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Podcast Episode 62: Hatred, Ignorance, and Looking to the Weekend

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Podcast Episode 62: Hatred, Ignorance, and Looking to the Weekend

Welcome back, this is Daily Buddhism audio show number Sixty-Two recorded April 28th, 2013. My name is Brian Schell, and I am the your host for the show. You can find the text as well as all links mentioned . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 62: Hatred, Ignorance, and Looking to the Weekend

Depersonalization and Anatman

A reader asks:

How does the feelings of depersonalization tie in to the Buddhist philosophy?

DP briefly described is the feeling that the world is unreal and that the self is disconnected from this world which seems foreign. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depersonalization

I’m trying to tie it in to the concept that . . . → Read More: Depersonalization and Anatman

Koan: The Gates of Paradise

The Gates of Paradise

 

Samurai with Sword

A soldier named Nobushige came to Hakuin and asked: “Is there really a paradise and a hell?”

“Who are you?” inquired Hakuin.

“I am a samurai,” the warrior replied.

“You, a soldier!” exclaimed Hakuin. “What kind of ruler would have you as his guard? Your face looks like that of a beggar.”

Nobushige became . . . → Read More: Koan: The Gates of Paradise

Podcast Episode 61: Playing Catch-Up

Why yes, this IS the first new podcast in four years! . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 61: Playing Catch-Up

Appropriation and Commercialization of Buddhism in the West

A Reader Writes:

I was wondering what your thoughts are on the increasing ‘appropriation’ of Buddhism in the west.

I’ve been noticing that there are a number of people writing blogs who are accusing people of appropriation if they have, for example, ohm or Buddha tattoos or Buddhist jewelry. As someone who identifies as being Buddhist I am not offended . . . → Read More: Appropriation and Commercialization of Buddhism in the West