Buddhist Sangha and Social Welfare
18/04/2010 02:52 (GMT+7)
As a Bodhisattva (becoming Buddha), the Buddha’s first priority was to strive for the welfare and good of all beings (lokatthacāriya).  By striving for the welfare and good of all beings and by striving to perfect himself, he was able to become the Buddha. 
Dying as Supreme Opportunity: A Comparison of Plato's Phaedo and The Tibetan Book of the Dead
18/04/2010 02:51 (GMT+7)
During the last few years, there has been a surge of interest in the subject of death. Unusual as such concern is in our society, there have been many periods in the past when major thinkers have studied the process of dying and its consequence, death.

A Chinese Buddhist Water Vessel and Its Indian Prototype
29/03/2010 21:51 (GMT+7)
It is perhaps significant that ku.n.da means not only a vessel, but also a welspring, or especially a sacred source, and that one who drinks from a ku.n.da of earthenware on themanner here described still actually drinks from a flowing stream.
How Can One Be A Taoist-Buddhist Confucian?--
A Chinese Illustration of Multuple Religious Participation
29/03/2010 21:50 (GMT+7)
Can a person integrate two or more distinct religions into his life? This essay aims to enhance a dialogueand hence mutual understanding between the West and East on this matter by showing how the Chinesepractice of religion is different from that of most Westerners.

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Death and Rebirth
29/03/2010 21:51 (GMT+7)
The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death and rebirth are unique and very complete. They usually interest everybody who gets them. In order to understand about death and rebirth, it’s important to begin by observing the nature of our mind. Looking at the mind we often think that there are two things.
29/03/2010 21:54 (GMT+7)
Never does man come to the end of his search into the nature expecting to gain more things to fill his ever-wanting storehouse. From the outset, he is doomed to face a world that tends to reduce his ability as he recognizes his hands are too short and his feet are too slow to catch up the swift flow of existence.

Text of Letter to a Friend
29/03/2010 21:44 (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.
Compassion and the Individual
29/03/2010 21:43 (GMT+7)
One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it consciously or not: What is the purpose of life? I have considered this question and would like to share my thoughts in the hope that they may be of direct, practical benefit to those who read them.

Religious Harmony, Compassion, and Islam
29/03/2010 21:50 (GMT+7)
I would like to say something concerning religious harmony. Sometimes, conflicts involve religious faiths. For instance, previously in Northern Ireland, although the conflict was basically a political issue, it quickly became a religious issue. This was very unfortunate. Today, followers of Shia and Sunni are also sometimes fighting each other.
01/04/2010 22:13 (GMT+7)
The study of 彌勒 Mile (Maitreya) Metrak with its wide-ranging appeal is of great importance in the history of Indian and Chinese Buddhism.  The present study is mainly concerned with the channel and medium through which Indian Buddhism found its way into China.

02/04/2010 23:10 (GMT+7)
What language was used by primitive Buddhism? This is problem yet unsolved among the learned circles. Based upon some new materials I wish to propose my personal views concerning this problem.
Do You Believe in Rebirth?
07/04/2010 23:19 (GMT+7)
In Dharamsala, where I live, this sort of things occurs two, three, four times a year. It is not uncommon, even though someone needs to be at a high level of spiritual practice to do this. This ability can be attained.

Can an Understanding of Guodian Manuscri
17/04/2010 04:47 (GMT+7)
When Buddhism arrived in China, it was transformed by Chinese culture, and Chinese culture was similarly transformed by Buddhism.  Our ability to understand religion in pre-Buddhist China has been dominated by the study of Religious Daoism, but the problem is that this religion itself was quite new to China in the Han Dynasty.
Good Governance for a Good Society
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.

Buddhist Music Comes West
18/04/2010 02:40 (GMT+7)
Buddhism in the West has reached its second century. If the Asian experience of Buddhist history is any judge, it may be another hundred years before a truly indigenous Western Buddhism flourishes here in the Americas and Europe.
Buddhism and environmental protection
08/05/2010 03:02 (GMT+7)
Gautama Buddha who lived in India approximately 2,500 years ago can be identified as the first environmentalist who introduced the concept of Sustainable development.

Buddhism and Spiritual Environmental
08/05/2010 03:00 (GMT+7)
 From the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution until today – in the space of about 250 years, human consumption has increasingly outstripped natural resources and seriously disrupted the order and balance of our Ecosystems.
Environment Protection of Spiritual in B
08/05/2010 02:58 (GMT+7)
Buddhism’s environmental protection focuses more on the inner-self—the achievement of spiritual peace.  Even with the technological advancements in modern society, the world is still bounded by materialistic and spiritual means no matter the cause.

Future Development of Environmental Care
08/05/2010 02:55 (GMT+7)
This definition is in accordance with the Buddhist view.According to Buddhism, there are two kinds of form of lives. These two forms are correlated and cannot be separated.One is the Physical world.This is the material world that we need to rely on for our daily material needs and wants.
Respecting the environment
04/06/2010 23:51 (GMT+7)
It is amazing that the Buddha taught us to “GO GREEN” more than 2,600 years ago while we got thrilled and excited about this phrase only in the last few decades. The momentum of course truly picked up in this last decade with many country level commitment and signatories such as the Kyoto Protocol. 

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