The Beautiful

[One trains:]  ‘Let me live, unattached [15] to what is favorable. One then lives, unattached to that.   [One trains:] ‘Let me live, accepting what is unfavorable. One then lives, […]

Awareness in Practice

How is the liberation of the heart by Love developed?   Where does it lead to?What is its limit?What is its fruit?What is its culmination?   Here monks, (1) One […]

Viveka as Letting Go

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Here it is quite explicit, where the Buddha is going. Because… this is not ant kind of awareness, this is not any kind of development that is properly developed in […]

Virāga as Calming Down

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This calming down, Virāga, is very often translated as ‘dis-passion’.   And this is a problem one.   Because this tends to be interpreted in a way that one needs […]

The Choice

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Liberating the mind at the root of experience and choosing happiness, choosing to let go, choosing freedom.

Aniccasañña – Unabiding Mind

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It would be much more valuable to cultivate, for the time of a finger snap , An unabiding mind. And this is Aniccasaññā, impermanence.

Pleasant Progress with Quick Comprehension

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Reading: “This is the unsurpassed teaching in regards to the modes of progress.” Why am I saying this? Well, it is your choice. You can take the highway or the […]

The Four Qualities of Release

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Reading: “Here monks,  (1) One develops the awakening support of awareness,  filled with Love; Supported by letting go, Calming down,  Release, Culminating in surrender.” SN V 46.54 Filled with Love […]

Nirodha as ‘Unobstructed’

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And Nirodha. Nirodha is… Sometimes I have translated it as release… But that does not always carry the whole of the meaning. This is a place where you can find […]

Defilements vs. Samādhi

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There are [many] things that we can do to get our minds to gravitates more and more towards uplifted states, which is… the Buddha’s Teaching… on meditation. That’s what the […]