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This is a small talk on the meaning and significance of Jhanas in Buddhist spiritual practice. Jhana is the Pali equivalent of the Sanskri word, Dhyana, which means meditation. In Buddhism, Jhana refers to both meditation and the state of meditative absorption. Four such Jhanas were identified by the Buddha, each having its own distinguishing features.

 
Direct download: jhana_01.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT

Buddhism is an unconventional religion. Many people are not conversant with its true nature. In this audio presentation the author discusses whether Buddhism can truly be considered a spiritual religion or a materialistic one. The complete script of this podcast is available at this URL: http://www.hinduwebsite.com/buddhism/essays/buddhism-and-spirituality.asp

Direct download: is-buddhism-spiritual_01._rev.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Readings from the Dhammapada, 1st Chapter, Translation by Max Muller, Read by Jayaram V

Direct download: dhammapada-chapter1_01.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 2:33am EDT

An excerpt from the book the Gospel of the Buddha by Paul Carus. You may find the entire text at Hinduwebsite.com in the Sacred Scriptures Archives

Direct download: samsara-and-nirvana-carus_02.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

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