Tag: Buddha-nature

24
Jan
2011

To Align & Awaken

Amituofo! I chant this for you to hear, not to condemn you for the evil you do, but to urge…

17
Jan
2011

Is Collective Unconscious Buddhist?

Question: How does the concept of the Collective Unconscious (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_unconscious) fit in Buddhist philosophy? Answer: Commenting based on the definition…

10
Nov
2010

Who is Mindful of Buddha?

One of the methods to ‘combine’ Pure Land and Zen practice is that the one who practise mindfulness of Amituofo’s (Amitabha…

01
Nov
2010

The Hidden Moon

Below is a passage I helped to translate to Chinese for Buddhist Library’s newsletter: Brightly shining, luminous is this mind,…

04
Oct
2010

To Empathise is to Civilise

To empathise is to civilise. To civilise is to empathise. – Jeremy Rifkin As mentioned in the video, ‘We are…

04
Oct
2010

Are We Mad?

A friend sent an old news link about how a girl killed and cut her parents into pieces due to…

29
Sep
2010

Towards Equanimous Sobriety

A bipolar student wasn’t sure he liked being his more ‘sober’ self. Perhaps he is used to swinging between highs…

22
Sep
2010

Why Balance Good and Evil?

A Buddhist friend whom I did not know too well commented during a group chat that just as the universe…

20
Jul
2010

We Are Poor Actors

Napolean Dynamite is one quirky comedy starring the amazing Jon Heder. He acted so believably as an ultra-nerd that the…

29
Jun
2010

Taiwan Adventure (6): Oh My Buddha!

Pic: Mug at Dharma Drum Mountain’s Bookshop at Jinshan OMG! Oh my God? Ohmigosh? OMB! Oh my Buddha! My own…

17
May
2010

What’s the Natural State?

Int he movie ‘Marie Antionette’, she quotes Rousseau in the open fields to her friends, after ‘breaking free’ of the…

17
May
2010

You Don’t Really Believe…

If you really think you and I can’t change, you don’t really believe in Anicca. If you really think you…

17
May
2010

What Matters Most

Best words of wisdom from the third Shrek movies, by Arty: Just because people treat you like a villain, or…

10
May
2010

Invoking the Sacred

I don’t understand how any deity is invoked by excitement, by songs, yells and cheers. Won’t overwhelming emotions get in…

30
Mar
2010

If Only Confucius Met the Buddha

In the latest movie depiction of the most turbulent years in the life of ‘Confucius’, there was a scene where…

08
Mar
2010

Wisdom of Forgiveness

I used to be quite a severely unforgiving person. (Fortunately, things have improved greatly since.) The slightest bit of evil…

22
Feb
2010

Even More Special

A Tit for a Tat (100) Tit: Everyone should see someone as special. Tat: Only one? Tit: If not, that…

25
Jan
2010

India Adventures (6): The Sands of Time

Seeing a cleaner dusting a stupa that housed the Buddha’s relics. I wondered what would happen, should it be left…

11
Jan
2010

Birds of Different Feathers

The story by Maaike Hartjes in ‘Go Home: 12 Moving Stories’ tells of a baby bird born a little different….

11
Jan
2010

Who am I?

‘Who am I?’ ‘I’ am nothing but constant change, yet while our mind and matter change, there is always to…