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Maung_-_Buddhism_and_the_Self.pdf
Maung_-_Buddhism_and_the_Self.pdfBuddhism and the Self1056 viewsOne of the most perplexing concepts in Buddhist philosophy is the doctrine of anatta, or ‘not-self’. Many have interpreted anatta to be a metaphysical assertion that there is no self, but I argue that this is mistaken. Rather, in line with Thanissaro Bhikkhu, I understand anatta as a practical strategy that has heuristic value in guiding one
towards liberation. Furthermore, I propose that the acceptance of a subjective self can be consistent with and justified in Buddhism. This will be the focus of this essay.
wheel048.pdf
wheel048.pdfThe Discourse on the Snake Simile (Alagaddúpama Sutta)1051 viewsThe discourse of the Buddha on the Snake Simile (Alagaddúpama Sutta) that is presented here, together with explanatory notes taken mostly from the commentarial literature, is the 22nd text in the “Collection of Discourses of Medium Length” (Majjhima Nikáya).
8_Precepts_Letter_Middle-Way.pdf
8_Precepts_Letter_Middle-Way.pdfEight Precepts Letter to Middle-Way1047 viewsA letter from Jacquetta Gomes (Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili), BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada), in response to Roger Farrington, ‘Should Buddhists be Teetotallers?’, The Middle Way: Journal of The Buddhist Society, 85 (3) November 2010, pp.167–70. The letter explains that Ajivatthamaka Sila (Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth clarify the alcohol issue and explain how alcohol is included in the DKP (Dasa Kusala Kamma-patha) Ten Wholesome Courses of Action.
wheel188.pdf
wheel188.pdfIdeal Solitude - An Exposition of the Bhaddekaratta Sutta1032 viewsThe Bhaddekaratta Sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya (No. 131) consists of a “summary” in four verses and an “exposition” dealing with some doctrinal points of considerable psychological and ethical import.
Buddhist_Precept-LayDhTchWst.pdf
Buddhist_Precept-LayDhTchWst.pdfBuddhist Precepts and Lay Dhamma Teaching in the West1024 viewsThis article appeared in Yasodhara: Newsletter on International Buddhist Women’s Activities Volume 25(1) No 97 (October-December 2008) (ISSN 0875-1996) 15-17.
truth_of_rebirth.pdf
truth_of_rebirth.pdfThe Truth of Rebirth: And Why It Matters For Buddhist Practice1008 viewsRebirth has always been a central teaching in the Buddhist tradition. The earliest records in the Pali Canon (MN 26; MN 36) indicate that the Buddha, prior to his awakening, searched for a happiness not subject to the vagaries of repeated birth, ageing, illness, and death. On the night of his awakening, two of the three knowledges leading to his release from suffering focused on the topic of rebirth. The first showed his own many previous lives; the second, depicting the general pattern of beings dying and being reborn throughout the cosmos, showed the connection between rebirth and karma, or action. When he did finally attain release from suffering, he recognized that he had achieved his goal because he had touched a dimension that not only was free from birth, but also had freed him from ever being reborn again.
wheel394.pdf
wheel394.pdfFundamentals of Buddhism 1007 viewsFour Lectures:

1. The Essence of Buddhism (Radio Lecture, Colombo, 1933)
2. Kamma & Rebirth (Lecture, Ceylon University, 1947)
3. Paticca-Samuppada: Dependent Origination (Second Lecture under the Dona Alphina Ratnayaka Trust, University College, Colombo, 1938)
4. Mental Culture (Based on a lecture delivered in Tokyo, 1920).
acariya-mun-bio.pdf
acariya-mun-bio.pdfAcariya Mun Bhuridatta - A Spiritual Biography (with Photographs)984 viewsA Spiritual Biography by Acariya Maha Boowa Nanasampanno. Translated from the Thai by Bhikkhu Dick Salaratano. Acariya Mun Bharidatta Thera was a vipassana meditation master of the highest caliber of this present age. He taught the profound nature of Dhamma with such authority and persuasion that he left no doubts among his students about the exalted level of his spiritual attainment. His devoted followers consist of numerous monks and laity from virtually every region of Thailand. His story is truly a magnificent one throughout: from his early years in lay life through his long endeavor as a Buddhist monk to the day he finally passed away.

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Bodhi-Tree_Site-Map-Dec2015-v3.pdf
Bodhi-Tree_Site-Map-Dec2015-v3.pdfBodhi-Tree_Site-Map981 viewsBodhi Tree Site Map
DP_5_Daily_Reflections.pdf
DP_5_Daily_Reflections.pdfThe Five Subjects for Daily Recollection949 viewsThere are other recollections which one can make and which help one to appreciate the state of a human being. People tend to hide away from decay, disease and death while greatly attached to sentient beings and insentient objects. Some people try also to ignore moral responsibility for their actions. These recollections bring all these subjects out into the light and make us face them squarely. Therefore, the Buddha has said that they should be recollected by everyone daily.
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