Monthly Archives: November 2010

Filial Duties

Today, talking with my daughters we discussed what Buddhist children’s Duties to their parents were and what Buddhist parents Duties to their children were. Below is what the Buddha has to say in the Sigalovada Sutta: The Discourse to Sigala, … Continue reading

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Together forever

In my readings I have been wondering about being with my wife in future existences as it took me so long in this one to find her. The Buddha discussed of this in the Pancavudha pyo Sutta. At the time … Continue reading

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Daily Thanksgiving Meal Prayers

Well, another Thanksgiving has passed. But, we should not forget to be thankful every day. Below are 5 prayers to recite before every meal. 1. This food is the gift of the whole universe—the earth, the sky, and much hard … Continue reading

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Taming The Bull

1. The Search for the Bull In the pasture of this world, I endlessly push aside the tall grasses in search of the bull. Following unnamed rivers, lost upon the interpenetrating paths of distant mountains, My strength failing and my … Continue reading

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The Three Conditions explained by Buddha

In the the Visualization Sutra, we hear how Queen Vaidehi, suffering from terrible family misfortunes, complained to the Buddha, saying, “Life is filled with suffering. Is there not a place without suffering? I wish to live in such a world.” … Continue reading

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Change is occuring

In reflection tonight I realized that my buddhism has evolved. When I started my search I was looking for direction. I went to temple and listened to Dhamma talks, I spoke with Monks and laity alike. I asked questions and … Continue reading

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Winter Haiku

Final summer rose Natural Impermanence Winter eminent

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