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October 31, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection is the Potaliya Sutta. Here the Buddha teaches the meaning of “the cutting off of affairs” in discipline. The sutta offers a striking series of...

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Today's selection is the Potaliya Sutta. Here the Buddha teaches the...

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October 30, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection comes from the Mahādukkhakkhandha Sutta or The Greater Discourse on the Mass of Suffering. Here the Buddha explains the full understanding of...

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Today's selection comes from the Mahādukkhakkhandha Sutta or The Greater...

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October 29, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “Deepening One's Perspective on the World.”—Editor’s note

In interpreting...

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This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “Deepening One's...

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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 23, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Today’s morsel comes from Divine Stories: The Divyavadana Part 1 by Andy Rotman, part of our Classics of Indian Buddhism series.

The ...

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Today’s morsel comes from Divine Stories: The Divyavadana Part 1 by Andy...

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