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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.

Experience in the area

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 @ http://www.ksridhammananda.com and my blog posting at http://blackandwhite999.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-revered-teacher.html

Organizations

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

Publications

YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT MY BLOG @ http://lifeislikethat999.blogspot.com/ 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)

Education/Credentials

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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