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I remember one of stories of the Buddhist monk Ji Gong
(Daoji 2 February 1130–16 May 1207)
I do not remember the whole story, but part of it like this:
He attended a wedding. Then he said that the groom is ma…
Three Steps, One Bow for Peace
by two American monks (Heng Sure and Heng Chau)
From here, there are links to their Journal of their pilgrimage for peace.
Very interesting read...
Barbara O'Brien's article about Ritual and Buddhism, The Purpose of Rituals in Buddhism
I like the "Empty Your Cup" story.
Be the Middle way. Be flexible.
Read or recite the "Sutra of The Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva" and give the blessing to the baby. Either Mom or Dad or both can read or recite this sutra.
Earth Store Bodhisattva is also known as Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva.
Link to this sutr…
One story about the Buddha that his disciple asked him why he was not angry or mad when people were yelling at him at some village. The Buddha replied that if someone gives you a gift and you don't accept it. The gift is still belong to the giver.…
Master Hsu Yun (26 August 1840 – 13 October 1959) is a modern day example.
He left two wives to become a monk (most people want that, but can't have ).
He became a monk at the age of 19 and lived to the age of 120. He followed the Buddha path for …