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THE MERE BUDDHIST VISION

 

 We aspire to learn, teach and practise mere Dharma, or "non-religious Buddhism,"

 that is, Buddhism as simply as possible, 

so that it is open to all those who seek true stillness and liberating wisdom. 

We aspire to joyfully proclaim the possibility and necessity of gaining spiritual liberation

 in this life itself (at lease as a streamwinner, with or without dhyana), 

in keeping with the teachings of the Okkanti Samyutta (S 25).

 Mere Buddhism is easy: live it and be free.

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Piya Tan's 

translations & essays

You may use Piya Tan's translations and essays as is & with due acknowledgement please.

Proper credits and citation authenticate your work and help in finding sources and developing your ideas for a more useful and interesting presentation. While it is true that the Dharma is free, the way it is presented is often unique to the presenter, and credit is due there. It is also a gesture of gratitude to efforts in bringing the Dharma closer to us. Copyright documents

As most of these materials are still DRAFT, please inform him of any breaks, typos, errors, or suggestions for improvement to:

dharmafarer@gmail.com

FOR A FULL LIST OF SUTTA TRANSLATIONS & ESSAYS (until 2006), see under EPILEGOMENA (in the right sidebar), then click "Epi 4 Title list."

GIBBERISH OR BLANK SQUARES on your copy on screen? You may need to install Pali fonts.

To install FONTS click Times Ext Roman fonts.

If your file uses older fonts, install these 4 Pali fonts, TIME NORMAN (ttf or True-type fonts), here:   Bold  Bold Italics Italics  Roman

Copy and paste them to C:/windows/fonts. That's all.

 

Piya Tan's Works

(Sutta translations, essays, etc)


Links to THE 5 NIKAYAS & other works:


Link to THE VINAYA

  • VINAYA Early Buddhist monasticism and its modern development.

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Sutta Translation

 

Piya's Other Works  

  1. Piya Tan's Book
  2. MORE LINKS TO PIYA'S WORKS, ETC:
 
4. WEEKLY REFLECTIONS by Piya Tan.

 

RE-VISIONING DHARMA
These weekly reflections are mostly inspirational by nature. Occasionally, Piya writes open critiques of the social and religious realities of Buddhism today. The language here are likely to be free-ranging, and the ideas sometimes challenging. If you wish to receive such reflective critiques, please email us.

 

FEEDBACK from Jacki Lee

Thanks for this wonderful reminder to be ever mindful in our meditation training. I always enjoy and look forward to your weekly reflections for inspiration. (15 Sep 08)

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    [Reflections according to topic]   

     Reflections in chronological order:

  • Modern Monastics? [RB1] (29 Jul 2009)
  • All Views Are Wrong Views (22 Jul 2009)
  • Suttas and Marriage (15 Jul 2009)
  • To live is to feel (8 Jul 2009)
  • Degree of Happiness (1 Jul 2009)
  • Why we suffer (24 Jun 2009)
  • Talking Bad About Buddhism (17 Jun 2009)
  • Should we modernize Buddhism? (10 Jun 2009)
  • Not by works alone (3 Jun 2009)
  • All the world's a stage (27th May 2009)

  • The sunbird & free will (20th May 2009) 
  • What Vesak means to me (9th May 2009)

