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‘The Song Of Patience By Hánshān & Shídé’ As Sung By The Bodhisattvas Mañjuśrī, Samantabhadra & Maitreya 文殊、普贤与弥勒菩萨所唱的《寒山拾得忍耐歌》

May. 16 | The following is a beloved classic teaching on patience (忍辱), called ‘Hánshān Asks Shídé’《寒山问拾得》or ‘Hánshān’s [And] Shídé’s Patience Song’《寒山拾得忍耐歌》, with notes on its meaning. 稽首文殊,寒山之士。南无普贤,拾得定是。 [I]...

Why Are Some Buddhists Not Monastics Here & Now?

Oct. 31 | Though the problems below are not all’s views, they do reflect those faced by the idealistic, who wish for nothing but the best. Problem [1]: Perfect Teacher Sought Being with idealistic hopes to find a perfect(ionistic) monastic teacher, who...

Purify Yourself Without Projecting Perfection On Others

Apr. 27 | When I am born in a place of impurity It is the weapon of destructive karma turning upon me. For always cultivating impure perceptions. From now on I will cultivate only pure perceptions. – Dharmarakshita (The Wheel Of Sharp Weapons, Verse 14) A place...

Chat On Perfection In ‘Nocturnal Animals’

Apr. 8 | In ‘Nocturnal Animals’, Susan said, ‘I was so busy trying to be perfect and…’ Edward interrupts, ‘And you don’t feel that way?’ She replies, ‘No.’ He says, ‘That’s exactly what...

Character Haiku

May. 25 | Perfect character is perfect consistency of perfect behaviour

Six Perfections

Mar. 26 | For generosity, nothing to do, Other than stop fixating on self. For morality, nothing to do, Other than stop being dishonest. For patience, nothing to do, Other than not fear what is ultimately true. For effort, nothing to do, Other than practise continuously. For...

Course: The Heart of ‘The Heart Sutra’ (Run 7)

Dec. 22 | click to enlarge poster Register: http://tinyurl.com/dabeiclass Feedback From Past Runs: Many thanks for your sharing yesterday on the Heart Sutra. Greatly appreciate it. I enjoyed it as it was conducted in a lively and fun manner… Very useful...

Beyond Self-Improvement

Dec. 14 | If one sees the Buddhadharma [Buddha’s teachings] merely as a self-improvement method, one misses its ultimate purpose – for self-perfection, for realising selflessness. – Stonepeace

The Story of Khantivadi Ascetic

Apr. 5 | Why live to expend positive and negative karma? Why not live to create positive karma to dilute negative karma? – Stonepeace Once upon a time the Bodhisattva, leading the life of an ascetic, was meditating at the foot of a tree in the king’s royal...

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...

Can Practising The Good Dharma Create Bad Karma?

Jan. 10 | We should be encouraged that we have enough positive karma that allows us to practise the Dharma. – Stonepeace Can learning and practising the Dharma ‘too diligently’ force negative karma to ripen? Well, there is no such thing as ‘too...

Perfect Dharma Practice

Dec. 2 | To know if you have perfected a Dharma practice, keep practising the Dharma perfectly. ~ Stonepeace

Is The Thus Come One Gone Forever?

Oct. 25 | If the Parinirvana of Buddhas is the end of re-manifestations to help more beings, they would not be ones with perfect compassion… Parinirvana is just the end of physical imperfections; it is not the end of spiritual perfections. ~ Stonepeace Now...

Spiritual Perfection

Jul. 30 | Spiritual perfection is the rendering of one’s compassion and wisdom to be unbounded by space or time. This is Buddhahood. – Stonepeace

The Mantra of the Perfection of Wisdom

Mar. 4 | The perfection of wisdom (Prajnaparamita) is the ability to guide all to transcend the sea of Samsara, and to reach the shore of Buddhahood – Stonepeace A mantra is something that you utter when your body, your mind and your breath are at one in...
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