Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Buddhist View of Romantic Love

If it is possible to live with a purpose, what should that purpose be? A purpose might be a guiding principle, a philosophy, or a value of sovereign importance that informs and directs our activities and thoughts. To have one … Continue reading

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Story – The Monkey and the Apples

There once was a happy monkey wandering the jungle, eating delicious fruit when hungry, and resting when tired. One day he came upon a house, where he saw a bowl of the most beautiful apples. He took one in each … Continue reading

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Understanding – purpose of life

What is the purpose of life? Man is the highest fruit on the tree of evolution. It is for man to realize his position in nature and understand the true meaning of his life. To know the purpose of life, … Continue reading

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Love, Marriage and relationships

People spend a fortune on research, books and other sources of information trying to discover the ‘secret’ to a successful and lasting marriage. Yet, every year, statistics show a grim reality that divorces are on the increase. Studies also show … Continue reading

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7 BEAUTIFUL MESSAGES…

1) stay away from anger…It hurts…Only You! 2) If you are right then there is no need to get angry, and if you are wrong then you don’t have any right to get angry. 3) Patience with family is love, Patience with others is respect. Patience with self is confidence … Continue reading

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The Buddhist Way of Life – common man

The Buddha considered economic welfare as a requisite for human happiness, but moral and spiritual development for a happy, peaceful and contented life. A man named Dighajanu once visited the Buddha and said, ‘Venerable Sir, we are ordinary laymen, leading a … Continue reading

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Detachment – Way to Enlightment

It has been said that the highest wisdom lies in detachment, or, in the words of Chung-Tzu, ‘The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror; it grasps nothing; it refuses nothing; it receives, but does not keep.’ Detachment means … Continue reading

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Mindfulness of the breathing – meditation through breathing

Food is necessary in both quantity and quality. A poor person tends to seek quantity first in order to satisfy his hunger. But quantity alone is not enough — the quality of the food is also crucial. We need to eat nutritious … Continue reading

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Nivarana — The Five Hindrances

During our mindfulness of the breathing practice we must attempt to fix mindfulness to our body or, in other words, the in-breath and out-breath. Establish the contentment to be with the breath, confine the six senses — eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and … Continue reading

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Truth – NON-DUALITY in Life

Truth occupies a very important position in the Buddha’s teaching. The Four Noble Truths are the hub of the wheel of the Dhamma. Truth (//sacca//) is one of the ten perfections to be cultivated in order to purify oneself. Truth … Continue reading

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