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Control Yourself

Jul. 19 | Irrigators regulate the rivers;fletchers straighten the arrow shaft;carpenters shape the wood;the wise control themselves. Just as a solid rockis not shaken by the storm,even so the wiseare not affected by praise or blame. On hearing the Teachings,the...

Have You ‘Signed Up’ For Spiritual Insurance?

Jun. 20 | Much spiritual insurance does create enough material insurance. – Shilashanti Someone asked if monastics buy health insurance. Well, I do not know who did, if any, while there can be many reasons why others did not – such as due to not knowing about...

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...

How To Have Thought Of Being Reborn In Pure Land? 如何作往生想?

Mar. 14 | 唯持名一法, 摄机最普, 下手最易, 不致或起魔事。 – 净土宗十三祖印光大师 [O]nly [the] one method [of] upholding [the] name, gathers [all spiritual] capacities most universally, [and is the] most easy to start [practising], not...

Verses On Giving

Aug. 1 | 见不舍人,当愿众生, 常不舍离,胜功德法。 见能舍人,当愿众生, 永得舍离,三恶道苦。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第108-109偈) Seeing those not willing to give, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, always...

Refuge Haiku

Apr. 25 | Even if everything is renounced, never forsake the Dharma.

Can We Have Renunciation With Bodhicitta?

May. 6 | Though Renunciation might be without Bodhicitta, Bodhicitta must be with Renunciation. – Stonepeace | Books Question: If we as sentient beings in this Samsara do not renounce, can we achieve Bodhicitta [i.e. aspiration to guide one and all to Buddhahood]? Answer:...

Life Haiku

Nov. 16 | Live a haiku life, streamlined with only the essentials!

Verse On Renunciation (2)

Jun. 29 | 正出家时, 当愿众生, 同佛出家, 救护一切。 – 文殊菩萨    (华严经: 净行品11: 第19偈) Just when renouncing household [life],* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, like the Buddha, renounce [their] household [lives],** to...

Verse On Renunciation (1)

Apr. 6 | 舍居家时, 当愿众生, 出家无碍, 心得解脱。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品11: 第12偈) When renouncing living with families, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, depart from their families without obstacles,* [with...

Let Go & Pick Up

Apr. 19 | We only need to let go of the three poisons of greed, hatred and delusion. We only need to pick up the three cures of generosity, compassion and wisdom. – Stonepeace

Giving Up

Oct. 24 | Never ever give up what is wholesome. Always swiftly give up what is unwholesome. – Stonepeace

Should I Stay Or Go?

Sep. 19 | Question: I’m married and with grown children. Recently, I have a strong wish to leave them, so as to better focus on Dharma learning and practice, but hesitate due to uncertainty of how my family will react. Do you have any advice? Answer: Is...

The Intention Of Renunciation

Aug. 2 | True renunciation is to let go of attachment, aversion and delusion; not anything else. – Stonepeace The Buddha does not demand that everyone leave the household life for the monastery [to further facilitate spiritual cultivation] or ask his followers...

Was The Buddha-To-Be Heartless Or ‘Heartful’?

Jul. 19 | Whenever action is possible, the true measure of compassion is a true measure of action. – Stonepeace Not infrequently, the Buddha-to-be, as Prince Siddhartha, is mistaken to be a heartless husband, father and son, due to his unannounced great...
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