Tag: aspiration

13
May
2024

Brighten Up (Stonepeace)

__ Brighten Up Follow the greatest lightto brighten your lighttill you become great too. Stonepeace

21
May
2018

Best: Dharmagram #106

Best: Dharmagram #106 Live for now best you can. Aspire for later best you can too.

30
Nov
2017

Star: Super Short Story #481

Super Short Story #481: Star She thinks the idea of making a wish when seeing a shooting star is to…

11
Aug
2017

Mere Believers?

‘BELIEVERS don’t WISH; they WORK.’ Kind of true; kind of not. In Pure Land Buddhism, the Three Provisions of Faith…

11
Aug
2017

What You’re After

Interesting line from Pacino’s cop character in ‘Heat’. If we are nothing other than our shifting tendencies, may we aspire…

10
Mar
2017

Daruma Dharma

Daruma doll before and after. What is your main ‘eye’ or vision to fulfill? May it be the worthiest possible…

16
Feb
2017

3 Provisions

More on these terms at http://purelanders.com/2015/12/30/往生净土三资粮-the-three-provisions-for-rebirth-in-pure-land #ssCalligraphy

08
Feb
2017

Viva Dharma!

正法久住: May the true Dharma last a long time in this world. #DharmaProtectionFellowship +#ssCalligraphy

06
Apr
2013

Good Morning?

PB: At the moment, I am failing to understand the ‘good’ part of ‘good morning’. SS: Good to have survived…

05
Feb
2013

Bittersweet Blood

From ‘Young Blood’, as covered by Birdy… Lyrics: We’re only young and naive still We require certain skills The mood…

11
Apr
2012

The Marc Pease Experience

Sometimes, the key message of a film is right at the end (or maybe I missed subtler messages along the…

01
Mar
2012

Make Aspirations & Take Action

Saw an online chat between Buddhist friends about the possibility of doing a Dharma project. One said, to ‘make aspirations’….

09
May
2011

Want to Solve It

A Tit for a Tat (302) Tit: How do you know there are enough clues, to use reasoning to solve…

09
May
2011

Shelter & Sustenance

An interesting saying shared by a friend: 道心之中有衣食,衣食之中无道心. There is (spiritual) clothing and food (shelter and sustenance) within the heart…

31
Aug
2009

Pilgrimage to Pure Land

Venerable Faxian is one of the great pilgrim translators who travelled from China to India to retrieve many precious sutras….

24
Aug
2009

Thinking Seriously About Waking Up

A delightful short dialogue from the movie ‘Spanglish’: Dad: (Open’s son’s door) You don’t have to get up yet, but…

12
Aug
2009

Careful What You Wish For

‘The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch’ by Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli and Todd Klein is…

23
Jul
2009

What’s Your Death Star?

From the movie ‘Fanboys’ is the dialogue below. The guys were planning to steal a copy of Star Wars Episode…

13
Jul
2009

Proof that We All Want to Go Pureland

A friend remarked that he was feeling angry during the day, but when he arrived at the temple in the…

23
Feb
2009

Adventures : Japan Tales (21)

Reflections on Shinran’s Pure Land Teachings I just finished viewing an animated film titled ‘Shinran-sama: His Wish & Light’, which…