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October 31, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection is the Potaliya Sutta. Here the Buddha teaches the meaning of “the cutting off of affairs” in discipline. The sutta offers a striking series of similes on the dangers in sensual pleasures. In this text, the Buddha appears in dialogue with a pompous householder who imagines that he has “cut off all...

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Today's selection is the Potaliya Sutta. Here the Buddha teaches the meaning of “...

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October 31, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
From Shambhala SunSpace: Happy Halloween! Peter Aronson shares the story of his unique Buddhist Halloween in this essay from the archives of Buddhadharma magazine. Buddhist Art News has a review of Faces of Compassion. “...the author shows himself in this kind, intelligent, and... read more »
From Shambhala SunSpace: Happy Halloween! Peter Aronson shares the story of his... read more »
October 30, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Tricycle has a new video of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche teaching at the Garrison Institute on taming the mind and ridding ourselves of unhealthy habits. American Buddhist Perspective  adds more words of tribute to Lou Reed. Will a new car distract you from your practice? Shambhala SunSpace has found an Mercedes... read more »
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October 30, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Although it is difficult to bring about the inner change that gives rise to compassion, it is absolutely worthwhile to try.”—His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Business and the Buddha

“Although it is difficult to bring about the inner change that gives rise to compassion, it is...

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October 30, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection comes from the Mahādukkhakkhandha Sutta or The Greater Discourse on the Mass of Suffering. Here the Buddha explains the full understanding of sensual pleasures, material form, and feelings. The major portion of the sutta is devoted to an examination of the dangers in sensual pleasures. It begins...

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Today's selection comes from the Mahādukkhakkhandha Sutta or The Greater Discourse...

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October 29, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
The Benefits of a Productive Cocoon: Mindful has a piece from Daniel Goleman looks at why we need to carve out uninterrupted time if we want to be more satisfied with our work.  Smartphone Addicts Anonymous: One Human Journey on how to wisely manage the “mind-altering technology” of... read more »

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