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Is the Buddhist Path at Odds with Our Humanity?

The Roots of Suffering in Biology and Human Nature What could be more natural than to desire pleasure and avoid pain in our life? We all desire what is pleasurable, and we all seek to avoid what is not. That’s just human nature, right? Well, it’s more than just human nature; it’s our biological nature. […]

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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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