Now, Ānanda, earlier I purposely told you that whatever there is of various agreeable matters for which one has thoughts of affection, all of this is of a nature to become separated from one; it is as I said earlier. Therefore do not be so very sad, Ānanda. You should know that soon the Tathāgata will also be of the past. Therefore, Ānanda, you should make yourself an island by relying on yourself, you should make the Dharma your island by relying on the Dharma; you should make yourself no other island, no other reliance.
Ananda, this is called having oneself as an island by relying on oneself, having the Dharma as an island by relying on the Dharma, having no other island, no other reliance.

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    Mindfulness in Early Buddhism: Characteristics and Functions

    by Bhikkhu Anālayo

    Mindfulness in Early Buddhism is a timely and thoroughgoing examination of the significance, meaning and development of mindfulness in early Buddhism. Buddhist meditator and scholar Bhikkhu Analayo here provides answers to questions such as: To what extent is mindfulness an originally Buddhist concept? Is there a place for bare awareness and what are its results? What is the significance of mindfulness of the body and what are its benefits? How does mindfulness relate to memory and to the practice of recollection? What are the different benefits associated with mindfulness in the early discourses? and How does mindfulness relate to other aspects of the early Buddhist path of practice? In Part I Analayo examines topics including mindful eating, ethics and compassion, central aspects of mindfulness practice, and a history of mindfulness, showing how from early Buddhism mindfulness evolved into the modern vipassana and dzogchen traditions’ understandings. At the end of each chapter in Part I there are instructions for meditation practice. In part II Analayo provides annotated translations from the Chinese Agamas and a comparative study of their Pali parallels.

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    漢訳仏典の呉音  法華経と般若心経を例として

    by 加藤徹


    だから、あまり悲しむな。アーナンダよ、私 (如来じしんを指す)も、もうすぐいなくなる。



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    by 木村宣彰





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