Tag: vipallasa

Are you perverted?

Vipallasa Sutta: Perversions [The Pali word vipallasa is sometimes translated as “perversions”; but some may find this language too strong and prefer the expression “distortions” of the mind.] These four, O Monks, are distortions of perception, distortions of thought distortions…

The devil inside

Evil is personified in Mara, the¬†Buddhist Devil, who represents temptation, sin, and death. Many Buddhists believe that Mara is an actual being while others contend that it is really an allegory or a personification of negative states of mind. There…

Seeing through the eyes of the dhamma

Bhante Sanyatha was trying to explain this to me recently, but had some difficulty translating the Pali into english words that would properly convey the teaching. So off I went in search of explanations via the web. I found a…