• How do you know when you need to draw a line between Dharma and ‘real life’?

    ‘Real life’ or an existence that is separate from the Dharma is a worldly existence based on very worldly concepts and ideas…

  • Should a person avoid their family if they slander their beliefs?

    Remember, Dharma can be shared without using Dharmic terms and our understanding of Dharma can be shown through our actions to care for the other person too…

  • Is there any difference in the manner we consume meat?

    The karma of direct killing is much heavier than the karma of indirect killing…

  • How does one differentiate between a cult and a Buddhist organisation?

    In a cult, the leader’s efforts will normally be focused on pleasing the students…

  • Are Buddhists idol worshippers?

    When Buddhists pray in front of a statue, they are praying for the qualities of the Buddha which are represented in the form of a statue…

  • What is the function of a Protector box?

    Traditional practitioners often keep imagery of their Protectors hidden in these Protector boxes…

  • How long is one aeon actually measured in years? What is meant by ‘Fortunate Aeon’?

    The time period that we are in is called the ‘Fortunate Aeon’ because during this time, one thousand Buddhas will manifest…

  • What is the relationship between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche?

    In 1987, His Holiness the Dalai Lama ordained Rinpoche into the sangha by giving him his ordination vows…

  • In today’s business world, when we tell ‘white lies’ to persuade a customer, have we violated a precept even though no harm was done?

    If we tell white lies that do not cause harm, then we will also have to experience people telling us white lies that do not harm us…

  • Kechara has many lavish buildings – why do we need something so expensive for the Dharma?

    The Buddhas have the method to real and lasting happiness. Therefore should we not offer up the best that we can?

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Line between dharma and real life

How do you know when you need to draw a line between Dharma and 'real life'?
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'Real life' or an existence that is separate from the Dharma is a worldly existence based on very worldly concepts and ideas...
  • How do you know when you need to draw a line between Dharma and ‘real life’?

    ‘Real life’ or an existence that is separate from the Dharma is a worldly existence based on very worldly concepts and ideas…

  • Should a person avoid their family if they slander their beliefs?

    Remember, Dharma can be shared without using Dharmic terms and our understanding of Dharma can be shown through our actions to care for the other person too…

  • Is there any difference in the manner we consume meat?

    The karma of direct killing is much heavier than the karma of indirect killing…

  • How does one differentiate between a cult and a Buddhist organisation?

    In a cult, the leader’s efforts will normally be focused on pleasing the students…

  • Are Buddhists idol worshippers?

    When Buddhists pray in front of a statue, they are praying for the qualities of the Buddha which are represented in the form of a statue…

  • What is the function of a Protector box?

    Traditional practitioners often keep imagery of their Protectors hidden in these Protector boxes…

  • How long is one aeon actually measured in years? What is meant by ‘Fortunate Aeon’?

    The time period that we are in is called the ‘Fortunate Aeon’ because during this time, one thousand Buddhas will manifest…

  • What is the relationship between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche?

    In 1987, His Holiness the Dalai Lama ordained Rinpoche into the sangha by giving him his ordination vows…

  • In today’s business world, when we tell ‘white lies’ to persuade a customer, have we violated a precept even though no harm was done?

    If we tell white lies that do not cause harm, then we will also have to experience people telling us white lies that do not harm us…

  • Kechara has many lavish buildings – why do we need something so expensive for the Dharma?

    The Buddhas have the method to real and lasting happiness. Therefore should we not offer up the best that we can?

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Family unfriendly towards Dharma

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Tuesday, 19/4/2011 - 5:54am

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Friday, 18/3/2011 - 12:09am

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Wednesday, 9/2/2011 - 11:44pm

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Kechara is superfluous!

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