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How Best To Have Sea Burial?

Sep. 8 | Question: For sea burial, is it better to scatter the ashes, which seems to express freedom, or to drop the ashes in the urn?Answer: Scattering of ashes does not lead to freedom of the deceased, just as keeping ashes together does not lead to being...

How Maitreya Bodhisattva Gave Rose To The Aspiration To Be Born In Amitābha Buddha’s Pure Land 弥勒菩萨如何发愿往生阿弥陀佛的净土

Sep. 4 | 是故弥勒,设有大火,充满三千大千世界,要当过此,闻是经法,欢喜信乐,受持读诵,如说修行。– 释迦牟尼佛《无量寿经》Therefore, Maitreya, if there is a great fire, that fully fills the three-thousandfold...

Wáng Yángmíng’s Fantastic Encounter 王阳明奇遇记

Aug. 26 | 无善无恶心之体,有善有恶意之动。知善知恶是良知,为善去恶是格物。-《四句教》王阳明Without good and without evil is the essence of the mind,Having good and having evil is the movement of the mind.Knowing...

The Matrix’s Desert Of The Real Vs Altered Carbon’s Garden Of The Virtual

Mar. 23 | In ‘The Matrix’ is this introductory dialogue on the titled… Morpheus: [In a white boundless space, which represents the mind’s open possibilities for simulated experiences.] This is the construct. It’s our loading...

Be Born In Pure Land To Be Without Humans’ 20 Difficulties 生净土而无人二十难

Mar. 12 | From ‘The Sūtra Of 42 Sections’ 12th Section: Raising Of Difficulties For Diligent Cultivation (《佛说四十二章经》之第十二章:举难勤修): ‘The Buddha said, “Humans have 20 difficulties. (佛言:「人有二十难。...

What Is The Cause Of Sickness?

Feb. 25 | Question: A non-religious friend says he does not understand why he contracted a sickness, while a religious friend says she does not understand why the deity she has faith in allowed her sickness to occur. Why do even religious people get sudden...

What Truly Scary About ‘The Ghost Bride’

Feb. 10 | The following clarifies on major myths propagated by the named series. In the Buddhist perspective, the very Chinese title of ‘The Ghost Bride’, as based on the book《彼岸之嫁》, which means ‘Marriage of the Other Shore’...

Does Āmítuófó Have A Sexist Vow?

Jan. 14 | Question: The 35th Vow of Amitābha Buddha (阿弥陀佛: Āmítuófó) says that ‘if there are women who hear my name (i.e. are sincerely mindful of it), with joyful faith, give rise to Bodhicitta, and loathe the female body, after the...

Should Buddhists Take Their Time Spiritually?

Jan. 2 | 生死事大, 光阴可惜。 无常迅速,时不待人。— 寺院钟板文Birth and death is a matter big,and time available is regrettably little.With impermanence swift,time does not wait for one.— Text On Temple Sounding Board Some...

Should Buddhists Worry About End Of The World?

Dec. 31 | Question: What does Buddhism say about the end of the world? Answer: As Buddhism speaks of the whole universe, with many planets and such, its teachings are not merely earth-centric. Since nothing physical in Saṃsāra (i.e. cycle of rebirth)...

How A Great Master Repented Slander Of The Mahāyāna Teachings 大师如何忏悔诽谤大乘教理?

Nov. 28 | 世尊我一心,归命尽十方,无碍光如来,愿生安乐国。– 世亲菩萨  《往生论》第1偈 Before the World-Honoured One, I, with wholeheartedness, take refuge for life in the one who exhausts the ten directions, as the...

Just Pour Away Ink-Diluted Water

Nov. 14 | 近墨易黑, 离朱难赤。生人天道, 易成善恶。 – 朱墨偈 (1) Those near ink are easily blackened,departed from cinnabar, difficult to redden.Born in the humanly and godly paths,it is easy become good and evil. – Verses...

Are You Plugging Into The Right ‘Machine’?

Nov. 7 | The American philosopher Robert Nozick proposed a thought experiment, where people can choose to plug into a machine that induces exclusively pleasurable experiences. This Experience Machine (EM) guarantees only pleasures in the mind, free from...

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Lack Of Logic On Balance 

Oct. 28 | A key philosophical problem with the Star Wars universe is that it is ‘romantically’ yet unrealistically portrayed in terms of balance. For example, Luke Skywalker explains the force as so to Rey, ‘The force is not a power you have....

[H] What Will Happen After This Dharma-Ending Age? 末法之后将会如何?

Sep. 26 | 恶人转多, 如海中沙。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《佛说法灭尽经》 Evil persons will multiply to be many, like sands’ number within the ocean. – Śākyamuni Buddha (Sūtra In Which The Buddha Speaks Of The Dharma’s Complete End) According...
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