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Why Do Some Buddhists Die Of Incurable Sicknesses?

Mar. 9 | Question: Why do some who pray to Buddha faithfully, who are even vegetarian for many years die of incurable sicknesses? Answer: Life is already a fatal disease for every unenlightened human, whether vegetarian or not, Buddhist or not. It has never been...

On Gassho, Dojo & Ailments

Feb. 23 | Modesty is the foundation of all the virtues. Let your neighbours find you before you make yourself known to them. – Chanyue Guanxiu (Suggestions for Disciples) Gassho Gassho is the Japanese equivalent of the Sanskrit ‘anjali’. It is...

Is Mercy-Killing Really Merciful?

Jan. 26 | Question: My dog is very sick. Is there any Buddhist chant to help her feel better, or prepare for a better rebirth? Answer: Yes. (All of the advice below is applicable to humans as well…) There are many Buddhist ways to help. Here is perhaps one...

Why Balance Regular & ‘Random’ Practice?

Oct. 10 | Beyond only sparing a little time for Dharma practice, we should reserve more time for Dharma practice too. – Stonepeace | Get Books Although regular (e.g. daily) meditative practices (including chanting, meditation and/or contemplation) at more...

Do Buddhists Believe In The Efficacy Of Prayers?

Apr. 4 | The Buddha is the greatest among all doctors, able to cure all diseases of afflictions, able to relieve people from all the great sufferings of birth and death. – Avatamsaka Sutra Yes, Buddhists firmly believe in the efficacy of prayer. When someone...

Can Practising The Good Dharma Create Bad Karma?

Jan. 10 | We should be encouraged that we have enough positive karma that allows us to practise the Dharma. – Stonepeace Can learning and practising the Dharma ‘too diligently’ force negative karma to ripen? Well, there is no such thing as ‘too...
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