A Quick Note About *Dhamma and Theravada Buddhism
Samsara, or the round of rebirth and death, continues to tie the worldling (you and me) to this three-dimensional reality. Everything we experience results in suffering in some form or other. We may have the most amazing family holiday together but we still suffer and mourn during the journey home. We may be living with a partner we could never have hoped to acquire, yet 50 or 60 years later we will have to come to terms with losing them, thus such bliss results in suffering. Every single one of us will endure illness, old age and death… all forms of suffering; yet the Buddha shows us a way out of this continual circus. The Buddha shows us how to escape Samsara, the round of rebirth and death.
I hope this website will be an easy introduction to Theravada Buddhism. I follow the Theravada tradition or ‘Way of the Elders’. It is believed to be the closest tradition extent to what the Buddha actually taught. Emphasis is placed on the Sutta Nikaya or Basket of Discourses and thus on the words of the Buddha himself (see The Tipitaka: The Recorded Teachings of the Buddha). Later commentaries are also consulted but it is the Suttas that are primary to the Theravada tradition.
Please feel free to contact me using the form available at the top of this site, but please bear in mind, I am also a beginner and claim no authority in the Middle Way.