Today’s Daily Buddha

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today matters is what matters the most” – Buddha The sources which present a full and complete picture of the life of Siddhārtha Gautama are a variety of different, and sometimes conflicting, traditional biographies. These include the Buddhacarita, Lalitavistara Sūtra, Mahāvastu, and the Nidānakathā.  Of these, the Buddhacarita is the earliest fullContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”

Today’s Daily Buddha

This is a saying from the Pali canon, upadhi dukkhassa mūlanti, which means “Attachment is the root of suffering.” So this is a genuine canonical quote. You’ll find it in this sutta, but translated by Thanissaro as “Acquisition is the root of stress.” His translations are rather idiosyncratic. In this translation of the same sutta it’s “acquisition is theContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”

Reiki Science

Reiki is the Japanese word for Universal Life Force Energy. When the ‘Rei’ and ‘Ki’ are broken down into their two component parts, the Kanji (Japanese alphabet) definition for Rei is universal, transcendental spirit, mysterious power, essence. Ki is described as the vital life force energy, very similar to the Chi of Chinese acupuncture, LightContinue reading “Reiki Science”

Today’s Daily Buddha

The Buddha (also known as Siddhartha Gotama or Siddhārtha Gautama) was a philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in Ancient India (c. 5th to 4th century BCE). He is revered as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism, and worshiped by most Buddhist schools as the Enlightened One who has transcended Karma and escaped the cycle of birth and rebirth. He taught for around 45 years and builtContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”

Spiritual Nutrition

S Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini This recently added to my library.  And I’m glad I did. When we eat, can we feed the soul as well as the body? Can a diet have an impact on spirituality? Spiritual Nutrition empowers readers to develop personal diets that are appropriate toContinue reading “Spiritual Nutrition”