Four Social Rules

Four Social Rules Ever wonder what are the social rules from the perspective of Buddhism? There is a teaching named “The Four Social Rules” (四攝法) or “The Four Methods of Winning People.” These four methods are applied by bodhisattvas to influence and convince people of the power of Dharma in […]


10 Devotional Music of Guan Yin by Imee Ooi

10 Devotional Music of Guan Yin by Imee Ooi  Imee Ooi (Huang Hui Yin) is a Chinese-Malaysian music composer, record producer, and singer. She specializes in the composition and arrangement of music for classical Buddhist chant, mantra, and dharani in Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, and Mandarin. In 1997 she founded a record […]


Love Stories of the Buddha

Love Stories of the Buddha Buddhism is as enlightening as it is fascinating. The most fascinating aspect of Buddhism is the many past life stories of the Buddha that are documented throughout the compendium of sutras. In the Theravada teachings, many of the past live stories are documented in the […]


Body Language in Buddhism: Four Ways of Dignified Comportment

Body Language in Buddhism: Four Ways of Dignified Comportment Good communication is the cornerstone of not only a rewarding relationship but a successful life. Communications takes two forms—verbal and nonverbal. According to research, non-verbal communication, our body language, gives far more insights to the unspoken motifs and intentions than the verbal communication. […]


10 Love Songs to Celebrate Valentine Day

10 Love Songs to Celebrate Valentine Day Love is in the air … Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Do you know about the eternal love story between Siddhartha (the Buddha) and Yashodhara? The love story before Shakyamuni Buddha attained Supreme Perfect Enlightenment is deeply moving and inspiring. The love […]


10 Powers of a Buddha

10 Powers of a Buddha “Because Devadatta was a good friend of mine, I was able to fully master Six Paramitas; develop benevolence, compassion, joy, and non-attachment; and be endowed with Thirty-Two Features, Eighty Types of Physical Elegance, purplish-golden skin, the Ten Powers, Four Kinds of Fearlessness, Four Social Rules, […]


8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism

8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism Have you ever what are the symbolic icons of Buddhism? All major religions have their own distinctive symbols: the Star of David represents Judaism, the Cross represents Christianity, and the Star and Crescent represents Islam. In Buddhism, the most popular and prominent symbols are the […]


8 Things to Know about “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell

8 Things to Know about “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell Do you want to create change and make a huge impact in society? If you answer is yes, then the book by Malcolm Gladwell – The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference – is a […]