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Opening the heart by Ayya Khema

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Ajahn Jayasaro : Chanda, the right motivation

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The Buddha spoke of two kinds of desire: desire that arises from ignorance and delusion, which is called tanha, craving, and desire that arises from wisdom and intelligence, which is called kusala-chanda, or dhamma-chanda, or most simply chanda. Chanda has … Continue reading

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The Buddha speaks : The right method

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A puzzled seeker asked the Buddha : “I have heard that some of your disciples meditate with expectations, others meditate with no expectations, and yet others are indifferent to the result. What is the best ? The Buddha answered : Whether … Continue reading

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Ayya Khema : The benefits of Metta meditation

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Metta is greatly helped by meditative insights that show us that our separation from one another is an illusion. When we discover that all of us are parts of the same whole, and when we actually feel that in meditation, … Continue reading

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Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha – Chapter 2 – Vigilance

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Vigilance is the path to Life Eternal. Thoughtlessness is the path to death. The reflecting vigilant die not. The heedless are already dead. (21) The wise distinctly understand this. Therefore they delight in wakeful watching. They graze in the pastures … Continue reading

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Is Enlightenment just a myth ? Approaches to Enlightenment

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On a meditation retreat several years ago, late one evening after the Dharma talk, a woman raised her hand and asked one last question: “Is enlightenment just a myth?” When we teachers went back to our evening meeting, we asked … Continue reading

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Jack Kornfield : Wisdom teaching – video

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Jack kornfield : The 2 Essential truths

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Ajaan Kao : After death is there just voidness ? nothingness ?

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“Especially important is the idea which some people have that after death there is just voidness, nothingness. This view is fundamentally wrong. The heart of the Lord Buddha and those of all the Arahants who have got rid of the … Continue reading

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Meditation is to change the mind’s capacity : Ayya Khema

Ayya Khema : When we sit down to meditate, we are trying to transcend our everyday consciousness, the consciousness used to transact ordinary business, the one used in the world’s marketplace as we go shopping, bring up our children, work … Continue reading

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