Thinking like a Buddhist about coronavirus can calm the mind and help us focus

Thinking like a Buddhist about coronavirus can calm the mind and help us focus

Thinking like a Buddhist about coronavirus can calm the mind and help us focus Sabine Schulte/Unsplash, CC BY Nishanathe Dahanayake, University of New England The coronavirus pandemic is challenging our health, work, family, food and fun. It’s also disturbing our peace of mind and forcing us to question our own existence. We are each asking our own existential questions: Why is this happening to me? Why can’t I go on with my usual life? Who…

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Vasala & Metta sutta to commemorate Kurds sufferings

Vasala & Metta sutta to commemorate Kurds sufferings

A gathering to show solidarity with Kurdish brothers and sisters on what they are going through. It is so unfortunate that when certain individuals claiming to be leaders and groups claiming to be representing communities say they are doing good for the community and the world, with some even claiming to know God and God’s wish. From the Vasala Sutta: The Buddha while on his round of begging for alms, came to the residence of…

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Should I lie or should I not? (IN NO MAN’S LAND IN AMERICA)

Should I lie or should I not?  (IN NO MAN’S LAND IN AMERICA)

(Real experiences at the hands of American officials who ‘arrested me’ some years ago. The aim of this post, however, is not to build hatred against America, but to create awareness for the betterment of the society and to show how truth of each could vary. The video is part of a presentation made at one of the Darebin Multicultural events in Melbourne last year.) What will you do, if you only have five minutes…

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Celebrity Calls

Celebrity Calls Don Ruvan Gamage of Giradurukotte A fun loving young man with a taste for satire Jumps on his cycle and he rides to town He hangs on a cafe pc donated by the crown He loads his songs he made With his phone made in China He flaunts his talents on YouTube And shows off his rigorous stamina He checks up on his likes and hits To see that he is an instant…

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හොඳ සිහිය

හොඳ සිහිය

සඳ නැගෙන විට ඇසෙන ලද බොලොඳ පද අතැර හද ගැහෙන වදනකට සිත යොදනු හැකිද අද බිඳ දමා පටු හැඟුම් පොදු දනට සෙත සදන අරමුනින් බරිතවුන වැඩ කරන උන් වෙතට තැන නොතැන දැන නොදැන මද කිපුනු ලෙස කෙලින ඇද සොයන පද හදන ජනවෙතින අසනු අද හොඳ සිහිය වෙද කොහිද

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The Man with a Beautiful Heart

The Man with a Beautiful Heart

The Man with a Beautiful Heart, Hiran මද පවන සැලුවෙ ගත එද සිතම වේය ලත එම සිතින් ලියමි මෙය විලි වසන ඇඳිකඩය හිරි ඔතප් බිඳ නොදයි එම බවින් ලියමි මෙය Generosity, truthfulness, intelligence, these are the most noble qualities any human being would aspire to have. Hiran Jayasundara was a man who was blessed with them. I would say, if he aspired to achieve nibbana he only needed to improve in Vayaama, Sathi and Sammadhi…

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Saala in the Summertime

Saala in the Summertime

For all my life I’ve been working towards to be that To be this, to be him but most of all to be that   Hey, that old man only had a piece of sarong on him He was shaking his walking stick, and was dancing to his tune He’s come to us kids to sing, climbing down the mountain And he was singing the glory of Saala in the summer time සාල වනේ හී…

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Highs and Lows

Highs and Lows

A dream just ends when the reality breaks in But, could one still hold on to the dream and not give in? What if, in the dream, one ties another, ‘say, with the power of singing? When one could even get lost in the beauty of a voice, if rightly immersed in A voice that goes high and low and then high in the most melodic manner A voice that soothes one’s soul and can…

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