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the Human Buddha's Authentic Dhamma
"In what is seen there is only the seen"
Bahiya Sutta, Udana 1.10
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Foundations Of The Buddha's Dhamma
The suttas and commentary linked below are fundamental and foundational to developing a skillful understanding of what the Buddha actually taught.
- Nothing Personal – A Buddha’s Analysis Of Self
- The Buddha’s Noble Search For The Noble Path
- Nagara Sutta – The Buddha Describes His Awakening
- The Meaning Of Becoming – What Is Awakening – Three Suttas
- Paticcasamuppada Sutta – Dependent Origination – Ignorance of Four Noble Truths
- Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta – Four Noble Truths – Context For Dhamma Practice
- Sacca Vibhanga Sutta – Analysis Of Four Noble Truths
- Magga-Vibhanga Sutta – Analysis of The Eightfold Path
- Satipatthana Sutta – Four Foundations of Mindfulness
- Athangara Sutta – The Single Quality For Awakening
- Anapanasati Sutta – Properly Integrated Dhamma Practice
- Vipassana – Introspective Insight – A Structured Study
Right Meditation - Jhana Meditation
These suttas show the importance of developing Right Meditation as taught by the Buddha. Jhana Meditation is the only meditation method taught by the Buddha. he taught Jhan for one reason: To deepen concentration. It is from a well-concentrated mind that supports the refined mindfulness necessary to hold in mind the Eightfold Path as the framework and ongoing guidance for authentic Dhamma practice.
Right Mindfulness - Refined Mindfulness
Common Buddhist Misunderstandings
- Authentic Dhamma – Fabricated Dharmas
- Karma And Rebirth Explained
- Acting To Awaken – Karma Sutta
- True Vipassana And Not-Self
- Shunyata – Emptiness – Three Suttas
- Non-Duality – Interdependence – Interconnectedness – Inte-being
- Dependent Origination Flow-Chart
- Fabrications Explained
- Five Clinging-Aggregates
- Common Hindrances To Authentic Dhamma Practice – Two Suttas
Complete Site Archive And Miscellaneous
Fall 2020 Vipassana Retreat & Past Retreat Recordings
For All Who Reside In The Dhamma - Agantuka Sutta
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My Dhamma articles and talks are based on the Buddha's teachings (suttas) as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. I have relied primarily on Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s excellent and insightful translation of the Pali generously made freely available at his website Dhammatalks.org, as well as the works of Acharya Buddharakkhita, Nyanaponika Thera, John Ireland, Maurice Walsh, Hellmuth Hecker, and Sister Khema, among others, as preserved at Access To Insight.
Also, I have found Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations from Wisdom Publications Pali Canon Anthologies to be most informative and an excellent resource.
I have made edits to the suttas from these sources for further clarity, to modernize language, to minimize repetition, and maintain contextual relevance to Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.
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