All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Burmese)

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 9:

Those who have the kindness of benefit for others

For the sake of living beings, do not relax their powers.

Though these holy beings bear a heavy burden,

They never put it down and dwell in discouragement.

*the Great Chariot Sutra*

Burma is known as a golden land made of several ranges (or ‘Yoma’ in Burmese) where thousands of tribal memories, wisdoms, religions, cultures and beauties of plants and animals dwell. The rivers, all of them are indeed important to the people and other existences, snake through these beautiful mountainous regions and flow from the north to the south where Indian Ocean is. The peoples, Burma has 103 ethnics, all of them used to be really generous and all they knew was to give.

Since the modern day’s dictators have systematically destroyed, now the golden land is famous for its narcotic trades, refugees, migrant workers and various atrocities and sufferings.

One day, we’ll be free again and the land will be again famous for its beauty.

BDW

BUDDHA DHAMMA WHEEL


“O Universe! Now, I know what you are.
Thro’ many a birth in existence wandered I,
Seeking, but not finding, the builder of this dwelling.
Living in various houses built by Craving (Tan™ha‚),
calling them as Men, Celestials, Beings,
not knowing who the builder of the house is.
Now, I know the Truth about you, O Universe!”
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Different Ways to Nirvana

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HOW TO LIVE WITHOUT FEAR & WORRY...

Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda
part 1

What are humans?
Who is the Buddha?






Watch part 2 too. It's about how to speak. Nice and educating...



JAYAMANGALA GATHA



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Because you don’t crave, you don’t pursue.
And because you don’t pursue, you don’t get any.
And if you don’t get any, there is peace and happiness.


Venerable Sunlun-gu Sayataw
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JAPANESE ZEN

tension and relaxation should be equal...
FOLLOWING the MIDDLE WAY
Buddhist Meditation is to practice gradually... to enjoy is the important point...
VERY HAPPY TO BE BUDDHIST


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Three kinds of gift are mentioned in Buddhism, namely:
1: Amisa dāna: The gift of material things,
2: Abhaya dāna: The fearless gift of life,
3: Dhamma dāna: The gift of real Truth...


The gift of Dhamma excels all other Gifts.
The flavour of Dhamma excels all other flavours.
The pleasure in Dhamma excels all other pleasures.

He who has destroyed craving overcomes all sorrow.
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_3_Gifts.htm

http://groups.google.com/group/Buddha-Direct/subscribe

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Unwise Considerations



Not knowing what is worthy of consideration, and what is unworthy of consideration, he considers the unworthy, and not the worthy.

And unwisely he considers thus: `Have I been in the past? Or, have I not been in the past? What have I been in the past? How have I been in the past? From what state into what state did I change in the past?

Shall I be in the future? Or, shall I not be in the future? What shall I be in the future? How shall I be in the future? From what state into what state shall I change in the future?'

And the present also fills him with doubt; `Am I? Or, am I not? What am I? How am I? This being, whence has it come? Whither will it go?'


The Six Views About The Self

And with such unwise considerations, he adopts one or other of the six views, and it becomes his conviction and firm belief: `I have a Self', or: `I have no Self', or: `With the Self I perceive the Self', or: `With that which is no Self, I perceive the Self'; or: `With the Self I perceive that which is no Self'. Or, he adopts the following view: `This my Self, which can think and feel, and which, now here, now there, experiences the fruit of good and evil deeds: this my Self is permanent, stable, eternal, not subject to change, and will thus eternally remain the same'.



If there really existed the Self, there would also exist something which belonged to the Self. As, however, in truth and reality neither the Self, nor anything belonging to the Self, can be found, is it not therefore really an utter fools' doctrine to say: `This is the world, this am I; after death I shall be permanent, persisting, and eternal'?



These are called mere views, a thicket of views, a puppet-show of views, a toil of views, a snare of views; and ensnared in the fetter of views the ignorant worldling will not be freed from rebirth, from decay, and from death, from sorrow, pain, grief and despair; he will not be freed, I say, from suffering.


Wise Considerations

The learned and noble disciple, however, who has regard for holy men, knows the teaching of holy men, is well trained in the noble doctrine; he understands what is worthy of consideration, and what is unworthy. And knowing this, he considers the worthy, and not the unworthy. What suffering is, he wisely considers; what the origin of suffering is, he wisely considers; what the extinction of suffering is, he wisely considers; what the path is that leads to the extinction of suffering, he wisely considers.


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asaṁkhyeya =1x10^140
But Mahayana version is here Buddhist
Dictionaries all state that one asamkhyeya is equal to 10 to the
power of 47 (10^47), while Buddhism A to Z [2], among others,
states 10 to the power of 59 (10^59)
.

wiki source I found is the following

koti —10^7
ayuta —10^9
niyuta —10^11
kankara —10^13
pakoti —10^14
vivara —10^15
kshobhya —10^17
vivaha —10^19
kotippakoti —10^21
bahula —10^23
nagabala —10^25
nahuta —10^28
titlambha —10^29
vyavasthanapajnapati —10^31
hetuhila —10^33
ninnahuta —10^35
hetvindriya —10^37
samaptalambha —10^39
gananagati —10^41
akkhobini —10^42
niravadya —10^43
mudrabala —10^45
sarvabala —10^47
bindu —10^49
sarvajna —10^51
vibhutangama —10^53
abbuda —10^56
nirabbuda —10^63
ahaha —10^70
ababa —10^77
atata —10^84
soganghika —10^91
uppala —10^98
kumuda —10^105
pundarika —10^112
paduma —10^119
kathana —10^126
mahakathana —10^133

