This blog serves 2 functions. Firstly, it is a platform for me to reflect on issues and challenges facing the Buddhist community. The posts will be based on my own experience and views. Since I’ve lived most of my life here in Singapore, the posts will be most relevant to the Buddhist community in Singapore.
Most Buddhist websites focus strongly on the Dhamma only or talks about personal cultivation, mine would have a different focus, i.e. challenges faced by the Buddhist community.
Secondly, this blog feature excerpts from the suttas (recorded discourses of the Buddha). Most of these excerpts will be on teachings the Buddha gave on how lay Buddhists can lived a meaningful and fulfilling life that is inline with the Dhamma.
The Buddha gave many teachings in his 45 years teaching career, including numerous teachings to the lay Buddhist community. Traditionally have received little attention until recent years.
Therefore, part of this blog’s objective is to collate and present these teachings in a systematic manner for all who would like to learn more.
I feel that as society progresses, this way of presenting the Dhamma is all the more important; Traditional way of practicing the religion (through chanting or ritualistic practices) no longer meet the intellectual, emotional and psychological needs of the masses.