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The Six Realms of Rebirth

Buddhist teachings speak extensively of the six realms into which sentient beings are reborn (gods, demigods, humans, animals, ghosts, and hell beings). Like all other perceptions, the six realms are internal mental representations, made to arise by the accumulated karma … Continue reading

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Turning the Wheel of Dharma

During his 45 year teaching career, the Buddha taught different understandings of reality according to varying circumstances and the disparate dispositions, personality types, and capacities of his students. The Buddha’s discourses are divided into 3 distinct sets of teachings or … Continue reading

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Do you hear what I hear?

Many people have difficulty accepting the teaching that our perceptions of objects are in fact internal mental representations, more revealing of our own capabilities, tendencies, and dispositions than of any verifiable external reality. The teaching appears counterintuitive, or perhaps a … Continue reading

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