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BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network (1,133 Books)


BuddhaNet; is the result of a vision to link up with the growing worldwide culture of people committed to the Buddha's teachings and lifestyle, as an on-line cyber sangha. In this way, an ancient tradition and the information superhighway will come together to create an electronic meeting place of shared concern and interests.

 
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Acariya Mun Bhuridatta a Spiritual Biography

By: Bhikkhu Dick Salaratano

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Venerable Acariya Mun Bhuridatta Thera is a towering figure in contemporary Thai Buddhism.

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Acariya Mun Bhuridattaa Spiritual Biography

By: Acariya Maha Boowa

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Venerable Acariya Mun Bhurridatta Thera is a towring figare in contemporary Thai Buddhism.

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Accepting Oneself

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: It's a strange phenomenon how difficult people find it to love themselves. One would think it is the easiest thing in the world, because we're constantly concerned with ourselves. We're always interested in how much we can get, how well we can perform, how comfortable we can be. The Buddha mentioned in a discourse that oneself is dearest to oneself. So with all that, why is it so difficult to actually love oneself?

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An Account of the History and Development of Buddhism in New South...

By: Graeme Lyall

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Although the earliest evidence of Buddhist influence in Australia is shrouded in mystery, Paul Croucher (1) suggests that the most likely arrival of the first Buddhists in this continent may have been with the armada of Cheng Ho in the 15th century. The Ming dynasty emperors took a keen interest in exploration and several of their ships are known to have been in the vicinity of Arnhem land around the early 1400's. In 1879, a statuette of a soapstone image was un...

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Buddhism and Social Action

By: Ken Jones

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: This text is a gift of Dhamma. You may print this file for your personal use, and you may make and distribute unaltered copies of this file, provided that you charge no fees of any kind for its distribution. Otherwise, all rights reserved.

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The Person the Buddha Would Not Admonish

By: Sayagyi U. Chit Tin

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: At one time, in a conversation with a horse-trainer named Kesi, the Buddha asked him how he trained his horses.[1] Kesi[2] replied that he used mildness, harshness, and a combination of the two.[3] Next, the Buddha asked what Kesi did with a horse that would not submit to his training. I destroy him, Kesi answered, explaining that he did not wish for such a horse to be a discredit to his teacher's clan.

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Advice for Monki and Nuts

By: Nicholas Ribush

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: The Lama yeshe Wisdom Archive is delifhted to collaborated with the International Mahayana Intitute in the production of this small collection of talks by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche to their ord ordainde stuents, the monks and nuns of the Foundation for thePresevation of theMahayana Tradition.

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Aesthetic Enjoyment Within the Framework of Buddhist Thinking

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Excerpt: Therefore this does not necessarily carry with it the renunciation complexion generally associated with the shaven-headed, dyed-robed monk. Nevertheless, it would ultimately lead to the highest achievements of Buddhist religious living which both converge in and are gathered at the perfect state of ego-lessness required of the recluse, often described as a state of dignified detachment.

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Envisioning the Future

By: Robert Aitken, Roshi

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Small is beautiful, E.F. Schumacher said, but it was not merely size that concerned him: Buddhist economics must be very different from the economics of modern materialism, he said. The Buddhist sees the essence of civilization not in a multiplication of wants but in the purification of human character. (1)

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Some Words about Session for Newcomers to Zen Practice

By: Robert Aitken, Roshi

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: This text addresses some of the most fundamental and delicate religious issues. Therefore, it should be read, quoted and analyzed in a mindful way.

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The Second Paramita

By: Robert Aitken, Roshi

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: This text addresses some of the most fundamental and delicate religious issues. Therefore, it should be read, quoted and analyzed in a mindful way.

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On Zen Teaching

By: Robert Aitken, Roshi

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: I have set forth my views about Zen teaching in a general way over the years. In this essay, I present them as succinctly as I can in a single document.

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The Future of Zen Buddhism in the West

By: Robert Aitken, Roshi

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: I have been commissioned to do a paper for the forthcoming (July, '87) conference on World Buddhism in North America that will be titled, The Zen Buddhist Movement in North America: Retrospect and Prospect. I have the first draft finished, and here are some excerpts. (The conference will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is sponsored by the Zen Lotus Society under the direction of the Korean teacher Samu Sunim.)

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The Second Paramita

By: Robert Aitken, Roshi

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Shila is the mnemonic listing of precepts, and by extension it is Vinaya, the moral way. Vinaya is the first of the Three Baskets or Tripitaka, the Buddhist canon, the others being Sutra and Abhidharma, the teachings and the commentaries. Formally becoming a Buddhist is a matter of accepting the precepts in the ceremony called Jukai. To understand how morality and Buddhism go together, it is probably best to review the Buddhist teaching itself briefly:

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A Draft Bibliography of Zen Writings

By: Robert Aitken, Roshi

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: A part of the electronic Coombspapers Social Sciences Research Data Bank at the Australian National University [coombspapers/otherarchives subdirectory], accessible via the anonymous FTP & COOMBSQUEST gopher on the node coombs.anu.edu.au.

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The Meaning of Anatta

By: Venerable Ajahn Tate

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Anything fashioned by conditions, whether physical or mental, is called a Sankhara. All Sankharas are unsteady and inconstant (anicca) because they are continually moving and changing about. All Sankharas are incapable of maintaining a lasting oneness: This is why they are said to be stressful (dukkha). No Sankharas lie under anyone?s control. They keep changing continually, and no one can prevent them from doing so, which is why they are said to be not-self (an...

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The Seven Steps

By: Ajaan Leedhammadharo

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: 3. Observe the breath as it goes in and out, noticing whether it's comfortable or uncomfortable, broad or narrow, obstructed or free-flowing, fast or slow, short or long, warm or cool. If the breath doesn't feel comfortable, change it until it does. For instance, if breathing in long and out long is uncomfortable, try breathing in short and out short. As soon as you find that your breathing feels comfortable, let this comfortable breath sensation spread to the d...

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Alexander Technique in Relation to Satipatthana Vipassana Practice

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: There are the five physical senses that are traditionally described - as sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. To these the eminent anatomist of last century, Charles Bell, added a Sixth (Physical) Sense; that of the sense of limb and body position (proprioception) and movement (Kinaesthesia) - referred to below as the muscle sense.(2)

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The 31 Planes of Existence

By: Venerable Suvanno Mahathera

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: This book is dedicated to all devotees of The Venerable Acara Suvanno Mahathera.

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Dharma Discourses on Vipassana Meditation

By: Venerable Sayadaw U. Kundala

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: The Sayadaw was born in New Towqnship, Myanmar in 1921. He Became a Samanera at the age of nine at Waw Monastery.

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