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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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November 8, 2018
by Tenzin

It’s a dialogue that I confess I have avoided like the plague, mainly because I despair that Buddhists, let alone Mahāsaṇdhi practitioners, and scientists can even speak the same language in order to communicate genuinely. And so I am intrigued to see Alan Wallace engage in that discourse with such personal passion. 

It...

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It’s a dialogue that I confess I have avoided like the plague, mainly because I despair that...

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November 1, 2018
by Tenzin

 He always acted in the most humble manner, free of any pretense or arrogance

Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche had forsaken all inferior motivations. He had overcome any sense of self-cherishing, and his great compassion was free from the defects of lassitude and agitation. He also accomplished the realization of...

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 He always acted in the most humble manner, free of any pretense or arrogance

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October 31, 2018
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

 Ethics, as we understand it, seems to be more directly related to human intelligence, our experiences of pleasure and pain, and our long-term future interests.

CLARE PALMER: In closing, I’d like to offer three questions for consideration. I would be honored to hear views from the perspective of the...

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 Ethics, as we understand it, seems to be more directly related to human intelligence, our...

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October 30, 2018
by Christopher Ives
Ideally, my focus is not on how close I'm getting to my destination up the trail but on how close I'm getting to what's around me.

The simple act of being fully in a place. That, not a summit, is my goal. To go slow, feel my acing body, and pay attention to what I'm seeing, smelling and hearing. I may not get...

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July 18, 2018
by Bhikkhu Analayo
“At an age of about two years he would sit in meditation spontaneously and then start chanting.”

As already mentioned briefly in the introduction to this book, I personally know Dhammaruwan from the time I lived in Sri Lanka in the 1990s. At that time I was in charge of a meditation center on the outskirts of Kandy, and...

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