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Poetic and Attentive

Ajahn Sucitto

The Middle Land, other than being the area of the Ganges Valley that the Buddha frequented in the course of his forty years of wandering, is that present awareness that stands between impressions and their designation. But it’s dynamic, it’…

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Small Choices Lead to Big Decisions

Ajahn Yatiko

A lot of big decisions we make in life are dictated by the many small decisions we make on a daily basis. That can be a very powerful reflection, and one to keep in mind. In the book Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky, the main character o…

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Death or Deathless?

Pāli Canon

Not up in the air, nor in the middle of the sea, nor going into a cleft in the mountains –nowhere on earth– is a spot to be found where you could stay & not succumb to death. —Dhammapada 128 At Savatthi. “Monks, remain with your minds well-…

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The Buddhist Cosmos

Ajahn Puṇṇadhammo

Traditionally the very diverse array of beings [which inhabit the cosmos] is divided into five gati or “destinations of rebirth” (DN 33). From lowest to highest, these are: The niraya beings which live in great misery, in a world of fire an…

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Everything Covered

Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu

When you deal with pain, you’re told don’t think about how long the pain has been in the past or how long it’s going to be in the future. It weighs the present moment down unnecessarily. It places restrictions on how much freedom you have i…

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The Most Important Breakthrough

Ajahn Thiradhammo

The most important breakthrough is the uprooting of personality view. Recognizing that the self is really just an artificial creation and not an ultimate entity is the first really profound insight. It’s a very significant insight into impe…

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Gather Thinking Within the Breathing

Ajahn Sucitto

A lot of the time we’re thinking and that isn’t always good or helpful. Thinking (unlike thoughtful attention) is about constructing: a future, a past, another person – or oneself. It’s often about creating an alternative to the direct expe…

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Is this really 'me?'

Ajahn Metta

Can we allow ourselves to perceive the body as a process? This process is the four elements working together, building, forming, falling apart, over and over again. When we do this, it becomes more difficult to identify with the body as bei…

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Karaṇīya-Mettā Sutta

Ajahn Pasanno

One of the striking things, given that this is the Buddha’s best- known discourse on loving-kindness, is that it is about a third of the way into the sutta before the Buddha even mentions loving- kindness. I think this is great, in the sens…

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Keep Up with the Defilements

Mae Chee Kaew

Everything is created by our minds. The eyes see images, the ears hear sounds, the nose smells aromas, the tongue tastes flavors, the body feels sensations, and the heart experiences emotions. But the mind is aware of all these things. It k…

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