You Should Encourage Your Friends in the Four Noble Truths

Mitta Sutta SN 56.26  SN v 434 Friends “Bhikkhus, those for whom you have compassion and who think you should be heeded—whether friends or colleagues, relatives or…

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You Should Encourage Your Friends to Practice the Four Establishments of Mindfulness

Mitta Sutta SN 47.48  SN v 189 “Bhikkhus, those for whom you have compassion and who think you should be heeded—whether friends or colleagues, relatives or kinsmen—these…

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

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels “Bhikkhus, on the eighth of the fortnight, the ministers and assembly members of the four great kings wander over this…

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The Cause and Condition Lead Some Beings Go to Hell and Heaven

Photo by Timon Studler on Unsplash On one occasion the Blessed One was wandering by stages in the Kosalan Country with a large Sangha of bhikkhus, and eventually…

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The Four Types of Individuals Are Found Existing in the World

Developing Mindfulness of Breathing “Monks, these four types of individuals are found existing in the world. Which four? The one who practices for his own…

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One Who Speaks What Is Untrue Goes to Hell

Photo by Anthony DeRosa from Pexels At one time the Gracious One was dwelling near Sāvatthī, in Jeta’s Wood, at Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Then at that time the Gracious…

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The Realized One Is the One Who Shows the Way

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels At one time the Buddha was staying near Sāvatthī in the Eastern Monastery, the stilt longhouse of Migāra’s mother. Then the…

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The Four Kinds of Happiness

Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna from Pexels Then the householder Anāthapiṇḍika approached the Blessed One…. The Blessed One said to him: “Householder, there are these four kinds of…

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A Noble Disciple Who Develops Four Powers Overcomes Five Fears.

Photo by /panpics on Unsplash The Four Powers “Bhikkhus, there are these four powers. What four? The powers of wisdom, energy, blamelessness, and inclusiveness. And what is the power of…

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The Conditions of the Arising of the Realized One, the Perfected One, the Fully Awakened Buddha

Bodhi Tree, the Enlightened Place of the Buddha, Bodh Gaya in India Three Things “Bhikkhus, if three things were not found, the Realized One, the…

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The Sutta You Should Learn on Visakha Puja Day

Photo by Aileen David on Unsplash With Saṅgārava At one time the Buddha was wandering in the land of the Kosalans together with a large Saṅgha of mendicants. Now…

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Sick

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash Sick At one time the Buddha was staying in the land of the Sakyans, near Kapilavatthu in the Banyan Tree Monastery. At…

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Darkness

Photo by Jakub Sofranko on Unsplash Darkness “Bhikkhus, there are world interstices, vacant and abysmal regions of blinding darkness and gloom, where the light of the sun and…

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“I’ve stopped, Aṅgulimāla—now you stop.”

Photo by Dave Robinson on Unsplash At one time the Buddha was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that time in the realm of…

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