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November 20, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Dependent origination is not a mere theory but a teaching that should be directly known by personal experience, a point clearly made by today's text, which comes from The Kaḷāra Khattiya. This sutta instructs the disciple to understand each factor by way of the four-truth pattern: one should understand the factor itself, its...

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Dependent origination is not a mere theory but a teaching that should be directly known by...

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November 19, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Goalless Goals - How do we hold goals in Buddhist practice? When do they help, and when do they hinder? Barbara O’Brien of About.com Buddhism explores this fascinating topic. “A beginner’s practice and a great Zen master’s practice are not different. However, if you think practice is something you do to obtain ... read more »
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November 19, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“It’s not by gathering causes that an unconditioned result will be reached; it’s not by looking for freedom that freedom will be found.”—Charles Genoud, Gesture of Awareness

“It’s not by gathering causes that an unconditioned result will be reached; it’s not by looking...

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November 19, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week’s theme for The Teachings of the Buddha is “Shining the Light of Wisdom.”—editor's note.

The texts cited in the last chapter treated meditation as a discipline of mental training aimed at a twofold task: stilling the mind and generating insight. The still mind, calm and...

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This week’s theme for The Teachings of the Buddha is “Shining the Light of Wisdom...

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November 18, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
“Meditation Malice” — Shambhala SunSpace has a piece from Dharma Punx teacher Josh Korda on working with distractions and resentment.  Calling all funny Buddhists! Here’s a chance to get your writing published in The Little Book of Buddhist Humor, to be published by Sumeru Books. Find out... read more »
November 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Not a single one of any of the dreams I had last night remains when I wake up. Likewise, not a single one of all these daytime appearances today will appear tonight in my dreams. There is no difference between the dreams of the day and the night.”—Padmasambhavana, The Attention Revolution

“Not a single one of any of the dreams I had last night remains when I wake up. Likewise, not a...

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