Gia Đình Phật Tử Việt Nam Trên Thế Giới: Anh Ngữ (English)

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Anh Ngữ: Happy Holidays

Ngày 22 tháng 12 năm 2011

Anh Ngữ: The Five Precepts

The Five Precepts

There can be no success in getting happiness out of Lord Buddha’s Dharma until we understand and use Sila, which a Pali-Sanskrit word meaning morality. The Five Precepts are often called Pancasila, which means “the Five Moralities” or “the Five Rules of Good Conduct”. No matter how clever we may be at learning and understanding even the deepest teaching of Buddhism, we cannot call ourselves true followers of Lord Buddha until we follow the five “do nots”.

As a rule, these five rules are recited after the Three Refuges and are usually considered as a necessary part of the ceremony of becoming a Buddhist. Everyone who understands these rules knows it is good and wise to follow them all, but many persons have weak characters and do not make a real attempt to be guided by these Five Rules that all Buddhists must follow. They are: --

(1) The rule against killing.
(2) The rule against stealing.
(3) The rule against impurity.
(4) The rule against untruthfulness.
(5) The rule against intoxicating liquors and drugs.

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Ngày 19 tháng 12 năm 2011 (2424 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Kids' Games

Under the Table (indoor game)

Players: 5 or more; Leader

Materials: Large table, large wastepaper basket, cardboard box, clock or watch with a second hand, chair for each player, pencil and pad for each player, and an assortment of small, unbreakable objects the Leader chooses and hides from other players

Before starting, the Leader makes a list of all the objects she intends to pass under the table. She’ll use this list to score the players at the end of the game. Some good choices for objects are fruits, a key, a cork, a ball, a spoon—and even some odd things like a corkscrew or magnifying glass. The Leader keeps these objects hidden in a cardboard box.

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Ngày 15 tháng 12 năm 2011 (2703 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: The Unexpected Path to Living the Life You Dream About

Loving Life
Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Henri Junttila

“Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.” ~Arthur Rubinstein

I used to be a big fan of working hard, really hard. I still work hard, but I do it from a place of inspiration and peace, instead of fear and must.

In the past few years, something has shifted within me. It is both confusing and wonderful. I cannot put my finger on exactly what is going on, but it seems to be happening in just the right way.

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Ngày 11 tháng 12 năm 2011 (2823 lần đọc)


By editorawais

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV, that the youth's academic result is excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never was a year he did not score.

The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarship in school?" and the youth answered "none".

The director asked, " Is it your father who paid for your school fees?" the youth answered, my father passed away when I was one year old, it is my mother who paid for my school fees.

The director asked, " Where did your mother work?" the youth answered, my mother worked as a cloth cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hand, the youth showed a pair of hand that were smooth and perfect to the director.

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Ngày 08 tháng 12 năm 2011 (3114 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Three Tips to Keep You Safe

Three Tips to Keep You Safe While Shopping Online

Online shopping during the holiday season can help us avoid the headaches that come with going to the mall during this busy time of year.

However with the benefits of online shopping come some downsides such as the higher risk of exposure to identity theft.

What can you do to protect yourself?

The best defense is being aware. Here are some tips to keep you safe when shopping online:

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Ngày 06 tháng 12 năm 2011 (3017 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Kids' Games

Buzz (Outdoor game)

Players: 10 to 20, an even number
Materials: Chalk or rope
Surface: Paved or grassy

Divide the players into two teams and draw a long line separating them. Team #1 sends a player into Team #2 territory, and he tags as many Team #2 players as he can. While he is tagging them, he must make the sound “Buzzzz”” in one long continuous breath—loud enough for everyone to hear. If the tagger can make it back across the line to his own team without running out of breath, the players he tagged are out of the game. But if Team #2 holds him long enough—by grabbing his arms or legs or pinning him to the ground—he runs out of breath and is eliminated himself.

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Ngày 02 tháng 12 năm 2011 (2663 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Family

Ngày 30 tháng 11 năm 2011

Anh Ngữ: Kids' Games

Cat & Mouse (Outdoor game)

Players: 10 to 20
Materials: None
Surface: Paved or grassy

This game has also been called Thread the Needle, and after trying it, you’ll see why. One player is the Mouse. The other players form a circle, linking hands and holding them up high enough for Cat and Mouse to pass under.

