Theravada

The Four Stages, by Ajahn Sumedho

Am I a non-returner? Will I ever become an arahant?’ This is the worldly mind grasping the concepts. Sometimes you hear people say, ‘This monk ― he’s a stream-enterer!’ and everyone goes ‘Ohhh! a stream-enterer!’ ‘And that one’s an arahant.’ ‘Wow, an arahant!’ (that’s like superman)…

Let Go of Fire, by Ajahn Sumedho

The human habit of clinging to desire is ingrained. We in the West think of ourselves as sophisticated and educated, but when we really begin to see what is going on in our minds, it is rather frightening-most of us are horribly ignorant…

Self-Acceptance, by Corrado Pensa

If we don’t develop ourselves, we shall not be adequately equipped to go beyond selfishness. There is a lot of wisdom in this attitude. Obviously, we are not talking about indulging ourselves narcissistically; we are talking about becoming stronger in order to…