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Can an individual transcend suffering while surrounded by collective suffering? One of the questions from a meditator.

Around 90 participants joined all or part of four days of Dharma teachings/practices in the Australian time zone between 24-28 September 2021 with Samantha from Melbourne and myself.

Meditators had the opportunity to ask questions either directly on Zoom, via the Zoom Chat column or by writing us an email. Continue reading 



Do You Have The Right To Be Angry?

A word, such as anger, gains its meaning through agreement and through the circumstances of its application. A word does not possess an inherent meaning.

For example, I hate you can express an intense dislike, a rage against another or against a group of people. 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 



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 



A MEDITATION ON THE DEATHLESS

The Deathless ends the Contraction

around the Mind-Body Formation

Liberation reveals freedom from contraction to the binary/dualistic presentation of life and death.

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