The Buddha’s Passing

The Buddha’s Passing

Siddhattha became the Buddha at the age of thirty-five.  He taught for the next forty-five years or so until he was eighty.  At the ripe old age of eighty, he passed away, or more accurately, he entered final nirvana.  His last days were documented in...
Buddhism is the Science of the Mind

Buddhism is the Science of the Mind

While Buddhist civilizations did not give birth to modern science, Buddhism can justifiably be called the “Science of the Mind”, as the Dalai Lama has done.  That is because the entirety of one’s Buddhist training can be thought of as repeated applications of the...
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...