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Planting the Buddha roots: blessings and wisdom

Today September 9th is the birthday of Patriarch Pu An; happy birthday. Like all Patriarchs, the Great Master practices the Bodhisattva Path and teaches, transforms and guides living beings to plant extensive good roots to enable them to meet the Buddha, hear the Dharma and encounter the Sangha. 399 more words


Why art is important.

Last week, I went to see a screening for a short film that a friend of mine made. I’ve taken several dance and movement classes from her so I know how reflective, thoughtful, and creative she is. 878 more words


Krishna ... the eternal conundrum.

Krishna … who is He?

He is Balakrishna, the chubby infant, He is Gopala, the humble cowherd, He is Nandlala, the delightfully naughty son of Nanda who steals butter on one day and the clothes of bathing gopikas on the next, He is Murlidhar, the divine flautist who mesmerises women, He is Vithala, the god who stands on a brick and patiently waits for His devotees, He is Parthasarathy, the charioteer of Partha and the sage-philosopher who reveals the Bhagavad Gita to mankind. 444 more words

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Angulimala teaches the Real Meaning of Patience

In the rare Mahayana version of the Angulimala Sutta, called the Angulimaliya Sutra, Angulimala dicusses with the Venerable Dabba about the practice of patience.

Now Venerable Dabba was known to have had skill in the practice of patience, so Angulimala asks him about his practice, “How do we become patient?  528 more words

Bhodham 38


1. The question of human identity has exercised upon the human mind as a most potent force. 1,989 more words


Yaksha Prashna

In the great epic Mahabharata, Maharaja Yudhisthira, the son of Dharmaraja is the embodiment of all good qualities. For this reason, he is often referred to as Ajatasatru, one who has no enemies. 721 more words


The ancients said:

“It is easy for a worldly man to win Buddhahood,
(But) hard indeed is it to bring wrong thinking to an end.” 356 more words