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Grief Vs Joy

Jun. 7 |   The evil-doer grieves here and hereafter; he grieves in both the worlds. He laments and is afflicted, recollecting his own impure deeds. The doer of good rejoices here and hereafter; he rejoices in both the worlds. He rejoices and exults, recollecting...

Who Are You Behind That Mask? (‘Hema Hema’s Dharma Drama On Karma)

May. 23 | What if there is an secret camp of sorts, amidst the mountains, where for a fortnight, all don masks to hide their true identities, and are free to do whatever they wish? There, almost anything goes, though there are some basic rules to ensure there...

Some Quantum Theories Of Pure Land Principles 净土原理之量子理论

Mar. 20 | 极圆极顿, 难议难思, 唯有大智, 方能谛信。 – 净土宗九祖藕益大师 《佛说阿弥陀经要解》 Extremely complete [and] extremely sudden [for enlightenment], difficult [to] discuss [and] difficult [to] conceive, only with...

Do We Rejoice Over All Kinds Of Happiness?

Feb. 12 | Question: If one cheats us, we should see this as the ripening of our negative karma and not get upset. Beyond this, if the cheat is happy for his gain, should we also rejoice for him?  Answer: The practice of rejoicing should never be for anyone’s...

The ‘Three Provisions’ For Accomplishing Everything

Sep. 20 | 设我得佛,十方众生, 至心信乐,欲生我国, 乃至十念,若不生者,不取正觉。 唯除五逆,诽谤正法。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《佛说无量寿经》 阿弥陀佛第十八大愿 If I, [Dharmākara Bodhisattva] attain...

How Can We Handle Our Jealousy?

Sep. 13 | Spiritual cultivation is but the actualisation of our pure potential and deactivation of our defiled habits. – Shilashanti When we see those worse off, such as the very poor and sick, we usually genuinely wish that they be free from suffering, to be...

The Seven Limbs As Antidotes To Afflictions

Feb. 17 | Revere the more enlightened to rid pride. Learn their teachings and ask to rid ignorance and doubt. Repent and radiate loving-kindness to rid hatred. Rejoice of others’ well-being to rid jealousy. Give to the needy and worthy to rid greed. Dedicate...

How Everyone Is Every Buddha’s ‘Only Child’

Sep. 3 | A being who has not been your mother [father, brother, sister, son, daughter] at one time in the past [due to many rebirths] is not easy to find. – The Buddha (Mata Sutta) Loving-kindness, as the first of the Four Immeasurable States Of Mind, is...

How The Buddha Enjoys Wonderful Scenery

Aug. 30 | The simplest spiritual joy begins with recognition and rejoice of the worthy. – Stonepeace In the Mahaparinibbana Sutta, the Buddha was recorded to have remarked, ‘Pleasant, Ananda, is Vesali; pleasant are the shrines of Udena, Gotamaka,...

Should You Be Good For Goodness’ Sake?

Jun. 14 | Compassion is the root [beginning] of the Buddha path. [the path to Buddhahood]. – Nagarjuna (The Treatise on Perfection of Wisdom) There is this adage… To ‘be good for goodness’ sake’; instead of being good for pleasing...

Two Effects Of Comparison

Jun. 6 | If comparison leads to rejoice, this leads to greater happiness. If comparison leads to jealousy, this leads to greater suffering. – Stonepeace

How Do We Recognise The Wise?

May. 17 | We take refuge in the Triple Gem, when we discern nothing more precious, that embodies complete goodness and truth. – Stonepeace Called the criterion for rejection and acceptance in the Kalama Sutta, the Buddha famously taught how to discern the...

Rejoice In Goodness

Jul. 26 | The doer of good rejoices here, rejoices there, Rejoices both here and there. He rejoices and is glad As he recollects his own good deeds. – The Buddha (Dhammapada)

Should I Share on Sharing of Merits?

Mar. 30 | Question: I heard someone telling a friend that he had dedicated the merits of an overnight puja (chanting service) to her. Is it necessary to do this? Will the merits be the same with or without the person’s knowledge? Answer: It’s not necessary,...

Healing From Jealousy

Feb. 28 | Question: Have been bothered by some thoughts and wonder what is the Buddhist way of looking at them. I feel as if the theory of the Dharma cannot quite tally with actual human experience. Theory is easier said than done. Answer: The theory of anything,...
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