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Chapter Eleven - Transforming ourselves When a Sadhaka (spiritual practitioner) advances in the path of sadhana, he brings into the folds of his mind an increasing degree of discipline. Through this imposition of discipline, the concentration increases and the truth gets more and more revealed in a progressive way.
{written by : Sri Bimal Mohanty}


Bishop Spong's 12 Theses My thoughts on John Spong's (Bishop of Newark) 12 Theses. But what are your views on this subject? The concept of God is too far removed from material existence, such that we really have no way of comprehending His true nature. But we will know more when we get...
{written by : Angel Luz}


The Abhidhamma in Practice - The Cittas Part 1 Awareness is the process of cittas experiencing objects. For a citta to arise it must have an object (aaramma.na). The object may be a color, sound, smell, taste, something tangible, or a mental object. These are the six external objects. Strictly speaking a mental object can be ...
{written by : Esoteric Library Research Team}


Deconstructing Evil The existence of evil is taken for granted by many people of diverse faiths and cultures. Beliefs in the existence of evil have evolved into elaborate, well-established doctrines that inform many people's opinions regarding evil so completely that they may fail to consider whether evil may really be real.
{written by : Greg Gourdian}




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The Abhidhamma in Practice - Ruupa Part 1 The third reality or paramattha dhamma is ruupa, matter or material form. In its analysis of matter the Abhidhamma recognizes twenty-eight kinds of material phenomena. Four of these are called primary, twenty-four secondary. The secondary kinds are dependant on the primary.
{written by : Esoteric Library Research Team}


The Abhidhamma in Practice - Ruupa Part 4 The third reality or paramattha dhamma is ruupa, matter or material form. In its analysis of matter the Abhidhamma recognizes twenty-eight kinds of material phenomena. Four of these are called primary, twenty-four secondary. The secondary kinds are dependant on the primary.
{written by : Esoteric Library Research Team}


The Abhidhamma in Practice - Nibbaana Nibbaana is the fourth ultimate reality (paramattha dhamma). Whereas the other three realities — consciousness (citta), mental formations (cetasikaa), and material phenomena (ruupa) — are conditioned, nibbaana is not. It is neither created nor formed.
{written by : Esoteric Library Research Team}


The Abhidhamma in Practice - The Ultimate Realities The Abhidhamma deals with realities existing in an ultimate sense, called in Pali paramattha dhammaa. There are four such realities
{written by : N.K.G. Mendis}


The Abhidhamma in Practice - The Cetasikas Part 2 The second reality or paramattha dhamma is the cetasikas. The cetasikas are the mental factors or concomitants that arise and perish together with consciousness (citta), sharing its object and basis. The Abhidhamma lists 52 kinds of cetasikas. One is feeling (vedanaa), another is perception (saññaa). The remaining 50 are grouped together...
{written by : Esoteric Library Research Team}


Attempts to describe Bramhan - Part 8 AUM is the name given for Bramhan. However, AUM as an indicator or description for Bramhan, is not simply an interesting character of a word or a sound. The deeper philosophy embedded in AUM is what the Mandukya Upanishad tells us.
{written by : Sri Bimal Mohanty}


Attempts to describe Bramhan - Part 10 This is then how the sadhaka progresses towards the realisation of the Bramhan, by transcending the waking, dreaming and deep sleep states.
{written by : Sri Bimal Mohanty}


Does God Exist? Curious that this remains a subject of such significant debate, when there is so much evidence to the contrary, or is there?.....
{written by : Pieter Heydenrych}





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