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What is Buddhism?

What is Buddhism? This question has puzzled many people who often inquire if Buddhism is a philosophy, a religion, or a way of life. The answer … Buddhism no doubt accords with science, but both should be treated as parallel teachings, since one deals mainly with material truths while the …

Mangala Sutta

A Dhamma Sharing Series by Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahāthero on ‘ Mangala Sutta ‘. About Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahāthero: Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahāthero is a Malaysian of Chinese descent. He graduated from the University Malaya in 1971, and worked as an Electrical Engineer with the Public Works Department for 12 years. In 1983, …

The bliss of the cessation of all conditioned things

Mettāvihārī yo bhikkhū pasanno buddhasāsane Adhigacche padaṃ santaṃ saṅkhārūpasamaṃ sukhaṃ. The monk who abides in universal love and is deeply devoted to the Teaching of the Buddha attains the peace of Nibbana, the bliss of the cessation of all conditioned things. – Dhammapada 368 After Alara Kalama, training under Uddaka …

Thus have I heard: ( Evaṃ me sutaṃ )

Thus have I heard: ( Evaṃ me sutaṃ ) On one occasion the Exalted One was dwelling at the monastery of Anathapindika, in Jeta’s grove, near Savatthi. Now when the night was far spent a certain deity, whose surpassing radiance illuminated the entire Jeta Grove, came to the presence of the …

Rewards of listening to the Dhamma

‘”There are these five rewards in listening to the Dhamma. Which five? “One hears what one has not heard before. One clarifies what one has heard before. One gets rid of doubt. One’s views are made straight. One’s mind grows serene.” “These are the five rewards in listening to the …