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October 31, 2020

What To Do When You See The Image Of The Buddha Used Inappropriately

These days you can find a number of products bearing the image of the Buddha that are not designed for paying respect but instead are […]
October 21, 2020

The Fourth Precept – Abstaining from False Speech

Out of the Five Precepts, the fourth precept – Musavada - is the one people break mostly; that is to make a false speech. . In the era where bullies or slanders can be found in abundance, as well as, spicing up what have been heard and disseminating them are what people commonly do most, such practices would make false speech disperse further. Those who fall into the trap or get involved in listening to and believing in it would bear the unwholesome consequence from such actions as well.
October 20, 2020

Thailand Protests 2020 – No King – No Thailand, No Land of Buddha

The Majority of Thais Respect the Thai Monarchy, the Nation and Buddhism. No King = No Thailand – No Land of Buddha. “Thailand is great […]
October 16, 2020

Sacrificing a Life for Dhamma

Once born in this existence, apart from earning a living, creating happiness for oneself, we should have benevolent thoughts, speeches and acts; abstaining from bad […]
October 3, 2020

Forest Monk: Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Mahathera

Knowing Buddha Organization Many Buddhists do not believe in supernatural concepts, such as hungry ghosts, demons and angels…etc. However, in the traditional Buddhist worldview, the […]
October 2, 2020

Buddha’s birthplace yields clues about his mysterious life

Facts about the life and times of Siddhartha Gautama, the man who would become the Buddha, are elusive, but scholars are finding answers in Lumbini, […]
September 26, 2020

Dungeons and dragons: Thai temples put quirky spin on Buddhism

An aerial view taken on September 11, 2020 shows the Buddhist temple Wat Samphran (Dragon Temple) in Nakhon Pathom, some 40 kilometers west of Bangkok. […]
September 23, 2020

EQUATION FOR ENLIGHTENMENT

EQUATION FOR ENLIGHTENMENT ((A + B + C) – D) + M = E A = SILA / MORALITY B = SAMADHI / CONCENTRATION C […]
September 21, 2020

“Fictional Stories” from The Time of Buddha

“Fictional Stories” Supposing… One day, illness comes, with it brings the pain. One day, loss of loved ones come, dead or abandoned. One day, success […]
September 20, 2020

ENLIGHTENMENT – The Great Escape

  Look around – what do you see? Close your eyes and stop the World, with a simple word….. “NOW” With your eyes closed.use your […]
September 17, 2020

7000 Meditators Changed the World

by Jennifer Chase   Meditation is widely recognized as one of the most fruitful, life-enhancing practices you can gift yourself. The science supporting the multitude […]
September 16, 2020

How to identify a Buddha – ART

Seated Buddha, 338. Gilded bronze. China. Courtesy of the Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B60B1034. Overview The earliest surviving representations of the Buddha date from […]
September 15, 2020

Illustrations: The many lives of Gautama Buddha in 18th and 19th century manuscript

The Buddha-to-be was portrayed as a mythical serpent king and the son of blind hermits. Ursula Sims-Williams   Illustrated buddhist manuscripts. | British Library (Public […]
September 12, 2020

The Hell Pot – Devaduta Sutta: The Deva Messengers

The Hell Pot *** Devaduta Sutta: The Deva Messengers I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s […]
September 10, 2020

How did Buddha achieve the state to remember his past lives?

Q. How did Buddha achieve the state to remember his past lives? Is there any method that we can use to remember a past life? […]
August 14, 2020

The Stories of Buddha’s Jealous Cousin Devadatta & Kisagotami a Grief Stricken Mother

Devadatta, the cousin and childhood playmate of Buddha became jealous of the Buddha and tried many ways to kill him, inorder that he could lead […]
August 10, 2020

Reincarnation – The Never-Ending Play

“The Never-Ending Play” The world is similar to a grand theatre, called Samsara (the cycle of rebirth). The play opens with birth, followed by different […]
August 9, 2020

Reaching Nirvana

“Look Annonta! Whoever wants to reach Nirvana, must let go of worldly pleasures. If THIS cannot be done, THEN ONE cannot reach the happiness of […]
August 7, 2020

