The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism

August 2015

August 26, 2015
by Gerry Stribling

Excerpt from Buddhism for Dudes by Gerry “Strib” Stribling.

The Buddhist guide to successful living is called the Noble Eightfold Path.  It’s the blueprint for a proper life, humankind’s user’s manual. It’s what you’re supposed  to do. All eight list out as follows:

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August 19, 2015
by Anita Feng

Excerpt from Sid by Anita Feng.

KAPILAVASTU The Himalayan foothills, Nepal, 5th c. BCE

Ask anyone and they will tell you that Kapilavastu is built out of a fragment of sky mixed with a bit of Tusita heaven. The city walls spread thick like clouds of buttery light, and...

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August 12, 2015
by Bhante Gunaratana

Excerpt from the “Overcoming the Hindrances” section of Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana.

Sloth and Torpor

Symptoms: Sloth and torpor is the traditional description given to all ...

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August 5, 2015
by Koun Yamada

Excerpt from Zen: The Authentic Gate by Koun Yamada.

Although belief, understanding, practice, enlightenment, and personalization come together into a single whole on the Zen path, they are not unique to Zen—any authentic religion will possess them. But just what is it that we believe, understand,...

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