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Is Spiritual Practice Easier In This World? 在这个世界比较容易修行吗?

Jul. 18 | 我观是 阎浮众生, 举心动念, 无非是罪。 – 地藏菩萨 《地藏经》   I see that of these Jambudvīpa sentient beings [here], with their raising of minds and moving of thoughts, none are not with transgressions.   – Kṣitigarbha...

Samantabhadra & Manjusri Bodhisattvas’ Greatest Dedication Of Merits

Mar. 14 | Those who make this heartfelt aspiration for the Bodhisattva way Will be free of all lower rebirths, Free of harmful companions, And will quickly see Amitabha, Infinite Light. – Samantabhadra Bodhisattva (The King Of Prayers) In order to train just...

Four Great Vows 四弘誓愿

Jan. 29 | 众生无边誓愿度。 烦恼无尽誓愿断。 法门无量誓愿学。 佛道无上誓愿成。 [Of] sentient beings [who are] boundless,   [I] vow [to] deliver [them all]. [Of] afflictions [that are] inexhaustible,   [I] vow [to] sever [them all]. [Of]...

How The Future Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva ‘First’ Visited Hell

Jan. 12 | 佛名大觉,具一切智, 若在世时,我母死后, 傥来问佛,必知处所。 – 婆罗门女 《地藏菩萨本愿经》 [The] Buddha [is] named [the] Great Awakened [One], complete [with] all wisdom, thus [on] when alive, [and]...

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...

Verses On Food (1)

Aug. 29 | 若得美食,当愿众生, 满足其愿,心无羡欲。 得不美食,当愿众生, 莫不获得,诸三昧味。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第116-117偈) If attaining delicious food, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, fulfil...

How One Who Slighted None Attained Buddhahood

May. 24 | 此诸众生 云何具有 如來智慧, 愚痴迷惑, 不知不见? – 释迦牟尼佛 (华严经) [Of] all these sentient beings, why [are they] complete with [the] Tathāgatas’ wisdom, [yet] ignorant [and] confused, not knowing...

How Are Vows & Precepts Related?

Apr. 8 | Question: What is the significance of taking vows in Buddhism? Answer: There are several kinds of vows for Buddhists. Taking refuge in the Triple Gem is one kind. Committing to the Five Precepts is another, as is to the Eight Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts...

The 48 Great Vows Of Amituofo (6th Run): Boundless Blessings For This Life & The Next

Dec. 23 | Vows 17 to 48 will be covered in Module 2 Click HERE To Register  Feedback From Past Runs: Great thanks to Bro. Shi’an, for the profound and meaningful teaching on the 48 Great Vows of Amituofo. This is the 2nd time I am attending this course and...

How Are Amituofo’s 18th, 19th & 20th Vows Related?

Sep. 28 | Question: As Vow #18, #19 and #20 of Amituofo (Amitabha Buddha) seem somewhat similar yet different, can you compare and contrast them for better appreciation of their intricacies? Answer: The overall significance of these 3 great Vows is immeasurably...

The 48 Great Vows Of Amituofo: Boundless Blessings For This Life & The Next (4th Run)

May. 23 | Register: www.tinyurl.com/buddhistclass Feedback From Previous Rounds: Dear Brother Shen, I’ve enjoyed every lesson since Module 1 of ‘The 48 Great Vows of Amituofo’ course. It is very engaging, informative and easy to understand. It has a tremendous...

The Monk With Practice Without Faith & Aspiration

Aug. 24 | One with true Faith in a goal will have true Aspiration to advance with true Practice to reach it.  – Stonepeace | Get Books During the Later Lê dynasty in Vietnam, there was a certain monk at the Temple of Light who diligently practiced Buddha...

High Time To Transform Our Resolutions To Vows!

Jan. 27 | If we have stronger resolutions for the worldly, we have stronger aspirations for the samsaric. – Stonepeace Come spring, we often do spring-cleaning of our houses. But what about spring-cleaning our immediate homes too? Our minds, which shape our...

The Four Noble Truths & The Four Magnificent Vows

Apr. 18 | The Four Noble Truths partially realised lead to self-liberation. The Four Noble Truths totally actualised lead to liberation of others [as they transform to be the Four Magnificent Vows]. First Magnificent Vow of the Bodhisattva: I vow to rescue the...

A Great Bodhisattva Recommends A Great Place!

Oct. 20 | … When my life approaches its end, may all obstructions be fully eradicated, may I see Amitabha Buddha [Amituofo] in person, may I be instantly born in his World of Peace and Bliss [Pure Land]… These Samantabhadra’s supreme practices,...
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