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September 23, 2020

EQUATION FOR ENLIGHTENMENT

EQUATION FOR ENLIGHTENMENT ((A + B + C) – D) + M = E A = SILA / MORALITY B = SAMADHI / CONCENTRATION C = PANYA / WISDOM D = KILESAS / MENTAL DEFILEMENTS […]
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 becomes failure. One day, fortune and praise disappear. One day, […]
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 mind to step into the other Dimension. Alas, you have left […]
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 of mental, emotional and physical benefits meditation provides is overwhelming. […]
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 hundreds of years after his death, so they are not […]
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 Domain) Illustrated Buddhist manuscripts from mainland Southeast Asia are famous […]
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 Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. There the Blessed One addressed the monks, […]
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? -According to Digha Nikaya 2: Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of […]
September 8, 2020

The Buddha and the awesome, incredible mind

September 1, 2020 Millions of gods put together can’t beat the mind, says Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche who recently launched a worldwide project to “touch base” with the mind and stem the pandemic  SIDDHARTHA Gautama […]
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 the sangha (the community of monks). One day when […]
August 10, 2020

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 scenes filled with different emotions, and in different stages of […]
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 Nirvana. If ONE cannot let go of worldly pleasures, ONE […]
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 of Jambudvīpa. At that time there was a Buddha called […]
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 seeing harmful effect but instead, they are pleased with what […]
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 life to let you detach yourselves from distress and pleasure. […]
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