Question: Do you want to get married and/or have kids? Yes, if the right person comes along for marriage but no to kids. I have never wanted them so I think I’ve always known I’d be child free. Kids just aren’t my...―
This is the 14th episode of Existential Ambiguity, covering the text posted here from Chapter 5, The Five Clinging-Aggregates. Listen to The Five Clinging-Aggregates, Part 2 here: Here is the relevant text from Wettimuny’s book: The ...―
The puthujjana’s nature is to misperceive impermanent things (and all things are impermanent) as permanent (nicca) and pleasurable (sukha). He is anicce niccasaññino, dukkhe ca sukhasaññino: ‘Perceiver of...―
This is the 14th episode of Existential Ambiguity, covering the text posted here from Chapter 5, The Five Clinging-Aggregates. Listen to The Five Clinging-Aggregates, Part 1 here: Here is the relevant text from Wettimuny’s book: Chapter 5 ...―
The ‘Creature’ The puthujjana, if he sees impermanence at all, does not see it as applicable to himself; therefore he does not see as fully and all-embracingly applicable. At any given time he implicitly assumes that whatever is ...―
This is the 13th episode of Existential Ambiguity, covering the text posted here from Chapter 4, Root-Structure of the Puthujjana’s Reflexive Experience. Listen to Root-Structure of the Puthujjana’s Reflexive Experience Part 10 here: ...―
In the second sense of dukkha used as a noun, it covers more than just simple felt displeasure; it refers to the five clinging-aggregates or to experience at any given time. Hence dukkhasaññā refers to the perception of dukkha...―
Image found here ∙ There's so much anger in the world, so much hate.Sometimes it makes it hard to be a good Buddhist, or even a good human.Sometimes I just want to come out swinging and not stop until everybody's knocked out.Instead, I ...―
There are a few books and writers that are not well-known in and of themselves, yet carry influence and importance far beyond their readership. The Venerable Ñāṇavīra Thera and his Notes on Dhamma stand tall among such ...―
These are my personal requirements, besides the attributes of a teacher of the Dhamma mentioned by the Buddha in the Suttas: Honest—no mystical, religious or organizational authoritarian basis for his teaching. Convincing—he would be ...―
Nobody really knows the Buddha’s teaching. We are all like little tiny mice gnawing on a huge elephant-sized block of cheese. Our potency is so limited, the scope of our grasp so small—and the Buddha’s teaching is BIG. So...―
Deeper View of Dukkha We can now proceed to a deeper examination of dukkha, and also examine how it is used in the Suttas. “Dukkha, dukkha it is said, friend Sāriputta. But what, indeed, friend, is dukkha?” “Friend, these...―
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∙ One of the few things I consider when buying a frock is the print. Growing up, I ...
My first thought when I saw the topic for this weeks Photo Challenge: Curves was the ...