Theravada

The Burden of Selfishness, by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

Selfishness is a terrible burden for the entire world. You can see that all the problems, all the conflict, all the crises, are the result of selfishness. Many people come to Asia to get away from the constant sense of crisis that they meet with in the West. But they can’t escape it by coming to Asia. The same problems are here as well!

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)…

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…

Tudong: The Long Road North

Tudong: The Long Road North. Walk through England, in 1983 by Ajahn Amaro & Nick Scott. This book is an account of a ‘tudong’ walk through England, made in 1983 by Ajahn Amaro and Nick Scott. During following year Ajahn Amaro typed up his diaries and, with the generous contributions of many friends of…