Category Archives: Dhamma Text

WHAT BUDDHISTS BELIEVE

Nirvana Nirvana is the highest bliss, a supra-mundane state of eternal happiness. The happiness of Nirvana cannot be experienced by indulging the senses but by calming them. … NIRVANA is the final goal of Buddhism. What is Nirvana then? It … Continue reading

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Theravada

Theravada (Pāli: थेरवाद theravāda (cf Sanskrit: स्थविरवाद sthaviravāda); literally, “the Teaching of the Elders”, or “the Ancient Teaching”) is the oldest surviving Buddhist school. It is relatively conservative, and generally closest to early Buddhism, and for many centuries has been the … Continue reading

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Tipitaka, The Pali Canon

The Tipitaka (Pali ti, “three,” + pitaka, “baskets”), or Pali canon, is the collection of primary Pali language texts which form the doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism. The Tipitaka and the paracanonical Pali texts (commentaries, chronicles, etc.) together constitute the complete body of classical Theravada texts. The Pali canon … Continue reading

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Buddhism For The Future by Dr. D. Sri Dhammananda Part 1

Contents 1 . Introduction 2 . Duties of Parents In the Upbringing of their Children 3 . Blessing Services for Children 4 . Why do we go to the Buddha for Refuge ? 5 . Buddhist Education and Cultural Practices … Continue reading

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The Surangama Sutra

The Surangama Sutra states that the Ucchusma Vajrapala 秽迹金刚 is actually an accomplished spiritual-practitioner during Shakyamuni Buddha’s time. At the Dharma assembly whereby the Surangama Sutra was first delivered, the Ucchusma Vajrapala 秽迹金刚 recounted His own experience at spiritual cultivation to … Continue reading

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Kwan Yin (Guan Yin)

Kwan Yin (also written and pronounced as Guan Yin) is the most important female figure in many Buddhist traditions. She is the goddess of compassion. In Buddhism gods are impermanent higher beings who are still subject to rebirth, they are not absolute power … Continue reading

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Karma

Karma (Sanskrit: कर्म from the root kri, “to do”) is a term used in several eastern religions referring to the entire cycle of cause and effect which governs human life. The “Law of Karma” is central to the indigenous religions … Continue reading

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About Buddhism

The greatest achievement is selflessness. The greatest worth is self-mastery. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest precept is continual awareness. The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything. The greatest action is not conforming with the … Continue reading

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Gautama (Sakyamuni) Buddha

Buddha was born approximately 560 B.C. in the land of Northern India. Through his life, Buddha gave the concept of Nirvana an unprecedented exposure to a large portion of the Eastern world with his achievement of and subsequent teachings about … Continue reading

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Mahakala, Protector of Buddhist

The Dhe-Tsang monastery, built in 1414 by a close disciple of Je Tsongkhapa is situated in the Gyalrong district of eastern Tibet. When its founder, Ngawang Drakpa, came to the region intending to build a monastery there, he realized that … Continue reading

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