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”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 24 (2224) – 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 24 (2224) – samyag-vyayama”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 23 (2223) – samyag-ajiva

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 23 (2223) – samyag-ajiva”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 22 (2222) – samyak-karmanta

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 22 (2222) – samyak-karmanta”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 21 (2221) – samyag-vac

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 21 (2221) – samyag-vac”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 20 (2220) – samyak-samkalpa

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 20 (2220) – samyak-samkalpa”