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The Buddha, Spiritual

The Buddha adopted a Relaxed Attitude to Nakedness

The Buddha extolled the virtues of the homeless wandering seeker. He described householders’ life as crowded and dusty while a life gone forth is wide open.” (Middle Length Discourses Sutta 36). That generalisation may have rung true then in a lifestyle of extended families living in the same building but for many of us today our homes are neither crowded nor dusty (unlike some monasteries!). Continue reading 



An Unreliable Self confirms an Insubstantial Personality

Dear Readers,

This is not an easy read. Read slowly. Perhaps read out loud.

The text may go over your head. That does not invalidate it.

The text may appear intellectual. That does not make it heady. Continue reading 



In 2014, I wrote a blog. “Eckhart Tolle is on the rich man’s list. Is this the price of enlightenment?” Today, I have added my first short comment.

In 2014, I wrote  a critique on the wealth of Eckhart Tolle, the well-know spiritual teacher and author of THE POWER OF NOW, one of the mostly widely read spiritual books in the last two decades. Continue reading 



Do I Create My Own Suffering? Does Another Create My Suffering? Or between us, we create suffering? Or is it Chance, Fate or Destiny?

The Buddha expressed a profound concern on our holding to personal views about the causes of suffering. If we do, we can blame ourselves, blame others, both ourselves and others or believe in circumstances we cannot prove.

I would advise every person looking into suffering to read and re-read the following words of the Buddha until deeply understood. In the bamboo grove in the Squirrel Sanctuary, Raghir in Bihar, India, the Buddha had  an inquiry with an austere yogi from another sect: Continue reading 



Are we Nourished or Undernourished? Do we Nourish Others? A Response of The Buddha

Food has a personal, social, political and environment significance.
Yes, we consider what nourishes ourselves and our family.
We can explore further than that to include a range of expressions of what nourishes people, animals and the environment.
Inquiry into a fulfilled way of life explores the social, corporate and political impacts of nourishment for ourselves and others.

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