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01_intro_dependorig.pdf01 Dependent Arising3302 viewsAn introduction to dependent arising, focusing on the three key concepts of specific conditionality, dependent arising and the the dependently arisen.
02_mahanidana.pdf02 Dependent Arising: Examining specific conditionality1867 viewsExamining specific conditionality, with an emphasis on the
relationship between consciousness and mind/body.
03_mahatanhasankhaya.pdf03 Dependent Arising: Nature of Consciousness1783 viewsContinuing to examine the nature of consciousness and related themes, such as its relationship to identity and insight.
04_vibhanga.pdf04 Dependent Arising: Vibhanga1689 viewsLooking at the standard "twelvefold formula" of dependent arising,and the question of life-after-life, or "rebirth.
05_cetana.pdf05 Dependent Arising - Cetana1574 viewsPatrick Kearney

How consciousness emerges into delusion - or liberation
06_seeing_&_understanding.pdf06 Dependent Arising: Applying to Insight Meditation1539 viewsApplying Dependent Arising to Insight meditation.
73_knowledges.pdfSeventy-Three Kinds of Knowledge1604 viewsVen. Nyanadassana, Bhikkhu

Since these knowledges are, as a Summary, very briefly stated,the present translation has explanatory notes in order to facilitate the reader understand them, at least intellectually, more easily. These explanations are based on the Pañisambhid -magga, the Visuddhi-magga and their corresponding Commentaries, and their references are clearly distinguished. The translation of each knowledge
is repeated in the Notes, in bold, for convenient reading.
73_Knowledges.pdfWisdom and the Seventy-Three Kinds of Knowledge1615 viewsThe 'Seventy-Three Kinds of Knowledge' appear as a
Summary or Table of Contents (matika) in the first Treatise
on Knowledge (matika-katha) of the Canonical book Patis-
ambhida-magga (translated by Bhikkhu Nanamoli as "The
Path of Discrimination", PTS ed. 1982).
allexistence.pdfThe 31 Planes of Existence2148 viewsThe suttas describe the 31 distinct planes or realms of existence into which beings can be reborn during their long wanderings through samsara. These range from the extraordinarily dark, grim, and painful hell realms all the way up to the most sublime, refined and exquisitely blissful heavenly realms. Existence in every realm is impermanent; in the cosmology taught by the Buddha there is no eternal heaven or hell. Beings are born into a particular realm according to both their past kamma.
a_taste_of_salt(2).pdfA Taste of Salt2035 viewsThe Sutta Pitaka was written down in the Pali language over 2,000 years ago. The Sutta Pitaka is made of five collections of suttas; the Digha Nikaya, the Majjima Nikaya, the Samyutta Nikaya, the Anguttara Nikaya, and the Khuddaka Nikaya. These texts remain the most complete record of early Buddhist teachings. The suttas fill thousands of pages, and it is a daunting task for most readers to read through the many volumes. A Taste of Salt draws 350 pages containing the central teachings of the Buddha from the roughly 5,000 pages of the Sutta Pitaka. The purpose of this collection is to make these essential texts more accessible to meditators and students of Buddhism.
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