Gold Coast Zen Meditation

February 9, 2014

Buddhhism for Today

Filed under: Uncategorized — Gold Coast Zen Meditation Group @ 12:51 am

It is a fact that frequently those who live closest to the wonders of the world like the Taj Mahal of India or the Great Wall of China, fail to take an interest in them. They are too familiar. they seem too easily accessible. One thinks one can learn about them at any time, and so one never bothers to make a start. So too, one may have often heard the name of the Buddha, and have visited Buddhist temples, or call oneself a Buddhist and yet may not really know what Buddhism is.

Some people think that Buddhism is something which belongs to the past and can have no place in the modern world. But this is not so because Buddhism is as relevant now as it was in the past. As a way of life. Buddhism shows people how to grow in maturity and wisdom so as to understand themselves and the world in which they live.

When people begin to learn what Buddhism is, they will see that it can benefit them in many ways. At one level, Buddhism teaches the individual to cope with the events and circumstances of daily life. One develops such good attitudes towards life that one’s understandings with one’s family and with the members of the community improves. At a higher level, Buddhism teaches one to develop one’s mind to that one finally sees life as it really is.

From his own experience, the Buddha has shown that there is a way to end suffering and attain supreme happiness. Thus the Buddha’s Teaching offers hope and gives a meaning to life.


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