Buddhism Essays

Essays on the Beliefs and Practices of Buddhism

Buddhism is a fascinating religion. Buddhist philosophy is very a down to earth philosophy. The Buddha did not believe in transcendental states, or in the eternal nature of anything in existence. According to Buddhism impermanence is the very nature of existence, and no one (including gods and heaven) is free from it. The Buddha limited his observation and teachings to the perceptual reality or the not-self and suggested various methods and approaches to remove its influence upon the mind and body so that one can experience peace and happiness. His approach was one of observation with mindfulness to cultivate discernment or intelligence, and use that to practice right living on the Eightfold Path. The Buddha did not believe in God or soul. He believed in the experiential and cognitive reality as the starting point to know oneself and find an escape from suffering, by removing the hindrances that effect our thinking and perception. The following essays reflect the breadth and scope of Buddhism and its intellectual appeal and ageless wisdom to people of all cultures and backgrounds. His teachings and philosophy are very relevant in today’s context where people have to cope with an overwhelming pressure from the demands of our civilized world.

Consciousness of Self and Not-self in Buddhism and Hinduism

Vajrayana, The Journey of Emptiness

Jhana As An Emptying Process

Mindfulness Practice Benefits

Adibuddha in the Kalachakra Tantra of Vajrayana Buddhism

Contemplation Upon Dukkha or Suffering

The First Noble Truth of Dukkha in Buddhism

Is Buddhism a Copy of Hinduism?

Buddhism Vs. Hinduism Compared and Contrasted

The Not Self Advantage in Buddhist Practice

Buddhism is the First and the Last Scientific Religion of the World

Jhana, The Rapturous State of Stillness in Buddhist Meditation Practice

Is Buddhism a Spiritual Religion?

Karma Doctrine in Hinduism and Buddhism

Understanding Karma From A Buddhist Perspective

Awakening and Enlightenment in Buddhism on the Path to Nirvana

The Buddha on Jhanas

An Analysis of Hindu Buddhist Meditation Techniques

Anatta and Rebirth in Buddhism

Making Right Choices On the Eightfold Path

Eight Realizations of the Great Beings

Buddhism, Journalism, and Journalistic Ethics

Buddhism in a nutshell

Is Buddhism a religion or philosophy

Buddhism and Social Action An Exploration by Ken Jones

Buddhism- A Method of Mind Training

Buddhism and belief in God or concept of God

The Buddha's discourses on Kamma

The Buddhist universe - thirty one planes of existence -

The birth of the Buddha a canonical account

Introduction to the Dhammapada Bhikkhu Bodhi

Living the Dhamma by Venerable Ajahn Chah

A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma Introduction only

The Agendas of Mindfulness

The burden of the aggregates

All about change

The Essentials of Buddha Dhamma in Meditative Practice

A Sketch of the Buddha's Life - Readings from Pali Canon

Excerpts on the Dhamma from King Asoka's edicts

Avijja Sutta - Ignorance

The meaning of Buddha awakening

Breath Meditation techniques

Death and Dying in Buddhism

Buddhist Councils By Venerable Dr. Rewata Dhamma

The Buddhist heaven - sagga

Discourses of the Ancient Nuns, Bhikkhuni-samyutta

Nirayavagga, the Buddhist Hell

The Path of Concentration and Mindfulness

Crossing the Ocean of Life

Dasadhamma Sutta - Ten things a Buddhist monk needs to follow

Ignorance or avijja is defined

The Demons of Defilement - Nature of ignorance

Detachment and Compassion in Early Buddhism

Devotion in Buddhism by Nyanaponika Thera

Dhamma for Everyone

Dhamma and Non-duality

Buddhist monastic code on the rules of disrobing a monk

Emptiness, a Buddhist point of view

Everyman's Ethics Four Discourses of the Buddha

The Five Aggregates A Study Guide

Five Khandhas as Burden & Path

Five Khandhas as Burden & Path

Four traditions of the Buddhist monks

The four noble truths - a study guide

A Guided Meditation

Healing power of the percepts

Ignorance from the aspect of Right View

Kamma and its fruit

Study guide on Kamma or karma

The Dhamma Knowledge

Meditating on No-Self A Dhamma Talk Edited for Bodhi Leaves

Metta The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love

The Buddhist Monastic Code Dhamma-Vinaya

Nibbana, the ultimate goal of the Buddha Dhamma

Nibbana as Living Experience- two Studies from the Pali Canon

Buddhist monastic code, Nissaya

The Formula of the Four Noble Truths

The Not-self Strategy by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Essays on Buddhist Ethics

The Position of Women in Buddhism

Respect in Buddhist Thought and Practice

The Practice of Loving-Kindness (Metta)

Does Rebirth Make Sense by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Recognizing the Dhamma A Study Guide

Buddhist Reflections on Death

Right Concentration

The Road to Nirvana Is Paved with Skillful Intentions

The round of rebirth - samsara

The Buddhist Teachings on Samvega and Pasada


Samsara Divided by Zero by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

The Second Noble Truth - The Noble Truth of the Origin of dukkha

Seven types of disciples

A Simple Guide to Life by Robert Bogoda

Life Isn't Just Suffering

The Buddhist concept of craving or tanha

The third Noble Truth - the Cessation of suffering

Thirty one planes of existence - the Buddha worlds

Three Cardinal Discourses of the Buddha Translated by Ñanamoli Thera

Buddhism and the concept of renunciation

Anicca vata sankhara

Vedanta and Buddhism A Comparative Study

A Verb for Nirvana

Vipansana meditation or insight meditation

Why End Suffering by Nyanaponika Thera

Glimpses of the Thudong Bhikkhu Life

Admirable friendship, kalyanamittata

Practical advice for meditators

Guidelines for meditators

The bhikkhus' code of discipline.

The Bhikkhus' Rules A Guide for Laypeople

Bodhinyana A Collection of Dhamma Talks

Body Contemplation A Study Guide

Buddhist meditation

Dana, the practice of giving

Using Meditation to Deal with Pain, Illness and Death

Dhamma vinaya - Lists of summaries of training rules for the monks

Duties of the Sangha

The economy of gifts - code for the Buddhist monks

The Eye of Discernment An Anthology from the Teachings of Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo

A fistful of sand, talks and discussions about dhamma practice

Food for the Heart, Talks on the Dhamma practice

Monastic discipline regarding Food, eating meat etc.

Going against the flow, using mindfulness to achieve neutrality

How is meditation like cooking?

Anapana Sati, Meditation on Breathing

Buddhist Meditation and Depth Psychology

Dhamma and Non-duality

The Power of Mindfulness

A Modern Treatise on Buddhist Satipatthana Meditation

Things as They Are, A Collection of Talks on the Training of the Mind

The search for security


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