• King Bimbisara

    King Bimbisara and the Purposeful Idle Life

    The story of King Bimbisara underlines what a bugger it is when you you're down to your last faithful charioteer, but Siddartha is committed to this path. Don't know what my wife…

  • The Three Woes

    The Three Woes

    At first it might seem futile to sit under a tree, meditating in order to overcome the three woes. To our minds looking through the lens of western modernity, it seems daft to…

  • The Ties of Life

    The Ties of Life

    The Ties of Life. A good news story, yes. But one with deeper meaning than the event itself. OK there's a bit of spin as you'd expect. This guy Siddhattha sounds too good to be…

  • the enlightenment

    The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment, purportedly from the so called Gospel of Buddha. Like Jesus Christ, Siddhartha Gautama was a real geezer, a person who walked the earth. Just so happens that…

  • Truth, the saviour

    Truth, The Saviour

    Truth, The Saviour. Not by accident do the English terms Selfishness and Selflessness project such strong and opposing meanings. One is hugely negative and the other somewhat…

  • samsara and nirvana

    Samsara And Nirvana

    Samsara And Nirvana, another text from the so called Gospel of Buddha, brings up the age old conundrum "What's the Meaning of Life?". One can contemplate it forever and never know…

  • the disciple speaks

    The Disciple Speaks

    This is the first extract from texts known as the Gospel of Buddha, purportedly compiled from ancient texts, The Disciple Speaks comes across like so many Christian texts. And, if…