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September 10, 2014
by Ajahn Brahm
11. Good? Bad? Who Knows?

A long time ago a king was out hunting when he cut his finger. He summoned his doctor, who always accompanied him on the hunt, and the doctor put a bandage over the wound.

“Is it going to be all right?” asked the king. 

“Good? Bad? Who knows?” replied the doctor, and they carried on hunting...

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11. Good? Bad? Who Knows?

A long time ago a king was out hunting when he cut his finger. He...

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September 8, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This month we are celebrating Ajahn Brahm! This week's morsel comes from his book, The Art of Disappearing. Comprised of a series of teachings Ajahn Brahm gave to the monks of Bodhinyana Monastery, where he serves as abbot, it offers a unique glimpse into the mind of one of contemporary Buddhism’s most engaging...

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This month we are celebrating Ajahn Brahm! This week's morsel comes from his book, The...

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September 3, 2014
by Ajahn Brahm
107. The Enlightenment Game

When asked by a popular Buddhist magazine to write an article on enlightenment, I sent the following spoof on the TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? To my surprise, the article was published.

Who Wants to Be Enlightened?

“Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen....

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107. The Enlightenment Game

When asked by a popular Buddhist magazine to write an...

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September 3, 2014
by The Dalai Lama
CHAPTER 1: The Benefits of Compassion

My experiences are nothing special, just ordinary human ones. Through my Buddhist training, however, I have learned something about compassion and developing a good heart, and that experience has proved very helpful in my day-to-day life. For example, the region of Tibet I come from is called...

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CHAPTER 1: The Benefits of Compassion

My experiences are nothing special, just ordinary human...

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September 2, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Reality is like a face reflected in the blade of a knife; its properties depend on the angle from which we view it.”                     - Master Hsing Yun, Describing the Indescribable

 

Illustration by Mike Medaglia

“Reality is like a face reflected in the blade of a knife; its properties depend on the angle...

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August 31, 2014
by Ajahn Brahm
A Dog’s Retreat

I now relate a story that was sent to me recently about how a very smart dog dealt with the stress of modern life.

A woman returning from a shopping trip opened the door of her suburban house. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a big dog rushed past her into her house. By the time the woman had put her bags down,...

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A Dog’s Retreat

I now relate a story that was sent to me recently about how a very smart dog...

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