The historical Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha enter parinirvana at Kuśinagara. At that time, an ascetic by the name of Subhadda visited Buddha. Buddha had already announced that He would enter Parinirvana that day and thus Ananda refused to let Subhadda meet Buddha. However, Buddha instructed Ananda not to obstruct Subhadda. This meeting, resulted in Subhadda gaining … Read more Subhadda -the last direct disciple
The topic of non self or no soul is not exactly easy to grasp. This is because we are taught about identity since young, beginning with identification with our name. The first simple mental habit to adopt in Buddhist practice, is to to remind ourselves that there is no little man or woman residing inside … Read more Useful Buddhism : knowing Delusions of Self
The concept of paradise is common in many religion. Some teach that if one is faithful to a particular god or goddess, or a pantheon of gods or goddesses, then one obtain a pass to enter paradise after death. Others teaches a further condition, whereby one needs to pass a judgement system. The good can … Read more The Buddhist paradise – part 1
Lotus is heavily used in Buddhist iconography to depict rising above the muck of samsaric existence to become enlightened. There are instances in our life when we face difficult situations or people. Suffer a little and maybe feel helpless facing off those adversaries. It is natural for our mind to experience turmoil and anguish during … Read more Be a lotus – root
One of the most misunderstood concept in Buddhism is karma. When asked to explain karma, we usually sum it up as, good deeds beget good outcome and evil deeds brings horrible retributions. This is a logically, politically and religiously right summary, but karma is more complicated than that. Otherwise, why do some bad people get … Read more Is karma a bitch?