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
How can we know that the spiritual teachings we are interested in learning are genuine or will lead us off some beaten track? Firstly, the goal of the teaching, the book, or the guru/teacher has to be the same goal you have in mind. Without a goal, we are groping in the dark and can end… Continue reading Episode 41: Navigating Through Spiritual Fads
My friend, a true craftsman who has been honing his skills for 20 years, once mentioned to me: "the more you do something, the easier it gets!". That always stuck in my mind, until a whole podcast episode came tumbling out in the midst of a run through the city and woods. Take running as… Continue reading Episode 37: Waking Up Isn’t So Easy!
"Veda" means "knowledge" and "Sanatana Dharma" is a more accurate term for "Hinduism". Why? "Hinduism" was a colonial term given to 'those living near the Indus River', and, as another point of gentle contention -- there is not a real basis for the Aryan invasion or civilisation, so that is most likely based on colonialism,… Continue reading Episode 36: Vedic Living — Interview with Akshay Kanade
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