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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 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 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 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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