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“Now this, monks, is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; seperation from what is pleasing is suffering… in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are suffering.”
~ The Buddha
SN 56:11


Bhante Gunaratana Articles

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Question: Morality, Concentration, Wisdom Bhante Gunaratana
Fundamentals to meditation
Question: Bringing the Benifits of Meditation in Daily Life Bhante Gunaratana
How do we bring the benefits of mediation into daily life?
Question: Effort Bhante Gunaratana
What is the role of effort in meditaiton
Loving Friendliness Meditation: Recitations Bhante Gunaratana
Recitations to be used when practicing loving friendliness meditation.
Should We Come Out of Jhana to Practice Vipassana? Bhante Gunaratana
How deep meditation is to be used on the path of liberation.
Satipatthāna, the objective Observation Bhikkhu T. Seelananda
To give some idea of what Satipatthāna really means
The Secret of Breathing Bhante Gunaratana
The truth that is hidden within it.
Excellent Technique of Meditation Rediscovered by the Buddha

Bhikkhu T. Seelananda

The Buddha Through the Eyes of His Contemporaries Bhikkhu T. Seelananda
He was the finest flower of humanity.
Taking the Eight Lifetime Precepts Bhante Gunaratana
An explanation of the Eight Lifetime Precepts and going for refuge.
Similes of the Raft and the Snake-catcher Bhante Gunaratana
The wrong grasp of religion can lead man to justify his greed, hatred and foolishness.
Practical Vipassana Bhante Gunaratana
What is missing in focusing total attention to one single object all the time is wisdom.
Buddhist Concept of Happiness Bhante Gunaratana
To understand the nature of happiness, the Buddhist analysis of feeling is necessary.
Meditation on Loving-Kindness (Metta) Bhante Gunaratana
We must start the practice of loving-kindness with ourselves first.
Mindfulness of Feeling Bhante Gunaratana
When we begin to learn the universal nature of feelings, we begin to train our minds to use it for the benefit of all living beings.
Four Noble Truths Bhante Gunaratana
Suffering, cause of suffering, end of suffering, and the path leading to the end of suffering.
Do The Thoughts Ever Stop? Bhante Gunaratana
Noble silence is the state of mind where there are no thoughts.
Do It Yourself Bhante Gunaratana
The practice of mindfulness meditation is similar to the shock absorbers in a car.
The Benefits of Long-term Meditation Bhante Gunaratana
Spending time in a retreat is like recharging a battery.