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A LIFE strengthened by TRUTH A soft but hurtful symphony was coming from a distance. Few children who were playing started to run towards that sound on a gritty road with their bare feet. Horning sound of a three-wheeler suddenly overcame that mild sound making few people gathered on that road startled. Taking the passage it found by alarming those people, that three-wheeler quickly drove away from those people like it was in a hurry. …

The great oppertunity and a single life in a foreing countryLiving a single life is difficult in many ways, especially when we consider all the household chores one has to perform. If the single person is working, it becomes more difficult as he has to juggle both his job and all other work. In fact, most people who live alone in foreign countries think that they do not have any time to perform any religious activity…

Plan BIG & SMALLWe said “Good Bye” to a yet another year as we say hello to usher in another year. What do we normally do at the beginning of a new year? On the 1st of January some of us make milk r ice, some go to temple. We like to believe that this is a new year, a new beginning, a chance to start again. Then, if you are a person like me, you…

Metta Bhawana Metta Bhawana is a unique type of concentration meditation which, if practiced even for the duration of smelling fragrance of a flower, is more meritorious than offering alms to the Buddha himself and even building a monastery (kuti) for the use of Bhikku Sangha (Velama Sutta). And it does not cost you anything to accumulate such merits. It is better if Metta Bhawana can be practiced at a quiet place with minimal disturbances…

Do Not be Late Birds were singing side by side dancing with happiness. They were enjoying the beauty, comfort and perfectness of the newly born nature in that summer. The trees were filled with green leaves and fruits. A fresh smell was spreading all over. Beautiful butterflies with wings of characteristic patterns were flying here and there freely. Young deer were playing with each other under the careful attention of their mother. It looked like…

Global Warning, Pollution, Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect are the terms familiar to us in relation to our environment and society today; worse yet is the fact that we are responsible for these disasters. As we all know, we do not have centuries to go anymore. Scientists around the globe are already complaining about the effect of global warming and the uns table environment that we all have nowadays. If we don’t change the way we live…

The Importance of Having a Healthy Meal Consists of Fresh and Natural Foods Food and water are essential for our bodies to sustain. Foods’ main purpose is to provide energy for the body’s day to day activities and its growth. Having fresh or whole foods is important since they make your body healthy. If a meal is consisted of fresh and natural foods, it will be more suitable to the good health of one’s body than an…

SermonOnce the Exalted One was staying at Kosambi in the Sisu Grove Then the Exalted One gathered up a handful of the sisu I leaves and said to the monks: ‘What do you think monks? Which are the , more numerous, just this small handful of sisu leaves which I have here or those in the whole grove?’ ‘Very few in number, Lord, are the leaves in the handful taken up by the Exalted One;…

Meditation and BrainWhen we discuss meditation I get the feeling that most people are under the impression that it is a subject for the puritanical. This is not quite so. But, yes spiritual progress cannot be perfected without meditation. Moreover, you will be pleasantly surprised to know the good effects of meditation on your body, central nervous system, your immune system, and mainly your brain. A group of highly qualified scientists in the Unites States…