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Skill in Question – How the Buddha Tauhgt by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Skill in Question – How the Buddha Tauhgt by Thanissaro Bhikkhu is a book about discernment in action, centered on the Buddha’s strategic use of discernment in framing and responding to questions. From the intro: “The idea for this book was born more than a decade ago from reading three of the Buddha’s discourses. The first was […]

The Early Christians in their own Words by Eberhard Arnold

In The Early Christians in their own Words by Eberhard Arnold the early Christians challenge us to see discipleship as a path away from “self” toward a wholly transformed social order. To them, it demanded a solidarity in which men and women of all backgrounds, creeds, and cultures would join hands in rejecting the spirit […]

Causality and Emptiness – The Wisdom of Nagarjuna – by Peter Della Santina

Causality and Emptiness – The Wisdom of Nagarjuna. All Buddhist schools have denied the existence of the self as an identical permanent substance. They have also universally rejected the notion of a supreme God. They have however accepted the reality of pre-existence and subsequent rebirth as well as the provisional efficiency of actions (Karma). Those who […]

Through Deaths Gate – A Guide to Selfless Dying

Through Deaths Gate – A Guide to Selfless Dying. From the introduction: In reality, there is no death because there is no individual ‘self’ or ‘I’ who could die. In reality, there is only that Primordial Consciousness or God which, though appearing in myriad forms, is Itself empty of all forms and therefore without birth or […]

THE BUDDHA’S DOCTRINE OF ANATTA

THE BUDDHA’S DOCTRINE OF ANATTA. This is a comparative study of the concepts of ‘self’ and ‘non-self‘ in Buddhism, Hinduism and Western Philosophy by Buddhadasa Bikku. It extensively describes the Buddha’s principle of not -self and contrasts it with those in other doctrines, for example, the Six Teachers’ wrong views, the viewpoints of the Vedanta and […]

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