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August 09, 2018
Hardship and Pleasure
This is a passage from a teaching by Master Han Shan called "The Maxims." What,...
July 26, 2018
Stealing Our Attention
People indignantly condemn thieves to steal material goods. I worry about the kind of thief...
July 12, 2018
The Hard Way
The easy path is always so appealing. So why do I prefer the hard way?...
June 28, 2018
Those Who Listen to Our Advice
"We all have a tendency to like those who listen to our advice and to...
June 14, 2018
Be An Example
They best way to convert other people to the Dharma Way, is to convert yourself...
May 31, 2018
Ever Increasing Appetites
"People crave sensory stimulation. They enjoy this kind of external excitement. But I consider such...
May 17, 2018
Keep Natural Disasters in Mind
A natural disaster, a so-called Act of God, doesn’t discriminate between its victims. It damages...
May 08, 2018
Too Many Worldly Burdens
If a man carries too many worldly burdens, his body will soon wear out. If...
May 03, 2018
In polite society everybody notices if a man’s hands are dirty. He’ll be stared at...
May 01, 2018
Go Slow and Easy
Those who pursue money are always rushed, always busy with urgent matters. Those who pursue...
April 26, 2018
Death Always Follows
Everything in the universe is subject to change. There’s only one exception: death always follows...
April 24, 2018
Wealth and Fame
This is a passage from a teaching by Master Han Shan called "The Maxims." What...
April 18, 2018
This is a passage from a teaching by Master Han Shan called "The Maxims." People...
April 16, 2018
The Mountain of Wisdom
This is a passage from a teaching by Master Han Shan called "The Maxims." It...
April 12, 2018
Han Shan on Material Objects
This is a passage from a teaching by Master Han Shan called "The Maxims." Why...
April 05, 2018
The Heart’s Weather
This is a passage from a teaching by Master Han Shan called "The Maxims." The...
April 03, 2018
State of Innocence
"Put a fish on land and he will remember the ocean until he dies. Put...
March 29, 2018
There are times when we act with unshakable faith in the Dharma even though we...
March 27, 2018
This is a passage from a teaching by Master Han Shan called "The Maxims." Our...
March 22, 2018
The Constant Chaos
This is a passage from a teaching by Master Han Shan called "The Maxims." In...
March 20, 2018
Rough and Tumbling Stream
True Dharma seekers who live in the world use their daily activity as a polishing...
March 15, 2018
Sword of Discrimination
What is the best way to sever our attachment to material things? First, we need...
March 13, 2018
Preaching to the Dead
These are passages from a teaching by Master Han Shan (Silly Mountain) called "The Maxims."...
March 05, 2018
Silly Mountain: Han Shan Deqing
Han Shan Deqing (1546-1623) is an important figure from the history of Ch'an Buddhism who...
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