Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pure Mind, Pure Land

- Presented by Ven. Jian Hu, the abbot of Chung Tai Chan Center of Sunnyvale, at the Parliament of the World's Religions, Melbourne.
A great presentation that integrates the environmental issues
with the Buddhist practice.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Quotes in the class

This is here because that is here. This exists because that exists. When that is gone, this is gone. When that perishes, this perishes.
-- Buddha's words on inter-dependence ~ Agama Sutra

Mind precedes all mental state, mind is the chief; they’re all mind-wrought. If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows him like his never-departing shadow
~ Dharmapada

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments is the scroll,
I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.
~ Invictus,William Ernest Henley