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Why Buddhism by Dr.Dilip K. Barua

Posted by bodhimission on September 25, 2016 at 11:05 PM

The question, why Buddhism may appear irrelevant to those of us who are born in Buddhist families living in the East – but not so, for new generations born in Buddhist families living in the West, and also for people of other faiths who are interested in Buddhism. In any case, the question is important however, because only a solid foundation of understanding can ensure enjoying the bliss of the Dharma taught by the Buddha more than 2 millennia ago. Let us first try to see Siddharta G...

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Significance of Sharing

Posted by bodhimission on December 18, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Cultivation of sharing ( Dana ) is the most important aspect in Buddhism. It brings us three kind of happiness: in this current life, after this life and also on the way to the highest spiritual life. Sharing means giving others something someone is having. Some one is regarded as a fortunate if he/she has something, no matter whether it is property, money, skill, knowledge or wisdom. On the other hand, someone is considered as a ...

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Teaching of Awakening

Posted by bodhimission on December 18, 2009 at 8:35 PM

   In this Teaching, the word AWAKENING does not mean rising from a dream or from sleep. Rather, it means to become conscious (attain Bodhi) to come out of the darkness of ignorance (avijjha). Because of ignorance, we are not able to know things as they really are. The great sage Gotama, who was born in India in 624 B.C., awakened himself from the darkness of ignorance. Therefore...

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Happy family

Posted by bodhimission on December 9, 2009 at 11:50 PM

Q: "How do you make for a happy family?"

 

 

 

 A long time ago in India, there was a royal family. A king and queen lived together with their four children. Although it was a royal family, there was no happiness since its members spent most of their ti...

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