|10/01/2022 15:18 (GMT+7)|
In Buddhism, compassion is the wish for others to be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. It is based on appreciating other people’s feelings, especially when we’ve gone through the same ordeal. Even if we’ve never experienced what they’re going through, we can put ourselves in their shoes and feel how awful it must be. Imagining how much we'd want to be free of it, we strongly yearn for others to be free as well.
|04/01/2022 18:06 (GMT+7)|
It is necessary to see what is meant by the term moral discipline in general. This word indicates the distinction between right and wrong or good and evil in relation to actions, volitions and character. A moral sense is said to mean the power to understand the difference between right and wrong especially when viewed as an innate quality of the human mind, which is described as the moral faculty.Moral concepts are terms involving ethical praise or blame, concerned with virtue and vice or rules of right conduct. Here, moral virtue is distinct from intellectual virtue just as moral laws are different from legal and institutional laws. Other aspects of moral discipline include moral rights, moral force, moral responsibility, moral courage, moral behaviour and moral victory.
|04/01/2022 17:08 (GMT+7)|
“Then again, a certain person makes a gift to an ascetic or a brahmin, offering him food … or lighting. He now hears of the long life, the beauty, and the great happiness of the devas of Brahmā’s company, and he wishes to be reborn among them. He sets his mind on that thought, keeps to it firmly, and fosters it. This thought of his aims at what is low, and if not developed to what is higher, it will lead him to just such a rebirth. After his death, when his body breaks up, he will be reborn among the devas of Brahmā’s company. This, however, I declare only for the morally pure, not for the immoral; only for one free of lust, not for one who is lustful. Because he is without lust, monks, the heart’s desire of the morally pure succeeds.
|04/01/2022 16:55 (GMT+7)|
The text proposes an interesting twofold distinction of the
Dhamma Jewel: among all conditioned things (dhammā saṅkhatā), the Noble
Eightfold Path is supreme; among all things conditioned or unconditioned
(dhammā saṅkhatā vā asaṅkhatā vā), Nibbāna is supreme. Merely having confidence
in the Three Jewels, that is, reverential trust and devotion toward them, is
itself a basis of merit; but as the verses attached to the sutta make clear,
the Buddha and the Saṅgha additionally function as the recipients of gifts, and
in this role they further enable donors to acquire merit leading to the
fulfillment of their virtuous wishes. More will be said about this aspect of
merit just below.
|04/01/2022 16:11 (GMT+7)|
“Thus, student, the way that leads to short life makes people short-lived, the way that leads to long life makes people long-lived; the way that leads to sickliness makes people sickly, the way that leads to health makes people healthy; the way that leads to ugliness makes people ugly, the way that leads to beauty makes people beautiful; the way that leads to being uninfluential makes people uninfluential, the way that leads to being influential makes people influential; the way that leads to poverty makes people poor, the way that leads to wealth makes people wealthy; the way that leads to low birth makes people low born, the way that leads to high birth makes people high born; the way that leads to stupidity makes people stupid, the way that leads to wisdom makes people wise. “Beings are owners of their actions, heirs of their actions; they originate from their actions, are bound to their actions, have their actions as their refuge. It is action that distinguishes beings as inferior and superior.”
|01/01/2022 14:51 (GMT+7)|
Like other religious
teachings, the Buddha’s teaching originates as a response to the strains at the
heart of the human condition. What distinguishes his teaching from other
religious approaches to the human condition is the directness, thoroughness,
and uncompromising realism with which he looks at these strains.
|29/12/2021 22:13 (GMT+7)|
"Inconceivable is the beginning, disciples, of this faring on. The earliest
point is not revealed of the running on, the faring on, of beings, cloaked in
ignorance, tied by cravingSAṀYUTTA NIKĀYA
|28/12/2021 15:24 (GMT+7)|
Prajñā or paññā in Buddhism is wisdom, understanding, discernment, insight, or cognitive acuity. It is one of three divisions of the Noble Eightfold Path. Such wisdom is understood to exist in the universal flux of being and can be intuitively experienced through meditation. In some sects of Buddhism, it is especially the wisdom that is based on the direct realization of such things as the four noble truths, impermanence, interdependent origination, non-self and emptiness. Prajñā is the wisdom that is able to extinguish afflictions and bring about enlightenmen
|09/01/2017 05:24 (GMT+7)|
Korean Buddhist nun Venerable Seon Jae, best known for popularizing the cuisine of Korean Buddhist temples, has released a new book titled What Do You Eat for Living? During a press briefing about the book in Seoul, in late December, Ven. Seon Jae spoke about temple food and the Buddhist culinary culture.
|04/11/2013 22:11 (GMT+7)|
Today, when the role of Women in Society is an issue of worldwide interest it is opportune that we should pause to look at it from a Buddhist perspective.
|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.