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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! Share This:

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 Share This:

Giving Up

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

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...

What Is The Best Gift?

Jun. 27 | Question: What should I give a friend who is about to ordain to be a monk? Answer: I think it’s best to ask him directly what he needs! Question: Isn’t someone who is renouncing more likely already prepared, and less likely to ask for anything?...

Four Attachments

May. 19 | If you have attachment to this life, you are not a spiritual person. If you have attachment to the world of existence, you do not have renunciation. If you have attachment to your own purpose, you do not have the thought of enlightenment. If grasping...