Advayavada Study Plan – week 5 (2305) – madhyamapratipada

The purpose of this autonomous and open-ended 13-week Advayavada Study Plan (ASP), which can conveniently be repeated four times in a calendar year, is that we study and debate in a local group, the family circle or with good friends the meaning and implications of the weekly subject, not as a formal and impersonal intellectualContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 5 (2305) – madhyamapratipada”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 5 (2305) – madhyamapratipada

The purpose of this autonomous and open-ended 13-week Advayavada Study Plan (ASP), which can conveniently be repeated four times in a calendar year, is that we study and debate in a local group, the family circle or with good friends the meaning and implications of the weekly subject, not as a formal and impersonal intellectualContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 5 (2305) – madhyamapratipada”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 4 (2304) – caturtha lakshana

Evolution or, in human terms, our natural impulse or drive to thrive and advance, is recognized, in Advayavada Buddhism, as the fourth sign of being or catuttha lakkhana in Pali and caturtha lakshana in Sanskrit (cf. conatus, élan vital, homeostasis). To follow the personalized Noble Eightfold Path is our way of responding to it andContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 4 (2304) – caturtha lakshana”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 3 (2303) – duhkhalakshana

The third preliminary subject of this first quarter of 2023 is again dukkha (Pali) or duhkha (Sanskrit), which means suffering, sorrow, dissatisfaction, frustration, anxiety, or stress; it is the first of the Buddha’s four noble truths or four truths for the noble ones, and also the third of the, in Advayavada Buddhism, four signs orContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 3 (2303) – duhkhalakshana”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 2 (2302) – anatmalakshana

Advayavada Buddhism does not tell you what to do or believe, but invites us all to make the very best of our own lives by attuning as best as possible, by means of the Noble Eightfold Path, with wondrous overall existence advancing over time now in its manifest direction; we seek to become a trueContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 2 (2302) – anatmalakshana”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 1 (2301) – anityalakshana

Advayavada Buddhism does not tell you what to do or believe, but invites us all to make the very best of our own lives by attuning as best as possible, by means of the Noble Eightfold Path, with wondrous overall existence advancing over time now in its manifest direction; we seek to become a trueContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 1 (2301) – anityalakshana”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 52 (2252) – samyak-samadhi

The purpose of this autonomous and open-ended 13-week Advayavada Study Plan (ASP), which can conveniently be repeated four times in a calendar year, is that we study and debate in a local group, the family circle or with good friends the meaning and implications of the weekly subject, not as a formal and impersonal intellectualContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 52 (2252) – samyak-samadhi”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 51 (2251) – samyak-smriti

Advayavada Buddhism does not tell you what to do or believe, but invites us all to make the very best of our own lives by attuning as best as possible, by means of the Noble Eightfold Path, with wondrous overall existence advancing over time now in its manifest direction; we seek to become a trueContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 51 (2251) – samyak-smriti”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 50 (2250) – samyag-vyayama

Advayavada Buddhism does not tell you what to do or believe, but invites us all to make the very best of our own lives by attuning as best as possible, by means of the Noble Eightfold Path, with wondrous overall existence advancing over time now in its manifest direction; we seek to become a trueContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 50 (2250) – samyag-vyayama”