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Meditation for World Peace
The Meditation Techniques to make World Peace
 
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Meditation for world peace begins with a simple breath exercise.
 

The beginning of Meditation.

     Meditation began from, Human, animals, things, fortune, rank, praise and power are the things that people try to seek and seize for themselves because they always think that these things will make them happier and better.  But many times these things bring the problems and forces back because they have to struggle to possess these things.  Sometimes there were some quarrels and angers so much that they fight or have wars.  They had to exchange with lives.  At last, the real things they got are making the bad retributions, making the feud and revenge.  They will compensate the bad retributions in next lives which will make them worse and unhappy both body and mind.
 
Peace Position 
Meditation Techniques : Vitamin for the Mind
 

What is meditation?

When you are talking about meditation, you have to understand first that meditation is not the matter to the hermit or the ordained ones only.  But meditation is the way to train and develop your mind to become more stable, adhere to the goodness and have a better quality of mind.  In the Buddhism, the worldly people can meditate to be happier and get better livings and the ordinants can meditate as the way to free own self from all defilements.

However, meditation is universal.  It means that not only Buddhist can do, the other religious followers can do too.  Meditation is focusing on the own practice because the practitioners will get and understand about the result of meditation by themselves. And if they have any question, they can ask the expert with the accurate questions corresponding to their experience.  Although the meditation theories have been described thoroughly, the practitioners may overlook it while they are meditating.

The Meanings of Meditation

Meditation can explain its meaning in many aspects including to the meditation effects and its processing, for example, meditation is calm, comfortable and happy feeling that human can make.  In Buddhism, meditation has been appointed to be a regulation for the doers will have a better life, be conscious and intelligent.  There is no limit of age or gender for meditation.  Everyone can meditate simply.
The meanings in the aspect of meditation effects
Meditation is the indication of mind being in only one emotion continuously or the indication of mind being still, not wandering.  The concentrated mind is united to be one, clean and clear enough to see how pure the mind is.  The pure mind will cause that person to have a strong willpower, be smart and happy in the same time.1
The meaning in the aspect of processing
In the other hand, meditation in the aspect of processing is the stableness of mind, the stable state of mind in/on to something or the mind standstills to something without wandering.
Meditation cause Inner Peace
 
In the contradiction, there is one thing that everybody has in this world and it is free of charge and does not require to struggle with anyone.  It is the only thing that can lead us to access the real happiness - The happiness from inside by meditation – the meditating until you access the Inner Dhammakaya. The inner Dhammakaya exists in everyone’s body.  The attainment depends on your intention to practice until you reach it.  Whenever you attain the Inner Dhammakaya, you will be proud and happy by yourself without struggling with anyone and you will be happy enough to share it to the world.
 
Meditation for WorldPeace 
World Peace Begins with Inner Peace
 
 

Benefit of Meditation and How to Meditation Techniques

     
The real world peace will be happened, it must start from us.  The family, work, social and country livings will be happy and without any conflicts, it must begin with our first minds’ still by Meditation.  We can do it by meditation first by your selft and expand our happiness from inside Meditation to outside.  Every good thing will be started with our minds.  It begins with the first still at the 7th base of mind which we may not hear or know before.  But it is the important thing to benefit most in the peace creation in this world.
 
 
Meditation for Peace 
The Mind as the Origin of Peace and War 

Let's Begin to Meditate and learn How to Meditation Techniques

 
     So, all of us should realize to the importance of the inner peace which is created by meditation because whenever the peace is in everyone’s mind, the world peace creation will not be the difficult thing anymore. There are so many Techniques to Meditate on the world but for DMC we'll talk about Meditation Techniques in Buddhism.
 

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    Benefits of Meditation 1 - Read 3008 times

Benefits of Meditation 1Meditation is important to the lives of everyone, not least the life of the householder, family life and life in society – contributing to peace in the world. Benefits of Meditation 1 Meditation is important to the lives of everyone, not least the life of the householder, family life and life in society – contributing to peace in the world. Those who practice meditation earnestly in their everyday lives are all sure to witness progress in their practice.   Meditation has the following benefits for the householder: 1. In the face of negative external circumstances, it brings a genuine sense of freedom and choice instead of feeling stress or a victim of one’s circumstances. One will be able to remain relaxed and at ease in all situations, without even having to close one’s eyes. One’s working efficiency is boosted along with one’s tenacity in stressful situations. 2. One becomes better able to make the distinc..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Meditation Homework for Daily Life - Read 3210 times

