Here’s some tips given by Buddha in the Sigalovada sutta. In our modern world, the role of husband and wife is blurred and not as defined as ancient times. Moreover, we have various types of matrimonial arrangement too, including same sex marriage. In view of modern development of a Modern Family, I find that the … Read more 8 Tips for a happy marriage
Happiness is a state of mind. What happens when this state becomes immovable. What happen when our inner peace during our formal meditation session becomes immovable? If we can sustain these results of our practice, it means we have made some progress in our practice. For serious practitioners, they even welcome challenges and adversity with … Read more Immovable
This article is inspired and draw from the content of a Chinese Buddhist article. BUDDHISM does not encourage possession. This statement may seem irrelevant because who wants to be possessed? Popular western movies often depict possession as the mischief or evil designs of demons. A situations that warrant the priest being called upon to exorcise … Read more Possession and speaking in tongue.
You might find it strange but one of my lessons during a Buddhist youth camp revolves around aliens and spacecraft. Monks usually don’t teach all the following stories because modern educated people tend to disbelieve and worse still mock them as fantasy. But I was fortunate that the youths asked and the monk taught. For … Read more Aliens and spacecraft in the scriptures?
Somebody asked, “Since we are reborn again after death, can I re-start my life? My current life is not satisfactory and I am wondering if I can re-start it by suicide. You know? Just like playing computer game, re-start the game….?” According to what I was taught, suicide does not re-set the challenges in life, … Read more Rebirth and Suicide