The Buddha received many offerings from devotees during his life time. From a simple ladle of gruel begged at householder’s door to a lavish reception hosted by the Kings and wealthy merchants; he accepted them equally. However, stories of miraculous offerings are those that are simplest but made with a pure heart. Many have heard… Read More Best Offerings is from the heart
This story was recounted by Buddha to 2 kings after He stopped them from war. The lesson to be learnt is that one should never belittle someone who is weaker. This story recounted a time when he was born an Elephant in his many previous life before. In that time, there was a little bird… Read More A mother bird’s revenge
As a Buddhist, I BELIEVE in the Buddha, his teachings and the enlightened community. Buddha said that enlightenment can be attained as long as one practice the eightfold path. Buddha instructed his disciples to spread enlightenment to benefit all beings. When spreading enlightenment. The main focus is to help another fellow being GIVE up craving,… Read More Spreading Buddhism or enlightenment
After the Buddha initial attained Enlightenment, he surveyed the world using his mind and found out the location of the 5 ascetics whom will be suitable students of his teachings. So he proceeded to where they were. On his way there, he met 2 merchants who were brothers. The story of how this two brothers… Read More Buddha’s 1st lay disciple
This amazing story happened in Taiwan and was contributed as a testimonial article to one of the Buddhist Magazine. An old woman without family lost her job as a janitor. Her bank savings was depleting. She had been a staunch believer of the Bodhisattva of compassion throughout her life and chants every day. She would… Read More Guanyin helped her land a job
A mother visited a Buddhist temple together with her daughter (Alice), who seemed nonchalant. As they approached the consultation room where the abbot is waiting, Alice began to show signs of anxiety. The mother had to tug at Alice’s hand and pulled her towards the consultation room. The door of the consultation room was ajar and the abbot was… Read More Possession or split personality?