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‘Justice League’ On Bodhisattva Heroism

Jan. 24 | When Commissioner Gordon asked, ‘How many of you (i.e. heroes) are there (in the Justice League to be)?’, Batman replied with ‘Not enough!’ How many then, are enough? When everyone of us become heroic in nature, with none of...

Do Not Be A Wild Fox Zen ‘Master’!

May. 6 | 学说之误人, 只在最初几希之间。 其后之结果, 则无法可收拾矣。 – 净土宗十三祖印光大师 (复谢慧霖居士书十六) Those saying theoretical teachings that mislead others, only, in the beginning, [do not take]...

Why A Monk Shattered His One Precious Bowl

Feb. 24 | 若人欲拿金碧峰, 除非铁鍊锁虛空, 虛空若能锁得住, 再來拿我金碧峰。 – 金碧峰禅师 If one desires to seize Jin Bifeng, unless able to use metal chains to lock empty space, [and] if empty space is able to be locked...

The ‘Go Drink Tea’ Koan (‘吃茶去’的公案)

Jan. 19 | 何为禅? 何非禅? 何须问? 吃茶去! – 《石头安语录》 What is Zen? What is not Zen? Why need ask? Go drink tea! – Record Of Stonepeace Sayings | Books 《赵州禅师语录》: 师问二新到:’上座曾到此间否?’...

Just Do The Needed Now

Jul. 1 | Just do the needed now, but be sure it is truly what is needed now. – Stonepeace | Books A student was on Mount Tiantong in China, studying Chan [Chinese Zen], when one day he encountered an old monk who was working as chief cook. It was midsummer,...

Please Pacify And Liberate My Fettered Mind!

Nov. 10 | 过去心不可得,The past mind cannot be attained, 现在心不可得,The present mind cannot be attained, 未来心不可得。The future mind cannot be attained. – 金刚经 (释迦牟尼佛) Diamond Sutra (Sakyamuni Buddha) Here are three...

Grave Admonition Against Slander Of Pure Land Practice

Nov. 20 | 若有众生,If there are beings 闻是说者,who hear this [teaching], 应当发愿,they should vow [aspire] 生彼国土。to be born in that [Pure] Land [of Amituofo].   – 释迦牟尼佛 Śākyamuni Buddha (佛说阿弥陀经 The Sūtra...

108 Zen Stories: Illustrated & Demystified (2nd Run)

Jul. 19 | click to enlarge poster Register: tinyurl.com/dabeiform Feedback from past Zen courses: Positive feedback: My non-Buddhist friend was ‘enlightened’ by your sharing just now, esp on the ‘worrying or not’ part.. and he can relate...

The Pure Land Path Is For Everyone

Jan. 2 | Of the two Dharma schools, Samsara is the most challenging, and Pure Lands the most skilful. – Stonepeace The Dharma of Pure Land [path] can assist people of three different potentials [high, average and low roots; everyone] to attain liberation,...

The Zen In Pure Land Practice

Dec. 4 | The supreme power is when Self-Power and Other-Power become One-Power via mindfulness of Buddha. – Stonepeace Those who practice Zen or Pure Land should all understand this truth: “all Dharma methods are equal and none is superior or inferior.”...

How To Hold Infinity In Your Hand

Sep. 6 | To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. – William Blake (Opening Verse from ‘Auguries of Innocence’) This celebrated stanza is often seen to be...

Course: The ‘Magic’ Of Zen: Origins, Legends & Essence (2nd Run)

Apr. 24 | Register: http://tinyurl.com/dabeiclass Enquiry: tpbc@dabei.org.sg Feedback from 1st Run’s Participants: ‘I enjoyed this evening’s first lesson of The “Magic” of Zen very much. Thank you for painstakingly preparing and...

Buddha Mindfulness Is Not Inferior

Feb. 22 | If you are not mindful of Buddha, as the embodiment of supreme compassion and wisdom, how do you embody supreme compassion and wisdom? – Stonepeace There are those in this Dharma-Ending Age who dare to deprecate Buddha Recitation as an inferior...

Course: 108 Zen Stories Illustrated & Demystified

Jan. 17 | Register: http://tinyurl.com/dabeiclass Enquiry: tpbc@dabei.org.sg Feedback From Past Zen Course: (The above standalone course can be attended as a sequel to ‘The “Magic” of Zen’: https://thedailyenlightenment.com/2011/05/course-the-magic-of-zen-origins-stories-essence) I...

Course: Pure Land Perspectives (Zen of Pure Land, Pure Land of Zen)

Dec. 5 | Register: http://kmspks.org/download/form/Pure%20Land%20Prospectives%20Zen%20Application%20form%20v2.pdf (Update: Fee now applies to all) Feedback From Past Courses: https://thedailyenlightenment.com/2011/07/understanding-amituofo-via-the-amitabha-sutra-8th-run https://thedailyenlightenment.com/2011/05/course-project-rebirth-rediscover-reflect-recharge-round-3 About...
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