The Unshakable Imperturbability of Mind

December 10th, 2015 Comments off

A tranquil mind is a mind which is focused within. With full introspection, one experiences a state of mental bliss, when the mind is still.

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Peacefulness Is the End of Confusion

November 6th, 2015 Comments off

Without preconceived notions, one would remain impartial when viewing the worldly affairs. Without biased opinions, one would be able to deal with people and matters with a macro lens and an objective perspective. Read more…

Seeing Truth and Reality

October 12th, 2015 Comments off

See things clearly without delusion, without things being bent and distorted. No one is good or bad. Just various elements of nature going their own way, all empty – empty of evil, but full of wisdom. Read more…

Freeing Ourselves from Habitual Tendencies

September 1st, 2015 Comments off

Regardless of whether one possesses a good or bad personality, one must always cultivate inwardly through listening to the sublime teachings, and practise outwardly through walking the sublime way, to purify the mind and return to innate tranquillity. Our nature is influenced by the world’s ways and habits, so we need to make a conscious mental aspiration to attain Nirvana, that is cultivating the transcendental Dharma right within the mundane world. Read more…

Decline of Buddhism in Buddha’s Birthplace

August 1st, 2015 Comments off

By providing relief in Nepal, it has made us realize that it is indeed hard to hear the profound Dharma and to seize a divine affinity. Hence, always serve in the multitude especially at places where help is needed most. Then, we will see the Dharma everywhere and in everyone around us.

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Like Lotus, Rising Out of Mud

June 3rd, 2015 Comments off

When interacting with people, every person serves as a mirror of reflection. Thus, establishing good relationship with everyone is essential in spiritual cultivation. This is because before becoming a Buddha, one must first develop moral virtue and form good affinities with others.

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Dharma Is in and around Us

May 6th, 2015 Comments off

Tzu Chi is about practising the sublime way, and the path is to go among the masses. Dharma is about seeing the sublime teaching, and the essence is to deeply comprehend the sutras. Thus, tread the spiritual path in accordance with proper understanding. The more we follow the way, the more we understand the way. The more we understand the way, the more we begin to follow the way correctly. When the teachings of the Buddha are assimilated into everyday life, the full penetration of the Dharma is achieved.

Doubts Disappear through Unending Practice

April 1st, 2015 Comments off

When you think too much, you will always have doubts that could go in two ways, that is, this way or that way. Investigate and experience the doubts yourself on the inside, not outside. Then, all the doubting will end. Purity is beyond all doubts. Read more…

Prepare for the Worst

March 1st, 2015 Comments off

There are two famous Chinese sayings, “Nothing is so certain as the unexpected”, and “Be the first to worry and the last to enjoy”. Indeed this should be our philosophy of life that governs our behaviour, the latter then governs our action, which governs our destiny. By reflecting on this sense of urgency, Buddhists train their minds to see the impermanent nature of all experienced phenomena.

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An Enlightened Mind Is Unshaken by External Circumstances

February 1st, 2015 Comments off

When faced with changing vicissitudes of life, one tends to become emotionally agitated. The deluded ones are constantly reacting to environmental stimulations, allowing the mind to wander off. Whereas the enlightened ones are good at observing the external situations, and will develop a mind capable of acting consciously in order to grow spiritually.

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