Meditation Homework for Daily LifeThe “10 Homework” is technique to the inner happiness, to the fruitful of meditation, to be beloved person. Meditation Homework for Daily Life Integrating Meditation in Daily Life The “10 Homework” is technique to the inner happiness, to the fruitful of meditation, to be beloved person. The ten items of homework are a practical way to integrate meditation in one’s daily life – helping to supplement the progress in mental development gained by doing meditation on a daily basis while helping to add value to our daily lives – especially since the tranquility one has inside tends to lead us towards increased wisdom, satisfaction and prosperity in life. Achieving all ten items of homework on a daily basis a shortcut to tranquility throughout the day, gradually bringing with it all the other benefits mentioned in a way that will be easily apparent to the practitioner certainly because sediment fro..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Types and Methods of Meditation - Read 3361 times

Types and Methods of MeditationMost people shy away from suffering and seek after happiness. Unfortunately the happiness that most people find gives only temporary relief from suffering – because it does not reach the roots of suffering or lead to permanent happiness. Types and Methods of Meditation Most people shy away from suffering and seek after happiness. Unfortunately the happiness that most people find gives only temporary relief from suffering – because it does not reach the roots of suffering or lead to permanent happiness. People overlook the fact that suffering lies inside the mind (rather than outside it) and therefore must be dealt with inside the mind, not in the body or outside body and mind.   Many misunderstand that drinking, taking drugs and roaming from one place of entertainment to another will alleviate their suffering – but in fact, it only manages to distract the mind from suffering temporarily. If we want to deal with suffering on a permanent basis, we cannot avoid meditation – and it is perhaps no surprise that meditati..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Safeguarding Our Mind through Meditation - Read 2591 times

Safeguarding Our Mind through MeditationIn our daily lives, an array of problems of varying degrees correlating to our family circumstance, profession, education, and responsibilities can arise. Safeguarding Our Mind through Meditation   In our daily lives, an array of problems of varying degrees correlating to our family circumstance, profession, education, and responsibilities can arise. When faced with problems, the methods people employed to solve them may differ according to their experience and familiarity, and with outcomes that are never predictable. However, if we are trained to examine problems with a still mind, we will be able to clearly identify their origin. This skill can be developed through the practice of meditation. Meditation is a simple practice open to everyone and can be performed in our everyday life regardless of our profession – whether we work at an office or are self-employed; our status – a housewife or a student; and our religious affiliation. Meditati..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    What is Meditation? - Read 17282 times

What is Meditation?What is Meditation? When you are talking about meditation, you have to understand first that meditation is not the matter to the hermit or the ordained ones only But meditation is the way to train and develop your mind to become more stable, What is meditation?   Peace Position   When you are talking about meditation, you have to understand first that meditation is not the matter to the hermit or the ordained ones only.  But meditation is the way to train and develop your mind to become more stable, adhere to the goodness and have a better quality of mind.  In the Buddhism, the worldly people can meditate to be happier and get better livings and the ordinants can meditate as the way to free own self from all defilements. However, meditation is universal.  It means that not only Buddhist can do, the other religious followers can do too.  Meditation is focusing on the own practice because the practitioners will get and understand about the result of meditation by themselves. And if they have ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Letter from the novice representative who is studying Pali Grammar - Read 14862 times

Letter from the novice representative who is studying Pali Grammar - Novice Sitthichai Dechkhamphoo. Letter from the novice representative who is studying the Pali Grammar Edited from the Inner Dreams Kindergarten Program broadcasted via DMC I pay the highest respect to Luang Phaw I am Novice Sitthichai Dechkhamphoo, 15 years old, from Ubon Ratchathani province.  My mother told me that I went to Dhammakaya Temple since I was in her belly. Novice Sitthichai Dechkhamphoo Novice of Dhammakaya Temple My father and mother cultivated me to love merit since I was young such as they taught me to offering alms in the Morning Alms Round and meditate etc.  They always meditated as the models for me and taught me to pray the Morning and Evening Chanting as well, so I can pray both of them since I was young. When I grew up and studied at my previous school, my teacher asked us what we wanted to be.  My frie..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    A True Buddhist - Read 15998 times

A True BuddhistWhen I reviewed my notes from a sermon given by a respected senior monk during my research for this book, I incidentally came monk during my research for this book, Meditation Meditation for Peace   A True Buddhist     Belief in the Lord Buddha’s Enlightenment.   When I reviewed my notes from a sermon given by a respected senior monk during my research for this book, I incidentally came monk during my research for this book, I incidentally came upon a valuable message. That is, “What is the most significant cause of Buddhism’s decline?”   The respected senior monk said, “Buddhism never declines by itself; it is people who lessen their faith in Buddhism.”   “The significant cause for its decline is a “fool.”6  fools can be categorized into the External Fool and the Internal Fool.   1) External Fools include non-Buddhists. They are determined to demolish Buddhism, whether they are of other religious affiliations or not. They typical..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Training Oneself in Non-Recklessness by Practicing Austerity (Dhutanga) - Read 15768 times

