Khao Khorata, born on 28 December 1888 in Baan Bo Chaneng in Ubon Ratchathani province in Thailand, was the fourth child in a family of seven children. Khao was a farmer. He worked hard to be wealthy, and was known as a person who was easy in social interaction. His personality was primarily characterised by …….
Exerpts of the Dhamma Book “No Ajahn Chah – Reflections” Verses from the Chapter on Suffering Two Kinds of Suffering “There are two kinds of suffering: the suffering which leads to more suffering, and the suffering which leads to the end of suffering. The first is the pain of grasping after fleeting pleasures and aversion …….
The Venerable Ajahn Chah Speaks for the first time again on DharmaThai.Com – Exerpts of the Book “No Ajahn Chah – Reflections” Verses from the Chapter on Peace. Once there was a Lay Person who asked Ajahn Chah, Who He Was? Ajahn Chah, knowing that this Person would not be able to Understand Deep …….
Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem Taking Refuge means, that we Refuge in the Attainments of the Lord Buddha, as a Faith instiller to let us know that a Human can do this (self liberation). We Refuge in the Dhamma, the teachings which lead to liberation. And we Refuge in the Sangha What does ‘Sangha …….
The Triple Gem, or “Pra Ratanatrai” in Thai (Pra refers to “high” or “sacred” things, Ratana means gem,and Trai means triple) is the term used to refer to the three objects of Refuge taken by all Buddhists. When you become a Buddhist, you will be asked to take refuge in the Triple Gem as part …….
Metta is normally translated as “Compassion”, or “Loving Kindness”. The great meditation teacher Henepola Gunaratana Maha Thaera gives a perhaps more fitting translation; “Loving Friendliness”. This is perhaps more fitting due to the fact that Compassion is also used to translate the word “Karuna” (otherwise translated as “Generosity”). Loving Friendliness indeed includes both compassionate and …….
The Eightfold Path is the main body of applied practice for Buddhists to attain the perfection of Merits and Moral Behavior, which is considered to be the safe path leading to liberation from suffering, Cessation of Illusory Perception, and Ultimate Enlightenment (Nirvana). The Noble Eightfold Path consists of; Right view (samma-ditthi), Right resolve (samma-sankappa), Right …….
Interdependent Origination – Paticasammuphada A Short Musing about the Interdependence of all things. The Law of Interdependent Origination is another essential aspect of the inner meditative/analytical practise of a Buddhist. To give a basic explanation of what this law means, let us consider any thing around us in our environment which we can interact with. …….
Buddhism is arguably not a Religion as such; rather a philosophy of life.What is known in the present Day as Buddhism, started of course about 2550 years ago,with the appearance of a sage known as Siddhattha Gotama, otherwise known as the Buddha Sakyamuni.Buddha, or Buddho can be roughly translated as “The Awakened one”.Siddhattha Gotama in …….