The founder of most of the world’s major religions are credited with performing marvels and miracles. Jesus walked on the water, Muhammad flew to Jerusalem on the back of a winged horse-like creature, and the Hindu gods performed too many … Read the rest

The other day someone passed me a book called ‘Einstein and the Buddha: Parallel Sayings’ by Thomas J. Farlane. “Now that might be an interesting read” I thought to myself. If ever you need to be reminded of the truth … Read the rest

The Buddha was long-lived by the standards of the time which is remarkable given that after he became a monk his life was a hard one – eating scraps, often sleeping in the open and spending much of the year … Read the rest

So extraordinary was the Buddha, so unerringly kind and wise, and so positive was an encounter with him, that is would change people’s lives. Even while he was alive legends were told about him. In the centuries after his final … Read the rest

What is often referred to as “the silence of the Buddha” has become almost proverbial and has been widely commented on by both academic and popular writers. Some have claimed that the Buddha remained silent when asked questions about ultimate … Read the rest

A great deal of discussion has been given to the last meal the Buddha ate before he passed into final Nirvana. The Mahaparinibbana Sutta specifically records that the blacksmith Cunda offered the Buddha a dish called sukaramaddava and that this … Read the rest

What is often referred to as “the silence of the Buddha” has become almost proverbial and has been widely commented on by both academic and popular writers. Some have claimed that the Buddha remained silent when asked questions about ultimate … Read the rest

The only two of the great religious teachers who were successful during their own lifetimes were Mohammed and Gotama Buddha. Both had long teaching careers and both lived to see their respective religions firmly established. Prof. Basham has written that … Read the rest

A message, no matter how logical or true, is useless if it cannot be communicated to others. In the Dhamma we have a perfect teaching, and in the Buddha we have a perfect teacher, and the combination of these two … Read the rest