Please inquire at a branch
monastery for the following forms and regulations
CTTB Medical Form for Visitors
Regulations for Residents at
the City of 10,000 Buddhas 住眾規矩
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- ...Collecting one's thoughts constitutes the
precepts; from the precepts comes samadhi; and out of samadhi arises
wisdom. Samadhi arises from precepts, and wisdom is revealed out of
samadhi. These are called the 'Three Non- Outflow Studies'....
Q: Those who have received the
precepts must uphold the precept of not killing. However, I have so many ants at
home that I would step on them by accident. I violate this precept every day.
Please tell me how to eradicate my offenses. Ven. Master Hua: I am also a little ant and you should kill me first.
--The Vajra Strikes:
A Collection of Q & A's with the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua
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problems with ants at home:
A few drops of tea tree oil
(available at major pharmacies) around the areas of infestation will
repel insects such as ants--and maybe termites--without harming
them. The smell of the oil alone is sufficient to
drive them away. Place a few drops ahead of
them, and around them. Do not block off their retreat,
but instead leave it open for them to turn around and go back.
All you have to do is be patient and allow
them the time to make it home--alive.
Do not drip the oil on them--that will kill
If you need to move ants out of the
way, try wetting a small section of paper towel with water so that it is
damp but not dripping wet. Use
the damp paper towel to lightly touch an ant from its side, and "pick up"
the ant, then set the paper towel
down at a different location (but still allows the ant to find its way
home) and give the ant time to get off the paper
towel. Please do this one ant at a time to avoid accidentally
crushing or drowning the ants.
People have told stories that the more they killed
insects, the more insects showed up in their houses. Some tried
sincerely transferring merit to them and that
... First are the five
precepts against killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, and taking
intoxicants. Next are the eight
precepts, which include the five precepts
already listed, plus:
6. Do not adorn the body with
flowers, fragrances, beads, or fragrant oils.
7. Do not use high, grand, or big beds and do not look at, listen
to, or participate in musical entertainment.
By not sleeping in a grand bed, you
train yourself not to be arrogant.
8. Do not eat at improper times.
eating at improper times means not
eatingafternoon helps train you against
greed, because if you can eat anytime you want, then you will simply
want to eat all the time. Laypeople can take these precepts....
fear causes; living beings fear effects" ..."Plant more peach and
plum trees, and fewer thorn bushes"...What is the golden future?
..."To the west of here, passing a hundred thousand million
Buddha-lands, is a land called Ultimate Bliss"....