Training Oneself in Non-Recklessness by Practicing Austerity (Dhutanga)Life is full of uncertainties and danger awaits those who are reckless with their lives. The Lord Buddha once said Meditation Meditation for Peace   Training Oneself in Non-Recklessness by Practicing Austerity (Dhutanga)     The Lord Buddha once said, “A reckless person is like a dead person.”   Life is full of uncertainties and danger awaits those who are reckless with their lives. The Lord Buddha once said, “A reckless person is like a dead person.” Practicing austerity is one of the ways to train oneself to become more careful.   Many may not be aware that throughout the 45 years of the Lord Buddha’s propagation of the Dhamma, he gave a total of 84,000 teachings. All of them can be concluded in one word, non-recklessness. This word was in His final sermon to His disciples before entering Nibbana:   “Bhikkhus, my duties that are of benefit and support to you are now complete. In now wish to r..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Blessing Our Descendants #2 - Read 15006 times

Blessing Our Descendants #2The Lord Buddha taught the way to create the very best in oneself by eliminating greed, anger, and ignorance through the accumulation of merit. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Blessing Our Descendants #2     A blessing means the act of giving the very best.   The way to create the very best in oneself   The Lord Buddha taught the way to create the very best in oneself by eliminating greed, anger, and ignorance through the accumulation of merit. The elements of this way are:   1) Eliminating greed by regu7lar acts of generosity.   A good example can be seen in our ancestors. In those days, our ancestors would rise before dawn, and then wake their family to prepare the alms meal for the monks. The entire family had to get up and contribute. When the monks came to receive the alms offering. The grandparents would lead the children to put the meal offering into the monks, alms-bowls.   After the offering, the g..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Blessing Our Descendants - Read 15335 times

Blessing Our DescendantsWhen we reach old age, blessing our descendants becomes an important duty among our many obligations Meditation Meditation for Peace   Blessing Our Descendants#1     The meaning of vara is progress and happiness.   When we reach old age, blessing our descendants becomes an important duty among our many obligations. However, our blessings will be revered only if we do it moderately and properly depending on our seniority and qualifications. Studying the criteria of how our ancestors blessed their descendants and instilled them with obedience, raising them to become good citizens is of great benefit to us. Their principles give us clear guidance, which can be adapted to our own situation when we reach old age.   What is a blessing?   Blessing is called vara in the Pali language. The meaning of vara is progress and happiness. A blessing means the act of giving the very best. Therefore..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Parents, Worthy of Our Reverence - Read 15610 times

Parents, Worthy of Our ReverenceIn 1999, statistics in Thailand showed that the number of elderly people who are being neglected increased by at least 300,000 per year while retirement homes in Thailand can only accommodate an increase of 200 people per year Meditation Meditation for Peace   Parents, Worthy of Our Reverence     Parents, Worthy of Our Reverence   In 1999, statistics in Thailand showed that the number of elderly people who are being neglected increased by at least 300,000 per year while retirement homes in Thailand can only accommodate an increase of 200 people per year. This is caused by adult children tiring of their elderly parents and the responsibility of caring for them. The increasing trend of elderly people being place in retirement homes is quite a disappointment.   In Buddhist teachings, parents are revered as Arahantas in the family.; They are first teachers to their children. There is a Thai saying that at the parents’ feet are gateways to the heavenly realms. Thai children express their respect and show gratitude to t..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    The Last Moment of a Father’s Life - Read 15245 times

The Last Moment of a Father’s LifeOne day, a lady come to seek advice from a respected senior monk about how to care for her dying father; Meditation Meditation for Peace     The Last Moment of a Father’s Life     “The Lord Buddha once said, ‘A clouded mind leads to an unfavorable realm.’   One day, a lady come to seek advice from a respected senior monk about how to care for her dying father; Buddhists consider this an important task of any grateful child. Thus, this knowledge should be learned by everyone who must pay a debt of gratitude to their parents.   The lady said, “When I was 10 years old, my parents got divorced. My mother took care of me. She is a faithful Buddhist  who believes I the law of cause and effect. She offers food to the monks every morning. My father has never visited me. Even though I know where he lives, I have never gone to see him. I have only called him a few tim..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    The Value of Life - Read 15191 times

