Some religions or cultures believe that our physical body is an abode. A temporary house where one or more entities reside. Some believe a soul resides in the body, others believe that there is more than 1 soul and they congregate in our physical body to form a person. Some claim that these souls or … Read more Our body, a holy abode?
The state of a preta’s existence is associated with intense sufferings. In this respect, they are classified as a lower grade of existence to human beings. In Buddhism, we are taught to have pity and compassion towards them. Naturally, we do not wish to be reborn a preta. If we understand that the state of … Read more Associating with preta
The realm of hungry ghost (preta) is one of the 6 types of existence according to Buddhist scriptures. They are unlike those murderous ghost we see in horror movies. Much confusion arises because the word ghost was used in translation. The modern scholars and educated Buddhist may find ghost related topic irrelevant and backward. Consequently, … Read more Hungry Ghost
I have been chanting the following mantra whenever I felt emotionally drained or down since young. GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA Heart Sutra Popularly translated as follow: gone, gone, gone beyond, gone truly beyond, (to) glorious awakening It is found in the Heart Sutra and its efficaciousness in dispelling misfortune and unfavorable situations in … Read more Prajñāpāramitā
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