Question: A friend of mine went to practise with a Zen teacher. He asked him, ‘When the Buddha was sitting beneath the Bodhi tree, what was he doing?’ The Zen master answered, ‘He was practising zazen!’ My friend said, ‘I… Read More ›
Foundations of Buddhism
Satipatthana sutta setting out the Buddha’s teaching to overcome suffering.
Karma: The more we contemplate life, the more we realise just how mysterious it is.
Kesaputta (Kalama Sutta: sometimes called ‘The Buddha’s Charter of Free Inquiry’).
Perceiving the power of separation caused by the judging mind is also very helpful. In other words, the judging mind creates more inner solitude.
These ideas brought an overwhelming sense of joy to me. It meant I was not a helpless victim of circumstance or fate, as I had thought.
An allegory on truth and interpretation. A group of six blind men endeavour to describe an elephant.
Sensing no change in the changing, Sensing pleasure in suffering, Assuming “self” where there’s no self…