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The Ill-directed Mind

Whatever an enemy might do toan enemy,or a foe to a foe,the ill-directed mindcan do to you even worse. ~ The BUDDHA, from the Udana 4.33(Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu)

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There is no “time off” from karma

By LYNN J. KELLEY | From “The Buddha’s Advice to Laypeople” blog The Dhammapada is probably the most popular Buddhist literature in the world. It consists of 423 verses — sort of poetry, sort of philosophy, and a useful set … Continue reading

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A flower has no intention of making us happy

“WHEN WE SEE A FLOWER, we think, ‘How pretty.  I like looking at this.’ The feeling is one of acceptance.  Seeing a cockroach, however, may cause revulsion and rejection.  We may experience feelings like ‘I don’t want to see that.  … Continue reading

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“Refuge: The Heart’s Own Knowing”

NOTE: Thanisssara will offer an online teaching on “Refuge: The Heart’s Own Knowing,” on SUNDAY Sept. 29, 2019. Register here at WorldwideInsight.org., the site of an online Dharma practice group. The teachings are given in the Buddhist tradition of dana: … Continue reading

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relaxing from THE intensity of fear & ignorance

“In meditation we can begin to tune in on this universal level through letting go of the conditions, of this blind holding to conditioned phenomena. It isn’t annihilation or a rejection of anything; it is just releasing, relaxing from this … Continue reading

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Seeing the Story of “Me”

Excerpt from “The Buddha’s Advice to Laypeople” blog by Lynne J. Kelley for July 23, 2019. Read whole post here. The Pali word most often translated into English as mindfulness is sati, and here’s something important Anālayo Bhikkhu has to … Continue reading

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How to cope with wavering thoughts?

How to cope with wavering thoughts? Versatile are flying clouds, Yet from the sky they’re not apart. Mighty are the ocean’s waves, Yet they are not separate from the sea. Heavy and thick are banks of fog, Yet from the … Continue reading

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Recognizing awareness

Now, the word ‘ignorance’ as used in Pali means ‘not knowing the Four Noble Truths with their three aspects and twelve insights’ (that is the formula of the Four Noble Truths). And the path is in terms of being eightfold … Continue reading

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PART 2 | Bhante Rahula Talk on Meditation

Here is a Dhamma talk on meditation given by Bhante Yogavacara Rahula at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Oct. 14, 2016, during his visit to Charleston and Huntington, W.Va. Bhante’s talk concerns the practice of mindfulness meditation. Below are the … Continue reading

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The ultimate mobile device

Mindfulness is the ultimate mobile device. You can use it anywhere, Anytime, Unobtrusively. ~ Sharon Salzberg

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Hold to your precepts

Here’s a wonderful interview from Mask Magazine with the Buddhist scholar monk, Thanissaro Bhikku. The whole thing is worth a read, but these paragraphs really stuck out: “Try to have a part of your mind that doesn’t buy into everything … Continue reading

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Like water behind a dam

“Traditionally, Buddhists are reluctant to talk about the ultimate nature of human beings. But those who are willing to make descriptive statements at all usually say that our ultimate essence or Buddha nature is pure, holy and inherently good. The … Continue reading

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