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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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Five and Five

Recently came across an article that has been floating around the blogosphere for over a year. The author, a former palliative care nurse, shares her observations of the most common five regrets she has heard from people at the end … 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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Using Meditation to Deal with Pain, Illness and Death by Ven.Thanissaro Bhikkhu

[ Guest post by Ven.Thanissaro Bhikkhu. This will be added to the page ” Looking into the Experience of Pain “. ] Using Meditation to Deal with Pain, Illness and Death by Ven.Thanissaro Bhikkhu *** My topic today is the … Continue reading

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A Train is Coming

This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movement of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, Rushing by, … Continue reading

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Death

Nothing was ever born but a dream. Nothing ever dies but a dream. Reality is the always-stable, never-disappointing base of experience. When I look at what really is, I can’t find a me. As I have no identity, there’s no … Continue reading

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