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Do It Yourself

Self confidence plays an important part in every aspect of man’s life. Knowing that no external sources, no faith or rituals can save him, the Buddhist feels the need to rely on his own...

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Preliminaries and Dedication

In order to make the most out of any meditation, it is strongly advised to start with a good motivation beforehand and to dedicate the positive energy afterwards. For this, the following traditional prayers can...

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Better to Conquer Yourself

Greater in battle than the man who would conquer a thousand-thousand men, is he who would conquer just one — himself. Better to conquer yourself than others. When you’ve trained yourself, living in constant...

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Our Real Home

A Talk to an Aging Lay Disciple Approaching Death Now determine in your mind to listen with respect to the Dhamma. During the time that I am speaking, be as attentive to my words...

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Is There a Self or Not?

Vacchagotta the Wanderer went to visit the Exalted One, and said:”Now, master Gotama, is there a self?” At these words the Exalted One was silent. “How, then, master Gotama, is there not a self?”...

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Ven Weligama Gnanarathana Maha Thero

The Venerable Mahanayaka Thera was born at Weligama in Southern Sri Lanka on 14th October 1913 to a pious and respected Buddhist family. He was the last of 10 children and had his primary...