38 True Blessings

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1 To avoid the company of fools

LUMBINI – Where Siddhartha Gautama was born

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2 To associate with the wise

LUMBINI

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3 To honour those worthy of honour

LUMBINI

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4 To live in a suitable place

LUMBINI

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LUMBINI

5 To have done good deeds in the past
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6 To be on the right path

BODHGAYA – Where Buddha attained Enlightenment

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7 To have a good education

BODHGAYA

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8 To be proficient at work

BODHGAYA

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9 To follow a code of discipline

BODHGAYA
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BODHGAYA

10 To practice pleasant speech

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BODHGAYA

11 To support our parents

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12 To take care of our spouse and children

SARNATH – Where The Buddha preached The First Sermon

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13 To have occupations which do not cause harm

SARNATH

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14 To be charitable

SARNATH
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15 To practice virtuous conduct

SARNATH
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16 To be of help to relatives and friends

SARNATH
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17 To do social services

KUSINARA – Site where Buddha was cremated

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18 To abstain from evil

KUSINARA
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19 To have no desire for evil

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20 To refrain from intoxicants

KUSINARA
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KUSINARA

21 To be diligent in wholesome practice

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22 To have reverence

KAPILAVATTHU – Where Siddhartha grew up
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23 To be humble

KAPILAVATTHU
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24 To be content

KAPILAVATTHU
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25 To be grateful

SAVATTHI – Where The Buddha preached The Metta Sutta and The Mangala Sutta

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26 To hear the Dhamma at the right time

SAVATTHI
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27 To have patience

SAVATTHI
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28 To listen to advice

SAVATTHI
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29 To associate with monks and spiritual teachers

NALANDA – Where the Nalanda University Complex was founded

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30 To discuss and talk about Dhamma

NALANDA

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31 To practice self-restraint

NALANDA
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32 To live according to The Noble 8-Fold Path

VESALI – Where The Buddha preached The Ratana Sutta
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33 To understand The Four Noble Truths

VESALI

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34 To attain Nibbana

VESALI
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35 To be unaffected by worldly conditions

VESALI
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36 To be free from sorrow

RAJGIR – Where The Buddha meditated and preached many discourses

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37 To be free from defilements

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RAJGIR

38 To have lasting peace and security

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The End “True Blessings will be upon one who walks The Noble Eightfold Path”

Points from The Buddha’s Discourse on Blessings.
From ‘A Life of Blessings’ By T Y Lee

With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin
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