Morning Dharma Lecture & Discussion

You might think that Buddhism is only about meditation, reincarnation and a lot of lotus flowers.

Though they are all parts of it, Buddhist teachings are actually about the purpose of life. Did you know that???

So what is the "purpose of life?"

Well, first you have to know every human activity has a purpose behind it.

We study ---> in order to get a job.

We work ---> in order to earn money.

We need money ---> to live.

But why exactly do we live?

Hmmm... we must have some purpose to live too!

Everyone instinctively knows that human life is a very, very special gift. Yet we spend most of our entire lives figuring out just what to do with it. So how then do we justify the value of life? Are all lives worth the same? Why must we keep struggling to survive and not just commit suicide? To know all these answers, we must first learn what the real purpose is in living.

Find out more in this great, continuing lecture series!!!

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  • Bita Enayati A.

    It was great. I was fascinated to learn that Amida's salvation is unconditional, perfect, and free. We will be saved as we are. But we cannot believe in that. We want to ask back, "Will I be saved really as I am?" "how will I be saved?" Also some people misunderstand this to mean since Amida's salvation is unconditional, we do not need to do anything. But that is a mistake. Due to our conceit, we cannot accept the reality as it is. So Amida Buddha established the path of the 19th Vow for us to practice good deeds with all our might. This is how we get closer and closer to the unconditional salvation. The path is not a condition; it is a means. This difference is very subtle so masters of Buddhism have always encouraged us to listen to the teachings of the Buddha carefully. Listen intenty! Look forward to meeting more people on this Sunday morning! If you are interested in hike and talk the Dhrama, let me know!

    September 22, 2013

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