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Independence Day-independent from what?

Independence Thanissaro Bhikkhu July 4, 2003 Independence Day. A good time to ask yourself what you’d like to be independent from. What are the things that weigh down on the mind, that oppress the mind? If you ask most people, they’ll talk about things outside: their job, their family, their worries about the economy or […]

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Is This Skillful? One of the Most Important Question in Buddhist Practice

This talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu is offered as a helpful follow-up to my recent posts on how the Buddha answered (or didn’t answer!) “hard questions,” such as why is there evil and where did it come from? See: Buddhism’s Practical Answer to the Problem of Evil-Part 1 The Buddha’s Silence-and the Problem of Evil Buddhism’s […]

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The Buddha’s Silence-and the Problem of Evil

As a helpful interlude between Part 1 and Part 2 of “Buddhism’s Practical Answer to the Problem of Evil,” I thought I’d share this short piece by Godwin Samararatne on the larger issue of why, how, and when the Buddha answered questions. It should help give a wider context for discussing the Buddha’s solution to […]

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