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October 23, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Spirituality and Practice has a great review of, and choice quotes from, Daily Doses of Wisdom. Rick Hanson, PhD, writes on what and why humans give at Wildmind Buddhist Meditation. Buddhist Peace Fellowship contemplates the link between social activism and Nanchuan's cat. PJ Lifestyle... read more »
October 23, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“There simply is nothing to which we can attach ourselves, no matter how hard we try. In time, things will change and the conditions that produced our current desires will be gone. Why then cling to them now?”—Master Hsing Yun, Describing the Indescribable

“There simply is nothing to which we can attach ourselves, no matter how hard we try. In time,...

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October 23, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today’s selection comes from the Cūḷakammavibhanga Sutta. This sutta specifies the underlying karmic causes for the manifest differences in human life. It does so with reference to a well-known saying of the Buddha: “Beings are owners of their kamma, heirs of their kamma; they originate from their kamma, are bound to their...

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Today’s selection comes from the Cūḷakammavibhanga Sutta. This sutta specifies the...

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October 22, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Luke, I’m Your Dad – From our friends at Mindful Magazine: “A father and son find common ground in the land of Wookies, Jedi, Imperial Stormtroopers, and Ewoks. The Force, it turns out, may be mindfulness.” ‘His Words Have Softened My Heart and Opened My Mind’. Mandala has a very special... read more »
October 22, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“If we are true to the steps we take, the travel makes sense and the journey confirms itself.”—Lin Jensen, Bad Dog

“If we are true to the steps we take, the travel makes sense and the journey confirms itself.”—...

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October 22, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “A Way to a Fortunate Rebirth.”—Editor’s note

In his account of his “noble quest,” the Buddha says that when he gazed out upon the world soon after his enlightenment, he saw that sentient beings are like lotus flowers at various...

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This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “A Way to a Fortunate Rebirth...

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