Dear Gillian I am astonished at the ‘Buddhistic’ nature of early Christian monasticism. For years I studied various scholars who speculated broad associations whilst the
Dear Gillian I was listening to the work of Evagrius the Solitary (345–399) regarding the eight patterns of evil thought that must be identified, subdued and uprooted through monastic discipline and practice. The
‘Of all canons in different languages which Buddhists of different schools and of different eras made out of the legends, only one – the Theravada
The Buddha explains clearly, in every expression of his teaching, that consciousness and physical matter are not two different things, even though they may be
The sensing of external stimuli from the material world enters the body through the senses-organs. The body often responds with involuntary or unconscious bio-chemical processes
The Buddha explains that the world is experienced through the six senses, which in the Buddhist teachings includes the ‘mind’ as a sense-organ. Whether or not an ‘idealist’ position exists within later Buddhism is a matter of academic dispute.