Monday, February 3, 2020

Ep. 004:
Death by Parable (12:14 min)

Today, "Let's talk about death, Bay-BEE." (Apologies.)

The Buddha's original dilemma centered around the suffering inherent in being alive. Birth itself leads inevitably to death. And yet, many of us toddle along as though death will never happen, and that we will live forever.

Bhikkhu Bodhi has grouped three relatively short passages in the very first section of his book, calling attention to the foundational nature of the Buddha's teachings on death. I paraphrase them for you in today's episode of--


The Buddha's "Four Sights"

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