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The Problem of Egolessness

Today’s post is an essay by Thanissaro Bhikkhu on the issue of how Buddhism looks at the Western idea of the ego.  Specifically, it addresses the issue of whether Buddhism as taught by the historical Buddha teaches “egolessness” and total rejection of the ego. These questions are not merely of theoretical interest.  They relate to […]

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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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