The Six Paramitas–The Paramita of Deep Concentration

The fifth Paramita is deep concentration, which includes the concentration levels practiced within the heavenly realms and beyond. The concentration of the heavenly realms is comprised of eight levels. If we succeed in our cultivation of them, we will be born into the higher heavens. Beyond the heavenly realms, deep concentration is found in the Read More …

The Six Paramitas – The Paramita of Diligence

The Chinese word of diligence is comprised of two characters meaning perseverance in a specialised field and progress. The two need to work together. Buddhism is neither conservative nor backward, but seeks daily improvement. Some says that Buddhism is no longer relevant. These remarks are erroneous because the people who said them did not know Read More …

The Six Paramitas – The Paramita of Patience

In whatever we do, we need to exercise patience. As stated in the Diamond Sutra, “All natural laws of the universes attribute their success to patience.” Without it, we cannot succeed in anything. For example, to complete our college education, we have to be patient for four years. Without patience, we can never achieve anything, Read More …

The Six Paramitas – The Paramita of Abiding by the Precepts

The second Paramita is Precept Observation, which means abiding by customs, rules, regulations and laws. Everything, big or small, worldly or beyond, has their own natural laws. We need to follow these for only by doing so, can we accomplish an undertaking quickly and perfectly. For example, within the family, we need domestic etiquette or Read More …

The Six Paramitas – The Paramita of Giving

The Giving of Wealth  Generally speaking, the majority of people seek wealth as their foremost pursuit for without it, life can be very hard. After this, people pursue intelligence and wisdom, health and long life. Regardless of whether they are in the east or the west: whether they lived either in the past or are Read More …