Koay Chin Kwang

Why Pick-shoo me?

by Āyasmā Aggacitta

Theravāda orthodoxy may not pick on or shoo away a non-Theravāda bhikṣuṇī, but it would certainly cause anyone who advocates the revival of the Theravāda Bhikkhunī Saṅgha to ask, “Why Pick-shoo-me?”

The Importance of Being Morally Virtuous

by Āyasmā Aggacitta

Killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying and taking intoxicants are universally censurable. One who does these things is considered immoral while one who abstains from them, morally virtuous;and they are karmically responsible for their actions-whether or not they have undertaken the precepts. Nonetheless, undertaking the precepts can help reinforce kindly dispositions and change unkindly ones.

This book is available in English and Chinese.

Role of the Sangha in the New Millennium

by Āyasmā Aggacitta

This booklet, published in conjunction with Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary’s Kathina 2003, is the paper that Ven Aggacitta presented in the Forum “Role of the Sangha in the New Millennium” at the Global Conference on Buddhism held in Shah Alam, Malaysia, in December 2002.

Kathina Then and Now

by Āyasmā Aggacitta

The kathina ceremony is now an internationally established celebration where the Sangha and the laity meet to participate in mutually rewarding, meritorious activities. Throughout the centuries, the way of carrying out the ceremony has changed with local interpretations, practices and customs. How much has deviated from the original scriptural tradition— how much is in accordance with the scriptures and how much is mere invention?

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