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  Puṇṇovāda Sutta — An Admonition to Puṇṇa
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 11-26-2017, 02:02 PM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

Puṇṇovāda Sutta —An Admonition to Puṇṇa

Venerable Puṇṇa asks the Buddha for a brief admonishment before setting off for his home district of Sunāparanta. The Buddha queries him to see if he has the necessary qualities to live in that hostile region.

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  Greetings from Ohio
Posted by: Bag of Bones - 11-25-2017, 07:44 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (2)

Greetings Dhamma Friends _/\_
I am solitary lay practitioner living in Central Ohio, USA. 

I started to really get into Buddhism about 3 years ago and mostly through a lot of the usual Mahayana sources. With exposure to Pai Canon I was drawn more into Theravada as I came to see that only Theravadan Buddhism offered something unique in its straightforward approach to transcending suffering. A lot of what's in Mahayana is interchangeable with any other form of mysticism, and I came to the conclusion that release from samsara is what interest me most, not just vague feelings of Unity and interconnectedness.

I came to this forum to hopefully learn more about Insight meditation practice in the Mahasi tradition. I am about to start reading 'In This Very Life', and thought this might be good place to ask questions.

My daily practice now is 25 minutes of breath meditation or Metta, some chanting and Dhamma study. I also work on my morality by the 5 precepts.
Thank you _/\_

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  Vesālī Sutta — A Discourse at Vesālī
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 11-11-2017, 01:18 AM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

Added the Vesālī Sutta — A discourse at Vesālī.

A large number of monks commit suicide, or murder one another, due to disgust with the human body. This is also the introductory story to the third offence of defeat for monks — killing a human being.

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  PDF problems
Posted by: Adán - 11-06-2017, 07:42 PM - Forum: Site Feedback - Replies (4)

Hello Bhante,

I can´t download the pdf "Dhamma Discourses" by Sayādaw U Kuṇḍalābhivaṃsa.

http://www.aimwell.org/other.html

I also tried it from the mirror site.

Thank you

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  Vāsijaṭa Sutta — The Adze Handle
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 11-06-2017, 08:07 AM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

I have added the Vāsijaṭa Sutta — The Adze Handle.

The Buddha gives similes of hatching eggs, wearing away the handle of an adze, and the rotting of a ship's rigging to describe the progress of purification through mental development.

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  Caṅkī Sutta — A Discourse to Caṅkī
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 11-03-2017, 08:47 PM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

Added the Cankī Sutta a discourse to the elderly brahmin Caṅkī. A young student of his interrupts the conversation and engages in a dialogue with the Buddha on how to guard the truth, awaken to the truth, and attain the truth. 

At the end of the discourse, the young Brahmin takes refuge in the Buddha and declares himself to be a disciple, but Caṅkī does not. No doubt he gained great esteem for the Buddha, but his pride seems to have obstructed his faith.

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  Duccaritavipāka Sutta — The Results of Misconduct
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 09-06-2017, 09:26 PM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

Added the Duccaritavipāka Sutta  — The Results of Misconduct

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  Vaṇijjā Sutta — Businesses
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 09-06-2017, 03:38 PM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

Added two versions of Vaṇijjā Sutta — Businesses

One on wrong-livelihood for Buddhists, and one on the reasons for failure or success of businesses.

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  Yuganaddha Sutta — In Tandem
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 09-06-2017, 09:25 AM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

Added the Yuganaddha Sutta — In Tandem!

Four ways to attain Arahantship.

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  Valāhaka Sutta — Storm Clouds
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 09-06-2017, 09:23 AM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

Added the Valāhaka Sutta — Storm Clouds

Four kinds of storm clouds: one that thunders but does not rain, one that rains but does not thunder, one that neither thunders nor rains, one that both thunders and rains. 

Four kinds of individuals like storm clouds.

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