Five Drawbacks for an Unethical Person because of Their Failure in Ethics

Photo by lalesh aldarwish from Pexels Ethics “Mendicants, there are these five drawbacks for an unethical person because of their failure in ethics. What five? Firstly, an unethical person…

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Four Things that Are Desirable

Photo by Nandhu Kumar from Pexels Worthy Deeds Then the householder Anāthapiṇḍika approached the Blessed One…. The Blessed One said to him: “Householder, there are these four things…

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When the Head of the Family Is Endowed with Faith

How a virtuous family head is like a great tree in the mountains “Bhikkhus, based on the Himalayas, the king of mountains, great sal trees…

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The Qualities that Lead to Awakening

Sambodhi Sutta AN 9.1 I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapindika’s monastery. There he said…

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With Six Qualities can Expect Decline

Photo by Hakeem James Hausley from Pexels Day and Night  “Bhikkhus, a bhikkhu with six qualities can expect decline, not growth, in skillful qualities, whether by day or…

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To Janussonin

Photo by Jue from Pexels Then Janussonin the brahman went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, exchanged courteous greetings with him. After an exchange of friendly greetings…

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Sources that give rise to deeds

Photo by Poranimm Athithawatthee from Pexels Greed, Hate, and Delusion Are Sources that Give Rise to Deeds “Mendicants, there are these three sources that give rise to deeds. What…

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Causes for the Origination of Kamma

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels “Bhikkhus, there are these three causes for the origination of kamma. What three? Greed is a cause for the origination…

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Future Dangers

“Monks, these five future dangers, unarisen at present, will arise in the future. Be alert to them and, being alert, work to get rid of…

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Virtuous Behavior

Photo by Sergio Capuzzimati on Unsplash “Bhikkhus, for an immoral person, for one deficient in virtuous behavior, non-regret lacks its proximate cause. When there is…

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Mindfulness of Breathing

Introductory Section THUS HAVE I HEARD. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Sāvatthī in the Eastern Park, in the Palace of Migāra’s…

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Possessing Four Qualities

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Sāvatthī in Migāramātā’s Mansion in the Eastern Park. Then Visākhā…

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A Severe Illness

Beluvagamaka. There the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus thus: “Come, bhikkhus, enter upon the rains wherever you have friends, acquaintances, and intimates in the vicinity…

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The Four Ways of Living Together

Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash On one occasion the Blessed One was traveling along the highway between Madhurā and Verañjā. A number of male…

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Some Fragrances Spread even against the Wind

Then Venerable Ānanda went up to the Buddha, bowed, sat down to one side, and said to him: “Sir, there are these three kinds of…

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Shopkeeper

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash “Bhikkhus, possessing three factors, a shopkeeper soon attains vast and abundant wealth. What three? Here, a shopkeeper has keen…

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About Sarakāni

At Kapilavatthu. Now at that time Sarakāni the Sakyan had passed away. The Buddha declared that he was a stream-enterer, not liable to be reborn in the…

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The World Interstices Is Dark; But Not Seeing the Four Noble Truths Is even Worse.

“Bhikkhus, there are world interstices, vacant and abysmal regions of blinding darkness and gloom, where the light of the sun and moon, so powerful and…

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The Buddha teaches the four factors of stream-entry to Nandaka, the minister of the Licchavis

At one time the Buddha was staying near Vesālī, at the Great Wood, in the hall with the peaked roof. Then Nandaka the Licchavi minister went…

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A Certain Monk died after Having Been Bitten by a Snake

Photo by Miriam Fischer from Pexels On one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapindika’s monastery. Now, at that time in Savatthi a…

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The Greater Discourse on the Simile of the Elephant’s Footprint

Photo by Ronald Langeveld on Unsplash THUS HAVE I HEARD. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s Park. There the venerable…

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The Long Discourse about the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness

THUS I HEARD: at one time the Gracious One was dwelling amongst the Kurus near a market town of the Kurus named Kammāssadamma. There the…

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The Person Who Goes along with the Stream

Photo by Darina Çiço from Pexels Along With the Stream “Bhikkhus, there are these four kinds of persons found existing in the world. What four? The person who…

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A Wheel-Turning Monarch

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels A Wheel-Turning Monarch At Sāvatthī. There the Buddha … said: “Mendicants, suppose a wheel-turning monarch were to rule as sovereign…

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The Five Themes that Should often Be Reflected upon by a Woman or a Man, by a Householder or One Gone Forth

Photo by NEOSiAM 2020 from Pexels “Bhikkhus, there are these five themes that should often be reflected upon by a woman or a man, by a householder or…

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