Author Archives: Robin

Wholesome Desire

A descrip­tion by Ven. Phra Payut­to of the two vari­a­tions of whole­some desire: chan­da & met­tā, taught in Bud­dhism. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Four Paths to Success

An excerpt from Ven. Phra Payut­to’s book ‘Bud­dhad­ham­ma’ on the prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion of the four paths to suc­cess (iddhipa­da). 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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Scratching the Itch

An excerpt from Ven. Phra Payut­to’s book ‘Bud­dhad­ham­ma’ on the hap­pi­ness of an ara­hant in com­par­i­son to the plea­sures sought by unawak­ened human beings. 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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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 14

Sathien­pong Wanapok’s descrip­tion of the Bud­dhist monk who kept ascetic prac­tices but thought he was supe­ri­or to oth­ers. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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