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Eliminating the Egoistic Self

Eliminating the Egoistic Self

We will only be able to face everything with equanimity after we have stopped differentiating ourselves from others. Only then will we have inner peace and ease.

How Do We “Beautify” Ourselves?

How Do We “Beautify” Ourselves?

Conflicts, disputes, and gossips among people are like the junk files in a computer; we should delete them quickly. Otherwise, we may start “marking” others and remember the wrongs they had done to us.

Between Birth and Death

Between Birth and Death

Where there is birth, there is death, because birth is the beginning of death. On the other hand, death also signals the beginning of a new life.

We Are All Living Bodhisattvas

We Are All Living Bodhisattvas

We all have the Buddha nature within us. The most efficacious Buddha dwells in our heart, and the most powerful Bodhisattvas are our hands and feet.

Reduce Our Desires and Let Our Wisdom Grow

Reduce Our Desires and Let Our Wisdom Grow

When we have less desire for material gratification, we will naturally be able to grow in wisdom while living a simple and peaceful life. Then, we will not have mental afflictions due to gains or losses.

The Innocent Heart of a Child

The Innocent Heart of a Child

Parents are the role models of their children, and their lifestyles greatly influence the character development of the children. Hence, they must set good examples for their kids during the latter’s growing up years.

Our Innate Nature is Intrinsically Pure

Our Innate Nature is Intrinsically Pure

The ultimate goal of learning Buddhism is to awaken to and see our true, innate nature. Our “mind” and our “innate nature” are, in fact, the same thing. The Buddha has also taught us that the Mind, Buddha, and sentient beings are in essence the same.

Selfless Giving – The Threefold Wheel of Essential Emptiness

Selfless Giving – The Threefold Wheel of Essential Emptiness

Although we are doing good deeds, what is even more important is to cultivate our mind. We must learn to give without expecting anything in return, while at the same time, be grateful to those we help.

Take Hold of Our Thoughts at Every Moment

Take Hold of Our Thoughts at Every Moment

In learning Buddhism, we must return to our true self and understand our innate nature. To do that, we must safeguard our thoughts at every present moment and not let them go astray.

A Clean Environment Comes from a Clean Mind

A Clean Environment Comes from a Clean Mind

We must take care of our hearts and minds first. Then we can translate this inner purity into actions to protect and care for our environment.

Eliminate Afflictions with Continued Diligence

Eliminate Afflictions with Continued Diligence

In order to succeed, we must concentrate on whatever task we are doing at the moment. We should not have any second thoughts during the process. Only then can we progress and improve.

Returning to Our Original Self

Returning to Our Original Self

The way to learn Buddhism is simply to start from what is closest and nearest to us. We must never seek what is beyond our abilities and neglect what is closest to us……

Face Difficulties with Courage

Face Difficulties with Courage

Life is never a bed of roses. But if we can accept our lot and be content with life, and understand that it is fate that decides whether we are born rich or poor, we will be able to face any hardship in life with a calm mind.

Do Not Look Down on the Unlearned

Do Not Look Down on the Unlearned

Many people are conceited and think very highly of themselves. They often look down on others because of their superiority complex.

The Key to a Peaceful and Happy Life

The Key to a Peaceful and Happy Life

The greatest suffering in life is no other than having a discontented heart, and our discontentment usually arises out of comparing ourselves with others. But there will never be true satisfaction if we keep comparing ourselves with each other.

Great Love Makes All Accomplishments Possible

Great Love Makes All Accomplishments Possible

Love can change our lives, and it is also that which brings true happiness in life. If we can all inspire the goodness within ourselves and serve with a sincere, loving heart, there will be nothing too difficult for us.

True Strength Comes from Patient Endurance

True Strength Comes from Patient Endurance

Where does anger come from? Anger arises from greed, hatred, and ignorance. People cannot eradicate these three mental poisons in daily life. This is the problem with the human mind.

Avoid Gossiping

Avoid Gossiping

One of the “Twenty Difficulties in Spiritual Cultivation” expounded by the Buddha is: “It is difficult for people to avoid gossiping”. Whether we can overcome this difficulty depends on how mindful we are……