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All your questions will be answered, and you may not have to agree with the answers. Such is the beauty of Buddhism. I follow the Theravada tradition, and have been studying Buddhism for more than 50 years. As I am not a Buddhist scholar, I answer in simple language, and I prefer answering general questions rather than textual.

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I was brought up in the 50's as a Buddhist. For the past 50 years I have read numerous books on Buddhism and listened to numerous talks on Buddhism by well-respected and learned monks and lay teachers. I have conducted Buddhist classes for parents of Sunday School children in a Theravada Buddhist Temple. My teacher was the late Chief Reverend, The Ven. K Sri Dhammananda of The Brickfields Buddhist Mahavihara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You can view the relevant website in memory of my revered late teacher @ and my blog posting at


I am a life member of the Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia.


YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT MY BLOG @ Published a book called "The Rainbow And The Treasure". It is a compilation of extracts from various sources to introduce Buddhism to beginners. (Currently out of print)


Bachelor of Commerce And Administration, Victoria University Of Wellington, NZ.(1974)

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

By sharing my knowledge I can learn more in the process.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

That we have a powerful mind which can release us from the shackles of ignorance and fear. That all answers to life can be found within ourselves.

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2016-11-02 Meditation:

Hi Firedingo,    Meditation is a subject that generates lots of different views. My usual response is that one can treat meditation as engaging ourselves in physical exercise.  This means one no longer

2016-11-02 Nirvana:

Hi Michelle,    To better comprehend certain Buddhist concepts, one needs to treat them with an open mind.  One needs to put aside one's perception and understanding on conventional ideas.  One Buddhist

2016-10-27 Violence in Buddhism:

Hi Ashley,    "Violence" is associated with the use of force. A general meaning of "violence" from the dictionary is "rough or injurious physical force, action, or treatment".  Buddhism is about the practice

2016-09-06 Forward:

Hi James,    Your question is not easy to answer as I really don't know exactly what you mean.  I can only try my best to answer.    There are many meanings in "life is moving forward". This means that

2016-08-18 Meditation:

Hi James,    Not many people will have experience like yours during their first encounter with meditation.  Usually the beginners will find "relaxing" or "blanking" the mind very difficult.  The first


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