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”

Consciousness (Damasio)

The drama of the human condition comes solely from consciousness. Of course, consciousness and its revelations allow us to create a better life for self and others, but the price we pay for that better life is high. It is not just the price of risk and danger and pain. It is the price ofContinue reading “Consciousness (Damasio)”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 16 (2216) – duhkhalakshana

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 16 (2216) – duhkhalakshana”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 4 (2204)

[Advayavada Study Plan – week 4] 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;Continue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 4 (2204)”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 1 (2201)

[Advayavada Study Plan – week 1 – anitya] 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 itsContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 1 (2201)”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 45

[Advayavada Study Plan – week 45] 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;Continue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 45”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 44

[Advayavada Study Plan – week 44] 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;Continue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 44”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 43

[Advayavada Study Plan – week 43] 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;Continue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 43”