Buddhism Fundamentals
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Fundamentals of Buddhism

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1 The Life of Buddha
2 The Four Noble Truths
3 Noble Eightfold Path
4 Karma
5 Rebirth
6 Dependent Origination
7 Three Universal Characteristics
8 Leading a Buddhist Life: Five Precepts
9 Becoming a Buddhist
10 Buddhism Observances

Buddhas & Bodhisattvas

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1 Auspicious Days for Buddhists Auspicious days for Buddhists for the current year and descriptions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
2 Amitabha Buddha Amitabha Buddha, His Western Paradise and 48 Great Vows. Read to find out ... 
3 Medicine Buddha Buddha who quells all diseases and lengthens life. What are His 12 Vows? Read to find out ...
4 Maitreya Buddha The next Buddha in our world after Shakyamuni Buddha. How earth will be in the future? Read to know more ...
5 Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva (Guan Yin) The Bodhisattva who rescues all beings by hearing their voices of suffering and cries for help. And the Great Compassion Mantra and Six Character Great Bright Mantra. Read to know more ...
6 Ksitigarbharaja Bodhisattva The Bodhisattva who vow to not achieve Buddhahood until "all the Hells are empty". Read to know more ...


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1 The Dharani Sutra of the Buddha on Longevity, The Extinction of Offences and The Protection of Young Children In the present society, it has become a common practice for the married or unmarried couples to abort their babies in unwanted pregnancy. After an abortion, many of the guilty couples will find ways to rectify their mistakes by making offering to the soul of the baby. So, is the offering made to pacify the soul of the baby the best and ultimate way to save our conscience? This Sutra teaches us ways and means to help the babies and the parents. Besides it also provides a general knowledge on how to nurse a healthy baby...
2 The Buddha Speaks the Ullambana Sutra How to cause the length of life of the present father and mother to reach a hundred years without illness, without sufferings, afflictions, or worries, and also to cause seven generations of fathers and mothers to leave the sufferings of the hungry ghosts, to be born among men and gods, and to have blessings and bliss without limit? Read this Sutra to find out ...
3 The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra One of the main sutra in Pure Land Sect. It is said to be the only sutra that Shakyamuni Buddha preached without being asked. For the sake of facilitating the living beings to practise and cultivate the Buddha way. Shakyamuni Buddha revealed and taught us of the simplest ways for liberation and enlightenment -- reciting Amitabha Buddha's name. By reciting the name, one can hope to be born in the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss. It is one of the most popular sutra recited by the Buddhists in China.
4 Sutra on the Lotus Flower of the Wondrous Dharma If all living beings tormented by misery and pain hear of Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva, and with all their hearts invoke his name, Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva will immediately respond to their prayers and set them free. Read this Sutra to find out how Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva will help you when you are in trouble!
5 The Heart Sutra of Perfect Wisdom The beneficial function of the Heart Sutra is the eradication of your attachments. We cannot be at ease because we have impediments. If you have no impediments you can be at ease ... That is the kind of power this Sutra has.
6 The Buddha Speaks the Sutra about the Deep Kindness of Parents and the Difficulty in Repaying it How can one repay one's parents' kindness and virtue? Read this Sutra to find out ...
7 The Sutra of the Master of Healing Medicine Buddha has made a vow to help those who call upon him when ill or injured, and to aid those who revere him to achieve a long and healthy life. Read this Sutra to know more ...

Interesting Topics

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1 Dharma Realm & Realms of Rebirth Descriptions of the Dharma Realm which consist of 6 realms of Rebirth and 4 Holy realms. There are 28 levels of Heaven in total ...
2 Buddhism and the God-idea Do Buddhism believe in God and miracles? How about the origin of our Universe? Read to find out...
3 The 5 Precepts - Questions & Answers Some common questions and answers on the five precepts. Must Buddhists be vegetarians? Read to find out ...
4 More Questions & Answers Buddhist views on marriage, divorce, birth control, abortion, suicide, mercy killing, white lies, extramarital sex etc. Read to know more ...
5 Common Buddhist Misunderstandings Some common misunderstandings of Buddhism. Does Buddhist believe in burning paper money for the departed, fortune telling? Read to find out ...
6 Transference of Merits The significance of transference of merits and what is the highest gift to the departed? Read to find out ...

Buddhism Links

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1 Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
2 Singapore Buddhist Federation
3 Kong Meng San Phor Kark See
4 BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information Network
5 Collected Talks of Teacher Chin Kung

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Alan Khoo
Republic of Singapore
 1st May 1999
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