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In Buddha’s sunlit laboratory(or Dhamma chamber),experiments by laboratory assistants(or monks)demonstratethat if you shine the lightof investigationon form, feeling, perception, thoughts and consciousnessand apply continuous mindfulnessat the very centreof the rising and fallingof these phenomena,all things are seento be without a … Continue reading

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THE UNQUIET DEAD

The Unquiet Deadseek their Peaceon the ever-spinning Wheel,within a world where they just leasethe small part they can see and feel. And what they see and feel still grieves them.And what they think is real deceives them. Although the Suffering … Continue reading

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WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

It was different in the past.Especially in the village. Before you could readBefore there were newspapersBefore there was radioBefore there were telephonesBefore there were filmsBefore there was TVBefore there were computersBefore there were smartphonesBefore there was the endless whisperingof global … Continue reading

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ARMISTICE DAY 2014

What They died for has not survived their sacrifice. The fabrics of communities that were theirs are pulled apart by rough fingers of their unappreciative heirs. Their homes are bulldozed to feed the appetites of developers. Their schools are surrendered … Continue reading

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MAGISTER LUDI

So, who are you? Mr Teacher. Oh yes. And what do you teach? I teach people what they already know. And what’s that? That they have nothing to learn. And how long does that take? Usually many many lifetimes. Of … Continue reading

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FULL MOON DAY THIRD LUNAR MONTH

One candle is a light unto itself. One hundred candles illuminate a room. In a room, one candle is a light unto itself. Uposatha day at Wat Katum, seven old ladies and one old man taking eight precepts for a … Continue reading

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