Resources for Abhidhamma — Advanced Buddhist Thought, Inquiry, Analysis and Psychology

Recently finished auditing the now public Abdhidhamma and Development of Buddhist Thought, part of Mid-America Buddhist Association’s Diploma in Pali and Buddhist Studies (DPBS). If interested in checking out ongoing classes at MABA, please email to request free auditing. Here’s some Abhidhamma resources, some of which were mentioned in class: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/abhidharma http://abhidhamma.com https://suttacentral.net/abhidhamma Outline ofContinue reading “Resources for Abhidhamma — Advanced Buddhist Thought, Inquiry, Analysis and Psychology”

Irregular Inquires — Questions For Regular Contemplation: Ethics

If I ______ will it lead to (more) harm or non-harm? How will ______ harm or not harm and why? If I don’t ______ will it lead to more harm or non-harm? How and why? “Whenever you want to do [while you are doing, and having done] a bodily action [verbal action, mental action], youContinue reading “Irregular Inquires — Questions For Regular Contemplation: Ethics”

38th Parallel Structures

After someone in my local crystal and mineral community mentioned what’s called the 38th parallel structures, in late March 2019, I visited Crooked Creek Conservation area, the only one of the sites I know of immediately accessible to the public without requiring permission. Found it odd that a seemingly steady line of dump trucks wereContinue reading “38th Parallel Structures”

Why and Why Not to Question/Inquire

“…what is the benefit that Master Gotama lives for? … the Tathagata lives for the benefit and fruit of true knowledge and liberation.” SN 46.6: Kuṇḍaliya —Translation by Bhikkhu Bodhi A fool is known by three things. What three? They ask a question improperly. They answer a question improperly. And when someone else answers a question properly—withContinue reading “Why and Why Not to Question/Inquire”