Buddhist Film: A talk given by Bhante Bodhidhamma. (49 minutes)
Foundations of Buddhism
The Buddha setting out mindfulness as the one way to overcome suffering.
Introduction to Buddhism: Four Noble Truths.
Recording of the Kalama Sutta: sometimes called ‘The Buddha’s Charter of Free Inquiry’.
One way of dividing up the conditioned realm is into five aggregates (khandhas)
If as Buddhists we have true awareness, then morality will be our natural behaviour. [Zen Master Bukko]
‘Dhamma is like this!… Dhamma is like that!’ Thus have I heard: Parable of the Blind Men and an Elephant.
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…