Below is a letter from George, his thoughts on refuge taking. Reformatted for easy reading.
Exercise: Why have I not taken the refuge? From 5th July 2011
I am attending the Dhamma course to explore and understand Buddhism. At this stage, my understanding is still limited and I gather that taking the refuge is not . . . → Read More: Taking Refuge: Letter from a student ~ George
I am here at The Buddhist Library.
So I am using wordbooker to sync the blog posts and comments with facebook.
The latest version of wordbooker seem to sync the comments, including spam, onto facebook.
Thanks to Stephen, after some back and forth on their support forum over the Chinese New Year, we've got a patch below which may end up in . . . → Read More: Patch file for wpbooker to fix spam comments syncing with facebook
Happy Chinese New Year to all!
Here's some programmes coming up at the Buddhist Library for this Chinese New Year:
Wednesday 2 Feb Chinese New Year's Eve 年除夕
8:30pm ~ 9:30pm Special Chinese New Year Puja & Chanting led . . . → Read More: Happy Chinese New Year to all!
I like science, esp physics, partly because it can be proven and partly because it is this understanding that allowed many modern inventions. I also like physics because it meant that when I studied kinematics (way back in secondary school and JC), I only had to study once and can apply the same stuffs in three . . . → Read More: I like science, esp physics … …
Back from SBF meeting earlier this afternoon. Some of you may remember about the idea to have funding for youth projects and programmes. Well, SBF has set aside a certain amount of funds for this very cause! Thanks to a preliminary proposal by Soon Han, a working panel comprising Ven. Sumana, Ven. Xiang Yang and . . . → Read More: SBF funding for youth projects and programmes approved in principle
There's been recent reports of animals dying off world wide. Some people are panicking and declaring that the world is finally coming to an end with an "Aflockalypse".
Scientists however, are not so quick to draw such a conclusion. According to US government agencies, mass die offs are common but merely unreported. Others note that . . . → Read More: Mass animal die offs … is the world coming to an end? Or the Sound the Hare Heard!
We all have our favourite something. If it is a cup, we drink from it. Not that drinks taste exceptional with it, but we kinda get used to it over time. We drink from it everyday. It is our favourite cup after all.
One day, maybe our favourite cup is broken. At first it is . . . → Read More: Our Favourite Cup, Dress, Shirt or Otherwise
To reason, we should be reasonable and to reason with people, but reason is to be reasoned by two person who knows reason. Educating children is even more so.
I've seen many parents try to explain and reason to their little kids. Some even try to do so to their toddlers who can barely . . . → Read More: To reason or not to reason – 講不講道理