Any Westerners Looking to Learn About Buddhism
At Wat Dallas we have a Buddhist Discussion Group for Western Students in English Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the Main Building after Chanting and Meditation. If you are interested in Buddhism or are a practicing Buddhist.Please join us on for an open discussion on Dhamma. Please question everything and come with all your questions. If you are needing assistance in becoming a monk and wish to learn more please contact Jack Boling. Kent and Jack Boling will be leading the discussion on Buddhism. If you need personal instruction you can contact Jack Boling at 940-594-7794 or Kent at 214-690-7797
Buddhism emphasized realization of the fact that nothing surpasses the love of oneself. With such realiztion. Buddhism says that one should examine and judge one's own self. Any action which is for one's own benefit should be hurriedly carried out. Since each one is living in the midst of emotional and social turmoils. Important principles for guiding life to prosperity are provided by Buddhism as follow:-
1. Sacca: Truth and honesty. One is to be true to oneself, one's duty and responsibility, people concerned, supervisors, followers, society and nation; being honest to others and having sincerity to oneself and conduct oneself as firm inner foundation.
2. Dama: Taming and training oneself or adjustment. One is to tame and train oneself regularly and must be able to suppress some thoughts which, if demonstrated, would become dangerous to both oneself and others.
3. Khanti: Tolerance or forbearance. One is to tolerate natural abnormality and irregularity, difficulties in carrying out one's duties, physical as well as mental sufferings, brought about by either well-wisher or not.
4. Caga: Liberality or generosity. One is to be kind to others and share happiness with them, thus creating a sense of friendliness.
From:- What Buddhism gives us by The Venerable Phra Rajadhammaniddesa (Rabaeb Thitayano) Borvaranivesvihara Monestery. Bangkok, Thailand.