Flesh-eating ghost 食肉鬼 瞢娑婆叉 This type of ghost is attracted to raw meat or meat offerings. Same remark concerning offerings as the blood eating ghost. Fragrance-eating ghost 食香煙鬼 蘇揵陀 These ghosts are attracted to incense and sweet smelling stuff. May possess supernatural power and fool people into worshiping them, thus offering smoke and incense. The … Read more 36 types of hungry ghosts – Part 2 of 3
One of my 1st Buddhist lessons was about ghosts. (That was 30 years ago). In our modern curriculum, we tend to whitewash this topic because the modern people do not really believe them or take it seriously anymore. Plus not all audience are ready for it….. The reason why we were taught about hungry ghost … Read more 36 types of hungry ghosts – Part 1 of 3
Hungry Ghost festival is a Chinese folk belief and is held on the 7th lunar month of the Chinese almanac calendar. This year, it is on the 1st of August. The Chinese folk belief says that the gate to the nether world is opened during this month and the spirits of the deceased will cross … Read more Hungry Ghost Festival
Have you wondered what is enlightenment? It is the final goal of Buddhist spirituality. Unlike many religion, enlightenment happens in this very life. We do not need to wait for death or the afterlife to experience it. The group of people who managed to attain it, is known as the Sangha. In another word they … Read more What is Buddhist enlightenment?
Last week was crazy busy for me. In our work life, there are moments when work seems to pile up with vengeance. The to-do-list keeps expanding and we find ourselves lost and buried in those tasks. So much so that we have problem remembering what to do or what should be done. In the midst … Read more Stop.Look.Go