Anyone Who Slaughters a Living Creature specially for the Realized One or the Realized One’s Disciple Makes much bad Kamma

Buddhist monks going to village for alms, Laos SO I HAVE HEARD.  At one time the Buddha was staying near Rājagaha in the Mango Grove…

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The Three Trainings

On one occasion the Blessed One was living in Vesālī, in the Great Wood. Then a certain Vajjian monk approached him and, on arrival, having…

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The Urgent Duties of a Monk

“There are these three urgent duties of a farming householder. Which three? “There is the case where a farming householder quickly gets his field well-plowed…

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With Dārukammika

so i have heard. At one time the Buddha was staying at Nādika in the brick house. Then the householder Dārukammika went up to the Buddha,…

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To Mahanama

I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying among the Sakyans at Kapilavatthu in the Banyan Park. Now at that time…

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Mindfulness Directed to the Body

On one occasion the Blessed One was living among the Sumbhas, where there was a town of the Sumbhas named Sedaka. There the Blessed One…

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Mindfulness of the Body

Thus have I heard: At one time the Lord was staying near Sāvatthī in the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Then when a number of…

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The Great Exposition of Kamma

THUS HAVE I HEARD. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Rajagaha, in the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrels’ Feeding Place. Now on that…

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The Simile of the Cloth

THUS HAVE I HEARD. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s Park. There he addressed the bhikkhus thus:…

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Three Causes for the Origination of Kamma

“Bhikkhus, there are these three causes for the origination of kamma. What three? Greed is a cause for the origination of kamma; hatred is a…

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Always Sleep Well

On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Āḷavī on a heap of leaves spread out on a cow track in a siṃsapā grove.…

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One is a Lay Follower

On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling among the Sakyans at Kapilavatthu in the Banyan Tree Park. Then Mahānāma the Sakyan approached the Blessed…

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More Difficult

Photo by Анна Рыжкова from Pexels On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Vesali in the Great Wood in the Hall with the Peaked Roof. Then,…

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The Cause and Reason Why the true Dhamma endures long after a Tathagata has attained final Nibbāna

Dhamma Practice Course at Vimokkhavanaram Forest Monastery, Laos On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Savatthi, in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapiṇḍika’s Park. Then a…

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A Heap of the Wholesome

At Savatthi. There the Blessed One said this: “Bhikkhus, if one were to say of anything ‘a heap of the unwholesome,’ it is about the…

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Dwell Mindful and Clearly Comprehending

Sitting Meditation in the edge of forest On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Vesali in Ambapali’s Grove. There the Blessed One addressed…

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How You Speak

“Bhikkhus, there are these three kinds of persons found existing in the world. What three? The one whose speech is like dung, the one whose…

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Whatever is Subject to Origination is All Subject to Cessation

At Savatthi. Then a certain bhikkhu approached the Blessed One, paid homage to him, sat down to one side, and said to him: “Venerable sir,…

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Impossible

Nadī Sutta SN 45.160 “Suppose, bhikkhus, that when the river Ganges slants, slopes, and inclines towards the east, a great crowd of people would come along…

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Bad Action, Bad Result

THE BUDDHA’S WORDS “Bhikkhus, the destruction of life, repeatedly pursued, developed, and cultivated, is conducive to hell, to the animal realm, and to the sphere…

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The Four Noble Truths

“Bhikkhus, there are these Four Noble Truths. What four? The noble truth of suffering, the noble truth of the origin of suffering, the noble truth…

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On the Fifteenth, the Uposatha Day, the Four Great Kings Themselves Wander Over this World

“Bhikkhus, on the eighth of the fortnight, the ministers and assembly members of the four great kings wander over this world, thinking: ‘We hope there are…

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The Wealth of Learning

Dhana Sutta AN 5.47 Here, a noble disciple has learned much, remembers what he has learned, and accumulates what he has learned. Those teachings that are…

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With Dīghāvu

The Lay Follower Dhīgāvu was sick, suffering, gravely il At one time the Buddha was staying near Rājagaha, in the Bamboo Grove, the squirrels’ feeding…

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Unprincipled Is the Biggest Problem for the World

THE WORDS OF THE BUDDHA “At a time when kings are unprincipled, royal officials become unprincipled. When royal officials are unprincipled, brahmins and householders become unprincipled. When…

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