Saturday, August 4, 2012

Laser Buddha in Thailand Pictures

Laser Buddha in Thailand Pictures / Photos

Laser Buddha in Thailand
Laser Buddha in Thailand

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dream or Reality

What is the difference between dream and reality?

What if your life up until now is just a dream because you don’t know the truth of reality?

Imagine you're an RPG hero. RPG is abbreviation of role playing game, a game where you role as a hero who's going to save the world. You're travelling around the world.
At first you travel just to see the outside world. But in the middle of your travelling you see something that many people believe is truth, is actually a fake truth.
So you're going to find the real truth, and tell the world about it. But it's not a simple task. Many people will trying to stop you.
And no one will believe what you're saying. But you'll keep forward no matter what happen. Until you're confronting the leader of the fake truth who is called god by his believers.
You finally can kill the god whom many believe he is immortal. And tell the world about it. And peace come to this world.

What if some of the above story is not only in the game? What if it is happening in this world?
Something that you believe since you're a child is actually only a fairytale.
So people of the world, find the truth, learn the truth, and tell the world about it.

Here's some question that you must contemplating:
1. What is life? Why you're live? Why you're born?
2. Why some people born rich, some people born poor. Some people born good-looking, some people born ugly. Some people born without defect / handicap, some people born with defect / handicap.
3. More extreme is some people born in rich, live in rich, die in rich. But some people born in poor, live in poor, die in poor.
4. Do you know the true meaning of "I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me" that maybe even the author of that song don't know?
5. Do you know the origin of these terminologies: the conqueror, the almighty, the all-seeing, the subjector of all to his wishes, the omnipotent, the maker, the creator, the supreme one, the controller, the origin of life, and father to all that have been and shall be.

Some answer of these question can be found in Buddhism in A Nutshell . This book is recommended for people who want to know what is Buddhism.
See also The Essence / Core Teaching of the Buddha



Monday, June 25, 2012

Tipitaka / Tripitaka / Three Baskets

Tipitaka / Tripitaka / Three Baskets

Many people don't know the real shape of Tipitaka / Tripitaka.
Tipitaka / Tripitaka means three baskets, but it doesn't consists of only three books.
If only three books, that books will be too thick / big to be made.
If all Tipitaka / Tripitaka books is assembled together, the size is 1 bookshelf.
Sometimes more, depending on the size of the bookshelf.

The word Tipitaka / Tripitaka means three Baskets. They are the Basket of Discipline
(Vinaya Pitaka), the Basket of Discourses (Sutta Pitaka / Sutra Pitaka) and the Basket of
Ultimate Doctrine (Abhidhamma Pitaka / Abhidharma Pitaka).

Vinaya Pitaka

The Vinaya Pitaka consists of the following five books:
1. Parajika Pali (Major Offences)
2. Pacittiya Pali (Minor Offences)
3. Mahavagga Pali (Greater Section)
4. Cullavagga Pali (Lesser Section)
5. Parivara Pali (Epitome of the Vinaya)

Sutta Pitaka

The Sutta Pitaka consists of the following five Nikayas (Collections):
1. Digha Nikaya (( Collection of 34 ' Long Discourses ')
2. Majjhima Nikaya (( Collection of 152 ' Middle-length Discourses ')
3. Samyutta Nikaya (Collection of 7,762 ' Connected Discourses/ Kindred
Sayings ')
4. Anguttara Nikaya (Collection of 9,775 Single-item Upwards Discourses/
Gradual Sayings)
5. Khuddaka Nikaya (Collection of 15 ' Little Texts ')
This fifth is subdivided into fifteen books:
1. Khuddaka Patha (a collection of ' Little Readings/ Shorter Texts ' for
recitation )
2. Dhammapada (423 verses on Dhamma/ the Way of Truth)
3. Udana (80 short Paeans of Joy )
4. Itivuttaka (112 short " Thus said" Discourses )
5. Sutta Nipata (a collection of 71 verse on Collected Discourses )
6. Vimana Vatthu (stories on heavenly rebirths/ Celestial Mansions )
7. Peta Vatthu (stories of Petas/ the departed on rebirths )
8. Theragatha (verses about early monks attaining enlightment/ Psalms of
the Brethren)
9. Therigatha (verses about early nuns attaining enlightment/ Psalms of
the Sisters)
10. Jataka (a collection of 547 (550) stories of previous lives of the
Buddha )
11. Niddesa (an ' Exposition ' on part of Sutta-nipata )
12. Patisambhida (Book on Analytical Knowledge )
13. Apadana (stories on past lives of early monks and nuns/ Lives of
14. Buddhavamsa ('Chronicle' of 24 previous Buddhas)
15. Cariya Pitaka (building up the ' Perfections ' of a Bodhisatta in
previous lives )

Abhidhamma Pitaka

The Abhidhamma Pitaka is composed of the following seven works:
1. Dhammasangani (Enumeration/Classification of Dhamma)
2. Vibhanga (Book of Analysis/ Divisions)
3. Dhatukatha (Discourse on Elements)
4. Puggala Pannatti (The Book on Individuals)
5. Kathavatthu (Points of Controversy)
6. Yamaka (The Book of Pairs)
7. Patthana (The Book of Causal Relations)

