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Existential Ambiguity 5.7: Feeling & Contact

Wettimuny’s The Buddha’s Teaching and the Ambiguity of Existence is one of those rare and important books that everyone needs, if only they knew it. It builds a bridge between the most important thoughts and thinkers of the east and west: the Existentialists in the west, and the Buddha in the east. 58 more words

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Crazymaking Buddhists

The Buddha’s teaching was never intended to be turned into a religion. Actually the Buddha taught that we should not base our views on faith or belief but on practical experience. 379 more words

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Existential Ambiguity 5.6: Categories of Perception

Wettimuny’s The Buddha’s Teaching and the Ambiguity of Existence is one of those rare and important books that everyone needs, if only they knew it. It builds a bridge between the most important thoughts and thinkers of the east and west: the Existentialists in the west, and the Buddha in the east. 58 more words

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Why Meditate?

Pema Chodron – from her book – ‘The Wisdom of No Escape’.

‘Meditation is about seeing clearly the body that we have, the mind that we have, the domestic situation that we have, the job that we have, and the people who are in our lives. 103 more words

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I am Robin Hood

The Buddha taught many things, including powerful conceptual tools to liberate the mind from illusion and empower it to achieve lofty goals such as enlightenment. Some of these tools, such as ‘mindfulness’, are becoming well-known, but other even more powerful tools remain hidden by arcane jargon and religious obscurantism. 331 more words

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Existential Ambiguity 5.5: Consciousness, Perception & Feeling

Wettimuny’s The Buddha’s Teaching and the Ambiguity of Existence is one of those rare and important books that everyone needs, if only they knew it. It builds a bridge between the most important thoughts and thinkers of the east and west: the Existentialists in the west, and the Buddha in the east. 59 more words

Buddhism