Tag: Pure Land

26
Aug
2020

Don’t Break Down; Break It Down

  From Marcus Aurelius’ ‘Meditations’: Do not disturb yourself by picturing your life as a whole; do not assemble in…

01
Jan
2019

Bird: Dharmagram #317

  Bird: Dharmagram #317 The true birds of paradise fly in Amituofo’s Pure Land.

17
Dec
2018

Tree: Dharmagram #294

Tree: Dharmagram #294 Golden wishing tree… that fails immeasurably in comparison to the Bodhi tree in Amituofo’s Pure Land.

18
Sep
2018

Entrance (2): Dharmagram #239

  Entrance (2): Dharmagram #239 Entrance to the Hall of Reception and Guidance to Pure Land. Amituofo

18
Sep
2018

Entrance (1): Dharmagram #238

  Entrance (1): Dharmagram #238 Entrance to the Hall of Reception and Guidance to Pure Land. Amituofo

18
Sep
2018

Gathering: Dharmagram #236

  Gathering: Dharmagram #236 We are only gathered here for a while, who should with beings of superior goodness gather…

15
Aug
2018

Saints: Dharmagram #194

Saints: Dharmagram #194 双桂堂西方三圣

30
May
2018

Update: Dharmagram #114

Update: Dharmagram #114 Work on updating yourself spiritually, even if it takes a while, but don’t restart many times –…

19
Mar
2018

Winds: Dharmagram #13

Dharmagram #13: More wondrous than that described in these classics,  is the wind of the Dharma in the jewelled trees…

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…

04
Aug
2017

Ex-Sea-Stential

娑婆苦海无处安, 念佛即生极乐岸。 信愿明确往西方, 弥陀名号为妙舫。 In this Saha World’s sea of suffering is nowhere with peace, With mindfulness of Buddha is…

11
Jul
2017

Xian Tea

Once, a school teacher looked at my pinyin name while marking attendance and called out for ‘神仙’. In that context,…

27
Jun
2017

Escape The Ordinary

欣求极乐,了脱生死,转凡成圣,速成佛道,广度众生。

06
Jun
2017

Major Truth

This is generally true in Defiled Lands like ours. A Buddha arises once in a long while, one at a…

15
May
2017

Vesak Letter

A wonderful Vesak Eve thank you letter with generous contribution from a class participant. Amituofo! First course above: http://thedailyenlightenment.com/2016/12/destination-pureland-how-to-have-the-best-rebirth-6th-run Second course…

03
May
2017

Rebirthday

Me: Happy rebirthday? Amituofo :-] Friend: Journeying closer towards dissolution [of this life] :-[ Me: No no no… journey to…

03
May
2017

Illumination

Take the swiftest path to complete illumination – the Pure Land path – to the perfect Dharma school with the…

08
Feb
2017

True Heart

With a true heart of sincerity mindful of Buddha, you can truly be accomplish as a Buddha. #ssCalligraphy 

16
Jan
2017

#1 On Bucket List

Thing #1 on bucket list: Guide as many as possible via teaching, translating and writing, to enter the best Dharma…