Bhikkhu Should Live Under a Protector, Not Without a Protector

Monks, novices and nuns walking meditation, Laos “Bhikkhus, live under a protector, not without a protector. One without a protector lives in suffering. There are…

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Ten Factors, Beginning with Faith, that a Bhikkhu Should Fulfill

“Bhikkhus, a bhikkhu may be endowed with faith but he is not virtuous; thus he is incomplete with respect to that factor. He should fulfill…

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Dwell with Your Minds Well Established in the Four Establishments of Mindfulness

Meditation practice At Savatthi. “Bhikkhus, dwell with your minds well established in the four establishments of mindfulness. Do not let the Deathless be lost on…

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A Woman or a Man Should Develop the Liberation of Mind by Loving-Kindness

A small girl practicing meditation at a monastery, Laos “Bhikkhus, I do not say that there is a termination of volitional kamma that has been…

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For Life Ends with Death, Do Not Be Negligent

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels At Sāvatthī. King Pasenadi of Kosala sat to one side, and the Buddha said to him, “So, great king, where are you coming from…

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Taking Refuge in Oneself

Mindfulness of Breathing practice At one time the Buddha was staying in the land of the Magadhans at Mātulā. There the Buddha addressed the mendicants, “Mendicants!” “Venerable…

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Good Friendship Is The Entire Holy Life

The Picture of Venerable Somchitt and Venerable Thavixay On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling among the Sakyans where there was a town of…

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The Leash

Photo by Jeffrey F Lin on Unsplash “Bhikkhus, this saṃsara is without discoverable beginning. A first point is not discerned of beings roaming and wandering on hindered by…

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The Four Things Lead to the Welfare and Happiness of a Gentleman in this Life and in Future Lives

Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom from Pexels At one time the Buddha was staying in the land of the Koliyans, where they have a town named Kakkarapatta. Then Dīghajāṇu the…

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A Directly Visible Fruit of Giving

Offering food to monks On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Vesālī in the hall with the peaked roof in the Great Wood.…

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The Results of Misconduct

Photo by Wil Stewart on Unsplash “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 Unsurpassable Training

Developing Mindfulness of Breathing “Bhikkhus, these six things are unsurpassable. What six? The unsurpassable seeing, listening, acquisition, training, service, and recollection. And what is the unsurpassable seeing? Some…

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You Do It, You Get It

Photo by Jan Kroon from Pexels Then King Pasenadi of Kosala went up to the Buddha in the middle of the day … The Buddha said to him, …

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What Leads the World On?

Photo by Pixabay/Pexels Then one of the mendicants went up to the Buddha, bowed, sat down to one side, and said to him: “Sir, what…

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One Who Are not Afraid or in Terror of Death

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

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Why You Should Do Good

Photo by Aleksander Solberg on Unsplash At Sāvatthī. King Pasenadi of Kosala sat to one side, and the Buddha said to him, “So, great king, where are you coming…

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Discourse to Samaṇamaṇḍikā’s Son

Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash THUS HAVE I HEARD:  At one time the Lord was staying near Sāvatthī in the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at…

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