Tag Archives: Counterfeit Dharma

Buddhism Without a Buddha

In spite of it being the currency of the Mahayana Movement, getting a strong and hard definition of “emptiness is very difficult. If one asks fifty teachers one gets roughly fifty answers. The word is as vaguely applied as are … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Buddhism?

Traditional versus Secular Buddhism? Do we need secular Buddhism and what does that mean? We have to make a decision on what “Buddhism” means. It’s a shame that the word Buddhism was not copyrighted because now everyone can put the … Continue reading

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The Myth of Original Enlightenment

A person has six properties, six media of sensory contact, eighteen considerations, & four determinations. He has been stilled where the currents of construing do not flow. And when the currents of construing do not flow, he is said to … Continue reading

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Giving and Taking

Greed, Aversion, Delusion, Anger, Contempt, and Conceit I recently gave a Dhamma talk at a friend’s Sangha where I was asked the same question I am usually asked when I teach at Christian and secular events. It always seems that … Continue reading

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Fairy Dust Buddhism

 Most beer today is like most music. It’s all watered down and without flavor. Life’s to short to drink bad beer and listen to bad music. If you want the good stuff you have to shop around a little. Western … Continue reading

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