[11/27/2022 UPDATE: This post was originally published on 1/23/2022. Since recently discovering I had at that time forgotten to include the audio file for the podcast, and since it seems WordPress is not pushing this out as an older podcast episode, I had to change the blog post publishing date in order for WordPress toContinue reading “Podcast | Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu Questions”
‘Let none deceive another, or despise any being in any state.’ from the metta sutta Does this line in the metta Sutta — ‘Let none deceive another, or despise any being in any state.’ — mean action should be taken (to prevent deception)? If so, how and to what extent? (Deception often happens as protectionContinue reading “Irregular Inquires — ‘Let None Deceive Another’”
This brief Wisdom app talk on March 3rd looks at the psychology of apologies, especially pertaining to those in Customer Service followed by a call-in chat with Malcolm who relates first hand experience working in this field. My edited notes: wondered why I felt off when apologized to by many Customer Service representatives so IContinue reading “Podcast | The Psychology of Customer Service Apologies”
Ten questions to investigate the term “Early Buddhist Texts.” The first three:
How helpful and/or how detrimental is the term “Early Buddhist Texts”?
Where/how did it originate?
On one hand maybe it sets up a certain distinguishing category in a distilled type of way, but when does “early” begin and end?
Currently, over 15 (groups of) questions for investigating energy, including:
What is energy? How do you know?
Where and how do you experience energy?
What kinds, or types of energy are there?
Why is energy important?
Where does energy come from? Where does it go?
“Whenever you want to do [while you are doing, and having done] a bodily action [verbal action, mental action], you should reflect on it: ‘This bodily action [verbal action, mental action], I want to do [are doing, and have done] — would it [is it, was it] lead to self-affliction, to the affliction of others,Continue reading “Irregular Inquires — Questions For Regular Contemplation: Ethics”