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January 6, 2015

From In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon, translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

2. The Tribulations of Unreflective Living (1) The Dart of Painful Feeling

“Monks, when the uninstructed worldling experiences a painful feeling, he sorrows, grieves, and laments; he weeps beating his...

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January 5, 2015

This is an excerpt from Ayya Khema’s recently re-released book Know Where You’re Going (formerly titled When the Iron Eagle Flies).

There is very little doubt that those of us who want to meditate are looking for something other than what we are used to in the world. We are...

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This is an excerpt from Ayya Khema’s recently re-released book ...

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January 5, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

From the Dalai Lama’s recent book Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions.

Chapter 4: The Higher Training in Ethical Conduct

The four truths establish the reason and framework for Dharma practice. To attain nirvāṇa we must cultivate the three higher trainings in ethical...

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From the Dalai Lama’s recent book ...

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December 12, 2014
by The Dalai Lama

From the Dalai Lama’s new book Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions.

Four Attributes of the True Path

The noble eightfold path is the true path—a mind directly realizing nibbāna—that brings about all cessations of dukkha and its causes. Insight wisdom is generated by meditating on the subtle...

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From the Dalai Lama’s new book ...

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December 11, 2014

An excerpt from In the Buddha’s Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

1. Old Age, Illness, and Death (1) Aging and Death

At Savatthi, King Pasenadi of Kosala said to the Blessed One: “Venerable sir, is anyone who is born free from aging and death?”

“Great king, no one...

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An excerpt from In the Buddha’s Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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December 10, 2014
by The Dalai Lama

From the Dalai Lama’s new book Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions.

Four Attributes of True Cessation

Nibbāna is the true cessation of dukkha and its origins. It is perceived by the four types of ariyas—stream-enterer, once-returner, nonreturner, and arahant—who experience the paths and fruits (...

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