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Bliss

A description of the five kinds of bliss encountered in meditation. Continue reading

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Nature & Society

An excerpt from Venerable Phra Payutto’s book ‘Buddhadhamma’ on the need to learn from both nature and society, and on the need to escape from an overbearing influence by society. Continue reading

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Focused Attention & Investigation as Paths to Success

A description by Venerable Phra Payutto of the final two factors of the Paths to Success (iddhipāda), namely, focused attention (citta) and investigation (vimamsa). Continue reading

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A Buddhist Perspective on Guilt

A passage from ‘Buddhadhamma’ on the Buddhist perspective on guilt and how it is a form of suffering distinctive to virtuous people. Continue reading

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The Buddhist Concept of Faith

A passage from Ven. Phra Payutto’s book ‘Buddhadhamma’ on the Buddhist outlook of faith and confidence. Continue reading

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The Beehive Buddha

A story by Khun Paisahn Sanchai about the ‘Beehive Buddha’ – the Phra Jao Nang Gone in Hang Dong, Chiang Mai. Continue reading

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The Buddhist Outlook on Hope

An excerpt from Ven. Phra Payutto’s book ‘Buddhadhamma’ on the Buddhist perspective on hope and on how arahants have transcended hope. Continue reading

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The Golden Bough

A book review about James Frazer’s ‘The Golden Bough’ and the related subject of the Buddha’s realization of the Dhamma. Continue reading

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Visit to Laos

A collection of photos from a recent trip to Laos depicting various Buddhist sites in Luang Prabang and Vientiane. Continue reading

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The Dhamma Is Our True Mother – Part 3

The third and final section of Venerable Ajahn Panyananda’s talk given on Mother’s Day 1990. Continue reading

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