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 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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]