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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 4 excerpt)

January 21, 2022

Story 4 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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Because I had seldom, if ever, sat quietly in a room alone, the irony was that I thought my mind was akin to a well-oiled Bianchi racing bike. Of course, I was totally deluded. I had equated intelligence, literacy, strong opinions, and popularity with a beautiful mind—a Bianchi, if you will. In fact,...

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2022
5 minutes 01 seconds

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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 3 excerpt)

January 14, 2022

Story 3 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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Self-introspection is not the strongest attribute of Homo sapiens. Our forefathers survived primarily because they were men of action, fleeing or fighting as the situation demanded. And they hunted in groups, perhaps the only time they were quiet. Sound familiar?...

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2022
3 minutes 50 seconds

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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 2 excerpt)

January 07, 2022

Story 2 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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Blaise Pascal (1623–1662), a French mathematician and writer, once declared that “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” This is the most graphic summation of the conundrum of the human condition...

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2022
3 minutes 04 seconds

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A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 1 excerpt)

December 31, 2021

Story 1 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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I left my small hut in the tribal area of the Western Ghats of Maharashtra early one morning to go for a run through the countryside. As I came over a small rise in the road, I found myself staring at a herd of water buffalo....

narrated by Ian McCrorie
2022
2 minutes 16 seconds

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Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest

November 19, 2021

Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest by Nyanaponika Thera
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This is the audiobook version of the Wheel Publications booklet Wheel Publication No. 26, The Five Mental Hindrances, compiled and translated by the venerable scholar and founder of the Buddhist Publication Society, Nyanaponika Thera. It is a compilation of selected texts from the Pali Canon and its commentaries on the five obstacles to progress on the spiritual path.

Narrated by Parag Sampat
2015
1 hours 16 minutes

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'Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest' can also be found in the Pariyatti Edition of Collected Wheel Publications Vol. 2 as well as at BPS as a free eBook download.

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Inspiration from Enlightened Nuns

August 16, 2021

Inspiration from Enlightened Nuns by Susan Elbaum Jootla
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In this booklet we will be exploring poems composed by the Arahat bhikkhunis or enlightened Buddhist nuns of old, looking at these poems as springs of inspiration for contemporary Buddhists. Most of the poems we will consider come from the Therigatha, a small section of the vast Pali Canon.

From the poems of the enlightened nuns of the Buddha's time contemporary followers of the Noble Eightfold Path can receive a great deal of instruction, help and encouragement. These verses can assist us in developing morality, concentration and wisdom, the three sections of the path. With their aid we will be able to work more effectively towards eliminating our mental defilements and towards finding lasting peace and happiness.

Narrated by Sophia Ojha
2016
2 hours 4 minutes

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The Joy Hidden in Sorrow: Two Talks on Death and Dying

August 10, 2021

The Joy Hidden in Sorrow by Ayyā Medhānandī
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Excerpt from The Joy Hidden in Sorrow by Ayyā Medhānandī

In our relationships with each other, with our families, we can begin to use wisdom as our refuge. That doesn’t mean that we don’t love, that we don’t grieve for our loved ones. It means that we’re not dependent on our perceptions of our mother and father, children or close friends. We’re not dependent on them being who we think they are, we no longer believe that our happiness depends on their love for us, or their not leaving, not dying. We’re able to surrender to the rhythm of life and death, to the natural law, the Dhamma of birth, ageing, sickness, and death.

Excerpt from The Way Beyond Fear

What would it be like if we never got old? What if we never got sick, or if we never died? Could we really love each other if we were here forever? Through our own mortality we learn to love; through our darkest suffering, we are taken beyond suffering; by being exposed to our own extinction, we can realise that within us which is indestructible. Trusting each moment, even in the midst of the most terrifying conditions, we awaken in ourselves the possibility to live with complete trust. We grow more vulnerable and, at the same time, more fearless, not taking refuge in sorrow. We learn how to live, and how to die, and how to embrace our joy and our pain.

Narrated by Avia Rose Livni
2020
50 minutes

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'The Joy Hidden in Sorrow' can also be found in the Pariyatti Edition of Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. 5 as well as at BPS as a free eBook download.

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The Elimination of Anger

June 30, 2021

The Elimination of Anger by Ven. K. Piyatissa Thera
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This title contains two stories retold from Buddhist texts, The Reviler and The Anger-eating Demon.

Narrated by Sophia Ojha
2017
31 minutes

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'The Elimination of Anger' can also be found in the Pariyatti Edition of Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. 3 as well as at BPS as a free eBook download.

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The Development of the Will and Perfection of Energy

June 19, 2021

The Development of the Will and Perfection of Energy by Wladyslaw Misiewicz and Shantideva
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Excerpt from The Development of Will by Wladyslaw Misiewicz

“No force in the human system can be properly used unless it is rightly directed. As the will is the only factor in man that has the power to direct or control, a thorough development of the will becomes absolutely necessary in order to have a clear understanding of its application under every circumstance.”

From Perfection of Energy by Shantideva

“Having become patient [through practising the Perfection of Forbearance], one should cultivate energetic effort; for it is by effort that Enlightenment is gained. Just as there is no movement without wind, there is no performance of merit without energy.”

Narrated by Judy Swift
2020
27 minutes

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'Buddhist Therapy' can also be found in the Pariyatti Edition of Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. 3 as well as at BPS as a free eBook download.

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Buddhist Therapy

May 20, 2021

Buddhist Therapy by Ruth Walshe
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"Is Buddhism closely related to psychology? To some extent, yes - but with one tremendous difference: While psychology helps you to understand yourself intellectually and, at best emotionally, Buddhism helps you to get beyond the intellect to the actual experience of life itself. That's why applied Buddhism goes so much deeper than any school of psychology can ever claim to do…"

Narrated by Judy Swift
2018
42 minutes

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'Buddhist Therapy' can also be found in the Pariyatti Edition of Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. 1 as well as at BPS as a free eBook download.

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