The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism

January 2019

January 31, 2019
by Alexandra Makkonen

The ways to speak about the Buddha’s teachings are countless. Naturally, we teachers tend to teach what has helped us the most throughout our own lives. The path that the Buddha laid out is often described as a shift out of confusion and into clarity, or from uneasiness to peace, or from inner bondage to inner freedom. I see the...

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The ways to speak about the Buddha’s teachings are countless. Naturally, we teachers tend to...

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January 16, 2019
by Alexandra Makkonen

This article is an excerpt of The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Dīgha Nikāya, translated by Maurice Walshe.

 

The Supreme Net (The Brahmajāla Sutta)

1.1. THUS HAVE I HEARD Once the Lord was travelling along the main road between Rajagaha and Nalanda with a large company of some five...

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This article is an excerpt of The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Dīgha...

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