The Buddha’s Past Life as a Princess in the Ekottarika-āgama

In former times there was a king called *Ratnagiri, who governed by relying on the Dharma, without any crookedness, being in control over this realm […]
August 7, 2020

Reflecting Sign From Up Above

“Reflecting Sign From Up Above” Human living lives against nature and severely hurting the basis of living beings, even more than their own DNA, without […]
August 7, 2020

A Test of Life

“A Test of Life” 7th Aug 2020 No matter when you are in sorrow or happy time, it is a bridge and a test of […]
August 7, 2020

A Zen Tale – Non-judgment

A Zen Tale – Non-judgment (โปรดอ่านฉบับภาษาไทยด้านล่าง) Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day […]
June 28, 2020

2000 Year old Buddhas found in China

  It might be one of the most exciting archeological finds of 20th century China. More than 400 delicate Buddha statues, carved between the 5th […]
June 26, 2020

Borobudur the World’s largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia

The magnificent Borobudur temple in Indonesia is the biggest Buddhist shrine in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage site situated in Magelang district, Central Java […]
June 22, 2020

The rarest flower on earth, which blooms once in 3000 years

A rare legendary flower, which is said to bloom once every 3000 years, has recently caught the world’s attention after many people spotted the mystical […]
June 22, 2020

Temiya – the mute Prince (Emiya Jataka)

There lived a king of Benares who, despite all his riches and plenty, still was unhappy. For though he had sixteen thousand wives, he had […]
June 21, 2020

Crossing the Wilderness – A story of Buddha

While the Buddha was staying at Jetavana Monastery near Savatthi, the wealthy banker, Anathapindika, went one day to pay his respects. His servants carried masses […]
June 19, 2020

Buddha

The story of the Buddha’s life, like all of Buddhism, is a story about confronting suffering. He was born between the sixth and fourth century […]
June 19, 2020

How the Buddha Got His Face

The New York Times Style Magazine His image is so commonplace that you could believe it must always have existed — yet for six centuries […]
May 14, 2020

Atthami Bucha Day – Buddha’s Cremation Day

Atthami Bucha Day (โปรดอ่านภาษาไทยด้านล่าง) . Atthami Bucha Day is the Buddha’s cremation commemorative day which is the 8th day of waning moon in the 6th […]
May 9, 2020

Four Questions the Buddha Would NOT Answer and Why…

Buddhist Sutras and Sutta English | Scientific Buddhist Four Questions the Buddha Would NOT Answer and Why: 1. Is the Cosmos Finite in Space? 2. Is the […]
May 4, 2020

Visakha Bucha Day – Thailand May 7 / 2020

The Buddhist News – May 4, 2020 The next full Moon will be on Thursday morning, May 7. It’s the last in a series of […]
May 4, 2020

The Life Story Of Buddha And The Significance Of Visakha Bucha Day

Buddha, is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, appeared on earth about 2600 years ago. The Visakha Bucha Day,  also known as Buddha […]
May 4, 2020

Illustrations: The many lives of Gautama Buddha in 18th and 19th century manuscripts

Yesterday · 08:30 pm Ursula Sims-Williams   The Buddha-to-be was portrayed as a mythical serpent king and the son of blind hermits. Illustrated buddhist manuscripts. […]
May 4, 2020

Buddhist art: These ancient images are more timely than you think

CNN – Arts Updated 25th April 2020 Credit: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Written by Brian Boucher, CNN The Asian Art Museum, mentioned in […]
May 4, 2020

Buddhism dietary practices

Healthline 04 May 2020 Siddhartha Gautama, or the ”Buddha,” founded Buddhism in the 5th to 4th century B.C. in the eastern part of India. Today, it’s […]
April 22, 2020

The Cintamani Stone – A Truly Powerful Gem or a Humble Philosophy?

