Buddhism, Death & Rebirth, Philosophy, Spirituality

Episode 58: Upajjhatthana Sutta – Subjects for Contemplation

This Sutta is closely related to the Four Noble Truths: the first Truth being that there is suffering - old age, sickness, separation, and death. But, the Buddha doesn't stop there! He found out that, even though these inevitably exist, there is a way out of suffering them. The Sutta is a reminder that we,… Continue reading Episode 58: Upajjhatthana Sutta – Subjects for Contemplation

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Episode 44: Satta Sutta — A Being

I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi at Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. Then Ven. Radha went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One: "'A being,' lord. 'A being,'… Continue reading Episode 44: Satta Sutta — A Being

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Episode 43: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta — Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion

I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Varanasi in the Game Refuge at Isipatana. There he addressed the group of five monks: "There are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in by one who has gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure… Continue reading Episode 43: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta — Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion

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Episode 42: Anatta-lakkhana Sutta — The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic

Thus I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Benares, in the Deer Park at Isipatana (the Resort of Seers). There he addressed the bhikkhus of the group of five: "Bhikkhus." — "Venerable sir," they replied. The Blessed One said this. "Bhikkhus, form is not-self. Were form self, then this form would… Continue reading Episode 42: Anatta-lakkhana Sutta — The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic

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Episode 31: Near-Death & New Life Experience — Interview with Artisha Bolding

I am always amazed by near-death experiences, because they are so prominent throughout all cultures and they really show what it means to be a human being on this plane. We all have different notions about what happens after death, and it is our right to explore this realm, because this is a fate that… Continue reading Episode 31: Near-Death & New Life Experience — Interview with Artisha Bolding