Issue 38

May 03, 17 Issue 38

无缘大慈, 同体大悲, 简单地说就是 [与乐拔苦]。拔苦是建立在 [同苦] 的基础上, 也就是去感受对方的痛苦, 感同身受。任何生命都是怕死的, 都是希望拥有 [生之快乐] , 而我们人类却把快乐建立在其它生命的痛苦之上。

Everyone goes through ups and downs and all sorts of life situations, such as career or life transitions,
social or relationship crises, personal or emotional disturbances, among other things.

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Issue 37

Jan 09, 17 Issue 37


Programming Joy into Our Lives Singaporean Chade-Meng Tan, an ex-Google engineer, shares how he spread the seeds of joy and meditation all over the world.

[Awaken Publishing ~ English]

[Pujue Publishing ~ Chinese]

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Issue 36

Sep 23, 16 Issue 36

给我一颗感激的心, 让我在未失去时就懂得珍惜

Everything that is born, will age and die one day
Learn to appreciate what you have
before time makes you appreciate
what you had.

[Awaken Publishing ~ English]

[Awaken Publishing ~ Chinese]

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Issue 35

May 23, 16 Issue 35

心静如水, 智慧如花
只有心地清净慈悲柔和 才能盛开

Heart as calm as water / Wisdom like the flowery blossoms
Only when the heart is pure, kind, compassionate and soft
Can the wisdom of perfect understanding blossom like beautiful flowers.

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Issue 34

Jan 22, 16 Issue 34


Let the wisdom of the Buddha-Dharma open the window to our heart and mind; and allows the compassion of the Buddha-Dharma to nurture our happiness, the flower of life.

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Issue 33

Sep 25, 15 Issue 33



Since the time of the scientific revolution till today, many people have considered science to be synonymous with knowledge. Typically, what is a gain to science is a loss to religion. Yet, the reverse is true for Buddhism.

Over the past century, mounting scientific evidence has demonstrated the effectiveness of Buddhist meditation for everyone, regardless of race and religion, particularly mindfulness meditation in fostering peace of mind and happiness; and validated the compatibility between Buddhism and science (pg 38, 42 and 63). This prompted Time magazine to feature “The Mindful Revolution” as its cover story.

To understand the practice of mindfulness, arm yourself with more resources by downloading apps or reading books on mindfulness meditation (pg 65 & 71).

On page 48, Dr B Alan Wallace highlights the known parallels of the twin poles of the reality spectrum—the outer vacuum of physical science and the inner vacuum of contemplative science.

Then on page 47, read how the scientific spirit of enquiry has influenced Chee Kok Tong’s learning and understanding of the Dharma.

While the insights of science can help us to improve our world, it is only spiritual values and concern that can show us the path we should walk in life.

The Dharma is an invaluable system that can inspire everyone to actualise a wholesome and meaningful life. “Everything is borne from our mind, so we are directly responsible for our lives; it is entirely our own choice whether we want to live a purposeful, fulfilling and happy life or otherwise,” said Dato’ Dr GK Ananda Kumaraseri (pg 44).

Elsewhere in this issue, Ajahn Sumedho spoke on the significance of patipatta (pg 55), while Ven Thubten Chodron and Russell Kolts clarify the importance of making time for practice each day (pg 40). Read also about the profundity of the mind on page 64.

Happy reading.
– Editor’s Note


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