The following video clip (3mins++) on Discovering Buddhism will help to understand Buddhism better.
The fundamentals of buddhism could be viewed in many sites and I depend on this CS Woon site on buddhism when I need the basic teachings. Buddha images could be found at flickr should I need to view it. It’s important for me to recall the five precepts. They are
- To Protect
- To be Generous
- To be Content
- To be Truthful
- To be Mindful
- To Be Wise
The buddhist faith of the forest tradition was simple to understand and yet profound. I love practicing the meditation twice a day. It provides the necessary calm and peace to do a full day’s work without being unnecessary stressed. Although achieving the jhanas is something I hope it would come naturally if ever to me.
The loving kindness meditation or Metta always releases any harmful thoughts, which result in a pure state of mind early in the morning and peace late at night. I’ve been able to catch a good night sleep since then. Surrounding myself with calm and peaceful things has been my priority since then. It brought about a peaceful state of mind, which allows one to relax and de-stress at the end of a hard days work.
My favorite monk is Ajahn Brahm if one wishes to listen to buddist teachings. I’ll turn to Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Chah Video, Ajahn Sumedho, and Buddhanet if I wish to find buddhist materials. Other known buddhist leaders Thich Nhat Hanh – Peace is every Step. Dalai Lama Four Noble Truth (1/4) .
Updates on links that I stumbled on while surfing.