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What the Buddha Said about Purity of Heart and the Grasping Self

This passage from the Sutta Nipata of the Pali canon has very special place in many Buddhist hearts.  To me, the teaching is closely related to the beloved passage from the 9th Chapter of  the great Mahayana Diamond Sutra that I recently posted:  See: “Does a Buddha say to himself ‘I have obtained Perfect Enlightenment?‘” I […]

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The Buddha On What the Heart Creates

♥♥♥ Phenomena are preceded by the heart, ruled by the heart, made of the heart. If you speak or act with a corrupted heart, suffering follows you, as the wheel of the cart follows the track of the ox that pulls it. Phenomena are preceded by the heart, ruled by the heart, made of the heart. […]

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Purity of Heart and the Happiness that Doesn’t Depend on Anything

Is it possible to find a happiness that will never harm anyone?  Is there a happiness that isn’t conditional, that isn’t fabricated, that isn’t contingent on other people, things, places, circumstances, or even emotional or psychological states? For Thanissaro Bhikkhu, the answer to that question is the key to finding genuine purity of heart, the […]

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