This 'Universal Love' song (it is song 13 on the cd)
is actually the Karaniya Metta Sutta (Kinh Tu Bi).
UNIVERSAL LOVE (A J Williams)
This is the work for those who are skilled & peaceful, who seek the good May they be able & upright, honest, of gentle speech & not proud May they be content & easily supported Unburdened with their senses calmed May they be wise, not arrogant & without desire for the possessions of others May they do nothing mean, or that the wise would reprove
May all sentient beings be happy May they live in safety & joy All sentient beings, whether weak or strong Great or small, short or tall Seen or unseen, near or distant Born or to be born, may they all be happy
Let no-one deceive or despise another being in any state Let none by anger or hatred wish harm upon another Just as a mother would protect Her only child with her life Even so, let one cultivate a boundless love Toward all sentient beings Let one radiate that boundless love Towards the entire world Above, below & in all directions Without hindrance, without ill will, without enmity
Standing or walking, sitting or lying down During all one’s waking hours May one remain mindful of this heart & this way of living that is the best in the world Unattached to speculations, views & sense desires With clear vision, such a person Will never be reborn in the cycles of suffering Forever free & happy
The Buddha’s ethical teachings, these essential points of the eightfold path aim at promoting as well as perfecting the three heads of Buddhist training and discipline, namely (a) Ethical Conduct (b) Mental Discipline and (c) Wisdom. According to the capacity of each individual harmoniously cultivated, these points are all linked together and each helps the cultivation of the others.
Buddhist Approach to Mindful Leadership
through An Auspicious Day
Bhikkhuni. Dr. Tinh Van
Nowadays, we all care about findingResponsibilities for Sustainable Peace (santi). It is called Truth,Fact,Reality,Standard, Settlement… and in this proposal/ offermeans objective / universal truth: ‘Truth is one, there is no second.’Because of this quality/ value, Truth is also considered as the noblest gift/ truth in the ultimate sense(paramattha) for the Self-guided Way of the Sublime Teaching of the Buddha/ the way of life, i.e., the way out of universal suffering/ Ariyasacca/ the Path to Freedom (free from negligence/ carelessness/ pamāda). With the goal of the Buddha’s teachings to create instead of following the micchā/ blind belief/ unreasonable faith/ ignoble search/ conventional truth (sammuti-sacca). By this reason, my main proposal/ offerwill be aimed at ‘Mindful Leadership for Sustainable Peace’ with the title ‘Buddhist Approach to Mindful Leadership throug
Buddhism was introduced to the U.S.A. by the Asian immigrants in the 19th century.
There is no reliable data on the number of Buddhists in the United States but today it
is estimated to be a few millions. 1.25% of the total U.S. population is identified as
Buddhist followers. Prof.Dana Eck of the Harvard University talks about the presence
of three types of Buddhists such as , Buddhists, Nightstand Buddhists and Strongly
influenced Buddhists and they amount to be around thirty millions. Thus Buddhism of
all traditions becomes the third largest religion in the U.S., just behind Christianity
and Judaism. In 2006, there was a census showing 6-8 million Buddhists in the USA.
Since then, there hasn't been another serious census taken. It is, therefore, very
difficult to count the immigrant-group figures but, without any doubt, the immigrant-
In the early 2000s, I taught Western philosophy to Tibetan monks at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala, India. These monks were excited to explore new insights into questions they were already pursuing in Buddhist philosophy, and new questions they had never considered. I was recently reminded of my students in Dharamsala when a Buddhist friend asked why studying Western philosophy might be of any benefit to a contemporary practitioner.
Truc Lam Foubder, Two Stages of Life , by Most Venerable Thich Thanh Tu, Here are the wild sunflowers
Only grow along the forests
Ensconce aside the highways
Be the hedge to against ill-doers
Late Autumn, come the buds
Open bright in yellow
In spite of people’s disdain
They exert to adorn the homeland
In joy, they’re picked by the herdsmen
In need, they’re the rats’ hideout
They’re the protector of all beings.
2019 Sakyadhita International Conference will be in Australia
Conference Theme: New Horizons: Buddhist Women Rising to the Challenges
Location: The Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
Dates: June 23rd - June 28th, 2019
Details visit: www.sakyadhita2019.org.au
“He is truly virtuous, wise and righteous, who neither for his own sake nor for the sake of another (does any wrong), who does not crave for sons, wealth, power, or kingdom, and does not desire his own success by unjust means.”
Đọc được trên facebook của Ayya Yeshe, Sư cô viết: “….Peaceful sitting Meditation in the midst of The Christmas rush, just to show that another way is possible…”( Ngồi Thiền an tịnh trên đường phố, giữa mùa giáng sinh với nhiều hối hả, vội vàng là một cách để cho biết rằng vẫn có thể làm được…) Tôi thật sự cảm kích cái nhìn của một người tu sĩ, và là một Sư Cô người Úc, tu theo truyền thống Phật Giáo Mật Tông Tây Tạng, được biết Ayya Yeshe đã từng thực hiện những thời tu tập trên đường phố bận rộn tại New-York City và một vài nơi khác trên thế giới.
Thưa, tôi không nghĩ là mình có thể ngồi Thiền một cách an nhiên được giữa trung tâm thành phố Sydney, và giữa mùa giáng sinh thật sự bận rộn như hôm nay,(21.12.2018) tại 2 địa điểm, 1./ là đường hầm của Trạm xe lửa Central, và 2 là tại Pitt Street Mall -Sydney, nơi đây hàng ngàn người tấp nập lại qua, tiếng hòa nhạc với kèn trống vang rền, người người nói cười náo nhiệt, không khí Giáng Sinh tại Sydney thật
Nguyện đem công đức này, trang nghiêm Phật Tịnh Độ, trên đền bốn ơn nặng, dưới cứu khổ ba đường, nếu có người thấy nghe, đều phát lòng Bồ Đề, hết một báo thân này, sinh qua cõi Cực Lạc.
May the Merit and virtue,accrued from this work, adorn the Buddhas pureland, Repay the four great kindnesses above, andrelieve the suffering of those on the three paths below, may those who see or hear of these efforts generates Bodhi Mind, spend their lives devoted to the Buddha Dharma, the Land of Ultimate Bliss.