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What Makes The Worldly Go Round & Round?

Jan. 29 | On eight worldly conditions which obsess the world and round which it revolves: gain and loss, status and disgrace, blame and praise, pleasure and pain. – Śākyamuni Buddha (Lokavipatti Sutta) As summarised from the Lokavipatti Sutta… How Ordinary...

[8] How To Be Released From Attachment

Jan. 23 | Undefiled by the stains of the superstitions of the eight worldly concerns, may I, by perceiving all phenomena as illusory, be released from the bondage of attachment. – Geshe Langri Tangpa Reflections On ‘The Eight Verses Of Thought Transformation’...

[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’...

Pure Land Teachings Within Earliest Found Buddhist Scriptures (Before The Pāli Canon Formed)

Sep. 5 | We have the impression [through the earliest found sūtras]… that [the] Mahāyāna [tradition] was NOT distinct from [so-called] ‘mainstream’ Buddhism at this period [when these sūtras were being recorded], as it became [institutionalised...

How One Who Slighted None Attained Buddhahood

May. 24 | 此诸众生 云何具有 如來智慧, 愚痴迷惑, 不知不见? – 释迦牟尼佛 (华严经) [Of] all these sentient beings, why [are they] complete with [the] Tathāgatas’ wisdom, [yet] ignorant [and] confused, not knowing...

A Monk To A King On Listening To Good Advice

May. 15 | As skilful means, say the true, beneficial, and even possibly displeasing  only at appropriate times.  If a king acts in a way that contradicts the Dharma or does something that does not make sense, most of his subjects still praise him. Hence, it is...

Harm Of Praising Oneself & Blaming Others

Mar. 9 | When you praise yourself, you forget to improve yourself. When you blame others, you forget to help others. – Stonepeace | Books “One can say that the habit of praising oneself and looking down on others is common to most people. That is why wherever...

Why Is Receiving Criticism Wonderful?

Sep. 1 | It is normal for the unenlightened to be criticised by the more enlightened. It is abnormal for the unenlightened to not be criticised by the more enlightened. Stonepeace | Books When you are criticized, accept it as an opportunity to acknowledge your...

How Can I Be Less Self-Critical?

Jul. 1 | Question: How can I be more compassionate to myself, to stop being so self-critical? Answer: It is actually very important to be self-critical, as it is the first step of being self-reflective for self-improvement. In this sense, it is a way to be compassionate...

How To Apply Dharma In Office Politics?

Dec. 1 | Question: Somehow, I feel that upholding Buddhist principles seems idealistic and impractical in worldly work. Answer: This is absolutely untrue, as the Dharma is applicable for every situation. What needed is more skilfulness. Question: Where I work,...

The Fable Of The Father, Son & Donkey

Jun. 29 | Blame only to censure, to discourage more evil. Blame only the blameworthy, lest blame becomes slander. – Stonepeace | Get Books As the famous Aesop’s fable goes… An old father and his young son were leading a donkey to a fair when...

What Would the Buddha Do When He is Slandered?

Feb. 25 | If disciples of the Buddha do not stand up for the Buddhadharma, who will? – Stonepeace The Brahmajala Sutta opens with an incident where two wanderers happened to be travelling along the same road with the Buddha and a retinue of 500 monks. The...

Praise & Blame

Feb. 25 | Not all blame is blameworthy; Some blame is praiseworthy [if justified]. Not all praise is praiseworthy; Some praise is blameworthy [if unjustified]. – Stonepeace Clarifications of Misconceptions in Pastor Rony Tan’s Videos on ‘Buddhism’: See Detailed...
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