Essence of Buddhism in the Lotus Sutra

  Background The other day, I was browsing the web and chanced upon one of the videos in Buddhist Youth Network. This video is an interview of Ven. Matthew Richard, the French Buddhist monk who has served as the French interpreter for the Dalai Lama since 1989.  Here is the […]

Ten Misconceptions about Buddhism by Professor Robert E. Buswell

This is an excellent article written by scholar Robert E.Buswell and Donald S.Lopez Jr to shed light on the misunderstanding and misconceptions about Buddhism. It will be helpful for you to understanding Buddhism from the academic point of view. Enjoy! In the new series 10 Misconceptions about Buddhism, scholars Robert E. […]

Matanga’s Conversion

Among the Buddha’s monastic followers, Ananda was the youngest and the best looking. His face was as glorious as the full moon, and his eyes were as pure as lotus blossoms. He was also very intelligent. Once he heard the Buddha’s words, he would never forget them.   Once, when […]

10 Inspirational Quotes in the Lotus Sutra (Part 1)

1.   Deep Compassion of Shakyamuni Buddha “Every day, I am thinking: ‘How can I lead all living beings to enter the unsurpassed Way so as to quickly acquire the body of a Buddha?’” (Lotus Sutra 16: 3.23)   2.   Law of Emptiness “Why is this so? Because Tathagata […]

10 Inspirational Quotes about True Self

  Have you ever wonder what are the secrets to ultimate happiness, success, and fulfillment in life? If you look a little closer, it is none other than being true to your authentic and genuine self. Being your true self needs tremendous courage. You are not afraid of being judged by […]