Reflections for “Why We Use the Early Buddhist Texts So Much”

by | Oct 20, 2023 | Blog

The post titled Why We Use the Early Buddhist Texts So Much is now up on Buddhism for All. Angela from the team reflected on it, and invites you to do so too.

🌕 Angela’s Reflections:

The mundane aspects of life are in fact not separate from deeper spiritual truths. For instance, wanting to live a full life, where our wealth, health, relationships, career fulfilment & success, and personal mastery & growth are flourishing, is not a separate goal from our spiritual journey. At the deepest level, they can serve even as the gateway to spiritual realizations when we realise ultimate truth and free ourselves from the shackles of self-made illusions.

Referencing early Buddhist texts, we can verify the teachings of Buddhism easily, and have a reliable guide on our spiritual path of ultimate freedom.

🌱 Journal Reflection Prompts for You:

  • 📝 Reflecting on your personal learning journey, have there been moments where you’ve felt frustrated due to overly simplified or overly complex teachings? How did you navigate them?

  • 📝 How important is it to have a strong grounding in foundational sources in learning, whether it’s in Buddhism or another discipline? How do primary texts or core teachings impact your confidence and understanding in a topic?

Featured image, an AI-generated artwork, by Angela Ho.


Extra Ordinary human bean, sharing union of Zen (or Chan 禪) timelessness x tech boundlessness. 5 years spiritual sabbatical. Who is Angela? What's her story?

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