This is why we have to contemplate and see the emptiness of the Five Aggregates. Do not allow your worldly thoughts to hinder your intrinsic Buddha-nature. Instead we should shine the light on it, to see it and to remove
In fact, to give up on our desires is to give up on the many irritabilities and greed in our life，and return to our inherent nature and our inner peace. What does “return” mean in this context? Firstly, you have
My fellow Buddhist friends，I will continue to speak on Buddhism in Plain Terms today. We should understand that as Buddhists, our mood reflects a kind of feeling. While good mood makes us feel good, bad mood makes us feel lousy.
— Excerpt from Buddhism in Plain Terms Volume 6, Chapter 43 Why has Bodhisattva said that people in the human realm can directly ascend to the heavens through cultivation? This is because this human realm is a transit point. It
There was a young monk stopping by a practice centre in a village. Someone offered him two monastic robes. (In the past, people can make any kind of offering to monastics. It’s like people offering food to monastics nowadays. The
In our short life journey to this world, what do you actually want to possess? Why do you want to shoulder so much burden? Once you shoulder the burden. It causes so much suffering. It’s so depressing. It’s so worrisome.
When people encounter problems, the first thing they do is to blame others, “It’s all your fault”. They even slander other people. They always blame others no matter what they do. They want others to give in, but they never
Sentient beings don’t understand the law of cause and effect, that’s why they perform evil deeds. When you yell at others, speak ill of others, mistreat others or roll your eyes，you are committing negative karma, you are causing harm to
As I said before, when a person prays, they generally make three major wishes and other minor ones may not come true. So some people make two wishes for the benefit of themselves and leave one for the benefit of
We should understand: Don’t be obsessed about the “lesser self”. Don’t be entangled by the concept of life and death. Think it through: you were born into this world and had no say in the matter. You have to bear