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1st Precept — Great Middle Way

In the Dhammika Sutta, the Buddha says that ‘not to kill’ means three things: You do not do it yourself; you do not get others to do it; and you do not encourage, condone, applaud, aid, and abet when others do it. What more does one need to prove that one cannot observe this precept […]

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No Fear — Great Middle Way

From attachment springs fear. For one who is wholly free from attachment there is no grief, whence then fear? From lust springs grief, from lust springs fear. For one who is wholly free from lust there is no grief; whence then fear? From craving springs grief, from craving springs fear. For one who is […]

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Why are things not self and what is your true self? – Lama Shenpen Hookham — Essence of Buddhism

At 4 min 30 sec, Lama Shenpen Hookham clarifies the teaching of anatta (nonself) in Buddhism: Lama Shenpen Hookham – Nonself (Anatta) vs True Self And when we talk about nonself – what is not self – I think it’s a big problem in the way Buddhists talk about “no self” to be honest. I […]

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Two Recommendations — Great Middle Way

Abandon wrongdoing. It can be done. If there were no likelihood, I would not ask you to do it. But since it is possible and brings about blessings and happiness, I do ask of you to abandon wrongdoing. Cultivate doing good. It can be done. If it brought deprivation and sorrow, I would not ask you to do […]

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Buddhism and The Dharma: Freedom and Responsibility — Great Middle Way

To be free, in the worldly and the spiritual sense, it is essential to accept full responsibility for our thoughts, words, and deeds; recognize that it is impossible to avoid the consequences of our previous acts; and establish the necessary causes for our happiness. Subordination to others —no matter how good and saintly they may […]

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Buddhism and The Dharma; Compassion: How many more must die? — Great Middle Way

If you buy the flesh, the animal was killed specifically for you. Who else is the “beneficiary”? And you, in buying the flesh, have placed an order for another animal to be slaughtered, for you or the next customer. Sell stock, restock. Does anyone not understand the rudiments of commerce, everywhere and at all times? […]

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Buddhism and The Dharma: Right Effort

And what is Right Effort? There is the case where one generates desire, endeavors, activates persistence, upholds and exerts one’s intent for the sake of the non-arising of unwholesome, unskillful …

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