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Characteristics of Ultimate Reality

by Aik Theng Chong, The Buddhist Channel, April 8, 2015

Singapore -- The Buddhists of the logical school were sufficiently clear in their eliciting on the problem associated with Ultimate Reality. Real to
them is the efficient. The ideal is the constructed, the imagined a
creation of our understanding.


The Unreality of Time and Space

by Aik Theng Chong, The Buddhist Channel, March 4, 2015

Singapore -- The Buddhist theory of momentariness implies that every duration in time consists of point-instants which following on one another. Every extension in space consists of point instants arising in very close nearness and in very rapid succession to each other giving the impression of stability to things we detect. There is no Time, Space and Motion over and above these point instants. Entities that are constructed from these point instants are by our imagination.


Love Religion, but Hate Intolerance? Try Buddhism

by Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard, Feb 19, 2015

New research finds that, unlike those of monotheistic faiths, Buddhist concepts do not inspire prejudice toward outsiders.

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- Does religion do more harm than good? Considerable research suggests the answer depends upon the type of “good” you are considering. Many studies have linked religiosity with mental and physical health, as well as a stronger tendency to help those around you. Others have found it inspires prejudice against perceived outsiders.


The Later Buddhist Logic on Causation (Pratityasamutpada)

by Aik Theng Chong, The Buddhist Channel, Feb 13, 2014

Singapore -- The usual realistic view of causation implies the simultaneous existence of two things of which one operate in producing the other. Cause and effect must exist simultaneously at least during some of the time. To the realist, the potter and the pot exist simultaneously.


Senses Perception – The Interpretation of the Logical School

by Aik Theng Chong, The Buddhist Channel, Feb 4, 2015

Singapore -- In early Buddhism, the origin of a perception was explained as an interdependent between three elements; an external object, a sense organ and pure consciousness. This produces a sensation resulting in the formation of an image, concept or a judgment by the element of conception. The element of pure consciousness is present in all cognition. It is the sixth sense organ. The mind/intellect is a part of this organ.


Khyentse Rinpoche: Lesbians probably reach enlightenment first

By Darren Wee, Gay Star News, 3 February 2015

Famous Lama compares sexual orientation to liking different cheeses

Timphu, Bhutan -- A Bhutanese lama has said that homosexuality does not affect one's understanding of Buddhism and that lesbians probably reach enlightenment before anyone else.


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