The size of the Tipitaka Texts do not frighten the followers as the
Buddha made it clear in His numerous discourses that only the knowledge
realised through meditation is the final key to Nibbana, the ultimate
peace. But before we become enlightened in this life or future lives, we
as Buddhists, have to live the Buddhist way of life, in accordance with
what the Buddha taught. So, preservation of the Buddha's Teaching
(Buddha's Sasana) is very important for us as well as for the future

Download English Tipitaka

Khuddaka Nikaya
Abhidhamma Pitaka Yamaka


See also: Vinaya Pitaka, Sutta Pitaka, Abhidhamma Pitaka

The Essence / Core Teaching of the Buddha

The Essence / Core Teaching of the Buddha

Sabba papassa akaranang
Kusalassa upasampada
Sachitto pariyo depanang
Etang Buddhanusasanang

Not to do any evilness
To cultivate goodness
Purify the heart & mind
This is the teaching of the Buddha

Not to do any evilness, To cultivate goodness: sila / precepts
Purify the heart & mind: samadhi / meditation
After doing sila & samadhi emerge paññā / wisdom


The most basic sila is pancasila:
1. Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami: I undertake the training rule to abstain from killing any living being
2. Adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami: I undertake the training rule not to take that which is not freely given
3. Kamesumicchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami: I undertake the training rule to abstain from sexual misconduct
4. Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami: I undertake the training rule to abstain from wrong speech
5. Surameraya majja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami: I undertake the training rule not to take substances that cloud the mind


Samadhi equal to bhavana:
1. samatha-bhāvanā, meaning meditation for the development of tranquility
2. vipassanā-bhāvanā, meaning meditation for the development of insight.


The Essence / Core Teaching of the Buddha

I. Cattari Ariya Saccani (Pali)/ Catur Arya Satyani (Sanskrit) / The Four Noble Truths

1. Thus is the Noble Truth of Suffering ( dukkha )
2. Thus is the Noble Truth of the Origin of Suffering ( dukkha samudaya )
3. Thus is the Noble Truth of the Cessation of Suffering ( dukkha nirodha )
4. Thus is the Noble Truth of the Path that leads to the Cessation of Suffering ( dukkha nirodha gaminipatipada )
This is also called majjhimā patipadā ( middle way / middle path ) or ariya atthangika magga / hasta ariya marga ( noble eightfold path )
1. Right Understanding--samma ditthi
2. Right Thought--samma sankappa
3. Right Speech--samma vaca
4. Right Action--samma kammanta
5. Right Livelihood--samma ajiva
6. Right Effort--samma vayama
7. Right Mindfulness--samma sati
8. Right Concentration--samma samadhi

II. Kamma (Pali) / Karma (Sanskrit): Law of cause and effect

Punabbhava (Pali) / Punarbhava (Sanskrit): rebirth / some people call it reincarnation

III. Tilakkhana (Pali) / Tri laksana (Sanskrit): Three marks of existence

1. Sabbe sankhara anicca: all conditioned things are in a constant state of flux
2. Sabbe sankhara dukkha: all conditioned things are dissatisfaction
3. Sabbe dhamma anatta: all phenomena are not, or are without, a permanent self

IV. Paticcasamuppada (Pali) / Pratityasamutpada (Sanskrit): Dependent Origination

1. Avijja paccaya sankhara: With Ignorance as condition, arise Mental Formations
2. sankhara paccaya vinnanam: With Mental Formations as condition, arise Consciousness
3. vinnana paccaya namarupam: With Consciousness as condition, arise Mind and Form
4. namarupa paccaya salayatanam: With Mind and Form as condition, arise Six Sense Bases
5. salayatana paccaya phasso: With Six Sense Bases as condition, arise Contact
6. phassa paccaya vedana: With Contact as condition, arise Feeling
7. vedana paccaya tanha: With Feeling as condition, arise Craving
8. tanha paccaya upadanam: With Craving as condition, arise Clinging/sustenance
9. upadana paccaya bhavo: With Clinging/sustenance as condition, arise Becoming
10. bhava paccaya jati: With Becoming as condition, arise Birth
11. jati paccaya jaramaranam: With Birth as condition, arise Decay, Death, Sorrow, Lamentation, Pain, Grief, and Despair

Buddha said:

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe anything because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything because it is written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and the benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.


See also: Cattari Ariya Saccani, Kamma & Punabbhava, Tilakkhana, Paticcasamuppada

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Maha Buddhavamsa - Tathagata Settle in Mount Makula

Maha Buddhavamsa
The Great Chronicle of The Buddhas
by Tipitakadhara Mingun Sayadaw

Tathagata Settle in Mount Makula
During the Sixth Vassa

Tathagata dwells in the forest Mahavana, Vesali kingdom during the
fifth Vassa and liberate sentient beings that
should be freed. He left the place after the vassa was over,
and traveled to the kingdom of Savatthi and Rajagaha for
a similar mission.