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Excerpt: After some months of intensive pratice of Metta Bhavana, my teacher asked me, Do You now Know how to practise metta? I answered that as II has only grasped cthe gasic framework there was still so much to do to have a complete picture.
Excerpt: Two immortal personalities dominate the totality of the Buddha's transcendental Dispensation.
Excerpt: Anapana sati, the meditation on in-and-out breathing, is the first subject of meditation expounded by the Buddha in the Maha Satipatthana Sutta, the Great Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness. The Buddha laid special stress on this meditation, for it is the gateway to enlightenment and Nibbana adopted by all the Buddhas of the past as the very basis for their attainment of Buddhahood. When the Blessed One sat at the foot of the Bodhi Tree and resolved not...
Excerpt: For the first time in the English language a comprehensive manual of Buddhist meditation known as Anapanasati
Excerpt: I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Varanasi in the Game Refuge at Isipatana. There he addressed the group of five monks:
Excerpt: This article aims to describe how the central Buddhist doctrine of anatta? or ?egolessness? relates to meditative practice and experience, through a survey of meditative teachings by medieval and contemporary meditation masters across various Buddhist traditions ? Therava?da, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism. A personal account of how anatta? and meditation are related in the experience of the author follows. The twin approach of contemporary textual study and personal...
Excerpt: This elementary book on Chinese Buddism and its more popularly worshipped Deities,
Excerpt: When the Sayagyi U Ba Khin Memorial Trust (UK) was established in March 1980 as a charitable institution, the object of the Trust was declared to be to advance the Theravada Buddhist religion through promoting in accordance with the principles established by the late Sayagyi U Ba Khin. This of course means studying and practising morality, concentration and insight (Sila, Samadhi, Panna) just as they were originally taught by the Buddha.
Excerpt: THE DRAMATIC STORY of Angylimala's dual transformation from a diligent, virtuous student to a notorious serial killer, and once again, into a compassionate, spiritually perfect Arahant has retold millions of times for over two thousand six hundred years.
Excerpt: Noeha? bhikkhave a??a? ekadhammampi samanupassoemi, ya? eva? abhoevita? apoetubhŠta? mahato anatthoeya sa?vattati. Yathayida? citta?. Citta? bhikkhave abhoevita? apoetubhŠta? mahato anatthoeya sa?vattat?ti.
Excerpt: Introduction Faith* is in the mental factor which inclines, pushes the mind onto the wholesome object. If you see a Buddha statue and you wish to put some flowers at its feet, it is the factor of faith which draws your mind to the statue, the representation of the Buddha. If you read a verse of the Dhammapada and experience feelings of joy and peace, then again the faith mental factor plays the role of lifting your mind up to the Dhamma (as a non- Buddhist might...
Excerpt: There follows a translation which is based on the Pali text (PTS), Woodwards' translation in Gradual Sayings II and the Thai translation of the Anguttara Nikaya. In this retranslation, great help has been given by Ven.
Excerpt: The evolution of Buddhism in the West, and what possible part I could play in that, has been my primary interest and concern for over ten years. I have in that time, together with my students, created an individual context of practice that may be of interest here. What we have established isn't perfect but it functions very happily, having evolved out of the hard work and kind-hearted commitment of a small number of enthusiastic people. For this reason I would l...
Excerpt: About the teacher... Ven. Pannyavaro is an Australian Buddhist monk who has devoted his life to the meditational aspects of the Buddha's teachings. During his monastic training, he practised under several meditation masters including Ven. Sayadaw U Janaka of Chanmyay Meditation Centre, Burma, who is the foremost disciple of the renowned Burmese meditation master, the late Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw. Ven. Pannyavaro helped in the building of a number of the very early B...
Excerpt: Buddhism is an education about our living environment and us. The Buddha teacher ua to recognize ourselves;
Excerpt: Buddhism instructs us how to live happy and fulfilling lives. It was transmitted to China in 67 AD and since then, has spread and flourished throughout the country. However, anything that has been passed down for a long period can be expected to experience some distortion and Buddhism is no exception.
Excerpt: Meditative attention is an art, or an acquired skill which brings clarity and intelligence that sees the 'true nature of things'.
Excerpt: King Asoka, the third monarch of the Indian Mauryan dynasty, has come to be regarded as one of the most exemplary rulers in world history. The British historian H.G. Wells has written: Amidst the tens of thousands of names of monarchs that crowd the columns of history ... the name of Asoka shines, and shines almost alone, a star. Although Buddhist literature preserved the legend of this ruler -- the story of a cruel and ruthless king who converted to Buddhism an...
Excerpt: The production manager would like to thank Venerable Ajahn Puriso, the translator, who kindly not only revised the text for this edition, but also helped with the final proof reading.
Excerpt: One day he did become sick, very sick, and he remembered Fayen's words. The sickness was of that kind that shakes you to the very core and makes you reassess your life and your certainties. After he had convalesced he went to Fa-yen and studied with him for a long time.