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What is Buddhism?

Documentation of Budhha's teaching

Buddhism in China

The Chinese collection of Tai-Chong King

What is Buddhism?

Early Buddhism was "a way" of alleviating the suffering of Sentient Beings, it is purely "Education" regarding the way of living.

Buddhism is not a Religion or a Philosophy, it only shows you the path to progress in attaining a better and serene life.

Documentation of Budhha's teaching

Three months after Sakyamuni Buddha (founder of Buddhism) passed away, his followers called for a first meeting in order to preserve his teachings. One of his disciples, Ananda , famous for having a good memory, was chosen as one of the members amongst the 500 Arhats to recite all of the Buddha's sermons.

Ananda responsible for the Sutra collections

Upali recited all the guidelines, rules etc to form Vinayapitaka

Purna answered and questions about Buddha's teaching then gathered together to form Abhidhamma.

Note:- Monks through vivid recollection of memories and recitations passed on the teachings of Buddha to the next generation at that time.

Two other Buddhist Council's meetings were later held after a 100 and 236 years respectively from the first one.

In B.C. 83, the Buddhist Scriptures were first written on ola leaves during King Sinhala's reign of Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka), where a meeting was held in a village known as Aluvihara.

In 1203 A.D., Buddhism gradually diminished and disappeared in India after temples were destroyed and monks killed by followers of other religions. In the 17th century, with the help of the British, a start was made to archive the teachings of Buddha, and Latin was used  to convert the sound of Sanskrit.


Buddhism in China

Buddhism spread to China via the Silk Road Trade route during the later period of Chun Dynasty (B.C. 221-206), and from the Han Dynasty (B.C. 2) onwards.

The Emperors invited numerous Indian Monks to China to translate most of the Sutras into the Chinese language which were documented on stone tablets and later onto paper. 

Tai-Chong King is the collection of Sutras, Vinayapitaka, Abhidhamma, Mantra..etc in Chinese, such collections are comparatively more thorough and, perhaps, more precise.

The Chinese collection of Tai-Chong King (Chien-lung Tai-Chong King)

The Chien-lung (Emperor in Ching Dynasty A.D.1736-1796) Tai-Chong King , consists of 168 volumes. 

If one were to spent three months to read one volume, then a total of 42 years would be required to read the whole collection once.

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English Buddhism books -- written by the monks or Buddhists.





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In this section, we would like to share our knowledge that we gather from the Chinese Sutras, then summarize it in English. 

We hope this will be of some assistance to those who seek Buddha's teachings and search for the WAYS of Cultivation to a better life.

(Click on the links below for the brief explanation in English and do try to read other books to find out more.)

Amitabha (Ah-may-tall Fa) and his Buddha Land - Western Paradise (Pure Land) and .......etc

Sutra: Fa Suet Ah-may-tall King

16 different ways....., 

An Indian King, Pun Paw Saw Law,  and the Queen asked Buddha Sakyamuni, where is the forever happy Buddha-land............

Sutra: Fa Suet Kun-mo-leung-shau-fa King

48 vows of Amitabha (Ah-may-tall Fa)

Follower, Ananda, asked Buddha Sakyamuni, the best way amongst all the methods to cultivate in order to progress further.

Buddha replied:.... Amitabha (Ah-may-tall Fa)..., his Buddha Land - Western Paradise and his 48 vows.......

Sutra: Fa Suet Tai-sing-mo-leung-shau-chong-yim-ching-chen-pin-ting-kok King

42 different questions.............

Sutra: 42 Chapters Sutras

The eight different ways that Buddha or Bodhisattva are aware of..........

Sutra: Pak-tai-yan-kok King


Follower, Mo-ken-lin, asked Buddha Sakyamuni to help his mother to get out from the Hungry-ghost's realm...etc

Sutra: Yue-lang-pu King

Good and bad Karma

Sutra: Fa-ting-jon-sing-tall-law-nei King

The ultimate point......

Sutra: Diamond Sutra (Kam-kong-pau-ye-po-law-mat King)


The meaning of Avalokiteshvara (Kun-sai-yin Po Shat).........

Sutra: Po-mon-pin


Thousands hands and eyes of Avalokiteshvara (Kun-say-yin Po Shat) 

Sutra: Chin-shau-chin-ngan Kun-sai-yin Po Shat Kong-tai-yuen-moon-mo-oi-tai-bei-sum-tall-law-nai King

How Avalokiteshvara (Kun-sai-yin Po Sha) attained his 'enlightenment'...etc

Sutra: Pau-ye-po-law-mat-dor-sum King (Heart Sutra)

Experience in searching for enlightenment

Sutra: Tai-fa-ding-shau-ling-yim King - Tai-sai-tsi Po Shat Lim Fa Yun Tung Tseung


Conversation between monk "La-sin" and a King "Nei-lan-tall-wong"

Sutra: La-sin-bei-yeo King

The Vow of Earth Treasury Bodhisattva / Kshitgarbha / Di-chong Po Shat

Sutra: Di-chong Po Shat Pui Yuen King

Samantabhadra's (Po-yin Po Shat) Ten Beneficence Aspirations

Sutra: Tai-fong-kwong-fa-wai-yim King Po-yin Po Shat Hung Yuen Pun

12 vows of Yok-shi-lau-lei-kwong Yue Loi (Medicine Buddha / Bhaisajyaguru)

Sutra: Yok-shi-lau-lei-kwong Yue Loi Pun Yuen Kung Tak King

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