The Value of LifeAlthough we realize that our lives will not last a thousand years, sometimes we still let ourselves drift down into the stream of worldly pleasures which causes us suffering Meditation Meditation for Peace   The Value of Life     Reverence and humility towards others with virtue   Although we realize that our lives will not last a thousand years, sometimes we still let ourselves drift down into the stream of worldly pleasures which causes us suffering. Sometimes we do things that bring later regret. Since everyone is counting the days of  their lives. Some people might have asked themselves, “How do we live our lives to the fullest and how do we live every minute of our lives with full consciousness?   A highly respected monk had a clear answer to this. He always reminds the laypeople who come to make merit at his temple that dealing with life situations is something for which we must prepare ourselves.   “Even though we may ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Ordaining for One’s Parents Brings Merit - Read 14833 times

Ordaining for One’s Parents Brings MeritIn this day and age of ever-present temptations and perpetual pressure to make a living, it is especially rare to find any family with a son who ordains as a Buddhist monk for at least the period of Buddhist Lent Meditation Meditation for Peace   Ordaining for One’s Parents Brings Merit     Ordain while your mother is still alive to show her your gratitude.   In this day and age of ever-present temptations and perpetual pressure to make a living, it is especially rare to find any family with a son who ordains as a Buddhist monk for at least the period of Buddhist Lent. The parents must must have accumulated a tremendous amount of virtue. It does not occur often since the first requisite is the willingness of the son. The ordination is not done is exchange for a new car or for monetary gain.   Longing to See Their Son in Saffron Robes   The writer is looking at a poster put out by the Buddhist Society inviting students to ordain during their summer vacation. The poster sh..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Instilling a Love of Meditation in Our Children - Read 14951 times

Instilling a Love of Meditation in Our ChildrenMeditation is the most effective way to train the mind to focus. The practice helps to strengthen the mind so that it will not be easily diverted Meditation Meditation for Peace   Instilling a Love of Meditation in Our Children     Meditation is the most effective way to train the mind to focus.   Meditation is the most effective way to train the mind to focus. The practice helps to strengthen the mind so that it will not be easily diverted. Children who have been well taught in ethics, but lack training in meditation, are still susceptible to temptations because they lack that extra fortification.   Parents should start to inspire their children to love to meditate from a very young age. When their minds are focused, they will be able to absorb guidance readily. The ethics instilled in them by the parents will flourish and they will be able to deal with uncertainties with clarity.   Yet there are a number..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Making the Five Precepts Easy for Children to Understand - Read 19130 times

Making the Five Precepts Easy for Children to UnderstandOnce, I had the chance to observe a senior monk simplify the Five Precepts for the children. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Making the Five Precepts Easy  for Children to Understand     One shall not consume intoxicants.   Once, I had the chance to observe a senior monk simplify the Five Precepts for the children. The writer was impressed with the method and would like to pass on this information to parents as a guideline. It was taught in the form of dialogue between the teacher and the children:   The Origin of the Five Precepts   Today, I, as a senior monk, am going to teach you a fundamental and very important aspect of our lives: the five Precepts.   Nobody knows the origins of the Five Precepts. They existed even before the birth of the Lord Buddha, and He advised that everybody should abide by them.   Do you know what the Five P..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Meditation Testimonials - Novice Thawan Buddharaksa - Read 14591 times

New Generation love Buddhism!! Meditation Testimonials A Novice of Norkaew Parian Dham Batch 1 Compiled from the Inner Dreams Kindergarten Program broadcasted on DMC I pay the highest respect to Luang Phaw I am Novice Thawan Buddharaksa, 12 years old.  I am a student who is in Norkaew Parian Dham Batch 1.  I am a half-blood Thai Greek, but my nationality is Australian because I was born in Australia. After my mother gave birth me, she brought me to Thailand.   Novice Thawan  Buddharaksa Norkaew Parian Dham Batch 1 I went to Dhammakaya Temple in the first time when I was 7 years old. I just joined the Super Kids Camp only and after that I did not go to the temple for a long time because my mother passed away when I studied Prathom 1 (or Grade 1), my grandpa and grandma brought me to live in Phayao province.  Fortunat..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Teaching Children to Live by the Five Precepts - Read 16256 times

Teaching Children to Live by the Five PreceptsIt is not an overstatement to say that teaching children to abide by the Five Precepts is the most important responsibility of their parents Meditation Meditation for Peace   Teaching Children to Live by the Five Precepts      We shall not kill.   It is not an overstatement to say that teaching children to abide by the Five Precepts is the most important responsibility of their parents; parents owe this to their children and to society. In this respect, they are actually the ones determining the future of their children and the country. Why is this issue so important?   Memorizing the Five Precepts but not Abiding by Them   Buddhists are able to recite the Five Precepts, but when asked the meaning of the word, “precept,” most of them do not know, Since adults cannot even answer this question, how can we expect the younger generation to see the importance of observing the precepts? This unfortunate situ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Complete Criteria in Giving - Read 14830 times