  • Learn to say NO (29th Apr 2009)
  • Meme (that's me and always me!) (22nd Apr 2009)
  • What is given is not lost (15th Apr 2009)
  • So you want to kill yourself? (8th Apr 2009)
  • Timelessness and meditation (1st Apr 2009) 
  • Something to sit on (25th Mar 2009)
  • The horse's teeth (18th Mar 2009)
  • It's Okay to Have a Big Ego (11th Mar 2009)
  • Two kinds of pain (4th Mar 2009)
  • Making sense of things (25th Feb 2009)
  • Is Buddhism a religion, a philosophy, or what? (18 Feb 2009)
  • Bowing (11 Feb 2009)
  • Dogmas (4th Feb 2009)
  • Animals Go To Heaven (21st Jan 2009)
  • 8 Winds of Life (14th Jan 2009)
  • Unconditional love (7th Jan 2009)
  •  Life's three highest priorites (31 Dec 2008)
  • God is love and more (24 Dec 2008)
  • Nothing is Worth Clinging to (17 Dec 2008)
  • Be a Dharma Heir (10 Dec 2008)
  • Getting the best from your mind (3rd Dec 2008)
  • Questions That Answer (26th Nov 2008)
  • Lovingkindness is simply healing (19th Nov 2008)
  • True-hearted Friend (12 Nov 2008)
  • Opening our eyes to the Dharma (5 Nov 2008)
  • Buddhist Prophecies for Our Times (29 Oct 2008)
  • GO FORTH (to Fire Fly Mission, 23 Oct 2008)
  • Lesson from a flower (22 Oct 2008)
  • Why Buddhism is Boring (for some) [15 Oct 08]
  • Will the world end in 2012? (8th oct 08)
  • The Chickduck (1 Oct 08)
  • The Five Precepts are Universal (24th Sep 08)
  • How Mindfulness Strengthens Us (17th Sep 08)
  • Ways of Enjoying Your Wealth (10th Sep 2008)
  • The Laity and Monastics (3rd Sep 2008)
  • Five cycles (27 Aug 08) 
  • Unchained Peace (20 Aug 08)
  • How the Bible make me a better Buddhist (13 Aug 08) 
  • Meditation Goes Beyond The Brain (06 Aug 08) 
  • Bus-ride to Nirvana (30 Jul 08)
  • Puja (02 Jul 08)
  • Self-discovery through Sutta Study (04 Aug 07)
  • Translating Suttas is Very Enjoyable (30 Apr 08)
  • Two Kinds of People (21 May 08)
  • Happy Dharma Day (23 Jul 2008) 
  • Vesak Aspirations (14 May 08)
  • The True Meaning of Vesak (7 May 08)
  • Who Really is Guanyin? (23 Apr 08)
  • Effective Listening (9 Apr 08)
  • Buddhism is About Patterns(16 Mar 08)
  • Buddhism with Feeling (12 Mar 08)
  • The Temple of Gods is Within us (5 Mar 08) 
  • Buddha Dharma is for all religions (1 Apr 08)
  • The True Relics are the Early Suttas (24 Jan 08)
  • Say no, say yes, be silent (26 Mar 08)
  • The Best Stories are Unfinished (27 Feb 08) 
  • Love is Blind (20 Feb 08)
  • Love is (16 Jul 08) 
  • The Clear Light of Dharma (13 Feb 08)
  • What is the most difficult thing to give up? (28 Feb 07)
  • Phra Khru Ba Neua Chai, a true "social worker" (31 Jan 08)
  • Feeling is the root of religion (23 Jan 08)
  • The days of Dharma(19 Mar 08)
  • The Buddha Reaches to All (16 Jan 08)
  • Failure and Pain ((9 Jan 08)
  • Failure and Giving up (070926) 
  • Buddha and "Allah" (2 Jan 08) 
  • Baptism in Early Buddhism (19 Dec 07) 
  • Religious Arrogance and Spiritual Openness (07 Nov 07)
  • Minum Kopi-lah! (9 Jul 2008)
  • Money and Monastics (071114)
  • Has the Dharma come to Singapore (071126)
  • Hindrance to Spiritual Progress (19 Sep 07)
  • False "false monks and nuns" & True "false monks and nun" (31 Oct 07)
  • Keeping Buddhism Simple and Effective (071010)
  • Buddhism is as Easy as Walking (a parable) (18 Jun 2008)
  • There are Ghosts Amongst us (17 Oct 07)
  • Stand up for the Dharma (071121)
  • 25 Dec Buddhist Renewal Day (26 Dec 2007)
  • 2008 Priorities(31 Dec 2007)
  • An Act of Faith (4 Jun 2008)
  • Final Reflections (13 May 08)
  • Belief and Knowledge in Religion (12 May 07)
  • Forewarned, Forearmed (for some) (2007)
  • You Can Still Meet the Buddha (26 Jun 2008)
  • Learning from others (4 Jun 08)
  • Let go of the I (04 Feb 2007)
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