|19/04/2013 14:04 (GMT+7)|
The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (Chinese: 六祖壇經, fully: 南宗頓教最上大乘摩訶般若波羅蜜經六祖惠能大師於韶州大梵寺施法壇經), is a Buddhist scripture that was composed in China during the 8th to 13th century. The text centers around teachings and stories ascribed to the sixth Chan patriarch Huineng. It contains the well-known story of the contest for the succession of Hongren, and discourses and dialogues attributed to Huineng. The text attributes its recollection to Fa-hai, but was probably written within the so-called Oxhead School, which existed along with the East Mountain School and Shenhui's Southern School. The text attempts to reconcile the so-called Northern School with its alleged gradual enlightenment teachings, and the so-called Southern School with its alleged sudden enlightenment teachings. In effect, the text incorporates the "rhetorical purity" which originated with Shenhui's attack on Shenxiu, while effectively "writing him out of the story". The key topics of the discourse are the direct perception of one's true nature, and the unity in essence of śīla, dhyāna andprajñā.
|15/04/2013 22:08 (GMT+7)|
The Four Noble Truths The Buddha's first sermon after his Enlightenment centered on the Four Noble Truths, which are the foundation of Buddhism. The truths are: 1. The truth of suffering (dukkha) 2. The truth of the cause of suffering (samudaya) 3. The truth of the end of suffering (nirhodha) 4. The truth of the path that frees us from suffering (magga)
|12/04/2013 13:01 (GMT+7)|
This BBC 4 documentary examines the question "Did Jesus Die?". It looks at a bunch of ideas around this question until minute 25, where this examination of ideas takes a very logical and grounded turn with surprising conclusions that demonstrate...The three wise men were Buddhist monks who found Jesus and came back for him around puberty. After being trained in a Buddhist Monastery he spread the Buddhist philosophy, survived the crucifixion, and escaped to Kashmir, Afghanistan where he died an old man at the age of 80.Jesus was a Buddhist Monk BBC Documentary http://goodnews.ws/
|09/04/2013 17:28 (GMT+7)|
Thich Nhat Hanh is best known as a Buddhist teacher, but his skills as an artist were on display this weekend in Bangkok. An exhibit of his calligraphy is on display there this month, and he gave a demonstration of his artistic process, mixing tea with Chinese ink and using a brush to create circles and simple English statements like “Breathe and smile,” and “This is it.”
|14/03/2013 22:30 (GMT+7)|
Ani Choying Drolma (born June 4, 1971, in Kathmandu, Nepal), also known as Choying Drolma and Ani Choying (Ani, "nun", is an honorific), is a Buddhist nun and musician from the Nagi Gompa nunnery in Nepal. She is known in Nepal and throughout the world for bringing many Tibetan Buddhist chants and feast songs to mainstream audiences.
|14/03/2013 22:11 (GMT+7)|
The Heart Sūtra, belonging to the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñāpāramitā) category of Mahāyāna Buddhism literature along with the Diamond Sūtra, is perhaps the most prominent representative of the genre.
|01/04/2012 00:10 (GMT+7)|
This film investigates the variety of stories
surrounding the New Testament account of the
crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension
of Jesus, by interviewing historians,
theologians and historical researchers. This
exploration of the latest theories about what
really happened to Jesus 2000 years ago uncovers
some surprising possibilities…
|18/02/2012 11:30 (GMT+7)|
is the determination to be free from not only some form of suffering,
but also from its causes. It entails the willingness to give up that
suffering and its causes. Thus, it requires great courage. It is not
just aiming to get something nice without paying a price.