Complete Criteria in GivingToday, most people are inclined to put their faith in science above anything else. However, science can only prove what the eyes can see Meditation Meditation for Peace   Complete Criteria in Giving     Generally, Buddhists are fond of giving to monks and virtuous persons regularly.   Today, most people are inclined to put their faith in science above anything else. However, science can only prove what the eyes can see. There are so many things that the eyes cannot see whose existence is unverified by science.   For example, our mind and the physical heart are two different entities. When we feel sad or glad, these feelings are not from the physical heart, but from our ethereal heart. Science still cannot describe what the ethereal heart looks like or where it resides. We do not know where feelings come from; we just know that they are there.   The physical heart is an organ. Nowadays, doctors can stop th..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    How Good Deeds Can Bring Good Outcomes - Read 15124 times

How Good Deeds Can Bring Good OutcomesIt has always ben a challenge to develop human beings to resist the temptations to do bad deeds   Meditation Meditation for Peace     How Good Deeds Can Bring Good Outcomes   How to Teach Children the Law of Kamma   It has always ben a challenge to develop human beings to resist the temptations to do bad deeds, and to do good deeds wholeheartedly without any expectation of reward or recognition. If parents can teach their children to be good people through and through, then they will have no worries, for their children will always be on the righteous path, and they will not cause trouble for themselves and others.   However, it is rather difficult to train children to love to do good deeds and hate to do bad deeds, because it is hard to resist temptations. Besides, it is impossible for parents to keep an eye on their children all the time. At some point the children m..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    SEVEN-DAY RETREAT IN PHU RUEA - Read 16914 times

SEVEN-DAY RETREAT IN PHU RUEAThe Middle Way Meditation Retreat would like to invite you to join our seven-day meditation retreat, conducted almost every month at “Suan Pa Himmawan” Retreat Center, near the Phu Ruea National Park in the Northeastern province of Loei, Thailand. SEVEN-DAY RETREAT IN PHU RUEA    Meditation for peace   The Middle Way Meditation Retreat would like to invite you to join our seven-day meditation retreat, conducted almost every month at “Suan Pa Himmawan” Retreat Center, near the Phu Ruea National Park in the Northeastern province of Loei, Thailand.      Technique of Meditation The Tradition and Technique of Meditation   This proven technique dates back to more than 2,500 years and was lost to the world about 500 years after the passing of the Lord Buddha. It was rediscovered in 1917 by the Most Venerable Phramongkolthepmuni, a renowned Thai Buddhist Monk.    The Middle Way Meditation also has moral impact on the mind. It cleanses the ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Do good Deeds Always Bring Favorable Outcomes? - Read 15224 times

Do good Deeds Always Bring Favorable Outcomes?Whenever someone is facing a situation which he considers unfair, he will start to think, Meditation Meditation for Peace   Do good Deeds Always Bring Favorable Outcomes?     Do good Deeds Always Bring Favorable Outcomes.   Whenever someone is facing a situation which he considers unfair, he will start to think, “there is no such thing as good deeds always bringing favorable outcomes; bad deeds can also bring favorable out comes, too.” The fallacy of this notion stems from the expectation that good deeds will produce immediate outcomes, and the narrow view of someone who is being rewarded for his bad conduct. On the surface, that person may be enjoying the fruits of his bad deeds. But look closely, he is very worried of being attacked or arrested by the police. His gratification is temporary, but his fear stays with him.   I is important to teach our children when they ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Young People and the Lord Buddha - Read 17581 times

Young People and the Lord BuddhaIn recent years, a new generation of young people has started to wonder why Buddhists highly regard the Lord Buddha to be the greatest sanctuary, although he was only human Meditation Meditation for Peace   Young People and the Lord Buddha     The Lord Buddha’s life is documented.  History has clearly recorded His life story including the lives of His parents.   In recent years, a new generation of young people has started to wonder why Buddhists highly regard the Lord Buddha to be the greatest sanctuary, although he was only human. To respond to this doubt, there was an examination of this issue and a simple explanation conducive to young people by a senior monk was found.   A true Buddhist has to be a logical person. He is nto gullible or easily deluded. So when a person is deciding whom he should choose to be his respected mentor, he should make the attempt to know the history of that person in the following ways:   1. The mentor..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Dad, Why Were We Born? - Read 15247 times