18 APRIL, 2020 – 13:59 MICHELLE FRESON The Cintamani Stone, or Chintamani, long sought by treasure hunters, has captured the imagination of man through the ages as […]
March 14, 2020

Feeling Overwhelmed? “RAIN” is an ancient Buddhist way to cope with hardship

RAIN is an ancient Buddhist way to cope with hardship. For those who want to unpack the wisdom embedded in RAIN and transform it into […]
March 14, 2020

The story of the Venerable Sivali Thera

The birth of a Sivali At the time of Gautama Buddha, there reigned a righteous king and queen named Koliya and Suppavasa. After some time Queen […]
March 11, 2020

From lessons of history

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 | Pioneer Artist Raghu Vyas’ canvas brings to life a variety of gods and goddesses from Indian epics and mythology From […]
March 11, 2020

Buddhism: A Look Into the Beliefs, Practices & History 

Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual leader, philosopher, and teacher who was born in Lumbini, Nepal around the sixth century B.C.
February 26, 2020

How Does a Buddhist Monk Face Death?

New York Times – By George Yancy Feb. 26, 2020 Photographs by Devin Yalkin If we learn to celebrate life for its ephemeral beauty, its coming […]
January 31, 2020

What Is Enlightenment Really?

By Giovanni Dienstmann on Saturday December 31st, 2016 Finding The True Path To Liberation Buddhist monks, Hindu yogis, modern spiritual teachers, and Burning Man enthusiasts […]
January 8, 2020

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE RAY-BAN WEARING MONK OF KOH SAMUI

December 26, 2019 Karl Smallwood  On the scenic Thai island of Koh Sumai, tucked away in the Wat Khunaram temple is the mummified body of one […]
December 15, 2019

Star Wars “The Last Jedi “based on Buddhist Philosophy

  Lucasfilm Ltd. STAR WARS How Luke’s final act made the Skywalker Saga’s Buddhist themes more explicit By Siddhant Adlakha  Dec 13, 2019  Two hours and eighteen minutes […]
December 9, 2019

Understanding the Eight Realizations of Great Beings

Shweta Advani “The Sutra of the eight realizations of great beings” is one of the oldest and most influential Buddhist Sutra. Thich Nhat Hanh’s commentary […]
December 6, 2019

The 10 Most Gorgeous Buddha Statues in Thailand

A peaceful Buddha face peering through a wall, Sukhothai | © Adam Jones / Flickr A predominantly Buddhist nation, it is little surprise to find […]
November 29, 2019

The Story of Jivaka, the Buddha’s Personal Physician

By BD Dipen Buddhistdoor Global | 2019-11-01 Statue of Jivaka in Khok Kwai, Uthaithani, Thailand. From twitter.com Jivaka was a renowned physician in ancient India and a […]
November 29, 2019

The Do’s and Don’ts of using Buddha Images – what everyone should know

The Knowing Buddha Organization Meditation Master Acharavadee Wongsakon, President Do’s with regard to Buddha           Once you enter Buddha’s land you will […]
November 28, 2019

In Search of the Real Buddha

The Buddha was a real historical person who ate, slept, sweated, and got tired. Yet he was also an extraordinary person who developed inspiring qualities that we are all capable of developing. If you find some of the details of the developed hagiography of the Buddha an off-putting burden, look to him as a great human teacher of the path beyond human limitation.
November 28, 2019

Who Was the Buddha?

BY ANDREA MILLER| NOVEMBER 15, 2019   For thirteen years, I’ve worked as a journalist, interviewing writers, actors, activists, dharma teachers, and more. Recently, someone asked me […]
November 25, 2019

BUDDHA’S Image should not be used for decorating Hotels, Bars, Spas or your home

The Bali Times Newspaper The resort Island of Bali is one of the largest producers and exporters of Buddha images around the world and according […]
October 3, 2019

Ancient Philosophers who attempted to resurrect Buddha’s Dhamma

Professor  N. A.de S. Amaratunga Posted on October 2nd, 2019 As Buddha had seen by experience that life is Anithya, Dukka, Anathma” (impermanent, sorrow, no-self) […]
September 30, 2019

Buddhist Sculptures of High Artistic Value Destroyed

58 cliff-carved Buddhist sculptures demolished by chinese government
September 25, 2019

