If you are using Linux/Ubuntu or any flavour of Linux that supports WINE, then you can install the Digital Buddha Vacana 1.5 on your Linux machine using WINE.
Screenshot of Digital Buddha Vacana 1.5 (Windows Edition) running in Ubuntu Lucid via WINE.
First, you must first download Digital Buddha Vacana 1.5 (Windows Edition).
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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!
There is an EIF dialogue session on Saturday, 23rd October 2010 and I was invited to participate. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend the dialogue, so I decided to pen down my thoughts in relation to the suggested discussion points and share them with the participants and on this blog.
Faith & Atonement
I'll . . . → Read More: Righting a Wrong: Faith & Atonement
Someone recently asked me about divinity lots found in KMSPKS:
Dear Venerable, I have a question about the divine sticks (qiu qian) at the old hall at Kong Meng San. Devotees will beg for divine advice from the three Buddhas and a piece of paper can be collected outside. Who are we . . . → Read More: Divinity lots or ‘Fortune’ lots 簽
This is a fictitious story about a boy who fell ill. To protect the identity of this non-existent fictitious boy, let’s call him Ah Boy.
So this Ah Boy fell ill. Did I tell you he caught a flu? I didn’t? It’s flu alright, but no, not the swiney type, the usual type. He is . . . → Read More: Take this 2 pills, three times a day after meal. Repeat.
Some students requested for links to Buddhist Chantings, so here they are:
Chinese Chantings http://buddhanet.net/audio-kmspks_chant.htm Pali Chantings and others http://buddhanet.net/audio-chant.htm Buddhist Music
http://buddhanet.net/audio-songs.htm Buddhist Songs for Children and others
http://buddhanet.net/audio-library.htm A rather soothing chanting of Vandana at InVibes http://www.invibes.net/2009/04/24/vandana-salutation-to-the-buddha/ The same chant remastered in a 4min (3.7mb) mp3 file Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhasa, . . . → Read More: Buddhist Chantings Online
Life sized statue of the Buddha from the Tang Dynasty period (618-906 AD)
應以何身得度者，即現何身而為說法 does not translate to “Teach the Dharma in the local language”. The Chinese text would translate loosely to “Depending on the need of the audience, (one) shall manifest in whatever form/appearance to teach the (Buddha) Dharma”. This is the crux . . . → Read More: 應以何身得度者，即現何身而為說法 Teach the Dharma in the local language
Shifu, can I do this? Shifu, can I do that? Can I kill insects? Can I drink whisky? How about beer? Can I pay for less bus fare than I travelled? How about overtime pay? Can I dock in more hours than I worked?
The answers to the above, would be yes, yes, yes … . . . → Read More: Shifu can I do this or that?