The Vinaya Discipline exists to put an end to the agency of human desire. Greed is desire, hatred is desire and delusion is desire. All desire is
Dear Gillian The Early Church (Apostolic) Fathers reacted unfavourably to a teaching they referred to as ‘Gnosticism’. With the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library (and Dead Sea Scrolls), we know
By Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD Knowing emptiness, deluded vision is purified;Contemplating loving kindness, behaviour is perfected,Understanding the unity of multiplicity is meditation;And the ultimate goal is
Author’s Note: A Bhikkhu maintains an awe-inspiring deportment at all times, but what does this practically mean? It means that the mind is calm and
Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.
Given that the Buddha’s theory of mind is purely materialistic (with conscious awareness being a special arrangement of matter due to the evolutionary process as described by the Buddha in the Agganna Sutta), why is Buddhism still often misrepresented as a ‘religion’?