Author Archives: Jack Stephenson

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Beautiful Buddhist Quotes

 

The unhealed, disowned aspects of our shadow aspects are trying desperately to win over our attention. Unexpressed feelings never die, they are buried alive and resurface in uglier ways (when triggered). Seek them out and transform them (with love and […]

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The not-self discourse (you can only lose what you cling to)

 
This teaching is often called no-self, however not-self may be more accurate as it is not an ontological statement but a way of training to see the world in a new way.
‘To avoid the suffering implicit in questions of “self” […]

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Blog post: the felt presence of a direct experience

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Bellow is my experience of being a Buddhist; the things I’ve felt, the difficulties, highs, lows and teachings I’ve found useful along my journey…

As I sat on the pillow in my first meditation class I found it impossible to keep my […]

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A Mitra’s Thoughts on Soullessness, Morality and Compassion

We all have a sense of self; we believe we are egos, a soul animating a puppet of flesh. An idea expressed in language as ‘I’, ‘Me’ and ‘mine’. But, imagine for a second that this idea of our self […]

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