Being ‘Good Practitioners’ of Dhamma

Ven. Sangharatana giving a talk on being a 'good practitioner' of Dhamma.

On Thursday 2 April, Nalanda welcomed Ven. Dr. T. Sangharatana Nāyaka Thero to talk on how to be ‘Good Practitioners’.  Ven. Sangharatana said that the teaching of all Buddhas is to ‘avoid doing evil actions, to cultivate wholesome deeds and to develop mental abilities’.  Buddhists are reminded to be mindful of our actions – whether physical, verbal or mental – at all times.

Ven. Sangharatana mentioned that taking great interest in learning Buddha-Dhamma, associating with spiritual friends, and cultivating humility, patience and loving-kindness, are among the wholesome qualities of a good practitioner.  The Venerable commended Nalanda for its educational programmes, and advised that Dhamma education is pivotal for the well-being of many people.

Ven. Sangharatana was brought on a tour of Nalanda Library by its Director, Bro. Ananda Fong.

The talk was followed by a lively Q & A session whereby devotees took the opportunity to clarify doubts in their daily practice.  We thank Ven. Dr. Sangharatana for his wonderful teachings and we wish Venerable much success in his Dhammaduta (missionary) work.  Sadhu!

Ven. Sangharatana taking leave from Nalanda Centre after a delightful and informative talk.