Tag Archives: Dhammasota

Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism

Dr. Peter Masefield’s groundbreaking study, Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism, has become a standard-bearer for those who approach the early narratives of Buddhism, not exclusively through the torch of Historical-Critical-Analysis, but through a direct and synthesized correlation of what transpires … Continue reading

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Snips and Snails and Demon Tales

Demons in the Desert Jataka Tale: Alexa Renée “Śāriputra, a venomous snake subjugated by a magic spell cannot hurt anyone, and insects or worms will not be worried or afraid upon seeing it. Yet, harmless as it is, it is … Continue reading

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Songs of Renunciation

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From the Songs of Milarepa (Dover Thrift Editions): The way of the world is illusion: I strive after true reality. To be moved by earthly possessions is illusion : I endeavour to rise above duality. To be the world’s servant … Continue reading

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Sans Sound: Bardo 3, Dhammasota

One of the most moving stories in the Bible is found in the Book of 1 Kings. It revolves around the time when Elijah the prophet was feeling down and out. He begged that the Lord’s strength would come and … Continue reading

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