舍利弗！阿弥陀佛成佛以来，于今十劫。[Amitabha Buddha attained enlightenment ten eons ago] This verse describes the period of time since the enlightenment of Amitabha Buddha. Eons or Kalpa refers to an extreme period of time. Some scriptural sources describe a kalpa as approximately 16,000,000 years. In other scriptures, Buddha provides an analogy to […]
I am just an ordinary guy in Singapore with a passion for Buddhism and I hope to share this passion with the community out there, across the world.
Through diligence, mindfulness, discipline (in precepts), and control of his senses, let the man of wisdom make (unto himself) an island which no flood can overwhelm.