Don’t Believe What the Buddha Says

Don’t Believe What the Buddha Says

“They are here to conduct the double-blind experiment.” The spirit of inquiry is one of the most important aspects of Buddhist practice.  We have seen earlier that, “investigation of phenomena” (dhamma vicaya) is one of the seven factors of...
The Passing of Sāriputta

The Passing of Sāriputta

I like to close the topic of gods and miracles in Buddhism with the story of Sāriputta’s final days.[1] Sāriputta was the Buddha’s top disciple.  He passed into final nirvana a few months before the Buddha.  One day, during the final year of the Buddha’s time on...
Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 12th of May 2024! We would like to wish all mother’s a Happy Mother’s Day! Buddha taught us to cherish and honor our parents. Possibly the most important thing the Buddha said about our parents is in AN 2.33. ...