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What is the difference between concentrative meditation and mindfulness meditation?

What is the difference between concentrative meditation and mindfulness meditation?

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Many people tell us that the Buddha taught two different types of meditation -- mindfulness meditation and concentration meditation. Mindfulness meditation, they say, is the direct path, while concentration practice is the scenic route...
Buddha's Teachings on Kamma or Karma

Buddha’s Teachings on Kamma or Karma

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by Buddhist Publication Society - Kamma concerns everyone. We make it, a great deal of it, every day while we are awake. We decide whether or not to get up — kamma. (Good kamma if...
Does Buddha mean the Awakened one?

Does Buddha mean the Awakened one?

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The two crucial aspects of the Buddha's Awakening are the what and the how: what he awakened to and how he did it. His awakening is special in that the two aspects come together....
Buddha's Teachings on Kamma or Karma

Anicca or Anitya in Buddhism

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"The three kinds of feelings, O monks, are impermanent, compounded, dependently arisen, liable to destruction, to evanescence, to fading away, to cessation — namely, pleasant feeling, painful feeling, and neutral feeling." (Anicca Sutta -...
Kaivalya, the State of Aloneness

Kaivalya, the State of Aloneness

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So long as there is a limitation, deficiency, or imperfection, that far one should serve the teacher. Kaivalya Upanishad, From the Selected Upanishads. Kaivalya, the State of Aloneness When the self-restrained ascetic attains the state...
The Importance of the 10th Chapter in Bhagavadgita

The Importance of the 10th Chapter in Bhagavadgita

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Notes: I have translated the Bhagavadgita twice. The first one was a loose translation. The second one was a word to word translation with a detailed commentary. The commentary is however different from what...