Posts by amc

New Year Message 2020

Posted on Dec 31, 2019

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!   Our life as a human being is very precious. Compared to all other beings in the different realms of existence, we have the unique opportunity to develop our minds and gain total liberation. The human lifespan enables us to enjoy the worldly pleasures of life and also to experience the various manifestations of sufferings, which can act as a stimulus for us to seek true peace and happiness by reducing and overcoming the tendencies of greed, hatred and delusion – the root cause of all our sufferings.   At New Year we always pray for...

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Vesak Message 2019

Posted on May 17, 2019

  The real significance of Vesak lies in the universal peace message of the Buddha. What the Buddha realised on the night of his enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya more than 2,500 years ago, he taught in simple language to the first five ascetic disciples in terms of the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. The Four Noble Truths explain DUKKHA, the sufferings and unsatisfactoriness of life; SAMUDAYA, the cause of suffering; NIRODHA, the cessation of suffering; and MAGGA, the path which leads to peace and the end of all suffering. The path which leads to peace and...

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