Brahma-vihara

Everything in Buddhism seems to have a number attached to it: The Four Noble Truths; the Noble Eight-Fold Path; the Four Metta Phrases; the Five Precepts; the Eight Vicissitudes; the Five Hindrances; the Seven points of posture, etc. I was assured that there would be no math on this path. As a liberal arts major, I can give…

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No Self, No Other

One of the more difficult aspects of Buddhism to grasp, especially for Western Buddhists, is that of “No self”. That’s how the Pali word ‘Anatta’ is often translated. And that threw me for a loop at the start of my journey. Like many others, I reasoned that there must be a self, or who is…

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