Body and Mind

The body and mind, the mental and material, are correlative relationships which depend on each other. Physical suffering may be caused by the suffering of the mind. As well, mental suffering may be produced from the suffering of the body But lessening the pain or suffering of the body may not reduce the suffering of the mind. The physical suffering and hardship of the older generations who had to work very hard to survive, has been replaced by modern technology. This improvement in our...

Begin as a Bodhisattva of Ten Meritorious Deeds

After we have acquired sufficient faith and understanding of the Buddha, we should start to practice the Ten Meritorious Deeds like a Bodhisattva. Many people do not understand the term Bodhisattva. There is a lot of misunderstanding about it. Bodhisattva is an Indian word which is made from the two words bodhi and sattva. Bodhi means enlightened mind and sattva means a sentient being. Therefore, a Bodhisattva is a sentient being who seeks an enlightened mind. There are different levels of...

Veiled in mystery no one understands what birth and death is

From the moment we were born to the day of our old age and death, several decades of our life seem to have gone in a split second. Most of us live in ignorance. Where did we come from Where does death take us to Nobody can answer these questions. Hence, we can only say that befuddled, we come into being, and befuddled we depart. In confusion we pass our life. More often than not, even our marriage seems a union of accident. Our life career, too, seems often a matter of muddling chance. Seldom...