Just like a person who has never smoked all his life, when others try to get him to smoke，he will naturally refuse. On the contrary, if you often crave for a cigarette or you’re an occasional smoker who smokes now
— 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
Question: On 12 September 2018 when I was at the Guan Yin Citta Centre paying respect to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, I saw that the statues of the Bodhisattvas on the altar suddenly radiated with a brilliant golden light that
On the morning of 17 August 2018, I received a thought message from Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Dharma-protecting Bodhisattvas that, due to the bad habits of people nowadays in the human realm and their failure to understand the law of
Question: On 3 August 2018, after I prayed to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas at the Guan Yin Citta Centre, I received a thought message regarding the hell associated with defaming Buddhism (the Unintermittent Hell). Guan Yin Bodhisattva told me that
Question: I received a thought message regarding the gruesome scenes in the Hell associated with sexual misconduct recently, may Master verify this message. Master’s dharma body, seated on a lotus, appeared in the mid-air of the Guan Yin Citta Centre.
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.
16 August 2019 Question: In my dream on 8 August 2019, the music of Amitabha Buddha’s holy name was constantly ringing in my ears. In an instant, Guan Yin Bodhisattva appeared in mid-air and brought my soul to the Guan