Mind
20/07/2013 16:13 (GMT+7)
Mind, the most important part of man, is a complex compound of fleeting mental states, namely: feeling, perception mental concomitants and consciousness. These states constantly change, not remaining for two consecutive moments the same.
Meditation
20/07/2013 17:02 (GMT+7)
The difference between thinking and meditation is that in thinking generally we have no definite object or too many objects, but in meditation we think of a definite object chosen by our will; that is why meditation is a real constructive practice of thinking. It is by meditation that we develop our power of seeing the object as it is, otherwise we many see only the appearance of the object without knowing anything of its nature. That is why meditation is very necessary; it purifies the thoughts, otherwise they are mixed up with many things, especially with ignorance.

Sickness & Old Age
23/07/2013 16:26 (GMT+7)
Since we are subject to birth, old age, sickness, death, and we suffer from dissatisfaction and unhappiness, we are sick people. The Buddha is compared to an experienced and skilful physician, and the Dhamma is compared with the proper medicine; but however efficient the physician may be, and however wonderful the medicine may be, we cannot be cured unless and until we ourselves actually take the medicine. It would seem that many of us are in need of some medicine to cure us of our misunderstanding of one another, our impatience, irritability, lack of sympathy and metta.
Five Environmental Lessons We Can Learn from Buddhist Monks
24/07/2013 21:14 (GMT+7)
My friend Julia recently visited Buddhist monasteries in Nepal and India and was deeply touched by the Tibetan Monks there. Living on less than a dollar a day, the monks she met were models of spiritual humility, happiness and simplicity. She came back from Nepal and the monastery full of life, and more dedicated than ever to service, simplicity, and meditation.

Death & Rebirth
25/07/2013 12:03 (GMT+7)
Every birth is conditioned by a past good or bad kamma (action) which predominates at the moment of death. Our forms are only the outward manifestation of the invisible kammic force, and this force carries with it all our characteristics which usually lie latent, but may rise to the surface at unexpected moments. The death of a person is merely the temporary end of a temporary phenomenon, the present from perishing and another taking its place in accordance with the thought that was most powerful at the death moment.
Greed
25/07/2013 17:26 (GMT+7)
Generally we do actions because we like, which means based on greed. In the main greed is our guide, desire is our guide, we like this, that and the other all the time, all the time wanting, wishing; and why?

Hatred
26/07/2013 18:41 (GMT+7)
Hatred, ill will or anger is that tendency within us which resents an action of another which challenges our right to what we desire. Our general tendency is to try and dominate others, and we want others to obey our will while suppressing their own; so when someone opposes his will against ours, our action is like that of a gog with a bone when another dog approaches.
Understanding the Sinhala Buddhist doctrine of ‘Holding On’
27/07/2013 19:34 (GMT+7)
“I do not say you can attain purity by views, traditions, morality or conventions, nor will you gain purity without these. But by using them for abandonment rather than as positions to hold on to, you will come to be at peace without the need to be anything.” – Buddha

Delusion
28/07/2013 14:53 (GMT+7)
The State of greed as well as that of hatred is always accompanied by ignorance, because ignorance is the primary root of all evil. It is far more subtle than greed and hatred, and when a man is hypnotized by it he cannot distinguish between right and wrong.
Absence of Greed
28/07/2013 14:53 (GMT+7)
For this we must forget ourselves and substitute the world for ourselves. There is no evil in wanting universal happiness and peace, the evil arises when our desire are only for ourselves and not for others, or not in the sacred interests of truth. When we desire such things as we can share with others, our desires become wiser and more unselfish.

Absence of Hatred
30/07/2013 19:36 (GMT+7)
To promote the spirit of world fellowship we must make the sublime seeds, the seeds of loving-kindness, grow in our hearts and minds till we are all live. To love one another we should realize that we are all brothers, and brotherhood must be applied with justice, for justice is a natural law. No judge has the right to use his power over a criminal to a greater extent than that permitted by the law of the court, which should be the representative of the natural law of justice.
Wisdom
30/07/2013 19:37 (GMT+7)
Wisdom is the power of seeing things as they truly are, and how to act rightly when the problems of come before us. The seeds of wisdom lie latent in us, and when our hearts are warm with love they grow into their powers.

Sermons by Most Ven. Phrabhavanaviriyakhum
31/07/2013 10:10 (GMT+7)
No one can deny the fact that the world we are living in today is encountering various problem socially, economically, politically, etc. Every country knows that educating it’s the best solution to all problem. Hence, every country has developed their educational system for that their youth will be capable human resources and social capital for the development of their countries.
Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra
06/08/2013 21:04 (GMT+7)
Translated from Taishō Tripiṭaka volume 8, number 235"All conditioned dharmasAre like dreams, illusions, bubbles, or shadows;Like drops of dew, or flashes of lightning;Thusly should they be contemplated."

Forgiving in Steps
10/08/2013 10:47 (GMT+7)

‘You become more human through failure’
30/08/2013 11:29 (GMT+7)
Michael Harding is one of our best-known writers; author of 15 plays, three novels, and a regular column for The Irish Times. He has won a number of awards for his work, both as a writer and as an actor. His most recent book is Staring at Lakes, an unflinchingly candid account of a prolonged period of debilitating physical illness and depression which afflicted him in the winter of 2010 and well into the following year. But the book is not just a memoir of this illness; Harding writes with humour and honesty of his entire life’s path; his time as a priest, his marriage to sculptor Cathy Carman, remarkable encounters with Buddhist monks and ordinary Irish country-people, his inner restlessness, and his eventual finding of peace through acceptance of love and the importance of now.
'Buddhist Flag, a symbol of faith and peace throughout the world'
03/09/2013 11:19 (GMT+7)
Some people are abusing the Buddhist flag which is one of the most respected flags in the world. Therefore, the use of Buddhist flags for Dansals were prohibited during the last Vesak season and replaced with a yellow flag, Buddhist Affairs Commissioner General Chandraprema Gamage said.

A Bodhisatta is a being devoted to Enlightenment
06/09/2013 18:07 (GMT+7)
As a ‘Compassionate Being’, a Bodhisatta is destined to attain Buddhahood, and become a future Buddha, through the cultivation of his mind.
Talaputa Sutta: To Talaputa the Actor
06/09/2013 18:16 (GMT+7)
On one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Rajagaha in the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrel’s Sanctuary.Then Talaputa, the head of an acting troupe, went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One: “Lord, I have heard that it has been passed down by the ancient teaching lineage of actors that ‘When an actor on the stage, in the midst of a festival, makes people laugh & gives them delight with his imitation of reality, then with the breakup of the body, after death, he is reborn in the company of the laughing devas.’ What does the Blessed One have to say about that?”“Enough, headman, put that aside. Don’t ask me that.”

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