Who is the real you?

Which part of this body contains the real me,
the “thing” that makes me see, smell, hear, taste, sense and think?
This question leads us to the core of Buddhism:
Who is “me” that has to suffer death and samsara?

Who is the real you?

Amitabha Buddha

Pure Land Buddhism

Shakyamuni Buddha

The Founder of Buddhism

Medicine Buddha

Eastern Pure Land Buddhism

Maitreya Buddha

The next coming Buddha. Between Shakyamuni Buddha and Maitreya, there is no other Buddha during this period.

Samantabhadra Bodhisattva

Bodhisattva associated with Action and Practise

Manjusri Bodhisattva

Bodhisattva associated with Great Wisdom

Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva

Bodhisattva associated with Vowing and Filialness

Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva

Bodhisattva associated with Great Kindness


Bodhisattva associated with Guarding Buddhism Teachings

Saintly Emperor Guan

Bodhisattva associated with Guarding Buddhism Teachings


Guardian of the East


Guardian of the South


Guardian of the West


Guardian of the North

Eighteen Arhats

People who have gained insight into the true nature of existence

Five Precepts

No Harming Living Beings
No Stealing
No Sexual Misconduct
No Lying
No Intoxication

Why should we receive and uphold these Five Precepts?

Five Precepts

Yongming Yanshou
(Sixth Patriarch of Pure Land Buddhism)

Those who practice Chan, but do not practice Pure Land, Nine out of ten will be led to astray;
When the negative realms manifest, They may swiftly follow it.

Those who do not practice Chan, but practice Pure Land, All practisers will go to the Pure Land;
If they’ve seen Amitabha Buddha, they don't need to worry for not attaining enlightenment.

Those who practice both Chan and Pure Land, They are like tigers with horns;
They become teachers to others in this lifetime, And become buddhas or patriarchs in future lives.

Those who do not practice Chan nor the Pure Land, They will be met with iron beds and bronze columns
For ten thousand kalpas and a thousand lifetimes, They will have no one to rely on.

Yongming Yanshou

Karma is a Sanskrit term that literally means "action" or "doing".
This is a fundamental concept in Buddhism
because intentions drive actions and lead to future consequences.
Those intentions are also determining factors in Samsara,
which is the cycle of rebirth.


The Obstacles in Practising Buddhism

Shurangama Sutra sited: "A person eats a sheep. The sheep dies and becomes a person. The person dies and becomes a sheep, and it goes on that way through ten births and more. Through death after death and birth after birth, they come back to eat one another". By eating pork, you start an incorporation with pigs. The truth is that our flesh will turn into pork.

Tobacco is an obstacle on the path to liberation. Not only does it make a person smell bad outside, it also makes the inside of his body smells bad. Bodhisattvas and Dharma protectors will not want to protect you when you smell like smoke. Also, one cigarette contains more than 4000 chemicals, such as cancer-causing nicotine, tar and other toxins. There is absolutely no benefit for consuming a cigarette.

Wine and alcohol derange one's nature. Once you drink alcohol, you lose your concentration and more likely to violate the other four precepts. Also, the odor of alcohol is like fragrant to ghosts, but urine to Bodhisattvas and good spirits. Buddha taught that alcohol is a poison that will cloud the clarity of a mind.

Five Pungent Roots

A disciplined Buddhist should not consume any of the five pungent herbs because they can arouse one's anger and sex urge.

Mantra Mantra


My missions are:
to improve the moral of a society,
to enhance one's inner wisdom,
to stimulate one's interest in Buddhism
and to live like another regular person
that you can find on the street.
My English name is Mantra Mantra
and my Chinese name is Xu Yuan(旭緣).