The Six Principles of Harmony – Sharing the Same Viewpoints or Goals

This means mutual understanding or agreement. A group needs to share the same viewpoints of the principles and methods for study and practice. This is the basis for harmonious group cultivation. If a society is to remain stable, its members need to live in harmony. Only harmony can draw us together in terms of opinions, Read More …

The Three Conditions – The Second Condition

The Second Condition: The Good Fortune Required to be a Theravada Sage The second of the Three Conditions is: Taking the Three Refuges Abiding by precepts laws and customs Behaving in a proper and dignified manner Mahayana Buddhism is based on the foundation of Theravada Buddhism, which was introduced into China during the Sui and Read More …

Liaofan’s Third Lesson – The Ways to Cultivate Goodness – Part 2

Understanding Goodness How to Recognize Goodness If we carefully think about goodness, we will realize that there are many different types—real and false, honest and crooked, hidden and visible, apparent and actual, proper and improper, full and half, big and small, and difficult and easy. These different types each have their own causes that need Read More …

Liaofan’s Third Lesson – The Ways to Cultivate Goodness – Part 1

The Family That Accumulates Good Deeds Will Have Abundant Prosperity Ten Accounts of Virtuous People We read in the I Ching; “Families who perform good deeds will accumulate prosperity that can outlast many generations.” An example is the Yan family. Before they married their daughter to the man who was to be Confucius’s father, they Read More …