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Observing, observing you will reach the stage when you experience that the entire physical structure is nothing but subatomic particles: throughout the body, nothing but kalapas (subatomic particles). And even these tiniest subatomic particles are not solid. They are mere vibration, just wavelets.

http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Buddha-Buddhism-Religion-Nirvana.htm

Where Science and Buddhism Meet Part 1
Part 2



My comment:
Don't say ONENESS that the universe and man is as this idea is attached to the universe as egoism. Rather say and accept as EMPTINESS as it's non-egoism to lead to escape to Freedom from Sufferings - Nibbanna (Nirvana).

We are going on the paths we chose both deliberately or by stress we had in our mind - stress is acting like a force which we fills up our mind and we can't empty it easily, as the mind is so attached to these filled by stresses, but meditation helps, meditation can liberate us from these stresses and detach us from unwilling emotions and thoughts. Unwilling emotions are generally natural but we become aware of them and want to stop them happening - e.g. jealousy. The same to unwilling thoughts that come out of our mind although we don't intend to think.

The same we will have to go on the path we are choosing or our mind is tending toward...


EINSTEIN & BUDDHISM





Related videos:

EINSTEIN & BUDDHISM (different video)

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Free E-Book
Essentials of Buddhism Ven. Pategama Gnanarama Ph.D.
Six kinds of propositions:
1. Untrue, incorrect, not beneficial, and which is also unpleasant and disagreeable to others.
2. True, correct, not beneficial, and which is also unpleasant and disagreeable to others.
3. True, correct, beneficial, and which is also unpleasant and disagreeable to others.
4. Untrue, incorrect, not beneficial, and pleasant and agreeable to others.
5. True, correct, but not beneficial, and pleasant and agreeable to others.
6. True, correct and beneficial and also pleasant and agreeable to others.
Speak ONLY #3 & 6(Page 147)

http://www.watphaitasom.com/dhamma_pdf_files/essentials.pdf
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“What is it, Venerable Sir, that will be reborn?”
“A psycho-physical combination, O King, is the answer.”
But how, Venerable Sir? Is it the same psycho-physical combination as this present one?”
“No, O King. But the present psycho-physical combination produces karmically wholesome and unwholesome volitional activities, and through such Karma a new psycho-physical combination will be reborn.” (Milinda-Panha 46)

http://www.mahidol.ac.th/budsir/buddhism.htm
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Doubt

The inclusion of doubt as a crucial first step in faith reveal the ways in which Buddhism exemplifies Paul Tillich's definition of a true faith.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/905857/the_presence_of_doubt_making_buddhism.html
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DOUBT IS FOR THE STARTER in a deep well who has not seen the real sky. Doubt is like a tool indeed that one needs like a rope to climb out of the well. A false faith is faith in the imaginary things. A true faith is faith in a thing that does exist. To climb out of the well, one cannot use an imaginary rope. That's the reason in Buddhism to focus on real things - to get aware of suffering, to see the causes of these sufferings, the way to stop the causes of sufferings and to get where one does not need to face the causes of sufferings and suffer.
Aminor0Amajor
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Leti Sayataw Ashin Nyana,
Books
http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhammabook/author.php?author=Ledi%20Sayadaw
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Nilakantha Dharani (Great compassionate mantra) by Imee Ooi

a nice Song




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Following in Asoka's Footsteps
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THE SUBMERGED POT OF GHEE. Mahānāma, just as a strong man were to submerge a pot of ghee
or a pot of oil in a deep pool of water, and then break it. All of its shards and pieces would sink downwards,
but its ghee or oil would float upwards, go to the top;13
even so, Mahānāma, the mind that has for a long time been
fully developed in faith,
fully developed in moral virtue,
fully developed in learning,
fully developed in charity, and
fully developed in wisdom—
goes upwards, goes to distinction.

From Mahanama Sutta

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Verse 276: You yourselves should make the effort; the Tathagatas (Buddhas) only can show the way. Those who practise the Tranquillity and Insight Meditation are freed from the bond of Mara.

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Generosity is more important than profit

In my view, Profit, in long term, makes selfishness and lack of compassion.
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A nice vid from youtube:



Buddham saranam gacchami (I go to the Buddha for refuge)
Dhammam saranam gacchami (I go to the Dhamma for refuge)
Sangham saranam gacchami (I go to the Sangha for refuge)


from http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma2/bds.html

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A Good Regular Chanting 



Paja sabba sussayantu
Vutthahantu sumangalam
Dusentu duggatim gamim
Purentu sabbparamim

May all beings residing in their respective dwellings sleep soundly and dream pleasure dreams! Being blessed in glory, may they wake early in the morning with auspiciousness! May they be able to abstain from evil deeds which lead to the four woeful abodes. May they be able to fulfil the thirty parami (perfections) incessantly and attain spiritual maturity stage by stage!


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