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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 […]
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 […]
May 12, 2022

The far-reaching impact of Covid-19

In the past two years, communities around the world have faced an unprecedented circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The high mortality rate at the onset instilled a sense of fear especially in the vulnerable groups.  To minimise infection rates […]
May 20, 2021

Being alone in times of lockdown

I moved to this city five years ago for work purposes.  Before I was accustomed to the city life, I regularly travelled home every month to visit my parents.  How I missed their company, the familiar sights and food! A […]
May 20, 2021

Losing my son was like losing my life

I was a career woman, happy wife, and mother to 3 beautiful children.  Like many others, I enjoyed holidays, good food, shopping, and spending time with my family, but my life changed 6 years ago.  I was busy as usual […]
May 20, 2021

Fear before our Covid-19 vaccinations

A few friends and I signed up for the voluntary Covid-19 ‘Brand-A’ vaccinations.  Our vaccination slots were only a day apart, so we decided to create a chatgroup to support one another in this process.  Days before the appointment, four […]
May 20, 2021

High-flying and high on shopping

I was living the high-flyer’s life, taking business class flights to Europe and the U.S. several times a year for work.  On these very comfortable trips, I also took time for excursions and more importantly, do lots of shopping!  In […]