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November 21, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection, drawn from The Saḷāyatanasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases, testifies that for Early Buddhism, liberation requires direct knowledge and full understanding of the internal and external sense bases and all the phenomena that arise from them. This seems to establish an apparent...

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Today's selection, drawn from The Saḷāyatanasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on the Six...

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November 20, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Elephant Journal has a piece on 11 Common Misconceptions about Yoga Tiny Buddha has 4 Ways to Know if You’re... read more »
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November 20, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The present moment is changing so fast that we often do not notice its existence at all. Every moment of mind is like a series of pictures passing though a projector. Some of the pictures come from sense impressions. Others come from memories of past experiences or from fantasies of the future. Mindfulness helps us freeze the...

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“The present moment is changing so fast that we often do not notice its existence at all. Every...

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November 20, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Dependent origination is not a mere theory but a teaching that should be directly known by personal experience, a point clearly made by today's text, which comes from The Kaḷāra Khattiya. This sutta instructs the disciple to understand each factor by way of the four-truth pattern: one should understand the factor itself, its...

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Dependent origination is not a mere theory but a teaching that should be directly known by...

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November 19, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Goalless Goals - How do we hold goals in Buddhist practice? When do they help, and when do they hinder? Barbara O’Brien of About.com Buddhism explores this fascinating topic. “A beginner’s practice and a great Zen master’s... read more »
Goalless Goals - How do we hold goals in Buddhist practice? When do they help,... read more »
November 19, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“It’s not by gathering causes that an unconditioned result will be reached; it’s not by looking for freedom that freedom will be found.”—Charles Genoud, Gesture of Awareness

“It’s not by gathering causes that an unconditioned result will be reached; it’s not by looking...

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