Tag: Theravada Buddhism

Is Buddhism One or Many?

Is Buddhism One or Many? In our experience, most individuals who assert that ‘Buddhism is one’ are generally not well informed or are secret (or in some cases open) advocates of ‘hippyism’! Accordingly, the preferred scholarly position appears to be that there are ‘many…

To Enlightenment and Beyond

To Enlightenment and Beyond Click here for Italian readers – Clicca qui per i lettori italiani Most Buddhist practice systems assert that there are various stages on the path to enlightenment. Perhaps the most well-documented example is the Ten Bodhisattva Bhūmis which in Mahayana Buddhism, are…

The Hidden Aspects of the Five Precepts

The Hidden Aspects of the Five Precepts The five precepts (Pāli: pañca-sīlāni) provide a basic code for living a life that is in-keeping with Buddhist ethical ideals. They are recited by lay and monastic Buddhist practitioners all over the world and a great deal has been written…

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