How to cultivate compassion to become wisely compassionate

Compassion is both nature and nurture. We are all born with some degree of compassion, which should be tempered with reason, and nurtured like a seedling so it won't wither. And it will grow if we practice by looking inward, and reducing our vexations.


Is Guanyin (Avalokitesvara) Bodhisattva a real historical person?

Guyanyin Bodhisattva listens to calls for help and relieves suffering by manifesting in different forms. 

Karma—the notion of cause and effect

Karma of the three periods of time refers to the causes and effects involved in the past, present, and future. In applying this concept in our daily life, we should always be aware of the consequen...

Is swearing an oath useful? How can one's repentance be effective?

An oath is a promise that you will do something without fail, while a vow is an aspiration to do something. A vow is a driving force that helps us work toward our goal. In contrast, a malicious oat...