Investigate and not just believe

Bro. Ananda Fong giving a Dhamma talk on the topic “Investigate first or Just believe?”.

On Sunday 5 July, Bro. Ananda Fong gave an informative talk quoting Anguttara Nikāya (AN. 3.65) – “Kālāma Sutta” and Majjhima Nikāya (MN.56) – “Upali Sutta”.  From the “Kālāma Sutta” we learnt not to simply believe and to abandon qualities that lead to harm and suffering.  We are encouraged to meditate and practice the four Brahmavihāra.

Performing the Pūja (offerings to the ‘Three Jewels’) mindfully.

Bro. Ananda elaborated that Upali, a follower of another religion, after hearing the Buddha’s exposition of the Dhamma instantly expressed his desire to become a follower.  The Buddha cautioned him by saying ‘O householder, make a thorough investigation’.  Through this, we know that the Dhamma is for us to examine, understand and realise; and our goal of practice is liberation from suffering.

We thank Bro. Ananda for the interesting talk and the weekly Service Sunday concluded with dedication of merits to all beings.  Sadhu!

Sis. Buddhini taking the opportunity to ask questions.