Happy Buddha Purnima to All.

Namo Buddhaya…. Greetings on Vassa or the Rains Retreat / Asalha Purnima Uposatha Full Moon Day Today starts the Vassa or the Rains Retreat for the Buddhist Monks of the Theravada Tradition.Vassa, the annual “rains retreat,” is an annual three-month monastic retreat practiced especially in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. The three months are determined by… Read More

A quotation of H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche.

When Shakyamuni Buddha was alive, a venerable bodhisattva renounced samsara under the guidance of Bhikshu Mahanaman, one of the Buddha’s five earliest disciples. Later, when this bodhisattva met Bhikshu Mahanaman together with the Buddha, he first prostrated before his teacher before prostrating before Shakyamuni Buddha. Upon seeing this, the Buddha commended him profusely and said,… Read More

Buddha–the flower of mankind, is no more in this world, but the sweet fragrance of His peace message remains forever.

Buddha- Message for All Buddhism is one of the oldest religions still being practised in the world today. While the names of many other religions which existed in India have been forgotten today, the teachings of the Buddha, (better known as the Dhamma) are still relevant to the needs of today’s society. This is because… Read More

The Doctrines of Anicca and Anatta by __ Raja Tridiv Roy

===================================== Ancient Greeks, without the aid of the then unborn Freud, discovered and named the three impelling forces that motivete man. These, according to them, are the instincts of self-creation, self-preservation and self-destruction. The Hindu Triad, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara, can be considered as the personification of the principles of Eros, Libidos and Thanatos. On… Read More

Top 10 Rules for Healthy Living.

1. Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think. 2. Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. 3. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will… Read More

THE BUDDHA AND HIS DHAMMA On Craving and Lust.

1. Do not be possessed by Craving, nor by Lust. 2. This is the Buddhist way of life. 3. Not in a rain of riches is satisfaction of desire to be found. “Unsatisfying, grievous are desires”–so the wise man well knows. 4. Even in the pleasures of the heaven-worlds he takes no delight; his delight… Read More

Top 11 Rules to Cease Hatred.

——Hatred do not Cease through hatreds, through love alone they cease. “By Gautama Buddha” ============================================================ 1. He who practises “Metta” sleeps happily. As he goes to sleep with light heart free from hatred he naturally falls asleep at once. This fact is clearly demonstrated by those who are full of living – kindness. They are… Read More

Top 20 rules for Happy and Healthy Life from the Philosophical Thoughts of Gautama Buddha.

– A positive mind finds opportunity in everything. A negative mind finds faults in everything. – Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. – Acceptance of yourself is far more important than acceptance from others. – All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as… Read More

The Buddha’s aunt led the first women’s rights march in recorded history.

===================================== Mahapajapati Gotami—a feminist from ancient India born in 600 BC, and the aunt and foster mother of Siddhārtha Gotama, best known as the Buddha. Women were already studying Buddhism in its early days—but there was no monastic order for them to join. And while women could participate, they could not lead this burgeoning movement.… Read More

Buddhist Nuns in Thailand: Fighting for Equality

Dhammananda Bhikkhuni: The decision to become a Buddhist nun is not taken lightly. First, mothers and other family members cut off long wisps of hair. A female monk takes on Thailand’s clergyNext they chop it as short as the scissors will manage. And then come the razors. White clad ‘Mae Chi’ laywomen bow over the… Read More

THE BUDDHA AND HIS DHAMMA “TRANSMIGRATION”.

1. The Blessed Lord preached that there was rebirth. But the Blessed Lord also preached that there was no transmigration. 2. There were not wanting people who criticised the Lord for preaching what they regarded as two such contradictory doctrines. 3. How can there be rebirth unless there is transmigration? asked the critics. 4. There… Read More

Philosophical Thoughts of Buddha for Happy and Healthy Life.

1. Introduction —————————————————- —————————————————- Life is beautiful. Everything is in the hands of an individual. Only thing is that to know the right way to see the self. Self-awareness, self interest, self motivation, self realization, self-appreciation, self actualization, self management, self assessment, and self reliance are very important for happy and healthy life. Many philosophers… Read More

Importance of Kathin-Chivor-Dana for the Laymen in Buddhist Traditions.

IMPORTANCE OF “KATHIN-CIVOR-DANA” FOR THE BUDDHISTS.   ‘Civor’ is a “robe”, dana means “offerings” therefore the very word “Chivor Dana” means offerings of robe to the monks by the laymen. We humans are social animals, cloth is one of the basic necessity in our daily lives. we have shy and fear because we have human… Read More

A brief biography of Bana_Bhante Spiritual Buddhist Leader of Bangladesh.

Happy Birthday to His Holiness Bana Bhante. His Eminence Sadhanananda Mahathera was born on January 8 in 1920 in Moghban union of Sadar upazila in Rangamati Hill District. His original name was Ratindra Chakma. Since his early life, Mr. Ratindra was very gentle, honest, polite, kind, noble, and religious. Occasionally, he used to practice meditation… Read More