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Ngày 26 tháng 11 năm 2011 (2730 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Happy Thanksgiving

Ngày 22 tháng 11 năm 2011

Anh Ngữ: Happy Thanksgiving

Ngày 21 tháng 11 năm 2011

Anh Ngữ: The Drawings in This Book

The Drawings in This Book

We believe our two artists, Mr. Andrew Lim and Mr. Teoh Eng Soon have succeeded admirably in creating line drawings that not only illustrate the meaning of each lesson, but also “tease” us into seeking much deeper meaning in each picture than we might find after a hurried glance.

If we go through the lessons and study each illustration, we are likely to find they encourage us to think, and that is one of the most cherished aims of any Dharma school. It is recommended by the compilers of this book that one or two lesson-sessions be devoted to a careful study of the illustrations. Each pupil should be encouraged to find his own meaning in each picture. If the children sketching, then it is suggested that they be given a chance to compete for prizes for the best pictures drawn in each age group on an assigned subject or on subjects chosen by each individual child. Experience has shown that some amazingly good talent is often discovered in this way. Moreover, such competitive activity, especially if colored crayons are used, is much to children’s liking. It is the custom of many Dharma Schools in the Hawaiian Islands and North America to hold annual competitions in such drawing. Of course the subjects are always connected with Dharma School lessons.

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Ngày 16 tháng 11 năm 2011 (2680 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Kids' Games

Chicken Fight (Outdoor game)

Players: 4 to 10, an even number
Materials: None
Surface: Grassy

For this game, players pair up, and the smaller player climbs onto the shoulders of the larger one. Together, they are “the Chicken.” Several Chickens prepare for battle by strutting around, looking ferocious.

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Ngày 10 tháng 11 năm 2011 (4055 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Right Understanding

Right Understanding

Now that we have memorized the eight points of the Buddha’s Noble Path, let us try to gain a good clear idea of what each of these points means. First of all, we ought to find out what is meant by “Right”. In the case of the first point, Right Understanding, we can say Right Understanding means correct understanding, the best understand, understanding that is true, understanding that is not half-true, half-false, but is the very best and most complete understanding we can get. If it is less than our best, then it is not Right understanding. This means that each one of us must try hard to get a really good understanding of the Buddha’s Path. If we fail to make a good start, then we are like the man lost in the desert.

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Ngày 04 tháng 11 năm 2011 (3057 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Halloween and GĐPT at USA

Grand Rapit, Michigan

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Ngày 01 tháng 11 năm 2011 (6173 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Happy Halloween!

Ngày 30 tháng 10 năm 2011

Anh Ngữ: Kids' Games

This or That? (indoor game)

Players: 3 or more
Materials: none

This ESP (extrasensory perception) game will have your friends puzzled and perplexed, but you’ll need a secret partner to share the trick of the game. This is how it works: Gather your friends together for a demonstration of mind-reading. Choose one person (your secret partner) to leave the room. Ask any one of the others to choose an object in the room that you’ll communicate telepathically. After the object is chosen, call your partner back in the room.

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Ngày 26 tháng 10 năm 2011 (2613 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: The Elements of Living Lightly

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” ~Eckhart Tolle

Post written by Leo Babauta.

Today I’m going to suggest a small change in mindset that could change your life.

I won’t keep you in suspense. Here it is: think of nothing that happens as either good or bad. Stop judging, and stop expecting.

It’s a tiny change — all you have to do is say, ‘That wasn’t good or bad, it just happened, it just is.’ It’s tiny, but it takes practice, and amazingly, it can knock you on your ass.

Why? Because with this little change, you will no longer be swayed up and down depending on whether good things or bad things happen to you, whether people (and their actions) are good or bad. You will learn to accept things as they are, and move within that landscape mindfully.

You will no longer expect good things to happen (or bad things), but will just take things as they come, and be content with whatever comes. This means you’ll no longer be disappointed, or unhappy.

“When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.”
~Lao Tzu

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Ngày 22 tháng 10 năm 2011 (3995 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Can You Read This?

Ngày 20 tháng 10 năm 2011

Anh Ngữ: I PAID... !

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Ngày 17 tháng 10 năm 2011 (6397 lần đọc)

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