A Buddhist makes the claim that the self does not exist. In Sanskrit this is called anâtman. In other words my notion of I or myself is an illusion. When people first hear this, they are astonished. How can anyone deny they exist? Don’t we have our own thoughts and feelings? Don’t we act in … Continue reading Buddhist idea of no self – True or not?
Several British news media have reported that a 22 year old was awarded £10,000 for helping to convict a rapist, and then donated this amount to the victim. Lloyd Gardner saw a Crime Watch programme on TV and recognised two women he knew and this led police to the rapist, Polish national Jakub Tomczak. Mr Gardner felt he didn’t deserve the reward and that he wanted the money to help the woman rebuild her life.