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(Quote) Sure, I wouldn't start somebody off with the Heart Sutra. Some Dhammapada verses would probably be more sensible. The problem is that Buddhism isn't one thing, it's actually a large collectio… (View Post)
(Quote) The way I understand this is that the brain creates a dynamic mental model of our environment, by continually combining inputs from the senses. Then we react and respond to this mental model.… (View Post)
(Quote) Thanissaro's interpretation is a fudge, based on a misreading of a particular sutta, and it doesn't have much traction in Theravada these days Meanwhile, the Dhammakaya stuff is very much a f… (View Post)
(Quote) It's only mumbo-jumbo BS if you don't understand it. 😋 But seriously, if you don't like all the philosophy, that's fine, just put it to one side. Just maintain a simple practice, and see wher… (View Post)