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The Extinction of Suffering Print E-mail

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Nyanatiloka Maha Thera translated and explicated  the following sequence of quotations in The Word of the Buddha pertaining to the Extinction of Suffering:                          (Nyanatiloka 24-28, 1967)

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Understanding Suffering Print E-mail

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In the Word of the Buddha, Venerable Nyanatiloa Maha Thera  transltes and explicates what the Buddha said about the pain of existence:

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Dana Print E-mail

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My late, respected friend and colleague, Professor Lily de Silva, wrote one of the most expert explanations of the Buddhist (Pali) term dana (giving) which I wish to share with you by quoting from  one of her well-known essays:                    (Lily de Sylva 1-4, 1990)

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Metta Print E-mail

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In the Buddhisrt Publication Society's Wheel Series 07, Bhikkhu Nanamoli explains what the Buddha said about  Metta: The Practice of Loving-Kindness (1987).

If we wish to explain how happiness is based on 'love,' first we must define love: --

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Generosity: The Inward Dimension Print E-mail

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Nina Van Gorkom has written in Dana: The Practice of Gving:  Selected Essays, edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi, (Van Gorkem 1-5, 1990),

“The giving away of useful or pleasant things is an act of generosity. However, if we only pay attention to the outward deeds, we do not know whether or not we are being sincerely generous.

We should learn more about the mind which motivates our deeds. True generosity is difficult. While we are giving, our thoughts may not all be good and noble. Our motives for giving may not all be pure.

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