To escape danger the turtle retreats by pulling its head and limbs into its shell. Do the dangers of the world cease when the turtle retreats?
The plethora of world views.
Some of them revolve around dominating others. Some of them revolve around war. Some revolve around us and them. Some revolve around extremism and torture. Some of them revolve around self annihilation. Some preach deception. Some rationalise doing harm. Some revolve around equality for all. Some revolve around slavery.
How many world views lead to peace, serenity and liberation for all beings? What view leads to “Do no harm”. Continue reading
The four references as taught by the Lord Buddha:
Dhammas. Continue reading
2019 has been a relatively quiet year for Lba. My father passed away in March this year. Thus I dedicated the last six months to solitude and intensive training at Wat Thamsahai (Udon Thani-Thailand). Continue reading
it has been a nice journey and our association will be closing it doors in the next few weeks.
I would like to thank all the people who gave donations and time to help the association become what it was.
Ven. G V.
Kula Sutta (Anguttata Nikaya 4:255)
“In every case where a family cannot hold onto its great wealth for long, it is for one or another of these four reasons. Which four? They don’t look for things that are lost. They don’t repair things that have gotten old. They are immoderate in consuming food and drink. They place a woman or man of no virtue or principles in the position of authority. In every case where a family cannot hold onto its great wealth for long, it is for one or another of these four reasons.
“In every case where a family can hold onto its great wealth for long, it is for one or another of these four reasons. Which four? They look for things that are lost. They repair things that have gotten old. They are moderate in consuming food and drink. They place a virtuous, principled woman or man in the position of authority. In every case where a family can hold onto its great wealth for long, it is for one or another of these four reasons.”
the body is not ours, thoughts are not ours, feelings are not ours, all the people we love and cherish are there for but a time.
With great appreciation thank you for supporting our Association and for helping our community grow.
The association is growing steadily. In 2018 we had:
- Growth in membership.
- Growth in blog readership.
- Growth in fundraising.
I hope Lba continues to flourish in 2019.
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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.
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