“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” – Shing Xiong

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

bangkok news

here is a link to an article about Thai cultural Buddhism, good education and strong stimulus to promote Great Determination.

The courage of the writer Santisuda Ekachai and of Thailand's first bhikkhuni Dhammananda is inspiring. We stand beside them and must not forget that.

I have preserved the article in case it becomes unavailable via the link. Perhaps this is similar to those who preserved relics or copies of sutta commentaries. Certainly the addition to the Therigatha by bhikkhuni Dhammananda is worth preserving. The historical value of the documentation of Thai cultural interpretation of Buddhism is of interest and a good starting point for practice in many areas: letting go of opinion, letting go of frustration, letting go of sadness, cultivating gratitude, forgiveness, compassion, generosity and wisdom.

If we have learned anything from the 60's and from the feminist revolution that is still fizzling, barely, it is that anger is counterproductive. A chronic problem takes time to correct, efficiency is of utmost importance and that takes elimination of useless complaining. Cut to the chase and practice compassion, generosity and wisdom. It may look illogical but it can be discerned as ultimately unbeatable.

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