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What Horror Stories Teach Us

Jun. 10 | All horror stories, fictitious or true, are tragedies. All tragedies are with suffering. All suffering is from the Three Poisons (of greed, hatred and delusion). To have unhappy endings, there must be no resolution. To have no resolution, there must be...

What Is ‘New’ This Year?

May. 8 | 所谓新者何, 亦如常人贴新春联、 着新衣等以为新乎?… 所谓新者, 乃是改过自新也。 – 弘一大师 What is that so-called ‘new’? Is it also like ordinary persons’ pasting of new spring couplets, wearing...

How Bodhisattvas Should Always Practise Repentance 菩萨应当如何常修忏悔

May. 8 | 忏悔文 (1) 我昔所造诸恶业, 皆由无始贪嗔痴, 从身语意之所生, 一切我今皆忏悔。 – 普贤菩萨 《华严经: 普贤行愿品》 Verse For Repentance (1) Of all my past created evil karma, all by beginningless greed,...

Doubt The Doubtful To Realise The Truthful

Jul. 11 | Be it with skepticism or faith in the Buddha’s teachings, the Buddha welcomes all to question them, all to question him. – Stonepeace Near the beginning of Śākyamuni Buddha’s life of extensive teaching, as recorded in the Kālāma Sutta,...

Verse On Firmness

Oct. 15 | 结跏趺坐, 当愿众生, 善根坚固, 得不动地。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第30偈) [When in the] lotus posture* seated, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings’ good roots** [be] firm and strong, [to] attain...

Letting Go While According With Conditions

Jun. 23 | 放下不等于放弃。 随缘不等于随便。 ‘Letting go’ of the unresolved is not to ‘give up’ the worthy, but to be unattached to results while always doing one’s best. ‘According with conditions’ is not...

Grief Haiku

Apr. 14 | Grief that does not turn into strong resolution only cripples you

Anew

Mar. 17 | The new year should not [just] be about getting new things. It should be about getting a new [and better] state of mind [for spiritual development]. – Geshe Yonten (paraphrased)

More New Year Haikus

Feb. 23 | Solar new year’s day Was just a false start of sorts? Lunar new year soon! ___ Resolutions made But yet to be upheld well? Here comes a new chance! ___ Yet, every day Is as good as any one. New life begins now!

How To Repent For Disrespect?

Sep. 18 | Question: I did something very disrespectful before a Bodhisattva image. I am feeling extremely guilty and wish to express repentance. What is the best way? Answer: You can prostrate before the image and recite homage to the Bodhisattva’s name sincerely...
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