Love Changes Everything

Read | Download ForewordBuddhism was born out of love. While he was a bodhisattva, the Buddha loved himself so he worked on extricating himself from the bondage of suffering for good. After setting himself free, he reached out to people to show them how they too could set themselves free. This required a multitude of…

Meetings with A Dhamma Master

Read | Download PREFACEWhen I first met Luang Por1, it was in the summer of 2008. I had come to visit my son, Luang Pi2 Joshua, during his first year as an ordained monk living at Wat Phra Dhammakaya in Bangkok, Thailand. I must say that my initial meeting with Luang Por Dattajeevo, the Vice-Abbot…

The Ordination

Read | Download PrefaceThailand is a Buddhist Society. A large part of our culture stems from Buddhist heritage. Our forefathers handed down to us through the generations, a lasting legacy of humble thought and traditions designed to instill sound moral values. This legacy is an inheritance from our past that will guide us into the…

The ten Jataka story [2 ภาษา] en_zhs

Read | Download The Ten Jataka Stories The Narratives About the Buddha’s Past Lives and Pursuit of the Ten Perfections 佛陀本生十世 菩萨勤修十世波罗蜜的故事 Introduction 序言The Ten Jataka Stories are narratives about Gautama Buddha’s pursuit of Perfections in His final ten existences as a Bodhisatta. Each of these ten existences highlights the pursuit of each of the Ten Perfections.…

The Fruits of True Monkhood

Read | Download Translator's PrefaceMany westerners may never have seen a Buddhist monk before — because monasticism is a way of life that leads neither to fame nor fortune — which are the factors which normally bring things to public attention. The more initiated might be familiar with Zen monks, with Tibetan La mas or…

The Buddha’s First Teaching

Read | Download Translator's PrefaceThis book has been compiled and translated not exclusively from the written Thai version of Phrabhavana-viriyakhun ‘s “Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta”, but also from many subsequent renditions of the the same work given by the author in/training sessions for people of all walks of life, age ranges: monks and laypeople alike.l The content…

Buddhist Economics

Read | Download PrefaceBuddhists often tend to disregard economics completely, because the monastic way of life idealized by Buddhism is economically very minimalist. Such neglect of comment concerning economic values is not warranted, however, because the Buddhist scriptures are in fact rich with advice from the Buddha regarding sound economic values and they are applicable…