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The Five Mental Hindrances

Venerable Nyanaponika in The Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest, begins: “Unshakable deliverance of the mind is the highest goal in the Buddha’s doctrine. Here, deliverance

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Conventional Body View

People believe that everything they see and conceive of, including their so-called bodily selves, is fixed and permanently there to be used for fulfillment and

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Contemplation of Feelings

Venerable Nyanatiloka Mahathera cites the Word of the Buddha on the contemplation of feelings (Diga Nikaya 22): But how does the disciple dwell in contemplation of the

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On Being Mindful of the Body

An effective way to disseminate Theravada teachings in English is by directly translating and quoting The Word of the Buddha—without ambiguity or speculation—and we can be

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Concerning Right Effort

Right Effort is the sixth factor of the Noble Eightfold Path. If you are to reach a supramundane state, you must realize it through effort

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