Tag Archives: Yama

Sweet Soother of Souls

There are many horrors awaiting those who are consigned to the Buddhist Hells, but on occasion Compassion itself is to be found there and hopefully experienced. Eileen Gardiner’s Buddhist Hell: Visions, Tours, and Descriptions of the Infernal Otherworld, covers tales … Continue reading

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Yama and the ill-fated being

In some Buddhist traditions there are Ten Kings of Hell, but the most prominent one is known as Yama. It is revealed in the suttas that Yama was himself reborn in hell because of his own former actions; pining for … Continue reading

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The Principle of the Thing

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ii.30-31 Observing the Law is the beginning of Wisdom 2.30 The Five Principles of Yama are: Non-Violence Truthfulness Integrity Chaste Spirit Non-Attachment Yama (Right Abstinence) consists of five principles that assure Right Development in the Unborn. The first is not … Continue reading

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Yoga’s Eight Limbs

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ii. 28-29 Yoga’s Eight-Limbs are the means to transformation 2.28 When the impurities have dried-up, Right Perception dawns pointing the way to Re-union with the Unborn. The upcoming sutras focus on Patañjali’s practical means to subdue the skandhas and rise … Continue reading

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