Advayavada Study Plan – week 33 (2233) – samyak-samkalpa

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 33 (2233) – samyak-samkalpa”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 32 (2232) – samyag-dristi

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 32 (2232) – samyag-dristi”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 31 (2231) – 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 31 (2231) – madhyamapratipada”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 30 (2230) – 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 30 (2230) – caturtha lakshana”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 29 (2229) – duhkhalakshana

The third preliminary subject of this third quarter of 2022 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 29 (2229) – duhkhalakshana”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 28 (2228) – anatmalakshana

The second preliminary subject of this third quarter of 2022 is again this week, week 28, anatta (Pali) or anatman (Sanskrit), which literally means no-self and is traditionally considered the second of the three (in Advayavada Buddhism, four) lakshanas, i.e. signs or marks or basic facts of being. The Buddhist anatta or anatmata doctrine teachesContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 28 (2228) – anatmalakshana”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 27 (2227) – anityalakshana

The first preliminary subject of this third quarter of 2022 is again anicca (in Pali) or anitya (in Sanskrit), which means impermanent, changeable, unstable, transitory; it is traditionally considered the first of the three (in Advayavada Buddhism, four) signs or marks or basic facts of being (lakshanas). The Buddhist aniccata or anityata doctrine teaches thatContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 27 (2227) – anityalakshana”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 26 (2226) – samyak-samadhi

To conclude this second quarter’s ASP, throughout this week, week 26, we shall continue to develop and deepen our very best meditation towards Samadhi* and our awareness of Nirvana. This task is based on the last step on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path: right concentration, samma-samadhi (in Pali) or samyak-samadhi (in Sanskrit); in Advayavada Buddhism’sContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 26 (2226) – samyak-samadhi”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 25 (2225) – samyak-smriti

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 25 (2225) – samyak-smriti”