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Oh, Those Unruly Monks! (Finale)

I suppose that every human institution has its dirty laundry. The sutta about the monks at Kosambi shows that this was true even in the Buddha’s own time and even in his own community. So it isn’t too surprising that … Continue reading

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Oh, Those Unruly Monks! (Part 2)

When we last left the story, the Buddha had quietly slipped out of the monastery (really, just a park). He paid a brief visit to a friend and bhikkhu, Bhagu, and then went on to the Eastern Bamboo Park. It … Continue reading

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Oh, Those Unruly Monks! (Part 1)

There are many remarkable stories in the Pali canon. One of my favorites is the Upakkilesa Sutta. “Upakkilesa” translates to “imperfections”. Yeah, I know. It doesn’t sound like a page-turner. But bear with me. This discourse has several sections. I won’t … Continue reading

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