There are the Six Realms for reality. In this Buddhist cosmic view, every sentient being is born, dead, and reborn, repeating the cycle of birth and death endlessly, called Samsāra. Nobody can get out of this cycle unless one gets enlightened, leaping to the state of Nirvāna. In the Fourth Noble Truths, life is suffering … Continue reading The Six Realms of Samsāra
There are three types of existence. When you see a stone in front of you, for example, would you think that this stone can exist even two hundred years from now on? Perhaps, it can. But then, this thought doesn't bother you so much. How about a person you don't know? Any human being can't, … Continue reading Existential Anxiety
Reflecting on our contributions to this world, and life in general, the questions we commonly ask ourselves would be like: What do we do?What do we have? In the same way, we ask people around to know more about them. What do you do? What do you have? Our curiosity about humans is also on … Continue reading Contributions to Life
Day by day, we encounter various problems in our lives. It seems life itself consists of a series of issues we inevitably face. How can we avoid them? Can we expect a kind of peaceful life that we never face any problems? When someone passes away, one of the typical condolences could be "rest in … Continue reading Peace of Life
When we were children, we felt so safe. Our parents, family members, and relatives took care of us. They always protected us from any danger and threat. Consciously or unconsciously, all kids can feel and understand such precious value of protection and safety. For those children, like we were so, life seemed eternal. One day … Continue reading Are We Orphans?
One of the most well-known sections about love in the Bible is the thirteenth chapter of Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. It is so famous, even called the chapter of love. In the traditions of Christianity, therefore, people read this portion during the church wedding. And of course, it is not only for the … Continue reading God is Love
Is there such a thing as a perfect gift? If it is, what could we imagine? If you receive costly items such as jewelry, luxury assets, precious properties, or some monetary items, would you think these can be the perfect gift you receive? Can these things make you perfectly happy and satisfied? Perhaps they do … Continue reading Every Perfect Gift Is From Above