Apology in Buddhism is related to unwholesome actions, speech and thoughts. Especially when our misdeeds hurt another being physically or emotionally. When we are aware of our misdeeds, we strive to apologies. In Buddhism, apology is an acknowledgement of our misdeeds and its negative effects on others. After acknowledging our mistake, we make it a … Read more Apologies in Buddhism
An important Buddhist practice that brings tons of happiness to a family is Right Speech. Right speech basically means speaking only stuff that benefits others, at the right time, in the right manner and to of course, avoid harmful speech. This takes considerable effort because we tend to be very relaxed around our family. In … Read more Happy family starts with speech
I notice birds visiting my balcony garden recently. In my egoistic euphoric moment I thought,” Ah, my metta meditation must be attracting birds. Like Snow White in walt disney animation….” Then I discovered they were actually attracted by food. Fat juicy caterpillars! The crawlers must be offsprings of visiting butterflies. 🙄 I bought some flowering … Read more Offering protection to those in fear
A positive message to encourage people of all ages to pursue their dreams! In Buddhist spirituality that includes the aspiration to become Buddha. But in order to become something else, you need to “unbecome” what you are. To let go of your present self. To wear new clothes, we have to take off what we … Read more You can be anything!
This propaganda poster caught my attention and it is worth discussing. Translated into English, the rhythmic verse in Chinese says ‘Wear your mask properly and Buddha’s infinite light will shine upon all. Chanting mantra and smudging the air by boiling vinegar is superstitious and non Buddhist.’ If you visit popular Buddhist temple in China, you … Read more Superstitious Buddhist?