Tag Archives: Original Buddhism

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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One Motif — No Clinging

‘Indeed, the Blessed One is worthy and rightly self-awakened, consummate in knowledge & conduct, well-gone, an expert with regard to the world, unexcelled as a trainer for those people fit to be tamed, the Teacher of divine & human beings, … 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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On Becoming

“You are not a living being — you are a living becoming.” This is a catchy New Agey kind of a thing to say. When people hear this saying they usually smile and get all excited. They are unaware that this … Continue reading

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