|29/03/2013 08:41 (GMT+7)|
The Instruction to the Kalamas which is translated from the Pali by Soma Thera.
|20/02/2013 19:06 (GMT+7)|
Christian Thomas Kohl dissects key terms in the teachings of Nagarjuna and transposes these ideas with Quantum Physics. The following is a summary of his thesis on the subject.
|30/01/2013 11:45 (GMT+7)|
A great Tibetan teacher of mind training once remarked that one of the mind’s most marvellous qualities is that it can be transformed. I have no doubt that those who attempt to transform their minds, overcome their disturbing emotions and achieve a sense of inner peace, will, over a period of time, notice a change in their mental attitudes and responses to people and events. Their minds will become more disciplined and positive. And I am sure they will find their own sense of happiness grow as they contribute to the greater happiness of others.
|28/08/2012 23:16 (GMT+7)|
Buffeted by the whims of larger, more powerful nations and
isolated from the international community, Laos, at least until only a few
years ago, remained more rumour than reality. Its capital, Vientiane, an anomaly on the world map. With
the completion in 1994 of the Australian-funded Mittaphab, or 'Friendship
bridge', connecting Vientiane with neighbouring Thailand, and the increasing
economic interest in the development of the lower Mekong basin, Vientiane's
days of charming obscurity could well be numbered.
|12/07/2012 05:10 (GMT+7)|
Despite Buddhism's growing presence
in the West, most Americans still badly misunderstand this ancient world
religion. The leaders of Philadelphia's Thai community
were rudely reminded of this unpleasant fact during the 1980s when they set out
to buy land for a Buddhist temple and monastery not far from the City of Brotherly Love. After
searching nearly a year, the Thais were delighted to find a lovely 10-acre site
overlooking a lake in southeastern Pennsylvania's
Chester County. All that was needed was the local
zoning board's permission to use the site for religious purposes.
|15/06/2012 05:39 (GMT+7)|
San Francisco, CA (USA) -- This has become a daily
ritual. In Mr Ryan's world, it's a stretch for people to get this
relaxed. He's a member of Congress.
|15/06/2012 04:44 (GMT+7)|
Since the early nineteenth century,
a small but influential minority of American writers and intellectuals has
responded with varying degrees of intensity to the religious and philosophical
traditions of Asia. One of these authors is
Theordore Dreiser. His literary use of Hindu teachings in The Stoic (1947) is
well known and has been evaluated by a number of critics. The strong
interest in Buddhism expressed in his non-fiction, on the other hand, has
largely escaped attention.
|15/06/2012 04:40 (GMT+7)|
Compassion is an emotion that occupies a central position
in Mahayana Buddhist philosophy while it is often a neglected subject in
contemporary western philosophy. This essay is a comparison between an Eastern
view of compassion based upon Mahayana Buddhist perspectives and a western view
of the same emotion.
|20/04/2012 06:38 (GMT+7)|
The guidance provided by Buddhism about forms of economy is examined,
focusing on individual and social aspects of Buddhist practice, rather
than a literal readings of the canonical texts. The case of the
village-level development organization in Sri Lanka, Sarvodaya
Shramadana, illustrates issues concerning Buddhist approaches to
organization at the micro level. The impact of the Buddhist institution
of the laity supporting monks on economic growth is considered, and the
role of material welfare in a Buddhist conception of development. This
examination of Buddhism suggests that its practice reveals insights into
approaches to economy.
|30/09/2011 01:38 (GMT+7)|
issue confronting Buddhism in the modern world is how to promote its
scriptures as a foundation for a correct understanding of the Dharma as
well as a means of promoting the Dharma among its own followers and
among interested people in general. The volume as well as the diversity
of the texts found in the three major collections of scriptures in Pali,
Chinese and Tibetan makes the very idea of dissemination widely the
Tripitaka in toto quite untenable.
|30/09/2011 01:35 (GMT+7)|
the deafening silence that the Buddha experienced during the moonlit
moment beneath the Bodhi tree, flowed the teaching of the Dharma. 2,500
years has since passed, and the accumulations of the Teachings into
various versions of the Tripitaka have swelled into monstrous
proportions. Numerous schools, countless interpretations and
explanations of the teachings have been done. Buddhism and its
literature have come a long way, and maybe some of its original luster
has been lost among the clusters of information. Therefore, it ignites
sparkles when one read suttas that are flowered with ancient simplicity and waltzed with the thunder of non-duality. The earliest chapters of the Sutta Nipāta do
have such quality and, according to the erudite Professor Luis o.
Gomez, "The significance of these passages cannot be exaggerated."
|30/09/2011 01:34 (GMT+7)|
About fifteen years ago there
was an Associated Press article with a dateline from a northern Japanese
fishing village. Several people from a fishing vessel were washed overboard in a
storm far at sea. One of the women was found still alive on a beach near her
village three days later. At the time a giant sea turtle was briefly seen
swimming just offshore. The woman said that when she was about to drown the
turtle had come to rescue her and had carried her on its back for three days to
the place where she was found.
|04/08/2011 01:56 (GMT+7)|
The supreme sacrifice, which he made in his life for the sake of
the humanity, is the best example of ‘Dana’ or ‘Charity’. This
small word, ‘Charity’ has occupied a great place in the
Buddhism. He was the earliest torchbearer of individual welfare. He was a
great humanist who aims at human welfare. He asked his disciples:
|04/08/2011 01:56 (GMT+7)|
While governance is the exercise of authority
– political, economic and administrative – to manage national resources
and affairs, good governance is the art of making the government more
receptive and accountable to the needs and aspirations of its populace.
|04/08/2011 01:56 (GMT+7)|
basic difference between the Buddhism and the other Indian religions
is the Origin theory, which is also the core idea of the Buddhism.
According to the Origin theory, Buddhism believed that the society is
composed of the cause, individual, family, social organization
constituted the society.
|04/08/2011 01:48 (GMT+7)|
IntroductionCharity is the core of Mahayana Buddhism; compassion
is the spirit of the Bodhisattva path. “Loving kindness brings
happiness to all sentient beings and compassion saves all sentient
beings from suffering”, goes a saying in the Great Treatise on the
Perfection of Wisdom (Mahāprajñāpāramitā Śastra)(大智度论). In Baoji
Jing(宝集经), we are also taught to “provide money for the poor, medicine
for the ill, protection for the defenseless, home for the homeless, and
support for the helpless.”
|04/08/2011 01:44 (GMT+7)|
we define the word “nation” we discover that there exist many concepts
about it. But all these concepts about a group of people called “nation”
are based on the limited experience and view of a certain place and
time. In the same way as an individual identifies with a “self”, a
nation identifies with its characteristics and typical features it
proclaims. In the same way many Buddhists identify themselves with a
certain national Buddhist tradition. But the Buddha didn’t give his
teachings to a certain nation, but to everybody who asked for advice or a