Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism

October 2013

October 18, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

In today’s selection The Buddha teaches that in seeking “the good visible in this present life,” the lay follower should consistently adhere to principles of right conduct, especially to the five precepts and the rules of right livelihood. Thus he stipulates that wealth must be “acquired by energetic striving …  righteous...

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In today’s selection The Buddha teaches that in seeking “the good visible in this present...

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October 17, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
The Martha’s Vineyard Times has a piece on Korean director Kim Ki-Duk’s 2003 Buddhist-inspired film, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring, which explores the passage of time through a “powerful celebration of the... read more »
The Martha’s Vineyard Times has... read more »
October 17, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Experiences in a dream are not true, because after waking from sleep not even a trace of them having happened is apparent. They are also not false, because they were experienced during the dream.”—The Fifth Dalai Lama, Taking the Result as the Path

“Experiences in a dream are not true, because after waking from sleep not even a trace of them...

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October 17, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Wholesome relations between parents and children depend in turn upon the mutual affection and respect of husband and wife, and thus the Buddha also offers guidelines for proper relationships between married couples. These again emphasize a common commitment to ethical conduct and spiritual ideals. Of special interest to us,...

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Wholesome relations between parents and children depend in turn upon the mutual affection...

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October 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
The mindful breathing used in meditation and yoga does more than just relax you - it has lots of health benefits! Elephant Journal reports. If your meditation practice needs shaking up,... read more »
The mindful breathing used in meditation and yoga does more than just relax you - it has lots of... read more »
October 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Use your own problems to remember that others have problems too.”—Kathleen McDonald, Awakening the Kind Heart

“Use your own problems to remember that others have problems too.”—Kathleen McDonald, ...

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