Buddhism Fundamentals: 佛法真義─中道, 涅槃, 四聖諦, 八正道

Buddhism Fundamentals: 佛法真義─中道, 涅槃, 四聖諦, 八正道.
. 「中道」並非折中之道或中庸之道,而是以般若智慧來調和事理,融和有無,以便趨向解脫之道。
. 涅槃不是死了以後叫作涅槃;活著、開悟,就叫作涅槃。涅槃它是一個不生不滅的境界,所謂「去一分無明,就得一分智慧;去十分無明,就得十分智慧」。 涅槃是不生不死的境界,是圓滿、永恆的生命,是超越時間和空間,不在生死中流轉,因此佛教的「三法印」裡,最後一個法印即是「涅槃寂靜」。當一個人證悟到「涅槃」境界,即代表他已經得到解脫自在。
. 四聖諦法──苦、集、滅、道。
. 「八正道」──正見、正思惟、正語、正業、正命、正精進、正念、正定。循此八正道,可以讓我們煩惱永斷,解脫生死輪迴之苦。

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點亮心靈的燈光(二): Light up the mind (Part 2)

Quote: 第二、點亮勤勞節儉的心燈:「流水不腐,戶樞不蠹,以其勞動不息。」人生要有朝氣,要不斷為自己注入生命的活水。思想要深入,須勤於動腦;文筆要精練,應勤於動筆;口才要練達,要勤於講說。節儉是中國傳統美德,凡事不貪心,物質的欲望就會降低,耗費的金錢就會減少。除了金錢的節省,物品的愛惜,其他如不貪、不瞋、不癡、惜時、淡薄,也都是心性上的儉約,心靈上的財富。

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Stroke types, symptoms, emergency supports, warning signs

Quote: A stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood supply) caused by thrombosis or embolism or due to a hemorrhage. As a result, the affected area of the brain is unable to function, leading to inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, inability to understand or formulate speech or inability to see one side of the visual field.

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Daily quotes from Tzu Chi Jing Si Aphorisms (靜思語) by Venerable Master Shih Cheng Yen

Quote: Master Cheng Yen combines the Buddha’s teachings and life lessons by translating the essence of the Buddha’s teachings into simple and easy to understand language and uses everyday events to exemplify life lessons. Her exquisite words and caring thoughts inspire wisdom and provide direction amidst delusional thinking.

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