Tag: practice

04
Aug
2020

True Philosophy Is Practical

  Philosophy is nothing elsethan to search out by reasonwhat is right and properand by deedsto put it into practice….

15
Jul
2020

Studying Meticulously 钻研

Deeply penetrate the sutra treasury (深入经藏). But remember to emerge, to practise that learnt too, and not stay buried in…

08
Jan
2019

Well: Dharmagram #332

Well: Dharmagram #332 Praise well. Learn well. Apply well. (From Marcus Aurelius’ ‘Meditations’)

27
Jun
2018

Comb: Dharmagram #158

Comb: Dharmagram #158 Be the comb, not a non-comb. Be the combed, not the uncombed.

30
May
2018

Stoicism: Dharmagram #110

Stoicism: Dharmagram #110 Be stoical in daily life, as that’s what stoicism is for. (Many stoic principles are aligned to…

26
Apr
2017

精进

问:‘精进勇猛’修行算‘执着’吗? 答:‘执着’ = 用贪嗔痴之贪心运作 = 是不该做的。 ‘精进勇猛’修行 = 为了断以上贪嗔痴 = 是该做的。

21
Apr
2017

Easier Said

A Dharma class student replied that ‘it’s easier said than done’, to advice for a question asked. I replied that…

07
Apr
2017

Practise Well

Practice makes perfect, while laziness accomplishes nothing. But do practise perfecting what is spiritually worthy, because life is too short…

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

28
Jan
2016

Learning: Wandering Thought #259

  Learning: Wandering Thought #259: If we stop learning to be kinder and wiser to one and all, we will…

04
Apr
2012

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, Really!

In the trailer of ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, this was uttered – ‘Everything will be alright in the end….

21
Dec
2011

Some Delusion of Academia?

An ironical problem with Buddhist academia is that it often assumes study of limited ‘facts’ as the path to objectivity,…

29
Nov
2011

Spiritual Medicine

Patients with mental illnesses often stop taking medication when they assume they have gotten better… only to suffer from relapses….

01
Nov
2011

Missing The Dharma

If you do not learn the Dharma accordingly during a Dharma discussion session, you are being untrue to yourself and…

29
Nov
2010

Taiji Lesson #6

To know if your moves happened to be right due to unmindful beginner’s ‘luck’, keep practising them, to repeat the…

21
Sep
2010

Shortest Bowing Session

The last bowing session in the Pureland retreat lasted the shortest as there was the least fret, as there is…

07
Jun
2010

Talk & Walk

It is best if everyone walks good the good talk. Usually, only some walk the talk. Still, it is better…

22
Oct
2009

Yes, No & Dunno!

Once there are three friends – Yes, No and Dunno. Yes is full of enthusiasm, who believes that many high…

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….

15
Jun
2009

An Inconvenient Truth about Inconvenience

Wyn: What do you do on Friday? Yah: I attend Pureland practice and study sessions (Pureland Practice Fellowship) every Friday….