Tag: buddhism

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Seven Suns vs Civilizational Conceit

One way our ego and conceit expresses itself is the infatuation with this will or should go on forever, it will not change. at least not now, when it is, or should be, the way I want it to be……

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Economic Principles in Early Buddhism

In the Samyutta Nikaya we find this famous saying by King Pasenadi who – being physically in a bad shape – is surprised as to how much the Buddha was able to help in his wordly affairs: Indeed the Buddha…

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Where is the Buddhist Bible?

Or: There IS a Buddhist Bible. An invitation to read: When was the last time you read a book? How many pages did you gobble up during a weekend? 400? 200? 800? What if someone tells you that, after reading…

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Can consciousness see itself?

For those interested in understanding how insight leads to enlightenment probably the best contemporary resource are venerable Ñāṇananda’s texts. This venerable monk, currently residing in Sri Lanka, combines a deep understanding of the pali canon – not just in theory…