Fundamentals of Buddhism

47 posts

Buddha’s Teachings in the Pali Canon: Eight Factors that Result in Material and Spiritual Happiness

Buddha’s Teachings in the Pali Canon: Eight Factors that Result in Material and Spiritual Happiness Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings documented in the Pali Canon are exceptionally practical and relevant for lay Buddhist practitioners to lead rewarding and fulfilling lives. In AN 8.54 Dighajanu Sutta: Conditions of Welfare, a wealthy lay Buddhist […]

10 Vows of Bodhisattva Universal Worthy (Bodhisattva Samantabhadra)

10 Vows of Bodhisattva Universal Worthy (Bodhisattva Samantabhadra) Bodhisattva Universal Worthy, known in Sanskrit as Samantabhadra, Chinese as Puxian and Japanese as Fugen, is a bodhisattva associated with practice, vows, and meditation in Mahayana Buddhism. He is the protagonist in the closing sutra of the Lotus Sutra, The Sutra of Meditation on Bodhisattva […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Practice Mahayana Buddhism instead of Theravada Buddhism

3 Reasons Why You Should Practice Mahayana Buddhism instead of Theravada Buddhism First, don’t get me wrong- my intention of writing this blog is not to denigrate Theravada Buddhism in anyway. In fact, I respect and appreciate the wonderful teachings in the Pali canon because there are tonnes of practical […]

High King Avalokitesvara Sutra: A Spiritual Solution to Purify, Heal, and Protect You and Your Loved Ones from the Coronavirus (Covid 19)

The High King Avalokitesvara Sutra: A Spiritual Solution to Purify, Heal, and Protect You and Your Loved Ones from the Coronavirus (Covid 19)   In December 2019, a lethal coronavirus appeared mysteriously in Wuhan and spread like wild fire throughout the world. Many people suffer from pain, fear, and grief […]