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Significance of Sharing

Posted by bodhimission at 08:37 PM on December 18, 2009

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 at 08:35 PM on December 18, 2009

   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 at 11:54 PM on December 09, 2009

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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