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October 18, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

In today’s selection The Buddha teaches that in seeking “the good visible in this present life,” the lay follower should consistently adhere to principles of right conduct...

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In today’s selection The Buddha teaches that in seeking “the good visible in this...

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October 17, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Wholesome relations between parents and children depend in turn upon the mutual affection and respect of husband and wife, and thus the Buddha also offers guidelines for...

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Wholesome relations between parents and children depend in turn upon the mutual...

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October 15, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “The Happiness Visible in This Present Life.”—Editor’s note

Is it the case, as some scholars hold...

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

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October 11, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“As the familiar daytime aspects of things are gradually lost in the great fragrant darkness, the question of faith grows more distinct, more urgent, for we begin to perceive...

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“As the familiar daytime aspects of things are gradually lost in the great fragrant...

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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 Lydia Anderson

“How, dear sir, did you cross the flood?” “By not halting, friend, and by not straining I crossed the flood.” “But how is it, dear sir, that by not halting and by not straining...

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“How, dear sir, did you cross the flood?” “By not halting, friend, and by not...

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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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