In this short essay the author outlines the meaning of death from the Theravada Buddhist perspective, touching on questions of vital concern to every student of Buddhism: What is death? What is rebirth? Why do we fear death? What happens upon the death of an arahant? How can awareness of death best be integrated into one's meditation practice?
In this thoughtful and down-to-earth essay, the author explores what it means to live as a sexual being in the light of the Buddha's teachings. As he points out, rigid puritanism and total permissiveness are two extreme views that lie outside the bounds of Buddhism. Says the author: "What [Buddhism] teaches us to do is to map out a sane course between the two."
An anthology of 68 important suttas from the Samyutta Nikaya, accompanied by detailed annotation and commentary. This is the last in the Buddhist Publication Society's three-part series of Samyutta anthologies, originally published as Wheels.
This anthology prepared by jtb for Access to Insight.