01/15/14

Unswerving, Unshakeable, Rocksteady Faith

Phra Buddha Dhammacakra (thumb)

 

Faith is an important aspect of the Buddhist Path to liberation. I am not talking about blind faith in personalities or fickle attachment to dogmas, I am talking about a discerning yet unwavering trust or confidence that one deliberately cultivates in order to dispel doubt and all other obstacles to spiritual progress…

 

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05/9/13

Nibbana In A Nutshell

Nibbana is the ultimate goal of the Buddha’s teachings. Among Theravadins it’s generally accepted that nibbana is beyond words and the Buddha himself appears reluctant to give us a detailed description. Nevertheless, in this post I suggest that contemplating what the scriptures say about nibbana serves to reminds us what the ultimate spiritual goal is and can motivate us to strive harder in attaining it…

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02/10/13

Notes On The Sabbasava Sutta (MN2)

The Sabbasava Sutta provides a comprehensive practice for transcending suffering. There are seven aspects to this practice, all of which the Buddha advises us to develop if we’re to achieve the ultimate goal.  In this post I offer a brief description of each aspect and why they should be developed…

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