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Podcast Episode 19: Christian Karma and Buddhist Dogfood

Podcast Episode 19: Christian Karma and Buddhist Dogfood

And welcome back! This is Episode 19 of the Daily Buddhism, and I am your host, Brian Schell. I don’t have too much in the way of announcements this week, but I do want to point out a few . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 19: Christian Karma and Buddhist Dogfood

Dhammapada Chapter 3: Thought

Dhammapada Chapter 3: Thought

33. As a fletcher makes straight his arrow, a wise man makes straight his trembling and unsteady thought, which is difficult to guard, difficult to hold back.

34. As a fish taken from his watery home and thrown on dry ground, our thought trembles all over in order to escape the dominion of . . . → Read More: Dhammapada Chapter 3: Thought

Koan: The Moon Cannot Be Stolen

Koan: The Moon Cannot Be Stolen

Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal.

Ryokan returned and caught him. “You have come a long way to visit me,” he told the . . . → Read More: Koan: The Moon Cannot Be Stolen

Buddhist Pet Food

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A Reader recently wrote:

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I have what is probably a really dumb question,

I am attempting to follow a vegetarian lifestyle. I also share my home with three cats and two dogs and one foster cat. I am a big animal activist. But, doesn’t the purchase of pet food, which is made out of animal . . . → Read More: Buddhist Pet Food

Buddhist Jargon and Terminology

“Bad Language”

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Often, as I read English-language Buddhist resources, I am bombarded with terms from Pali, Tibetan and Sanskrit. Perhaps it would be more helpful if Buddhist teachers translated (as accurately as possible) the various Buddhistic terms into English (or whatever language needed for the culture) rather than expecting the practitioner to keep . . . → Read More: Buddhist Jargon and Terminology