People who have a religion which provides for after-death welfare, such as in Tibetan Buddhism, are less troubled. But those without such beliefs, can trust to nature’s spiritual intentions for them, as they, like plants, struggle instinctively and unerringly towards the light… Long Read
Once you awaken to your original body and mind, you’re no longer bound by attachments.
‘Dhamma is like this!… Dhamma is like that!’ Thus have I heard: Parable of the Blind Men and an Elephant.
A look at how Buddhism is practised in Sri Lanka and India. Ronald Eyre meets [the late] Venerable Ananda Maitreya a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka.
Everyday Buddhist: Dalai Lama Talks About What is Present [Short Buddhist film about 2 minutes]
But metta is much deeper than just nice ideas and good thoughts, isn’t it? It is a way of receiving everything and allowing things to be what they are, both internally and externally…
Just as the radiance of all the stars does not equal a sixteenth part of the moon’s radiance, but the moon’s radiance surpasses them and shines forth, bright and brilliant, even so, whatever grounds there are for making merit productive of a future birth, all these do not equal a sixteenth part of the mind-release of loving-kindness…
Anybody who is able to comprehend the doctrine of dependent origination has the capability to engage in his own cultivation and end his suffering…
Chinese and Korean bronzes that tell a story of religious art in Asia from the 4th to the 10th century AD.
Ajahn Sumedho giving a talk on The Four Noble Truths. (40-minute film)