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Teachings of the Buddha

October 11, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today selection comes from the Cankī Sutta.  Here, the Buddha explains that a person who has faith in something “preserves truth” when he says “this is my faith.” He “...

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Today selection comes from the Cankī Sutta.  Here, the Buddha explains that a...

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October 9, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today’s selection comes from the Vīmasaka Sutta.  In it the Buddha lays down guidelines by which a monk can test “the Tathāgata,” that is, the Buddha, to evaluate his claim...

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Today’s selection comes from the Vīmasaka Sutta.  In it the Buddha lays down...

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October 8, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “Approaching the Dhamma.”—Editor’s note

One of the most distressing...

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This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “Approaching the...

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October 3, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today’s selection fills in the gaps of Tuesday’s narrative with a detailed account of the bodhisatta’s practice of self-mortification, strangely missing from...

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Today’s selection fills in the gaps of Tuesday’s narrative with a...

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October 2, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's suttas offer us a portrait of the Buddha stark in its realism, bare in its naturalism, striking in its ability to convey deep psychological insights...

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Today's suttas offer us a portrait of the Buddha stark in its realism...

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October 1, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “The Bringer of Light.”—Editor's Note

The picture of the human...

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This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “The Bringer of...

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September 27, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

To change from a self-stultifying way of life to one that is truly fruitful and inwardly rewarding, we must realize that our actions have consequences for ourselves,...

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To change from a self-stultifying way of life to one that is truly fruitful and...

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September 25, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

The type of view that lies at the bottom of all affirmation of selfhood is called identity view (sakkāyadiṭṭhi). All views of self are formulated...

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The type of view that lies at the bottom of all affirmation of selfhood is called...

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September 24, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

In In the Buddha’s Words, Bhikkhu Bodhi organized the selected suttas into ten categories. For this project, we will begin each week with the introduction to that...

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In In the Buddha’s Words, Bhikkhu Bodhi organized the selected suttas...

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September 19, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

We begin our Teachings of the Buddha project in earnest today with an excerpt from the introduction to In the Buddha’s Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi. Ven. Bodhi...

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We begin our Teachings of the Buddha project in earnest today with an...

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