Rebirth: Context of the Buddha’s Teaching

Some notes and links on the subjects discussed in the video: Continue reading Rebirth: Context of the Buddha’s Teaching

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Entering the World of Light

“Wisdom is the source of light in the world;
Mindfulness, in the world, is the wakeful one;
Cattle are the colleagues of those living by work;
One’s course of movement is the furrow.” — Pajjota Sutta (SN 1.80)

Ordinarily people think that the sun and moon are the sources of light in the world, but here the Buddha affirms that actually it is wisdom. Why? The moon and sun are unreliable; sometimes they are visible, and at other times they disappear below the horizon. Sometimes the sun and moon are hidden by clouds; the moon also waxes and wanes. Continue reading Entering the World of Light