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True Story Of Karmic Retribution

In Chapter Eight of Memoirs of Bygone Shadowy Dust, Master Tan Xu (1875-1969) tells a story of evil repaid with...

Selling Poverty Away

When Shakyamuni Buddha was still alive, one day, after his disciple Kaccanyana was out promoting Buddhist dharma, on his way...

Stories About Sexual Abstinence

The Treatise on Response and Retribution Volume One says, “Depending on the severity of a person’s individual offences, the spirit...

A Story Of Karma and Retribution

Fang Xiaoru (1357-1402), a hero of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), once helped Emperor Taizu, named Zhu Yuanzhang, gain the throne....

The Retributions of Hungry Ghosts

Venerable Moggallana, a disciple of the Buddha, is "the number one in supernatural power". When he attained his arhatship, he...

Sweep Away the Dirt

Did you know that since ancient times, many practitioners who were illiterate and unable to read scriptures have awakened to...

Zen in Tea

When I first became a monk, I used to think that for Zen practitioners to drink tea every day to...

Zhaozhou Tea

In addition to giving lectures in the Zen hall, Zen masters often use "tactful words" to remind students not to...

Balancing Work And Leisure

On Vegetable Roots, a Zen classic containing maxims and aphorisms written by the late Ming philosopher Hong Yingming has this...

Enemies are bound to meet

It was snowing heavily in Vancouver yesterday. Because of the freezing weather, there were not many visitors coming to our...
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