|05/04/2011 06:51 (GMT+7)|
upon a time, there was a Sage. One day when his disciples gathered
around him, he asked the question: “Why is it that when two people get
angry with one another, they scream instead of calmly talking to each
|05/04/2011 06:51 (GMT+7)|
Daily life can be made happier. It is a matter of choice. It is our attitude that makes us feel happy or unhappy. It is true, we meet all kinds of situations during the day, and some of them may not be conductive to happiness.
|12/05/2011 03:26 (GMT+7)|
Milarepa was training under lord Marpa, Marpa gave Milarepa nothing but
a hard time in the beginning. For a long time Marpa did not grant him
empowerments or instructions. During that time, Milarepa did not lose
even the tiniest bit of trust in his guru, though on many occasions he
did become somewhat discouraged.
|19/05/2011 14:21 (GMT+7)|
"Forgiveness is a form of realism. It doesn't deny,
minimize, or justify what others have done to us or the pain that we
have suffered. It encourages us to look squarely at those old wounds and
see them for what they are. And it allows us to see how much energy we
have wasted and how much we have damaged ourselves by not forgiving.
|19/05/2011 14:34 (GMT+7)|
O you, with a nature of good qualities, who’ve become worthy
through constructive deeds,
Please listen to these (verses) in noble meter,
Which I’ve compiled in short for the sake of (instilling)
An intention for the positive force that comes from (following)
explanations of the Blissfully Gone (Buddha’s) speech.
|11/06/2011 18:06 (GMT+7)|
Within the short time of our communication here, hundred
of thousands of people are being born or are dying. These occurrences
are so self-evident that we hardly take notice of them...
|04/07/2011 14:17 (GMT+7)|
When I was invited to write a paper for this conference, I was
rather worried. I am not so much a scholar, so I am reluctant to
attempt a learned paper. What should I do? Then it came to me — I
would tell you a story. The story is about building a house, because
building a house is a practical thing to do, and I am a practical
person. I like to do things, rather than develop theories about how
things should be done.
|25/07/2011 00:17 (GMT+7)|
The principles of the Protestant ethic and its message that work is
good played a role in helping capitalism gain a foothold at the
start of this century. As the century ends, Richmond's message is
that we should embrace Buddhist tenets to help transform free-market
capitalism, "the most dominant system of human commerce," to include
spiritual as well as material values. Richmond lauds the empowering
aspects of capitalism and says the free-market system "brings out
the best" in people. He acknowledges, however, that it sometimes
also brings out the worst, but that Buddhism can help reconcile this
|02/01/2013 13:31 (GMT+7)|
One of the most important questions we come to in spiritual practice is how to reconcile service and responsible action with a meditative life based on nonattachment, letting go, and coming to understand the ultimate emptiness of all conditioned things. Do the values that lead us to actively give, serve, and care for one another differ from the values that lead us deep within ourselves on a journey of liberation and awakening? To consider this question, we must first learn to distinguish among four qualities central to spiritual practice--love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity--and what might be called their "near enemies." Near enemies may seem to be very close to these qualities and may even be mistaken for them, but they are not fundamentally alike.
|01/01/2013 16:46 (GMT+7)|
A Path To Wholeness A Buddhist psychiatrist who has been meditating for decades elegantly describes how psychotherapy and meditation can help us manage our most powerful emotions--and make us feel more alive and whole in the process.
|28/08/2012 23:22 (GMT+7)|
Buddhism stands unique among the
world's spiritual traditions for its rich set of methods for integrating
rigorous conceptual inquiry with the art of meditation. In Buddhist meditation
we find intriguing techniques such as the Zen use of insight riddles (koan) and
the sophisticated Middle Path (Madhyamika) method of paradoxical deconstruction
|31/10/2011 05:33 (GMT+7)|
THAILAND -- For the past five years, the
Venerable Phra Prachak, abbott of Hua Nuru Phut Buddhist monastery in Eastern Thailand, has been saving trees by
"ordaining" them --wrapping tree trunks with strips of saffron doth
the golden color of a monk's robes. In this traditionally Buddhist country, even
destitute, desperate loggers are reluctant to sink their saws into these
|10/06/2012 06:32 (GMT+7)|
It was many years ago when I became a Buddhist and I
was quite young,
between 14 and 16, but I remember that it was first of all the two
facts of rebirth and Kamma
which convinced me of the truth of the Dhamma. I say "facts"
among many non-Buddhists rebirth is now well on the way to being a
proven truth, and once
it is accepted the reality of Kamma must be accepted with
|17/06/2012 06:46 (GMT+7)|
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the
finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth
be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation.
Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big
deal. Just three stories.
|23/06/2012 11:33 (GMT+7)|
The vows of marriage are not only part of an external ceremony. More
importantly, they represent an internal, mental commitment. To
understand how to uphold that commitment throughout your life, you need
to understand the larger framework of these vows.
|23/06/2012 11:33 (GMT+7)|
When a human being or an animal dies in our presence, we need to put
aside our sorrow, shock, and other distracting emotions and activities,
and think: “This moment after death is an opportunity for liberation. I
will now offer my support in this transition.”
|31/12/2012 19:06 (GMT+7)|
Lincoln, MA (USA) -- Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School students and residents of Lincoln and Sudbury gathered recently to learn lessons in kindness and suffering from Buddhist monk and teacher Geshe Pema Dorjee.
|01/01/2013 12:23 (GMT+7)|
In this era of confusion where people cheat others and are being cheated, we must stay awake, even when being hit with the whip. And let’s not be devoured on the dining table of this treacherous era, but prepare a new table for a new era so that we ourselves and our descendants will dine properly.
|02/01/2013 11:14 (GMT+7)|
The Buddha taught us the middle way – the path of ethics, meditation and wisdom to free us from our suffering. Perhaps that could be an aspiration to investigate the middle way in 2013.
|03/01/2013 11:47 (GMT+7)|
According to Lord Buddha's teachings, as long as you don't realize that your real enemy is within you, you will never recognize that the mind of attachment is the root of all the problems your body and mind experience. All your worries, your depression, everything comes from that. If, however, you do see the psychological origin of your problems and understand the nature of attachment and how it works to cause aggression, desire and hatred, your mind becomes very powerful.