Tag Archives: Buddha

Waking Up out of a Tradition

Buddham sarinam gacchami. Dammam sarinam gacchami. Sangham sarinam gacchami. I go for refuge to Buddha , Dharma and Sangha. Through the virtues I collect from giving and other perfections, may I become a Buddha for the benefit of all. How … Continue reading

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What the Buddha Meant to Say

WHAT THE BUDDHA MEANT TO SAY You are fake. Your reaction is fake. Your pure awareness of that fake reaction is real.   *  *  **  ***   *****     ********        *************   The entirety of this post was reblogged from: http://buddhainthemud.com/2013/07/06/what-the-buddha-meant-to-say/Continue reading

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A Question the Buddha Refused to Answer

…From Culadasa ( John Yates ) …Most people at the time of the Buddha believed in reincarnation, or were at least concerned about it as a possibility, [but] the Buddha refused to answer questions about where we come from and … Continue reading

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Kalama Sutta

THE KALAMA SUTTA   Anguttara Nikaya III.65 – Kalama Sutta – The Instruction to the Kalamas Translated from the Pali by Soma Thera For free distribution only, as a gift of Dhamma Read an alternate translation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu   … Continue reading

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Rahula’s Liberation

Cula-Rahulovada Sutta: The Shorter Exposition to Rahula [Liberation is real, it is possible and it happens with intense and skillful looking. Please enjoy this classic story of the Buddha pointing his son to the empty center of experience ! ] … Continue reading

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The Buddha’s Warning Against Getting Caught in Doctrines

[ Guest post by Steven Goodheart of METTA REFUGE . Enjoy ! ] The Buddha’s Warning Against                      Getting Caught in Doctrines 2011/12/02 by Steven Goodheart The following conversation was reported to have taken place between the ascetic Dighanaka and Gautama the … Continue reading

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Death, Revisited

The perceiving of impermanence, bhikkhus, developed and frequently practiced, removes all sensual passion, removes all passion for material existence, removes all passion for becoming, removes all ignorance, removes and abolishes all conceit of “I am.” Just as in the autumn … Continue reading

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Midnight Chat with Mara

[ In Buddhist mythology, Mara represents the mind of illusion, doubt, and death. He is often depicted as a demon. Except for once, all of Mara’s visits to the Buddha took place some time after the Buddha’s enlightenment. ] One … Continue reading

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Anatta

[ Guest post by Bhikku Cintita Dinsmore, author of the blog THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. Enjoy !] Non-Self (Anatta) Buddhism is about looking outside the box with the eye of wisdom. It is about seeing how our rich emotional lives, though … Continue reading

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The Value of Stream Entry

[ Excerpt from the Pali Canon. The Buddha points out the value of Stream Entry. Enjoy ! ] Then the Blessed One, picking up a little bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monks, “What … Continue reading

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