Peter Harvey, in The Selfless Mind, walks us through early Buddhist ideas about self, personality, and nibanna. Here, I share three videos where I read the sections on what is called Bhavanga Citta, on what has been called the Radiant Citta, and a section that elucidates connections in the early suttas between these two concepts.
After a couple thousand years of evolution, the sun rising in the east and coming to rest in the west, the Dharma light now shines upon the Sharp White Intellect. Now the proud euroAmerican patriarch may correct the folly of the childish Buddhists who have mistakenly practiced what has been preached. [that was sarcasm. don’t take me seriously!]
This assertion is a big deal to a lot of people. It goes back (at least) to one of the first American Buddhists– Henry Steel Olcott! Let’s explore!
The Visuddhi-magga (the path of purification), written by Buddhaghosa, is an amazing step-by-step breakdown of the Buddhist path. I’ve been looking at it for the last few months and I’m happy to find little things that remind me of my favorite Pure Land Buddhist teachings. Here, now, I’m going to share a passage about the Elder Phussadeva and explore this character in more detail.
Namo Amitabha Buddha!
Google it. You’ll find some definitions. You’ll see it has to do with knowledge. But, then forget about what you read because now I’m going to share what it means here in GnoTruth Land.
As the Dharma takes hold in the West, there will naturally be some cultural adjustment that occurs. Japanese […]
This talk was recorded in Kansas City, Missouri on August 3rd 2017. It’s about the things that often […]
Sariputta makes an interesting assertion in the Sampasādanīya Sutta. He boldly declares that “there never has been, there will never be, and there is now no other recluse or brahmin who is better or wiser than the Blessed One.” Wow! Sounds intense. Let’s dig deeper.
Too often, in our very understandable rush to the Middle, we disregard things that seem incongruous with our understanding of what exactly the Middle Way is.
This teaching was recorded on 10/23/17 in my home in Kansas City Missouri. It’s about my experience volunteering […]