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Not ‘Possessed’ Of Enough Compassion & Wisdom

May. 16 | Featured in the middle of season 1 of ‘Possessed’, are some dialogues that a fictitious ‘monk’ has. Try to spot the Dharma mistakes… The senior monk asks a few young child monks who returned to the Korean monastery if they...

The Seven Limbs As Antidotes To Afflictions

Feb. 17 | Revere the more enlightened to rid pride. Learn their teachings and ask to rid ignorance and doubt. Repent and radiate loving-kindness to rid hatred. Rejoice of others’ well-being to rid jealousy. Give to the needy and worthy to rid greed. Dedicate...

When Do Buddhists Pray During The Seventh Lunar Month?

Aug. 12 | Question: Do Buddhists have to pray on the first and last day of the seventh lunar month, as many Chinese do? Answer: For Buddhists, what matters more is the full moon day of the seventh lunar month, which is Ullambana Day, though it is not a hard and...

High Time To Transform Our Resolutions To Vows!

Jan. 27 | If we have stronger resolutions for the worldly, we have stronger aspirations for the samsaric. – Stonepeace Come spring, we often do spring-cleaning of our houses. But what about spring-cleaning our immediate homes too? Our minds, which shape our...

Stanzas of Victory (Jaya Mangala Gatha)

Jun. 6 | By the firm determination of this truth, may I ever be well. – A Buddhist Prayer Closing Line These verses are recited by Buddhist devotees on many Buddhist countries on auspicious occasions such as weddings, house-warming ceremonies, felicitations...

Do Buddhists Believe In The Efficacy Of Prayers?

Apr. 4 | The Buddha is the greatest among all doctors, able to cure all diseases of afflictions, able to relieve people from all the great sufferings of birth and death. – Avatamsaka Sutra Yes, Buddhists firmly believe in the efficacy of prayer. When someone...
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