‘Dhamma Day’ at Mangala Lodge

Talk at Mangala Lodge on 13 August 2016.

Bro. Tan giving an insightful talk about two kinds of search – the ‘noble’ and ‘ignoble’ ones.

In August, Bro. Tan was invited to participate in ‘Dhamma Day’ observance at Mangala Lodge in Kampar, Perak.  Bro. Tan gave two Dhamma talks to the modest group of lecturers and students from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) who are mostly beginners to Buddhism.

Bro. Tan gave an insightful talk about ‘searching’.  He said that people through the ages and around the world are constantly searching – for safety, comfort, happiness, and satisfaction; and the way worldly people do that is by looking for sensual enjoyment.  This kind of search is termed an ‘ignoble’ one, as it does not lead to nobility of character, insight, wisdom and liberation.

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On the contrary, ‘noble search’ is the quest for truth about life and knowing about the nature of existence.  It leads one to the practice of Dhamma, improving one’s character, and becoming a better overall person.