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May 4, 2023

Nalanda Buddha Day Message B.E. 2567

Message by Achariya S. Vijaya, Chairman Emeritus of Nalanda Education Committee Today 4 May 2023, the Full-moon day of Vesakhā of the Buddhist Era 2567, ushers in a future of hope and confidence in contrast to the fear and uncertainty […]
May 3, 2023

The Buddha’s teachings guide my life

I started to learn Buddha-Dhamma when I was a teenager and from then, I realised that life is so fleeting. I thought, it would be such a shame to just waste this precious life! So, inspired by the Buddha’s teachings, […]
April 25, 2023

Give meaning to your life, instead of waiting for it to ‘appear’

Everyone has a different perspective on how to live a meaningful life. Some people may find meaning in their relationship with family, some may find meaning in their work/ profession. For me, I find meaning in doing service at Nalanda […]
April 18, 2023

Living a meaningful life, with the Dhamma as my moral compass

As far from the beginning as I can remember, I used to identify the causes of favourable and unfavourable outcomes to only external circumstances. This caused a lot of discontent and dissatisfaction on a personal level as I had so […]
April 12, 2023

Four Spiritual Aspirations

The Buddha proclaimed four kinds of aspirations or resolve (cattāro adhitthānāni) to be reflected and striven for daily in Digha Nikāya 33 :   ‘Paññā’ – practice in a way that leads to liberation from ‘Saṃsāra’. Aspire for wisdom, clarity, […]
April 5, 2023

Living a meaningful life through spiritual practice

Spiritual practice is the regular performance of wholesome activities through our actions, speech and thoughts, for the purpose of spiritual development.  A common metaphor used to describe this development is that of “walking a path”.  Spiritual practice moves a practitioner […]
April 1, 2023

Happiness is the shadow

It is common for people to look for happiness, search for happiness, think about it, and try to achieve their perceived happiness.  In reality, happiness is not a quality or object that we can find and develop, happiness is a […]
May 12, 2022

60th Anniversary of Wesak Holiday in Malaysia

An article on how the Wesak Holiday came about in Malaysia, by Achariya S. Vijaya Samarawickrama   On 15 May 2022, Buddhists will celebrate the anniversary of the Buddha’s Enlightenment over 2,600 years ago on the full-moon of the Wesak […]
May 12, 2022

Purity and impurity is dependent on oneself

By oneself is evil done; by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil left undone; by oneself is one made pure. Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.    – Dhammapada Verse 165, Atta Vagga […]