If you spot me slipping into my Thelemic ways by opening a post with 93 and closing a post with 93 93/93 then that is a Thelemic form of greeting by acknowledging the Law of Thelema as promulgated in the Book of the Law. A text received by Aleister Crowley in the early part of the 1900’s. For more info on that, please see one of my other blogs here, 93.
I have been cogitating about the structure of this site and how to go about implementing it with little luck so far. The big picture I have for it seems to get larger and larger each day, which is pretty scary. So I have decided on the age-old principle of Keep It Simple, Stupid!
To start a beginners site about Buddhism, it would make sense to start out with how Buddhism started, wouldn’t it? I am now searching through the copious documents I have for the Suttas regarding the Buddha’s early life and his first announcement of the Four Noble Truths. Obviously I will provide copies of the actual Suttas that contain those words of wisdom but I also hope to find documents and articles by others which give easy explanations of those Suttas.
So please be patient a little longer. I am working on it, I promise. Maybe, someday, this site will evolve into one of the go to places for people in search of peace and enlightenment.
May all beings live in peace.
Welcome to Dhamma. This will hopefully be a site of peaceful reflection on the teachings of the Buddha. I am not sure yet how this site is going to develop but I will take it one day at a time. I do intend to provide public domain documents written about the Buddha’s teachings and they will be primarily from the Theravada tradition.
I have a particular interest in the Thai Forest Tradition. I can’t explain why but it seems true and honest in its methods and practices. There have been several renowned Ajahns, especially the late Ajahn Chah who greatly influenced the West by being the first Ajahn to ordain western Bhikkus into his monastery. Those Bhikkus have spread his teachings throughout the Americas and Europe.
For the moment I am starting to collate documents that I feel would benefit those who may be just starting out in their investigations of what Buddhism is and what it could do for them. This may take a while so please be patient. In the mean time, perhaps you could take a look at some of the links I am putting up on the links page. They are all sources of information and teachings that I have found useful in my own path.
May all beings be free from fear.