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Did you know that the Buddha almost didn’t teach the Dharma?

According to the Pali canon, not long after the Buddha attained enlightenment, he mused to himself: “This Dhamma that I have realized is profound, hard to see and hard to understand, peaceful and sublime, unattainable by mere reasoning, subtle, to be experienced only by the wise.” The Buddha then apparently seriously questioned whether he could […]

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The Roots of Buddhist Romanticism

For students who want to dig deeper into the dharma and its relationship to culture, societal beliefs, and philosophic ideas, I offer this thought-provoking essay by Thanissaro Bhhikku entitled The Roots of Buddhist Romanticism. Buddhist Romanticism?  Is there any such thing?  Well, decide for yourself after reading this article! Because the article is somewhat long, […]

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