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In Images (Part 1): Buddha Purnima celebrations at Bodhgaya

Buddhist monks from all over the world offering prayers under the sacred Bodhi tree at the World Heritage Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya to celebrate Vesak,...

Can divorces be less bitter?

Verse 197, 198 AND 199: Natikalahavupasamana Vatthu - The Dhammapada Verse 197: Indeed we live very happily, not hating anyone among those who hate; among men...

International conference on “Buddhism: Traditions, Ideologies and Dissent”: Call for...

The School of Buddhist Studies and Civilization, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida is organising a three days international conference on "Buddhism: Traditions, Ideologies and...

Dangers of intoxicating drinks (liquors) in Buddhist tradition

-By Pham Nhat Huong Thao In Pāḷi, the term majja1 refers to intoxicant, intoxicating drink, spirits2. Besides, surā3 is also another term related to intoxicating...

Siddhartha…journey into youth and the encounter with suffering

In the first part of the series, Life of Buddha, we focused on the birth and the childhood of the Buddha. He was born...

Buddha and Now: From selfie to self

Have you taken a selfie with the Buddha yet? Puzzled! Think it is not possible! Probably it is, the answer is simple, look inside yourself,...

True compassion

In the context of Buddhist thought, true compassion has three distinctive characteristics, i.e., it is void of self, void of form and void of...

Seven kinds of transgression or offence, Āpatti

The rules of discipline first laid down by the Buddha are called Mfilapanizatti (the root regulation); those supplemented later are known as Anupaňňatti. Together...

Siddhartha…in a quest to find answers

So far in this section–Life of Buddha–we focused on Siddhartha’s journey from birth to renouncing luxuries. In this issue, we would learn about the...

Benefits of controlling your anger – The Dhammapada

  At last the day had arrived for Sameer when he would be giving an important presentation in front of the board members. He had...

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