Monthly Archives: November 2011

Right speech according to the guide line laid by the Lord Buddha

Besides training ourselves to say only the truth, we should be able to choose what we should or should not say. If that truth is not useful to anyone, it should be left unsaid. The Lord Buddha put the good … Continue reading

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Promotion of Thai Sangha in the Order of Precedence

On 25th November 2011, Phra Bhramavathee, the Abbot of Wat Trimitravidhayaram Voravihara, Director of the Sangha Commission Abroad, the Thai Sangha Council, led a presentation to the monks who have been promoted in the Thai Sangha Order of Precedence. The … Continue reading

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What do Humans Really Want ?

For most people, the list of things they want can probably go on forever; in contrast, the list of things they need is probably quite short. We have a hard time limiting our wants because we do not know the … Continue reading

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Thailand flood victims have not been forgotten

On the other side of the continent, Thailand flood victims have not been forgotten as witness on Sunday 19th November. Wat Phra Dhammakaya Western Australia together with the local communities has organized a Food Fair to raise fund for Thailand … Continue reading

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The picked-up robes offering ceremony (“Tod Pha-Pa”)

The picked-up robe offering ceremony is one of the big merits in Buddhism because it is Maha Sangha Dana – the donor offers to the monk without specifying.  The Lord Buddha taught that Maha Sangha Dana had more fruits than … Continue reading

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Ven. Thich Phuoac Tan brings aid and relief to monks affected by the recent devastating flood in Thailand

The Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan, the Abbot of Quang Minh Temple in Melbourne, Australia, demonstrated his generosity while on transfer break at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok before returning to India. He and his followers took this opportunity to join with the flood … Continue reading

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Kindness from Solomon Islanders to Thailand Flood Relief 2011

Thailandflood crisis was put on the world news. In Solomon Island, a young Henry Sale, who was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand last year, raised his concern to his group of friends. This youth group has had an … Continue reading

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