Recitation: The King of Samadhis Sutra 02-03
This a recitation for the second and third chapters of The King of Samadhis Sutra.
Therapeutical bypass of Dharma
On the other extreme from spiritual bypass -- using your path as an excuse for not dealing with the commonsense practicalities of money and relationships -- lies therapeutical bypass. That is the idea that you need your life in order even before you think to start practicing the Dharma.
Recitation: The King of Samadhis Sutra 01
This a recitation for the first chapter of The King of Samadhis Sutra.
Rupayana? Buddhism and the metaphysics of matter
There's supposedly a new form of Buddhism around: rupayana. But isn't it the same old colonialist appropriation of dharma in the name of "purifying it" from its embarrassing "primitive people's" beliefs, such as rebirth or magic? Isn't it the the same 2010s "Buddhism without beliefs", or even the same 19th century Buddhism+British Civility diluted and served down at colonies? Shouldn't we focus more on dissipating the reification of substance, or metaphysical notions such as physicalist monism, rather than trying whitewashing the dharma?