The Experience of Nibbāna

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And Samādhi, becomes so sharp,

collectedness of mind becomes so sharp,

steadiness so sharp and so present,

awareness starts to dissolve,

it breaks down here.

The Creation of Consciousness

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“This is two main aspects of dependent origination… How it works… how consciousness arises: (1) from previous activities and conditioned activities of the mind, (2) and also, how it arises […]

Holding on to Impermanence

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Now here, of course,

the Buddha’s teaching on impermanence,

in regards to these five aspects of what we call ‘me’.

is at the very core of the teaching,

it is very important,

and it’s good for us to understand that.

Drinking Deep the Bliss of Stillness

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[Theragatha 1.1] My hut is roofed, comfortable,          free of drafts; my mind, well-centered,          set free. I remain ardent.          So, rain-deva.          Go ahead & rain. [Forwarding to…] […]

Anthems to Solitude

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[Theragatha 1.13] The color of blue-dark clouds,   glistening, cooled with the waters of clear-flowing streams covered with ladybugs:      those rocky crags      refresh me. So this […]

Samādhi – The Pooling of Awareness

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“As the mind and the body gain some ease, some steadiness, some calm, you might start experiencing what the Buddha called Samādhi: Awareness that is starting to become unified, to […]

Blameless Behavior

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“And this is why we practice the Virtues. Because it is uplifting. It uplifts the mind in peace.” Reading: ‘When one repeatedly calls to mind blameless behavior, the mind becomes […]

Sharing Merits

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Puññanumodanā-Pattidāna Rejoicing and Sharing of Merits Dukkha-ppattā ca, niddukkhā May suffering ones be suffering free. Bhaya-ppattā ca, nibbhayā And the fear-struck fearless be.   Soka-ppattā ca, nissokā May the grieving […]