Dad, Why Were We Born?One day, a family invited guests to their home for a religions rite for the great-grandparent. After the ceremony, when all the guests had left, the son asked the father, Meditation Meditation for Peace   Dad, Why Were We Born?      All good deeds and bad deeds have consequences.   One day, a family invited guests to their home for a religions rite for the great-grandparent. After the ceremony, when all the guests had left, the son asked the father,   “Dad, since everyone has to die like our grandparent, then what is the purpose of life ?,   The father, who had acquired knowledge about Buddhism, replied to his beloved son,   “My son, deep down inside, everybody, rich or poor, a commoner or a king, has asked what we are doing here, what the true purpose of life is. And even I used to wonder about that.   This question has prompted me to study Buddhism seriously, which has given me an understanding of life:   1. ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Fathers That Children hate - Read 14775 times

Fathers That Children hateSometimes when a father is addicted to the roads to ruin, [Apayamukha] and unable to be the leader of the household, the responsibilities fall upon the mother Meditation Meditation for Peace   Fathers That Children hate     Fathers That Children hate   Sometimes when a father is addicted to the roads to ruin, [Apayamukha] and unable to be the leader of the household, the responsibilities fall upon the mother. If this situation occurs regularly in the family, the children will often feel that their father is taking advantage of their mother. Sometimes this feeling is so fierce that they begin to have hatred for their father. If any family is facing this problem, what would be the correct way for children to rectify the situation?   There once was a boy who came to see Luang Phaw, in order to consult Luang Phaw about his own father.   “Luang Phaw, I feel like my father takes unfair advantage of my mother. He doesn’t care about his childre..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Children Who Want Their Father to Quit Drinking - Read 14726 times

Children Who Want Their Father to Quit DrinkingMany families may have faced the daily problem of seeing their father being drunk and belligerent. Meditation Meditation for Peace   Children Who Want Their Father to Quit Drinking     Many families may have faced the daily problem of  seeing their father being drunk and belligerent.   Many families may have faced the daily problem of seeing their father being drunk and belligerent. Once drunk, the father yells at the neighbors, instigates fights with his wife, and beats his children. This aggravates everyone in the household. However, because of the love and gratitude that they have for their father, the children wish to find a way to help him quit drinking. Unfortunately, the children usually do not know what to do. Therefore, I would like to recommend a method I once used, and that worked for me, which may also be a practical guide to help point these fathers in the right direction...... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Gambling Never Made Anyone Rich - Read 15949 times

Gambling Never Made Anyone RichEven before the first whistle in a soccer match is blown, borrowed money, salaries, school tuition and the allowances of many people, Meditation Meditation for Peace   Gambling Never Made Anyone Rich     Gambling Never Made Anyone Rich   Even before the first whistle in a soccer match is blown, borrowed money, salaries, school tuition and the allowances of many people, have already been placed on bets at the gambling table. This is a typical scenario that occurs outside of the soccer field, and it has tremendous effects on the whole family.   It is estimated that, on a typical day, the money circulation for bets on a football game is over several million. This is an extremely high figure for a developing country like Thailand.   The bookies brim with joy when they see the figures and how much money they will collect. However, for those who work at an honest living, this way of life is considered to be cold bloode..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Why is Soliciting Prostitute a Sin - Read 14937 times

Why is Soliciting Prostitute a SinAt this time, the number of people with AIDS is increasing. One reason for this increase is that most young men believe so liciting a prostitute is not morally wrong because they believe it is not sexual misconduct when it is consensual Meditation Meditation for Peace   Why is Soliciting Prostitute a Sin     Why is Soliciting Prostitute a Sin   At this time, the number of people with AIDS is increasing. One reason for this increase is that most young men believe so liciting a prostitute is not morally wrong because they believe it is not sexual misconduct when it is consensual. One of men’s most common flawed ways of thinking is: “What is wrong with soliciting a prostitute?”   Buddhism’s teachings clearly indicate that the question of whether soliciting a prostitute is wrong is not determined on the grounds of the Precepts (sila), but falls under the concept of the roads leading to ruin (Apayamukha).   "Apay?" means a form of deterioration, disaster or something that does not lead to prosperity.   “Mukha” me..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    The Roads That Lead to Ruin - Read 14679 times

