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Questioning of Authority. The Buddha’s Charter for Enquiry. Commentary on the Kalama Sutta. A Masterpiece from the Buddha

The discourse of the Buddha to the Kalama People of north India constitutes one of the most profound statements ever uttered in the history of humanity in terms of the inquiry into beliefs, views and standpoints of people exercising authority. Continue reading 



Six Much Loved Sonnets of William Shakespeare. To Nourish Your Soul and Shed Light on your Life

I have selected six of my favourite poems of the 154 poems in the Sonnets of William Shakespeare. These sonnets shed light on your life, reveal the beauty and expose the dark corners. Continue reading 



Sydney McLaughlin, 22. USA. World Athletics Champion. Free to run or a trap? A Change in Perception. Love to Run and be free from the figments of mind.

The World Athletic Championships just finished in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

Here is a thoughtful story in The Guardian, UK daily newspaper today, on Sydney McLaughlin, the phenomenal US athlete, who broke a world record. Continue reading 



The Buddha and Rod Stewart. The Raft and Sailing to be Free

At first glance, you probably cannot imagine much connection between the Buddha and rock/pop singer, Rod Stewart. I have found one. Admittedly, it is a little tenuous.

The Buddha gave a classic discourse on The Simile of the Snake on grasping onto the teachings which end up causing harm and suffering, such use of the teachings for self-righteousness, putting down others and inflaming self-importance. Continue reading 



 A funeral service was held in Hamburg, Germany on 20 January 2022 for Hans Gruber, a Buddhist commentator and philosopher

Buddhist philosopher and commentator, Hans Gruber died unexpectedly on 18 November 2021 on the stairs at his home in Hamburg. He could not be resuscitated. He was 63. Continue reading 




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