May 17, 2021

Riding the waves of impermanence

“Everything together falls apart. Everything rising up collapses. Every meeting ends in parting. Every life ends in death.” – Udāna Vagga 1.22   In times of crisis, distressing emotions are aroused by impending danger to our safety, health, security, honour, […]
May 16, 2021

Unravelling the fear of death

Lessons from the Abhaya Sutta Fear is a powerful primitive emotion.  This universal biochemical response alerts us to the presence of danger or the threat of harm, both physical and psychological.  Fear can be so strong that it can be […]
April 25, 2020

Did the Buddha really say that?

The internet is filled with real and false sayings of the Buddha. Do you know which is an authentic quote?   How do we know that the teachings of the Buddha that we come across are indeed what He had […]