The Roads That Lead to RuinMany young recent graduates are usually diligent and focused when they start their first jobs. Some days they even work overtime with the hope of getting a big salary at the end of the month Meditation Meditation for Peace   The Roads That Lead to Ruin     If a person earns a lot but drinks alcohol, it is like having a leak in your vessel.   Many young recent graduates are usually diligent and focused when they start their first jobs. Some days they even work overtime with the hope of getting a big salary at the end of the month. However, after working many years, instead of an improved financial situation, they have amassed debt. They end up living paycheck to paycheck even though they worked so hard. How do some people manage to squander their own wealth?   Many people who see their friends struggling financially do not know what to say since money is a delicate subject to raise with anyone. Although concerned, they do not know how to help.   I myself encountered this pr..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    The Womanizing and Alcoholic Husband - Read 15888 times

The Womanizing and Alcoholic HusbandA husband who is unfaithful and who drinks alcohol to excess can cause a family to fall apart Meditation Meditation for Peace     The Womanizing and Alcoholic Husband     A husband who is unfaithful and who drinks alcohol to excess can cause a family to fall apart.   A husband who is unfaithful and who drinks alcohol to excess can cause a family to fall apart. How can a marriage be saved from such an individual? Luang Phaw provided an interesting answer to this puzzle.   Choosing One’s Life Partner   Luang Phaw explained that in choosing one’s life partner, we should observe married coules and analyze their experience. We will find that before the couples were married, both were confident that they selected the life partner who was best suited for them. They imagined that, once married, their life would be blissful. They imagined that any conflict would be minor a..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Meditation Testimonials - The 7,000-Monk Ordination - Read 14288 times

Meditation Testimonials from some of the Participants of the 7,000-Monk Ordination across 7,000 Sub-districts throughout Thailand The 10,000-Monk Ordination across 7,000 Sub-districts throughout Thailand On Friday September 11th, 2009, a ceremony marking the closing of the epic and historical event was held at Dhammakaya Temple, Patum Thani Province.  The ceremony was presided by Somdej Phramaharajmangalajarn, member of the Sangha Supreme Council.  In His invaluable remarks, He expressed sincere appreciation and congratulated the success of this unprecedented program, which was originated by Dhammakaya Temple with the support of many organizations.  This event represented the coming together of the entire country, as all the provinces and villages were represented in the program.  All is to be congratulated for being a significant part of bringing peace throughout the land.  He also commented that compassion is the key to this proce..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Children Who Are Addicted to Apayamukha (the Roads to Ruin) - Read 14883 times

Children Who Are Addicted to Apayamukha (the Roads to Ruin)Their love for their children makes parents work hard to earn money, so that they can provide comforts like an education, toys, and clothes for their children Meditation Meditation for Peace   Children Who Are Addicted to Apayamukha (the Roads to Ruin)       Children Who Are Addicted to Apayamukha   Their love for their children makes parents work hard to earn money, so that they can provide comforts like an education, toys, and clothes for their children, and also so that their children will not be embarrassed by signs of poverty. They lo9ve their children blindly and this blindness makes them fail to see that they are devoting all their efforts towards their children’s physical growth and comfort while neglecting their equally important emotional and spiritual growth. They are then surprised and saddened when their children are caught doing drugs, drinking alcohol, and otherwise behaving shamefully.   Self-destructive behavior is ju..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    The Unconditional love of Parents - Read 14743 times

The Unconditional love of ParentsIn the economically driven world in which we live, it is difficult for most parents to find enough time to spend with their children Meditation Meditation for Peace   The Unconditional love of Parents       The Unconditional love of Parents   In the economically driven world in which we live, it is difficult for most parents to find enough time to spend with their children. Sometimes the children are “raised” by the television set or video console as their parents work. They grow up practically without parental guidance or instruction, not knowing the causes and consequences of things, the difference between moral and immoral behavior, or how to temper their emotions. Not knowing the value of how to temper their emotions.  Not knowing the value of having parents, they begin to despise them. They cannot appreciate all the hardships and sacrifices their parents have endured for them. They think that it is their pare..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Teach Children to Care for Critically Ill Relatives - Read 14565 times

Teach Children to Care for Critically Ill RelativesAll those who are living will one day depart from this world, but before they depart, they are usually ill, lying on a hospital bed Meditation Meditation for Peace   Teach Children to Care for Critically Ill Relatives     Therefore it is crucial that we learn how to care for those that we love when they are sick.   All those who are living will one day depart from this world, but before they depart, they are usually ill, lying on a hospital bed. Their bodies and organs slowly deteriorate as they are being consumed by different diseases. This cause their body slowly die, losing their ability to function. Therefore it is crucial that we learn how to care for those that we love when they are sick.   Caring for these people will, while they fight with pain. By showing our children how to take care of those in poor health, when we pass sway, we are assured that they will be able to take care of us.   How should we car..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Remedying the Situation When Neighbors Fight - Read 15555 times

