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Buddhist Books

From Buddhist Publishing Group Buddhist Publishing Group (BPG) was formed in 1983 and published a paper version of  Buddhism Now from 1989 until 2007. As well as publishing Buddhism Now, BPG has produced numerous books and booklets, and distributed over… Read More ›

Our culture doesn’t encourage too much contemplation on birth and death

We see and know impermanence as a constant. And that is liberating. All the mental suffering about what is going to happen to us, about being this or that person who will eventually disappear, about becoming ‘nothing’, is dissipated and this moment becomes a vast timelessness. The Buddha called it ‘birthlessness’ and ‘deathlessness’, freedom from birth and death…

Buddhist Wheel of Life

At the hub of the wheel are three creatures—a pig, a snake and a cock—each biting the tail of the other. These three represent the greed, hatred and delusion that dogs our lives. It is these which make the world go round. Remove one and the axis will collapse, bringing the wheel crashing down…

Direct Knowing, by Ajahn Sumedho

Now the Buddha was a sage who tried to convey a particular teaching that would encourage the realization of ultimate reality. And the teaching of the Buddha sometimes baffles modern humanity because it does seem somewhat strange to our way of thinking; we are used to regarding religion from the point of view of being told something. A sage, or philosopher, or some prophet tells us something, and we either agree with it or not…