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PACARAN MENURUT PERSPEKTIF BUDDHIS

Penyaji: khemanando bhikkhu

Pendahuluan

                Menyikapi fenomena pacaran di jaman sekarang ini memang bisa membuat kita terpana, gimana tidak, dari kemajuan dan terus menerusnya perkembangan dunia yang makin maju ini tidak terasa meracuni hati dan prilaku manusia yang seharusnya bisa dihindari atau minimal bisa mengurangi kadar racun yang tercampur dalam darah keimanan kita. Read the rest of this entry »

The Methods to be Perfect One

by: Khemanando Bhikkhu

                    Most of the ways practice to make merit in the life according to Buddhism has been purposed of the Lay Buddhist people. Read the rest of this entry »

My First Impressive

             My first impression in my life is my mother. She was protecting me every time. When I was child, she always take care me well. It’s her duty, because she has responsible to protect me. Sometimes I was naughty to make her angrily, but she was not beat me, instead she suggested me well. She is my great mother and great woman who I must give most respect. Without her I may not be living here and I will not ever see the world today. When I was just born, she is to be careful care me. Everyday she gave me the milk and everything what I want. It’s very hard work of her, but she has a great patient. She is not only a great woman but also she is my first woman who I give love. She is a woman who always be my friend. And she is a woman who is to be the light up the dark in my life. I remembered something good that happened when I had studied at primary school. Read the rest of this entry »

My Story in Thailand

The first my diary

When I would come to Thailand, I don’t think, i can do. But I still have a confident to go to Thailand because i want to get ordination in this country.  I was happy when I have an opportunity to go to this country. I can be remembered the entirely condition when I will be coming. in my mind said that when i got the problems I must have solved it by my self. That time, when I passed in the border of Singapore I was stopped by the securities. They didn’t believe me if I am monk. They took me to the office, interrogating me a lot. I can be remembered when they said “u can’t entrance in this country” then I answered “what happened and why I can’t entrance in this country, I have no mistakes”. That time We have debated in the office and they answered that“Yeah because we don’t like you, so you can’t entrance in this country”. I surprised with their answer, and I don’t believe if I can’t entrance. Then I asked them “why you don’t like me, what you mean??” I urgent them a bid angrily and they eventually asked me ” Do you have money??? Then I took out all of my money from my wallet carefully. I showed it on the table, and then I said “I come here not for working or searching the money but I only transit here to go to Thailand”. Finally they allowed me to pass the border, and then I went to the bus station. I am worried about it so much, because if I can’t pass that time so I can’t stand here (Thailand) today. In the bus station, I bought the bus ticket to Pinang- Malaysia. On the way I always thought so much “how about Thailand and how beautiful this country is?” This sentence covered my mind on the way. From Singapore to Pinang killed the time one night, making me tired but i can be enjoyed it well. I have traveled in Pinang for one day. I went to Keloksi, the Mahayana Temple on the mountain. It is very nice view; I walked with my friends inside the temple. The night would be coming, I went back to the temple where i stayed, going to the station. It was not the bus but the travel car; it’s only going to Hat Yai. After I reached in Hat Yai, I bought a bus ticket to Bangkok. I waited the bus so  long because the bus went out at 09.00 pm. Then I spent my time to go to the forest temple in Hat Yai, meeting so many monks staying there. It was the first time I can be meeting the forest monk, meeting so many monks. I couldn’t talk with them well because they couldn’t speak English and i cant speak Thai. So we only talked by body language. After we talked with them at 05.00 pm I went to the station, waited the bus going out. At 09.00 on time I went out from the station to Bangkok. In my mind always grown the sentence “how beautiful Bangkok is?. At 04.00 in the morning I reached in Bangkok, going to Wat Bovonranives Temple which is Sangharaja temple the leader of Theravada Dhammayutta lineage, to have stayed. My feeling said that “wow it’s very wonderful country that first I am visiting”. Read the rest of this entry »

How to apply the Four Noble Truths

to solve the problem

Penyaji: Khemanando Bhikkhu

              The Buddha’s teachings are based upon the solid foundation of truth in the Four Noble Truths which can be known by all. They are not believed by unknown basis which accepted on mere faith. They start from the centre of our very own undeniable direct human experience. The Buddha was only interested in showing us a clear direct path to true happiness. The Four Noble Truths form the heart of the Buddha’s teaching.  Those having directed perception of reality are noble because they are taught by the Noble one. By understanding it, we become ennobled. The Four Noble Truths mean Pali language called Catu Ariya Sacca. Catu means Four, Ariya means Noble and Sacca means Truth. When we read it in Pali and think of its meaning, it comes out slightly differently which is very interesting.

