Guy E. Dubois

Guy E. Dubois

Guy E. Dubois

Guy E. Dubois (1947) has translated various parts of the early Buddhist texts into Dutch, provided them with commentary and makes them available for free on SuttaCentral. He is also the author of several works on the teachings of the Buddha. These can be read online, for those who prefer to hold a real book in their hands, they can be ordered at bol.com.

The author himself wants to remain true to his initial objective: he does not wish to earn anything from Dhamma. Guy: “Whenever any ‘profit’ is generated it will go to dana.” As a yogi, he is completely unbound with respect to any Buddhist tradition. Thus, he interprets the Dhamma in a free-spirited manner. As such, he is – in the literal sense of the word – a “homeless person,” a bhikkhu, a mendicant, who gives his dhutanga (practice) substance in a very personal way. In his books he combines a virulently liberal attitude to life with a great affection for the deep insights of the Buddha.

Buddha’s wisdom
24-06-21

Buddha’s wisdom

Guy E. Dubois

The Buddhasāsana deals with “seeing”. With "looking." With 'seeing' and 'knowing' (janami passami). Not with the ordinary, everyday, sensory gaze of a…

Dhamma is Spontaneous
01-04-21

Dhamma is Spontaneous

Guy E. Dubois

Spontaneous is the antonym of ingrained. The opposite of conditioned. Of manipulated. Spontaneous leaves nothing standing of what the dhammanuvatti [1]…

Free Inquiry
01-09-22

Free Inquiry

Guy E. Dubois

Regardless of his past, the dhammanuvatti remains personally responsible for his liberation. The Buddha encourages each practitioner to examine the object of…

On Perception and Reality
04-02-21

On Perception and Reality

Guy E. Dubois

The life of the Buddha has been described extensively and with a great deal of devotion in the suttas. Siddhartha's odyssey comes down to this: he was born in…

Regard All Experiences with Equanimity
20-08-22

Regard All Experiences with Equanimity

Guy E. Dubois

Equanimity is the apotheosis of the brahmavihāra's. It is the nec plus ultra among the 'Four Divine Abodes’. The first three 'Immeasurables' all still show a…

The Buddha on Wisdom and Consciousness
20-07-22

The Buddha on Wisdom and Consciousness

Guy E. Dubois

A kalyānamitta (a good companion, a spiritual friend) recently asked me how many people manage to experience insight into reality as it really is (yathā bhūta…

The Khandha’s: The Five Processes of Which We are Composed
10-07-22

The Khandha’s: The Five Processes of Which We are Composed

Guy E. Dubois

Khandha literally means: heap, stack. A synonym for the term khandha in the Dhamma context is: pañcupādānakkhandhā → pañca + upādāna + khandha: pañca = five…

Udayabbaya – the Experience of Arising and Decay
03-02-22

Udayabbaya – the Experience of Arising and Decay

Guy E. Dubois

In deep concentration we experience that the phenomena arise and decay so quickly that we cannot grasp them. That they completely escape our mind. That we can'

Verify for Yourself
28-04-22

Verify for Yourself

Guy E. Dubois

Verify for yourself," the Buddha said to his followers, "whether what I teach corresponds with the truth." He condensed this into one word: Ehipassiko…

What is Vipassana?
17-03-22

What is Vipassana?

Guy E. Dubois

Vipassanā literally means: 'seeing things as they really are'. This 'seeing' requires clear understanding of the three characteristics (tilakkhaṇa) of all…