The Destruction of the Taints

Photo by Mauricio Artieda from Pexels This was said by the Lord… “For one knowing and seeing, bhikkhus, I say there is the destruction of the taints, not…

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On one occasion the Blessed One was sick, the Blessed One then said to the Venerable Mahacunda: “Recite the factors of enlightenment, Cunda.”

Tatiyagilāna Sutta SN 46.16 On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Rajagaha in the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrel Sanctuary. Now on that occasion the…

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The Three Kinds of Patients Found Existing in the World

“Bhikkhus, there are these three kinds of patients found existing in the world. What three? (1) Here, one patient will not recover from his illness…

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About Newly Bhikkhus

Photo by Alexander on Unsplash At one time the Buddha was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Then in the late afternoon, the Buddha came out…

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The Simile of the Mountain

Photo by Kristina Schmid on Unsplash At Sāvatthī. King Pasenadi of Kosala sat to one side, and the Buddha said to him, “So, great king, where…

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The Three Divine Messengers

A nun practicing Dhamma at Vimokkha Forest Monastery, Laos “Bhikkhus, there are these three divine messengers. What three? “Here, bhikkhus, someone engages in misconduct by…

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The Four Types of Excellent Thoroughbred Horses to Be Found Existing in the World

Photo by Joseph Daniel on Unsplash “There are, monks, these four types of excellent thoroughbred horses to be found existing in the world. Which four? There is the…

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The blood you have shed from being slaughtered or beheaded in transmigration is greater than the waters in the oceans

Photo by Chama from Pexels Near Rājagaha, in the Bamboo Grove. Then thirty mendicants from Pāvā went to the Buddha. All of them lived in the…

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Whatever Wholesome States There are, They are All rooted in Diligence

Photo by Absalom Robinson from Pexels “Bhikkhus, just as the footprints of all living beings that walk fit into the footprint of the elephant, and the elephant’s footprint…

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One Who Sees the Dhamma Sees The Buddha, One Who Sees The Buddha Sees the Dhamma

Photo from Watnapp.com “Enough, Vakkali! Why do you want to see this foul body? One who sees the Dhamma sees me; one who sees me…

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Having Done What is Good

Photo by Jamie Taylor on Unsplash On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Vesālī in the hall with the peaked roof in the Great Wood. Then,…

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The Discourse on the Two Paths

At one time the Gracious One was going along the high road amongst the Kosalans with venerable Nāgasamāla as the attendent ascetic who followed behind him. The…

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How to Encourage and Support Those Close to You

Venerable Kola teaching small boys and girls Then Venerable Ānanda went up to the Buddha, bowed, and sat down to one side. The Buddha said…

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Considering the Five Prospects, Mother and Father Wish for a Son to be born in Their Family

Photo by Vidal Balielo Jr. from Pexels “Bhikkhus, considering five prospects, mother and father wish for a son to be born in their family. What five? (1) ‘Having…

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The Three Things Are Recommended by Wise and Good People

Photo by Muhammad Muzamil on Unsplash “Mendicants, these three things are recommended by wise and good people. What three? Giving, going forth, and taking care of your mother and father. These are the…

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Very Helpful

Bhikkhus going to village for alms, Laos This was said by the Lord… “Bhikkhus, brahmins and householders are very helpful to you. They provide you…

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Good Will

Photo by Pixabay/Pexels “Monks, there are these four types of individuals to be found existing in the world. Which four? “There is the case where…

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You Should Train Yourself thus: ‘Even though I Am Afflicted in Body, My Mind Will Be Unafflicted

A Lay follower practicing Meditation at Vimokkha Forest Monastery, Laos On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling among the Bhaggas at Suṃsumaragira in the…

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