Be Responsible To Criticize Well

Aug. 9 | The truly kinder and wiser correct the truly deluded, to be truly kinder and wiser. – Stonepeace | Books If one presents the teachings clearly, others benefit. But if someone is supposed to propagate the Dharma and their behavior is harmful, it...

The Lying ‘Snake’ Vs The Sitting ‘Toad’

May. 27 | The wise heed wisdom from anyone who offers it. The foolish ignore wisdom from everyone who offers it. – Stonepeace | Books There was once a Zen [Chan] Master who practiced meditation with extreme diligence. He usually slept in a sitting position rather...

How To Better Learn, Contemplate & Practise The Dharma

Jun. 3 | To multiply your diligence in Dharma learning and practice, do it for always; not just later. – Stonepeace | Books To increase your motivation to learn the Buddha’s teachings, gaze upon a meditating Buddha image, and remember there is no one more...

What Kind Of Pot Are You?

Aug. 20 | May we receive the good and pure. May we not reject the good and pure. May we not defile the good and pure. May we become the good and pure. – Stonepeace | Books When we listen to the sublime teachings of the Buddha, the Lamrim Chenmo said that...

Do Good Intentions Excuse Bad Results?

May. 26 | Pure motivations matter most, but consequences matter too, just as getting what you want is as important as wanting it. – Stonepeace | Get Books If a Buddhist lacking in Dharma understanding insists on posting his thoughts online to share, despite...

Does Going Vegan Increase Craving?

May. 3 | Question: I support the promotion of vegetarianism/ veganism as a practice of compassion and wisdom for the welfare of animals, humans and the environment, but what if having gatherings with Buddhist friends at vegetarian restaurants lead to craving?...

Can Creating Good Karma ‘Become’ Bad Karma?

Jul. 4 | Empowering one another with compassion, may all be motivated in doing good. Empowering one another with wisdom, may all be skilful in doing good. – Stonepeace Recently, a friend encountered a deceased bird on a pavement. Out of compassion, he stood...

Perfect Thought

Dec. 6 | And what is Perfect Thought? The thought of giving up, the thought of love, and the thought of helpfulness – this is called Perfect Thought. – The Buddha (Majjhima Nikaya: M, III:251) (Greed, hatred and delusion are to be given up. Generosity,...
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