Why do intelligent people still believe in religion? p. 39 “Look deep into the eyes of Jesus”

Focus completely on Jesus. In my church growing up, everything and Imean everything we did required us to think about or have something to do with Jesus.To spend any time not thinking about Jesus gave the devil a chance to make us sin. Evensecular songs like “She’ll be coming round the mountain” got the words […]

Being Different Is Normal | Ven. Pomnyun’s Dharma Q&A

Being Different is Normal It’’s a pleasure to meet you.I’ve wanted to ask a question since I heard your Dharma talk on April 7but I didn’t have the courage to ask before.I learned about Buddhism by hanging a lantern with my acquaintance.After I hung the lantern, I didn’t go to the temple often.To motivate myself […]

My Daughter Is under Too Much Pressure over the University Entrance Exam

My Daughter Is under Too Much Pressure over the University Entrance ExamI am the same age as you, but I have a daughterwho is in her final year of high school.She has six cousins from both sides of the family.All of them have graduated prestigious universities.Yes.She feels a lot of pressure over this.She thinks that […]

The World as Self – Alan Watts Chillstep Mix

If you awaken from this illusion,and you understand that black implies white,self implies other, life implies death,you can feel yourselfnot as a stranger in the worldnot as something here on probationnot as somethingthat has arrived here by fluke. But you can begin to feel your own existenceas absolutely fundamental.What you are basicallydeep deep down, far […]

Jordan Peterson vs Matt Dillahunty (CC: Arabic & Spanish)

alright ladies and gentlemen thank you for coming please put your hands together for Matt Dillahunty hey hey hi oh wow thank you guys so much clearly I know a couple people here thank you guys so much for coming out and and a huge thank you to pagan bear in philosophy who’s put this […]

My son demands that I pay off his credit card debt. What should I do? | Ven. Pomnyun’s Dharma Q&A

I have a 26 years old son.He played sports and was scouted for university.But due to an incident with a senior student, he ended up dropping out of the school.He quit playing sports and tried to re-enter university with an academic major, but couldn’t.So he gave up on school, worked part-time jobs in Seoul. And […]

I Am NOT A Terrorist! – Mean Kids At School

It was at primary school that I started to wear scarves as I was muslim, and every timeI used to go to school, everyone used to make fun of me because I’m a muslim and…“you know those terrorist attacks.”There was this one time where some girl in this game actually let go of me for […]

I’d Like to Learn More About Buddhism | Ven. Pomnyun’s Dharma Q&A

I want to learn more about BuddhismI don’t know that much about Buddhism and can be considered a newbie.So I was wondering if there is a good wayto learn more about Buddhism.For people like us,can you advise us on how we can get interested and closer to Buddhism?When you say Buddhism, there are two types.There’s […]

Suicidal impulse | Ven. Pomnyun’s Dharma Q&A

Suicidal impulse(Questioner) I have insomnia due to hypersensitivity.(Questioner) I suffer from PMS for 2/3 of the month with depression, lethargy, fatigue,mood swings, declined concentration, irritation, anger, and so on.(Questioner) In times of severe stress, I’ve had occasions of suicidal impulses.(Questioner) What can I do at these times?(Pomnyun) Don’t die. What else?(Questioner) Then what should I […]

Obsession over Physical Beauty | Ven. Pomnyun’s Dharma Q&A

I wonder if it’s okay to continue obsessing over physical beauty.I’m a bit embarrassed to ask this question.I go to the gym at least 3 times a week and I get a massage once a weekI don’t wear the same outfit many times.I go to the gym to look nice and fit, more than for […]