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5 Minute Dharma

A weekly five-minute podcast that seeks to give people practical Buddhist wisdom for everyday life.

Sep 21, 2020

This is an introduction to the Dhammapada, an important Buddhist scripture found in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali canon (Tipitaka). The Dhammapada is a collection of 423 verses divided into 26 chapters. It is the most popular book in the canon and has been translated more than any other book of the early Buddhist...

Sep 11, 2020

The Buddha said, "May all beings be happy and secure, may their hearts be wholesome.... Just as a mother would protect her only child at the risk of her own life, even so, let him cultivate a boundless heart towards all beings. Let his thoughts of boundless love prevade the whole world" (Snp 8 Saddhatissa).

Sep 4, 2020

The Buddha said, “The venerables agree on the meaning but disagree on the phrasing. But the venerables should know that this is how such agreement on the meaning and disagreement on the phrasing comes to be. But the phrasing is a minor matter. Please don’t get into a fight about something so minor” (MN 103).

Aug 28, 2020

Did you know the Buddha taught about heaven and hell? The Buddha said, "Some enter the womb; evil-doers go to hell; the good go to heaven; those free from worldly desires attain nirvana" (Dhp 126 Radhakrishnan).

Aug 21, 2020

The Buddha said, “And what is right meditation? It’s when a practitioner, quite secluded from sensual pleasures, secluded from unwholesome qualities, enters and remains in the first level of concentration, which has the rapture and bliss born of seclusion, which is accompanied by directed thought and examination”...