Although meditation is an important factor of the Noble eightfold path it is not everything. Meditation means to reflect or ponder on a subject perhaps to investigate and observe. Concentration is another thing although similar to reflection there is a fine line of distinction between the two. One could say that concentration is one pointedness of mind similar to a laser beam that stays fixed on a certain object. Continue reading
Sariputta and Maha-Moggallana were such wonderful disciples that the Buddha said the assembly of monks appeared empty to him after their death. It was marvelous he said, that such an excellent pair of disciples existed. But it was marvelous, too, that, in spite of their excellence, there was no grief, no lamentation on the part of the Master, when the two had passed away.
In the last few months I have had conversations with people about communicating with heavenly Devas or divine beings. I really cannot comment on this because the way I see it – it is not that easy to do. Continue reading
There is a practice:
‘Mudita’ (Empathetic joy)
“May all living beings not be parted from the good fortune they have obtained”.
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When it happened my mind was thrown into despair. The grief took hold and my body froze. Lamentation seized my thoughts and crippled my actions – tis life they say.
Seizure of hard earned assets, seizure of hard earned finances, many people go through this on a daily basis, death seizes everything. Continue reading
I was supposed to see him tomorrow, he just passed away.
One of our beloved members just passed.
Here’s a lesson – when you hear that someone you know is ill and in hospital go straight away, drop everything. Then you won’t have to deal with the anguish of not having said goodbye.
Living ain’t easy as the old song goes….
I had to take a step back and take a look at it all. After all this is my life and I can do whatever I want…ughh. Stubborn as I may be I had to learn the hard way and through great humiliation. I am dependant on many people aren’t you? If people don’t do things for me I won’t live very well if at all thats for sure. Not to mention the dependence on earth for food, water for cleanliness and thirst, fire for warmth etc. It’s strange how the earth allows the human race to spread destruction and literally crap everywhere yet still keeps providing. Continue reading
In this video I was interviewed when I was very young monk (almost 2 Vassa). I ask for forgiveness if I misrepresented the Buddha’s Teachings in any way.
The question of suicide and what happens thereafter is not something I can answer Continue reading