Remedying the Situation When Neighbors FightA good environment promotes good habits in children. But if our neighbors argue noisily every day while using profanity Meditation Meditation for Peace   Remedying the Situation When Neighbors Fight     A good environment promotes good habits in children.   A good environment promotes good habits in children. But if our neighbors argue noisily every day while using profanity, how can parents remedy this situation? If our children continue to hear these arguments, they could be negatively impacted. This may lead our children to speak impolitely, offensively, and even be rejected by society.   There are two ways to address this situation.   1. Move away.   If parents are able, they should move away; but if they cannot, they must try to endure it. Parents can set good examples for their children by speaking politely with their neighbors. If parents take drastic actions, it may lead to a quarrel or ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    What Should Parents Do When Their Children Do Not Get Along? - Read 14922 times

What Should Parents Do When Their Children Do Not Get Along?Here is a true story for parents who have not yet begun creating harmony in their families Meditation Meditation for Peace   What Should Parents Do When  Their Children Do Not Get Along?       What Should Parents Do When Their Children Do Not Get Along     Here is a true story for parents who have not yet begun creating harmony in their families.   There was once a family with three daughters. The oldest daughter was very depressed because her two sisters had not spoken to each other for over two years. They had fought to the point where they did not want to be sisters anymore. The oldest daughter felt so much pain, having to watch this friction in her family on a daily basis.   Sometimes, the two sisters ignored each other as if the other did not exist. At other times it seemed as if they would be enemies for the rest of their lives. The oldest sister re..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Creating Harmony in the Family - Read 14997 times

Creating Harmony in the FamilyChildren of broken families often display certain characte33ristics such as disobedience and negative attitudes. Obviously Meditation Meditation for Peace     Creating Harmony in the Family       Engaging in activities as a family can build a strong bond.   Children of broken families often display certain characte33ristics such as disobedience and negative attitudes. Obviously, that is not something that is desirable. Why did these children’s families fall apart and their members go their separate ways? If we do not learn about the real causes, this may happen to our families as well. Children turn out this way when they are not properly taught. Some come from good families, but runaway due to conflicts with their siblings. Some even try to steal their sibling’s possessions at the age of only 12 or 13 years old.   A lack of family unity is really at the core of these problems. If all begins when e..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    A Daughter Dresses Too Risque - Read 14921 times

A Daughter Dresses Too RisqueA government officer once came to a venerable monk at the temple for advice about a problem regarding the way teenagers dress these days Meditation Meditation for Peace     A Daughter Dresses Too Risque     The Lord Buddha said, ‘Do not dress inappropriately.   A government officer once came to a venerable monk at the temple for advice about a problem regarding the way teenagers dress these days.   The officer felt that teenage girls these days dress in a way that reveals too much of their body. This trend coincides with an increase in sex crimes, and the police presently do not know how to address the situation. The venerable monk gave his response, and those who were there listening agreed that his solution was practical and applicable for every family with a young daughter. His words were as follows:   “I don’t agree that the overly provocative dressing by these children is entirely the fault of the fashion indu..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Children Who Are Addicted to the Internet - Read 15052 times

Children Who Are Addicted to the InternetWe live in the era of the information super highway. Children are addicted not only to television, videos and cell phones, but also to the internet. Meditation Meditation for Peace     Children Who Are Addicted to the Internet       We must accept the fact that these types of media have both pluses and minuses, depending on how they are used.   We live in the era of the information super highway. Children are addicted not only to television, videos and cell phones, but also to the internet. We must accept the fact that these types of media have both pluses and minuses, depending on how they are used. If we do not know how to control them, we, children and adults alike, can become slaves to these things.   When it comes to teenagers, the more parents prohibit them; the more interest it stirs. Parents should allow them to use these media, but they must designate the right time and the right amount of time. For example, they ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques
    Dear Father, Please Don’t Let Me Become Addicted to Television - Read 15070 times

Dear Father, Please Don’t Let Me Become Addicted to TelevisionOne of the concerns facing parents today is not having enough time to spend with their children because almost all of their available time is used to earn al living to support the family Meditation Meditation for Peace   Dear Father, Please Don’t Let Me Become Addicted to Television     Television programs must promote morality.   One of the concerns facing parents today is not having enough time to spend with their children because almost all of their available time is used to earn al living to support the family. Their solution, sometimes, is to allow their children to spend more time watching television. In other words, they think that “there’s nothing wrong with letting the television baby sit the children.”   This unsound solution to a concern has bad consequences because it leaves parents distressed from the changes seen in their children’s behavior. Children are becoming more aggressive, offensive and perverse, and they are using more profanity, These adverse changes ..... Read More about Buddhist Meditation Techniques