The Five Bases of Liberation

Learning the word of the Buddha Liberation “Bhikkhus, there are these five bases of liberation by means of which, if a bhikkhu dwells heedful, ardent,…

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Do you remember the Four Noble Truths taught by the Buddha?

Photo by Joshua Medway on Unsplash Remembrance “Bhikkhus, do you remember the Four Noble Truths taught by me?” When this was said, a certain bhikkhu…

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Seven Qualities Leading to the Decline of a Lay Follower

Photo by Omotayo Tajudeen from Pexels Dutiyaparihāni Sutta AN 7.29 “These seven things lead to the decline of a lay follower. What seven? They stop seeing the mendicants. They neglect listening to…

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Identity (Sakkāya)

Photo by Abstrakt Xxcellence Studios from Pexels Sakkāya Sutta SN 22.105 At Sāvatthī. “Mendicants, I will teach you identity, the origin of identity, the cessation of identity, and the…

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A Lion’s Roar Terrifies Beasts, The Buddha’s Teaching Terrifies Devas

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Sīha Sutta AN 4.33 “Bhikkhus, in the evening the lion, the king of beasts, comes out from his lair, stretches his…

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There Are these Five Utilizations of Wealth

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s Park. Then the householder Anāthapiṇḍika approached…

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Nanda’s Mother

Photo by MIANDLA from Pexels SO I HAVE HEARD.  At one time the venerables Sāriputta and Mahāmoggallāna were wandering in the Southern Hills together with a large Saṅgha…

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One Who Keenly Meditate like this, Tireless All Night and Day, Who truly Have that One Fine Night

One Fine Night SO I HAVE HEARD. At one time the Buddha was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. There the Buddha addressed the…

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The First Sermon Of the Buddha

Bharanasi, India Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Dhamma THUS HAVE I HEARD. On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Baraṇasi in…

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Punabbasumātā Yakkhinī Soothed Her little Children

Photo by Juskteez Vu on Unsplash With Punabbasu At one time the Buddha was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now at that…

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The Five kinds of Wealth

Learning the Buddha’s Words “Bhikkhus, there are these five kinds of wealth. What five? The wealth of faith, the wealth of virtuous behavior, the wealth…

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The Six Quarters Should be Revered in the Training of the Noble One

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash SO I HAVE HEARD.  At one time the Buddha was staying near Rājagaha, in the Bamboo Grove, the squirrels’…

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Old Age

Photo by samer daboul from Pexels Old Age SO I HAVE HEARD.  At one time the Buddha was staying near Sāvatthī in the Eastern Monastery, the stilt longhouse…

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A fool suffers both in this life and the next, while the astute benefits in both respects

Photo by Daniel Reche from Pexels The Foolish and the Astute SO I HAVE HEARD.  At one time the Buddha was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s…

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The Cause and Reason for Doing bad Deeds, for Performing bad Deeds

Photo by Snapwire from Pexels With Mahāli At one time the Buddha was staying near Vesālī, at the Great Wood, in the hall with the…

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The Six Things Are Unsurpassable

Studying The Words of The Buddha Unsurpassable “Mendicants, these six things are unsurpassable. What six? The unsurpassable seeing, listening, acquisition, training, service, and recollection. And what is…

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The Discourse about the Leper Suppabuddha

THUS I HEARD:  At one time the Gracious One was dwelling near Rājagaha, in Bamboo Wood, at the Squirrels’ Feeding Place. Then at that time…

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The Eight Things in the Noble One’s Discipline that Lead to the Cutting off of Affairs

Photo by Olga Khabarova on Unsplash To Potaliya THUS HAVE I HEARD. On one occasion the Blessed One was living in the country of the…

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You Don’t Get Good Things by Praying for them, But by How You Live

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash Then the householder Anāthapiṇḍika approached the Blessed One, paid homage to him, and sat down to one side. The…

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When You Fear, You Should Recollect the Buddha or Dhamma or Saṅgha

Photo by Picography from Pexels At Savatthī. There the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus thus: “Bhikkhus!” “Venerable sir!” those bhikkhus replied. The Blessed One said this: “Bhikkhus,…

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The Appearance of Five Treasures Is Rare in the World

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

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The Reason of the true Dhamma to disappear

Photo by Syd Wachs on Unsplash THUS HAVE I HEARD. On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Savatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapiṇḍika’s Park. Then the Venerable…

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The Same in Living

Photo by Asad Photo Maldives from Pexels On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling among the Bhaggas in Suṃsumāragira in the deer park at Bhesakalā Grove. Then,…

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Done with Ease by the Good Is Good

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels THUS I HEARD:  At one time the Gracious One was dwelling near Rājagaha, in Bamboo Wood, at the Squirrels’ Feeding…

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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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