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Rebirth is Relevant by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

"The passage that we chanted just now, the Dhamma-niyama Sutta, is usually chanted on occasions related to a death. ItÆs interesting that the really serious
Antony Woods
Oct 12, 2015

Making a Difference by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (long post)

"The Buddha once said that all skillful qualities are rooted in heedfulness. Not only that, heedfulness takes you all the way to the deathless. As he said,
Antony Woods
Aug 29, 2015

Bases of Success by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (long post)

"The technique for breath meditation is not all that complicated. You take a couple of good long, deep in-and-out breaths. Notice where the breath is easiest
Antony Woods
Jul 26, 2015
Sep 17, 2014

The mind is what thinks and gives the orders (Ajaan Lee)

"Goodness, evil, purity ù all come from within us. The Buddha thus taught that each of us has his or her own kamma. What he said on this point is absolutely
Antony Woods
Aug 28, 2014

All you have when you die are your skill sets (Thanissaro Bhikkhu)

"(Death) also teaches you that there are some things that do carry over, that you do take with you. You take your kamma; you take the qualities of mind youÆve
Antony Woods
Aug 17, 2014

When Kamma Ends

Hi all - The world comes to be (arises, appears) through the six sense media and contacts at the sense doors. There, kamma originates with contacts, and it
Aug 13, 2014

The Karma of Pleasure by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (long post)

"A couple years back, when the psychology of happiness was beginning to become popular, I was asked to review a book on the topic to give a Buddhist
Antony Woods
Jul 23, 2014

AN 3.61 Tittha Sutta: Sectarians (extract)

Anguttara Nikaya 3.61 Tittha Sutta: Sectarians (extract) translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu "Monks, there are these three sectarian guilds that ù
Antony Woods
Jul 22, 2014

Re: Bojjahanga for Ending of Kamma

Hi, - The first message of this topic states that craving is discarded (totally abandoned) after the virtuous monk has cultivated the 7 bojjhangas. For this
Jul 20, 2014

For the Relief of Suffering by Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo

"There are two ways in which diseases can arise in our bodies: 1. Physical causes (dhatu-samutthana). 2. Kammic causes (kamma-samutthana). 1. Physical causes:
Antony Woods
Jul 20, 2014

The Limits of Control by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (extract)

"What weÆre experiencing right now is the result of past intentions, plus our current intentions, plus the results of our current intentions. Even though we
Antony Woods
Jul 16, 2014

No Dharma Without Karma by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (long post)

ôIn the factors of the path, meditation comes last. First you develop right view, right resolve: preliminary wisdom, discernment. Then you work on your
Antony Woods
Jul 14, 2014

The question of how much control & freedom (Thanissaro Bhikkhu)

"Our experience of the present moment is composed of three sorts of things: the results of past actions, present actions, and the results of present actions.
Antony Woods
Jul 12, 2014

MN114 Things that should & should not be practiced

Majjhima Nikaya 114 Sevitabba-Asevitabba Sutta Things that should and should not be practiced I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery
Antony Woods
Jul 11, 2014
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