A Japanese proverb (諺, ことわざ kotowaza?) may take the form of: a short saying (言い習わし iinarawashi), an idiomatic phrase (慣用句 kan'yōku), or a four-character idiom (四字熟語 yojijukugo). Although "proverb" and "saying" are practically synonymous, the same cannot be said about "idiomatic phrase" and "four-character idiom". Not all kan'yōku and yojijukugo are proverbial. For instance, the … Continue reading Japanese Wisdom Quotes
I am of the nature to grow old. I cannot avoid aging. I am of the nature to become sick. I cannot avoid sickness. I am of the nature to die. I cannot avoid death. I will become separated from all that is dear to me. I am responsible for my own actions. - Rev. … Continue reading Buddhist Hospice : Compassionate Care for the Dying
"I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" -Quran, 8:12 Infidels are blamed by Muslims for every problem in the world, and the solution suggested by the them is that the whole world must turn Islamic to ensure peace and prosperity, … Continue reading Infidel’s, Kafir’s and Mushrik’s of the World, Unite!
For the Practitioner, Upasaka,Wanderer, Traveler,Seeker and all those on a journey of Self Discovery! Introduction Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country, sandwiched between [Chinese Occupied] Tibet in the North and Republic of India to the South with a population of 26.4 million. It is separated from Bangladesh by a … Continue reading The Himalayan Boon : A Buddhist Pilgrim’s Guide to Nepal
Yoga is union of the individual self (jivātma) with the supreme self (paramātma). — Yoga Yajnavalkya, Classical Yoga Text Yoga is the oldest spiritual tradition in the world. Yoga means ‘union’ or ‘connection’. In Sanskrit, the word ‘Yoga’ is used to signify any form of connection. Yoga is both a state of connection and a … Continue reading The History of Yoga in Antiquity
“Whatever is not yours … your letting go of it will be for your long term happiness & benefit.” -- Sakyamuni Buddha In the second/concluding part of the article Ashtamangala - The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, I will cover the remaining four auspicious symbols i.e. The Precious Parasol, The Golden Fishes, The … Continue reading Ashtamangala – The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhist Tradition – Part II
“Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure.” -- Buddha Sakyamuni Prologue - Ignoring our Buddhist Cultural Heritage When I ask fellow Buddhists whether they are aware of ‘The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism’, I am met with blank stares or confused … Continue reading Ashtamangala – The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhist Tradition – Part I