Shakyamuni Buddha

Magazine Teachings

View of an Auspicious Day

You shouldn’t chase after the pastor pin your hopes on the future.What is past                   is left behind.The future                   hasn’t yet arrived. Whatever experience is presentyou clearly see                   right there,      […]

By Shakyamuni Buddha

Magazine Teachings

That Body Is This Body

That Body Is This Body If [a monk] were to see a corpse cast away in a charnel ground, picked at by crows, vultures, and hawks, by dogs, hyenas, and various other creatures . . . a skeleton smeared with flesh and blood, connected with tendons . . . a fleshless skeleton smeared with blood, […]

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Magazine Teachings

Mindfulness Of Death

  You should train yourself: Even though I may be sick in body, my mind will be free of sickness. That’s how you should train yourself. . . . And how is one sick in body but not sick in  mind? There is the case where an instructed noble disciple . . . does not […]

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Magazine Teachings

The Lotus Sutra

The Lotus Sutra, expounded by the Buddha at the end of his teaching career, was first written down in approximately 200 C.E. In the following excerpt, taken from Chapter 25, Shakyamuni Buddha explains to a member of the assembly, the Bodhisattva of Inexhaustible Intent, why Avalokiteshvara is called “Perceiver of the World’s Sounds.” The Buddha […]

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Magazine Teachings

Kakacupama Sutta

FORMERLY, BHIKKHUS, in this same Savatthi there was a housewife named Vedehika. And a good report about Mistress Vedehika had spread thus: “Mistress Vedehika is kind, Mistress Vedehika is gentle, Mistress Vedehika is peaceful.” Now Mistress Vedehika had a maid named Kali, who was clever, nimble, and neat in her work. The maid Kali thought: […]

By Shakyamuni Buddha

Magazine Meditation & Practice

Breathing

And how, monks, does a monk abide contemplating the body as body? Here a monk, having gone into the forest, or to the root of a tree, or to an empty place, sits down cross-legged, holding his body erect, having established mindfulness before him. Mindfully he breathes in, mindfully he breathes out. Breathing in a […]

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Magazine Teachings

Meat: To Eat It or Not—Shakyamuni Buddha

Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Rajagaha in the Mango Grove of Jivaka Komarabhacca. Then Jivaka Komarabhacca went to the Blessed One, and after paying homage to him, he sat down at one side and said to the Blessed One: “Venerable sir, I have heard this: ‘They slaughter living […]

By Shakyamuni Buddha

Magazine

From “Teachings on Mindfulness”

And how, monks, does a monk abide contemplating the body as body? Here a monk, having gone into the forest, or to the root of a tree, or to an empty place, sits down cross-legged, holding his body erect, having established mindfulness before him. Mindfully he breathes in, mindfully he breathes out. Breathing in a […]

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