The Four Noble Truths consist of Suffering (dukkha), the cause of suffering (samudaya), the cessation of suffering (nirodha) and the path leading to the cessation of suffering (magga). The Four Noble Truths were first taught by the Buddha during His first sermon at the Deer Park in Isipatana (Benares) after He attained enlightenment. The sermon is called the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta or the Teaching of the setting the wheel of Dhamma in Motion. He gave this sermon to the Five Ascetics namely; Kondanna, bhadiya, Vappa, Mahanama and Assaji. The sermon is given by the Buddha to them more than 2,500 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

JANGAN BERKATA “TIDAK” SEBELUM ANDA PERNAH MENCOBANYA

          Seorang pembuat jam tangan berkata kepada jam yang sedang dibuatnya. “Hai jam, apakah kamu sanggup untuk berdetak paling tidak 31,104,000 kali selama setahun?”

“Ha?,” kata jam terperanjat, “Mana sanggup saya?”

“Bagaimana kalau 86,400 kali dalam sehari?”

“Delapan puluh ribu empat ratus kali? Dengan jarum yang ramping-ramping seperti ini?” jawab jam penuh keraguan.

“Bagaimana kalau 3,600 kali dalam satu jam?”

“Dalam satu jam harus berdetak 3,600 kali? Banyak sekali itu” tetap saja jam ragu-ragu dengan kemampuan dirinya. Read the rest of this entry »

TENTANG BERKAH UTAMA

Demikianlah telah kudengar:

Pada suatu ketika Bhagava menetap didekat Savatthi dihutan Jeta divihara Anathapindika.

Maka datanglah deva, ketika hari menjelang pagi, dengan cahaya yang cemerlang menerangi seluruh hutan Jeta. Menghampiri Bhagava dan menghormat Beliau lalu berdiri disatu sisi. Sambil berdiri disatu sisi, deva itu berkata kepada bhagava dalam syairini:

Banyak deva dan manusia berselesih paham tentang Berkah, yang diharap membawa keselamatan. Terangkalah, apakah Berkah Utama itu?

“Tak bergaul dengan orang yang tak bijaksana, bergaul dengan mereka yang bijaksana, menghormat mereka yang patut dihormati, Itulah Berkah Utama.

Hidup ditempat yang sesuai, berkat jasa-jasa dalam hidup yang lampau. Menuntu diri kearah yang benar, Itulah Berkah Utama.

Memiliki pengetahuan dan ketrampilan, terlatih baik dalam tata susila, Ramah tamah dalam ucapan, itulah Berkah Utama. Read the rest of this entry »

Melatih Kesabaran (Khanti)

             Bhante Rahula memulainya dengan kisah Buddha dimana Beliau dicaci maki, dihina, dan dimarahin oleh seorang perumah tangga. Buddha dengan sabar menerima cacian dan hinaan tersebut. Setelah orang tersebut selesai, Buddha berkata, “Apakah engkau telah selesai dengan cacian dan hinaanmu itu?” Dan orang tersebut menjawab, “Ya, saya telah selesai.” Kemudian Buddha bertanya, “Apakah kamu bersedia mendengar tanggapanku?” Orang tersebut menyetujuinya. Buddha bersabda:

“Bagaikan seorang tuan rumah yang menerima tamu di rumahnya,
ia akan menyediakan makanan dan minuman kepada tamunya;
akan tetapi apabila tamu tersebut tak mau menerima makanan dan minuman yang dihidangkannya, maka semua yang dihidangkan akan dengan sendirinya (kembali) menjadi milik si tuan rumah.”

“Begitu pula dengan segala cacian dan hinaan;
Segala cacian dan hinaan yang tak diterima oleh yang dicaci,
akan kembali menjadi milik si pencaci.” Read the rest of this entry »

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