New Year 2017 - Program (singhalese)
Talk "Dhamma & Buddhism" &
Talk "Balanced Mind" Part 2 &
Talk "Balanced Mind" Part 1 &
Bhikkhu Patimokkha -- The main rules of the Buddhist monks --> see here
60 years German Dharmaduta Society - An article by Janaka Perera
Our motto in Das Buddhistische Haus
What we do, everybody can see it.
What we talk, everybody can hear it.
What we think, everybody can know it.
(Dr. Paul Dahlke)
The Assurance of Free Inquiry
Throughout his teachings of the Dhamma (the Law of Nature) for forty-five years, the Buddha laid emphasis on analytical investigation, freedom of thought and the value of dissent. For the first time in human history we see a teacher i.e. the Buddha, calling on his listeners to think freely, without being bound by unverifiable propositions, solely due to the reason that they had been passed down from generation to generation. The Buddha taught his followers to use their critical faculty in defining what is good and wholesome. In one discourse, the Kalama Sutta (considered as the ''''Magna Carta'''' of Buddhism by some scholars) the Buddha draws attention to some fundamental rights and privileges for the seeker after the truth.
The Kalama Sutta (Anguttara-Nikaya III, 65)
When you yourself know: