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  Hatthaka Sutta — Three Discourses about Hatthaka
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 08-27-2017, 03:47 PM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

I have added three discourses about Hatthaka of Āḷavi.

  1. A discourse about his eight wonderful and marvellous qualities
  2. A discourse to him about the four bases of sympathy
  3. A discourse to him after his rebirth as a deity in Avihā.

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  Ekanipāta — Book of Ones
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 08-26-2017, 06:46 PM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

I have added selected chapters from the Ekanipāta — the Book of Ones. 

Two more can be found on Access to Insight. I made add some more later.

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  Siṅgāla Sutta — A Discourse to Siṅgāla
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 08-24-2017, 08:45 AM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

Added Siṅgāla Sutta — A Discourse to Siṅgala on the social responsibilities of a lay Buddhist.

This important discourse is also known as the lay person's discipline.

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  Sappurisa Sutta — A Good Man
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 08-18-2017, 01:10 PM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

Added two discourses named the Sappurusa Sutta 

The first is from the book of fours on how to recognise a bad man and a good man. 

The second is from the book of fives on the benefits of having a good man born into a family.

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  Sabbāsava Sutta — A Discourse on All of the Outflows
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 08-16-2017, 04:30 AM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

Added the Sabbāsava Sutta

This discourse explains the seven methods for getting rid of the mental defilements or outflows (āsavā).

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  Rathavinīta Sutta — A Relay of Chariots
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 08-11-2017, 02:07 PM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

Added the Rathavinīta Sutta — A relay of chariots, a discourse between Puṇṇa Mantāṇiputta and Sāriputta on the seven stages of purification.

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  Potaliya Sutta — A Discourse to Potaliya
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 08-09-2017, 05:16 PM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

In A Discourse to Potaliya the Buddha teaches a wanderer how a householder’s affairs are cut off in the discipline of the noble ones. 

The wanderer Potaliya is angry when the Buddha refers to him as a householder, but soon calms down and listens to the Buddha's teaching, taking refuge at the end of the discourse.

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  Sattajaṭila Sutta — The Seven Matted-hair Ascetics
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 08-05-2017, 09:29 PM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

The Sattajaṭila Sutta relates what happens when King Pasenadi of Kosala is attending on the Buddha. A group of different types of ascetics pass by, the king pays respects to them, and then asks the Buddha if they are Arahants. 

The Buddha explains that is difficult for a householder like the king to know that.

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  Nakhasikhā Sutta — The Tip of a Fingernail
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 08-05-2017, 09:26 PM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

Added the Nakhasikhā Sutta, on the simile of the dust on the top of a fingernail. 

There are several discourses that use this simile, comparing how much suffering remains for a Stream-winner compared to the suffering that remains for worldlings, or how few beings gain rebirth in the fortunate realms of existence.

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  The Khuddakapāṭha — The Short Passages
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 08-04-2017, 07:37 AM - Forum: Selected Discourses - No Replies

The Khuddakapāṭha is the first book of the Khuddakanikāya. It is thought to be a later compilation of earlier texts. 

It is also known as “The Novice's Training,” as it includes several verses and protection discourses that a newly ordained novice would need to memorise.

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