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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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2016-09-06 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

2016-08-15 Memory of late parents:

Good afternoon Poh Sim,    Thank you for asking this very important question especially for the Chinese community.  Those Chinese who are born into so-called "Buddhist" families and do not have a good

2016-06-30 Statements regarding:

Hi friend,     The Buddha had confirmed that there is no such "creator all-powerful" GOD who creates and controls us.  There are only "gods" or beings who exist in other realms.  These we call generally

2016-06-29 Statements regarding:

Hi,    Thanks for returning.  Let me put it in a very simple question.  "If one is discussing about the art of carpentry, why waste time talking about how to swim?" The Judaic God concept or any other


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