Essays – 2018

Pāli to English – Serious Problems With Current Translations – 12/25/18 (in the “Essential Buddhism” subsection).

Anattā (Mundane Interpretation) – There is no “Unchanging Self” –  12/5/18 (in the “Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta” subsection).

Kāmaccandha and Icca – Being Blinded by Cravings –  11/29/18 (in the “Sorting out Some Key Pali Terms (Tanha, Lobha, Dosa, Moha, etc)” subsection).

Boy Who Remembered Pāli Suttas for 1500 Years –  11/21/18 (in the “Myths or Realities?” section).

Pāpa Kamma Versus Akusala Kamma – 11/14/18 (in the “Gati, Bhava, and Jāti” subsection).

List of “San” Words and Other Pāli Roots – 11/10/18 (in the “Tables and Summaries” section).

Vēdanā and Samphassa Jā Vēdanā – More Than Just Feelings (new title)-  11/10/18 (in the “Mental Aggregates” section).

Free Will in Buddhism – Connection to Sankhāra – 11/3/18 (in the “Dhamma and Philosophy” section).

Difference Between Tanhā and Upādāna – 10/25/18 (in the “Gati, Bhava, and Jāti” subsection).

Essence of Buddhism – In the First Sutta – 10/23/18 (in the “Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta” subsection).

Difference Between Rupa and Rupakkhandha – 10/20/18 (in the “The Five Aggregates (Pancakkhandha)” section).

“The Life of the Buddha” by Bhikkhu Nānamoli – 10/13/18 (in the “Book Reviews” section).

Karaniya Metta Sutta – Metta Bhavana – 10/7/18 (in the “Bhāvanā (Meditation)” section).

Is It Necessary for a Buddhist to Eliminate Sensual Desires? – 9/28/18 (in the “Living Dhamma” section).

Essential Abhidhamma – The Basics – 9/23/18 (New subsection in the “Abhidhamma” section.

State of Mind in the Absence of Citta Vithi – Bhavanga – 9/23/18 (in the “Essential Abhidhamma – The Basics” subsection).

Pannāvimutti – Arahanthood without Jhāna – 9/12/18 (in the “Samādhi, Jhāna (Dhyāna), Magga Phala” subsection).

I have re-written an old post on a key subject: “Viññāna (Consciousness)” – 9/10/18 (in the “The Five Aggregates (Pancakkhandha)” subsection).

The Amazing Mind – Critical Role of Nāmagotta (Memories) – 9/6/18 (in the “Dhamma Concepts” subsection).

Do I Have “A Mind” That Is Fixed and “Mine”? – 8/30/18 (in the “Sakkāya Ditthi” subsection).

Amazingly Fast Time Evolution of a Thought (Citta) – 8/23/18 (in the “Dhamma Concepts” section).

Ye Dhammā Hetuppabhavā.. and yam kińci samudaya dhammam.. – 8/16/18 (in the “Living Dhamma” section).

Imasmim Sati Idam Hoti – What Does It Really Mean? –  8/5/18 (in the “Paticca Samuppada” section).

Dhamma, Sankhara, Sankata, Rupa, Vinnana, Gati, Asava, Anusaya –  7/22/18 (in the “Dhamma with Less Pāli” section).

Six Root Causes – Loka Samudaya (Arising of Suffering) and Loka Nirodhaya (Nibbana) –  7/19/18 (in the “Living Dhamma” section).

Sotapatti Anga – The Four Qualities of a Sotapanna – 7/8/18 (in the “Sōtapanna Stage of Nibbāna” section).

Dasa Akusala/Dasa Kusala – Basis of Buddha Dhamma -2 – 6/27/18 (in the “Sutta Interpretations” section).

Anguttara Nikāya – Suttā on Key Concepts – 6/20/18 (in the “Sutta Interpretations” section).

Dasa Akusala/Dasa Kusala – Basis of Buddha Dhamma – 6/20/18 (in the “Sutta Interpretations” section).

