Category Archives: 2003

Rebirth | by Ajahn Brahm


Rebirth isn’t just a fundamental teaching of Buddhism, but also a very useful teaching that helps us see the BIG picture, not just of one life, but of many lives. It can help us to understand where we’ve come from, how we’ve developed certain characteristics and tendencies, and where we’re going. Equipped with modern evidence about the reality of rebirth, Ajahn Brahm gives a talk about the nature and value of the teaching of rebirth.

Knowing | by Ajahn Brahm


Faced with critics spreading doubt about whether we really can know about such things as rebirth, Ajahn Brahm counters that the point of Buddhism isn’t just to blindly believe but to investigate phenomena ourselves. The Buddha’s teaching doesn’t insist on blind obedient faith, but encourages inquiry, and offers people the tools to understand our own experience with greater clarity and depth. This talk by Ajahn Brahm isn’t so much about what to know, but how to know, and how to know for sure.

Taking Short Cuts | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo


Having just injured his foot by taking short cuts, Ajahn Nyanadhammo gives wise advice on the perils of trying to take “short cuts” on the Eightfold Path to Awakening, and how those perceived short cuts often end up being the long way around for those that attempt them. In the long run, the fastest route on the spiritual journey involves patience and persistence in developing the spiritual qualities that lead to liberation.