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There have been some changes and updates for this blog. The first being that it has become a website. Thanks to a generous donation I was able to upgrade to the most basic paid account for WordPress, which came with a bunch of features including no more advertisements on the page(which always felt weird for a page on dhamma), and the ability to use a website URL.
Magga means path, Sekha means learner, trainee, or student, so you may get where this is going. Maggasekha (pronounced Mug-guh Say-khuh) is the pali for the title of this blog and the youtube channel that I’ve had for a decade now: “Student of the Path”. a Maggasekha is one who travels the Noble Eightfold Path to awakening.
I have also revamped various sections of the website and added lots of content to them. Since there is no easy way to find old articles or old audio/video, I’ve decided to make some pages that have them organized and easily linked.
Below are the various pages and their links. You can find them at the top of the page on http://maggasekha.com .
SOTP Podcast Episodes
Here I will post in order (with newest on top) both the youtube and audio only (on clyp) links for each episode.
Ask A Bhante
Here I will post each youtube video in the new series where I respond to questions posted for me on youtube, social media, and email.
All significant writing I will be posting on the website will go here for easy access. You can find all parts to my Metta and Death series here.
Here I will post audio series and links that do not fit in any of the other categories.
I can only do what I can online thanks to your generous donations, as pretty much everything involved in making decent quality content costs in one way or another. Thank you for helping me bring more Dhamma content online.
Have a question you’d like me to answer? leave it in the comment section.
“Master Gotama, there are some ascetics and brahmins who have this doctrine and view: ‘Everything this individual experiences—pleasurable, painful, or neutral—is because of past deeds.’ What does Master Gotama say about this?”
“Sīvaka, some feelings stem from bile disorders. You can know this from your own personal experience, and it is generally agreed to be true. Since this is so, the ascetics and brahmins whose view is that everything an individual experiences is because of past deeds go beyond personal experience and beyond what is generally agreed to be true. So those ascetics and brahmins are wrong, I say.Some feelings stem from phlegm disorders … wind disorders … their conjunction … change in weather … not taking care of yourself … overexertion … Some feelings are the result of past deeds. You can know this from your own personal experience, and it is generally agreed to be true. Since this is so, the ascetics and brahmins whose view is that everything an individual experiences is because of past deeds go beyond personal experience and beyond what is generally agreed to be true. So those ascetics and brahmins are wrong, I say.”“Bile, phlegm, and wind,their conjunction, and the weather,not taking care of yourself, overexertion,
and the result of deeds is the eighth.”
people can submit questions in the comments of this video, or here, or on social media, and I will make short videos responding to them.
Next month we delve in to “Who was the Buddha”