Kanha (Dark) and Sukka (Bright) Kamma and Kammakkhaya – 6/11/18 (in the “Seeking Nibbana” section).

Kukkuravatika Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya 57) – Kammakkhaya – 6/11/18 (in the “Sutta Interpretations” section).

Pathama Metta Sutta – 6/7/18 (in the “Sutta Interpretations” section).

Ānantariya Kamma – Connection to Gandhabba – 6/2/18 (in the “Sutta Interpretations” section).

Na Cēta­nākara­nīya Sutta – 5/21/18 (in the “Sutta Interpretations” section).

Sammā Ditthi – Realization, Not Memorization – 5/13/18 (in the “Sōtapanna Stage of Nibbāna” subsection).

Manōpubbangamā dhammā.. – 5/5/18 (in the “Dhammapada” subsection).

Kusala and Akusala Kamma, Punna and Pāpa Kamma – 4/27/18 (in the “Dhamma Concepts” subsection).

Anussati and Anupassanā – Being Mindful and Removing Defilements – 4/16/18 (in the “Bhāvanā (Meditation)” subsection).

Buddha Dhamma for an Inquiring Mind – Part I  – 4/12/18 (in the “Dhamma with Less Pāli” subsection).

“Exploring All Possible Paths” Leads to Fermat’s Principle of Least Time  – 4/1/18 (in the “Quantum Mechanics and Dhamma” section).

Feynman’s Method of “A Particle Exploring All Possible Paths”  – 3/29/18 (in the “Quantum Mechanics and Dhamma” section).

Will Quantum Mechanics Be Able to Explain Consciousness? – 3/20/18 (in the “Quantum Mechanics and Dhamma” section).

The Observer Effect in Quantum Mechanics – 3/20/18 (in the “Quantum Mechanics and Dhamma” section).

Feynman’s Glass Plate Experiment – 3/16/18 (in the new “Quantum Mechanics – A New Interpretation” subsection).

Quantum Mechanics and Dhamma – Introduction – 3/13/18 (in the new “Quantum Mechanics and Dhamma” section).

What Is a Wave and What Is a Particle? – 3/13/18 (in the new “Quantum Mechanics – A New Interpretation” subsection).

Photons Are Particles Not Waves – 3/13/18 (in the new “Quantum Mechanics – A New Interpretation” subsection).

Cloning and Gandhabba  – 3/5/2018 (in the “Dhamma and Science” section).

“Discourse 5 – “Tilakkhana and Micca Ditthi” added to Three Marks of Existence – English Discourses  – 3/2/2018 (in the “Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta” section). This is the last one in this series.

“Discourse 4 – Sakkaya Ditthi – What is “a Person”?” added to Three Marks of Existence – English Discourses  – 2/27/2018 (in the “Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta” section).

“Discourse 3 – Distorted Perceptions or Saññā Vipallāsa” added to Three Marks of Existence – English Discourses  – 2/19/2018 (in the “Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta” section).

Nirōdha Samāpatti, Phala Samāpatti, Jhāna, and Jhāna Samāpatti – 2/13/2018 (in the “Living Dhamma” section).

“Discourse 2 – Icca, Nicca, Anicca” added to Three Marks of Existence – English Discourses  – 2/10/2018 (in the “Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta” section).

“Discourse 1 – Nicca, Sukjha, Atta” in the Three Marks of Existence – English Discourses  – 2/3/2018 (in the “Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta” section).

Citta, Manō, Viññāna – Stages of a Thought – 1/24/2018 (in the “Living Dhamma” section).

Bhava and Bhavanga – Simply Explained! – 1/19/2018 (in the “Living Dhamma” section).

Does Bodily Pain Arise Only Due to Kamma Vipāka? 1/12/2018 (in the “Living Dhamma” section).

Anidassana Viññāṇa – What It Really Means  –  1/6/2018 (in the “Living Dhamma” section).

Pure Dhamma – Reflections on 2017  –  1/1/2018

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