You Already Have What You’re Looking For

We all know what it feels like to be seeking and seeking, and never finding. It’s like drinking saltwater. It feels good for a moment, but leaves us even thirstier than we started.
September 23, 2019

A Buddhist monk turns plastic bottles into saffron robes

Thailand is one of the world’s largest producers of plastic waste, but some local people are trying to do something about that and do so in highly creative ways, to boot.
September 17, 2019

10 Must-See Temples In Land of Buddha – Thailand

10 Must-See Temples In Land of Buddha - Thailand
September 15, 2019

Tracing Buddha 7-week journey at Mahabodhi Temple Complex after attaining nirvana

Resham Sengar| Times Travel Editor| TRAVEL NEWS, BODH GAYA Resham Sengar Resham is an avid propagandist of travel, and is waiting to turn her dreams of […]
September 15, 2019

There is gold underneath it all

officially titled Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon, is a gold Maravijaya Attitude seated Buddharupa statue, with a weight of 5.5 tonnes. It is located in the temple of Wat Traimit, Bangkok, Thailand.
September 15, 2019

The statue of the Buddha that sheds tears in sorrow

atue of the Buddha in the city of Leshan, Sichuan Province, has reportedly shed tears many times throughout history. The people take it as a message in response to the state of the world today. Let’s delve into the context of each miraculous occurrence.
September 9, 2019

Ninety-nine Malaysian couples tie the knot on auspicious day

Reuters•September 9, 2019 KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Ninety-nine couples tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony at a Chinese temple in Malaysia […]
September 8, 2019

In a modern city in Japan, a temple of 500 faces

Kenny Mah Malay Mail 6 September 2019 MORIOKA (Japan), Sept 6 — Every time we visit Japan, making a trip to one of the many […]
September 8, 2019

Prison officers to go on Buddhist meditation retreats for ‘peace of mind’

It's believed the Vipassana techniques, said to “help you face challenges better”, will help prison officers manage stress
September 8, 2019

Sotheby’s Asia Week Fall 2019: Highlights from Bodies of Infinite Light Including Buddhist Figures from the Chang Foundation

Twenty Buddhist figures formerly in the collection of the Chang Foundation will also be offered at the sale. Founded by celebrated collector Zhang Tiange, The Chang Foundation Museum is a renowned museum in Taipei showcasing ancient Chinese art pieces from various collections of the Chang family.
September 8, 2019

The Burning Planet, the Internet and Buddhism

Planet Earth on fire as a result of Climate change According to Buddhist meditation Master Acharavadee Wongsakon we have not been good stewards of the planet. We as a society have allowed corporate greed and our own unbridled consumption to bring our planet to the brink of disaster.
September 4, 2019

Glimpses of Awakening

Although enlightenment can seem like an unreachable goal, says Judy Lief, we’re actually having glimpses of it all the time.
September 2, 2019

The former monk who runs a $100m meditation firm

By Sarah DoddsBusiness reporter 2 September 2019 The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak […]
September 1, 2019

The Heart Teachings of Buddha

Knowing Buddha Organization Sept 01, 2019 (1) Refrain from all kind of sins.       The 5 Key Sins in Buddhism is killing, stealing, sexual […]
August 31, 2019

The android priest that’s revolutionizing Buddhism

Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN • Updated 29th August 2019 (CNN) — Could an android priest re-energize interest in Buddhism? It may seem like an out there move, but a […]
August 2, 2019

Buddha branding is everywhere – but what do Buddhists think?

Buddhism is all about restraint and detachment, so no wonder the religion’s philosophy is proving popular at the start of a year in which many […]
August 1, 2019

How AI Really Threatens Us

BY NIKKI MIRGHAFORI| AUGUST 1, 2019 Lion’s Roar Artificial intelligence doesn’t need a mind of its own to threaten our freedom. All it needs are flawed human […]
September 1, 2014

Can Buddhism Meet the Climate Crisis?

Today humanity faces its greatest challenge ever. In addition to burgeoning social crises, a self-inflicted ecological catastrophe threatens civilization as we know it
May 10, 2014

The World’s Most Peaceful Religion?

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