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upanisasutta.pdf
upanisasutta.pdfTranscendental Dependent Arising - Translation & Exposition of the Upanisa Sutta1153 viewsTucked away in the Samyutta Nikaya among the “connected sayings on causality” (Nidanasamyutta) is a short formalized text entitled the Upanisa Sutta, the “Discourse on Supporting Conditions.” The Upanisa sutta reveals the entire course of man’s faring in the world as well as his treading of the path to its transcendence. This exposition sets out to explore the, “transcendental” application of dependent arising, drawing freely from other parts of the Canon and the commentaries to fill out the meaning.
Buddhist_Precept-LayDhTchWst.pdf
Buddhist_Precept-LayDhTchWst.pdfBuddhist Precepts and Lay Dhamma Teaching in the West1135 viewsThis article appeared in Yasodhara: Newsletter on International Buddhist Women’s Activities Volume 25(1) No 97 (October-December 2008) (ISSN 0875-1996) 15-17.
wheel048.pdf
wheel048.pdfThe Discourse on the Snake Simile (Alagaddúpama Sutta)1125 viewsThe discourse of the Buddha on the Snake Simile (Alagaddúpama Sutta) that is presented here, together with explanatory notes taken mostly from the commentarial literature, is the 22nd text in the “Collection of Discourses of Medium Length” (Majjhima Nikáya).
Maung_-_Buddhism_and_the_Self.pdf
Maung_-_Buddhism_and_the_Self.pdfBuddhism and the Self1113 viewsOne of the most perplexing concepts in Buddhist philosophy is the doctrine of anatta, or ‘not-self’. Many have interpreted anatta to be a metaphysical assertion that there is no self, but I argue that this is mistaken. Rather, in line with Thanissaro Bhikkhu, I understand anatta as a practical strategy that has heuristic value in guiding one
towards liberation. Furthermore, I propose that the acceptance of a subjective self can be consistent with and justified in Buddhism. This will be the focus of this essay.
wheel188.pdf
wheel188.pdfIdeal Solitude - An Exposition of the Bhaddekaratta Sutta1110 viewsThe Bhaddekaratta Sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya (No. 131) consists of a “summary” in four verses and an “exposition” dealing with some doctrinal points of considerable psychological and ethical import.
Bodhi-Tree_Site-Map-Dec2015-v3.pdf
Bodhi-Tree_Site-Map-Dec2015-v3.pdfBodhi-Tree_Site-Map1091 viewsBodhi Tree Site Map
truth_of_rebirth.pdf
truth_of_rebirth.pdfThe Truth of Rebirth: And Why It Matters For Buddhist Practice1087 viewsRebirth has always been a central teaching in the Buddhist tradition. The earliest records in the Pali Canon (MN 26; MN 36) indicate that the Buddha, prior to his awakening, searched for a happiness not subject to the vagaries of repeated birth, ageing, illness, and death. On the night of his awakening, two of the three knowledges leading to his release from suffering focused on the topic of rebirth. The first showed his own many previous lives; the second, depicting the general pattern of beings dying and being reborn throughout the cosmos, showed the connection between rebirth and karma, or action. When he did finally attain release from suffering, he recognized that he had achieved his goal because he had touched a dimension that not only was free from birth, but also had freed him from ever being reborn again.
wheel394.pdf
wheel394.pdfFundamentals of Buddhism 1087 viewsFour Lectures:

1. The Essence of Buddhism (Radio Lecture, Colombo, 1933)
2. Kamma & Rebirth (Lecture, Ceylon University, 1947)
3. Paticca-Samuppada: Dependent Origination (Second Lecture under the Dona Alphina Ratnayaka Trust, University College, Colombo, 1938)
4. Mental Culture (Based on a lecture delivered in Tokyo, 1920).
acariya-mun-bio.pdf
acariya-mun-bio.pdfAcariya Mun Bhuridatta - A Spiritual Biography (with Photographs)1079 viewsA Spiritual Biography by Acariya Maha Boowa Nanasampanno. Translated from the Thai by Bhikkhu Dick Salaratano. Acariya Mun Bharidatta Thera was a vipassana meditation master of the highest caliber of this present age. He taught the profound nature of Dhamma with such authority and persuasion that he left no doubts among his students about the exalted level of his spiritual attainment. His devoted followers consist of numerous monks and laity from virtually every region of Thailand. His story is truly a magnificent one throughout: from his early years in lay life through his long endeavor as a Buddhist monk to the day he finally passed away.

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DP_Kamma-patha.pdf
DP_Kamma-patha.pdfKamma-patha (Ten Courses of Wholesome Action)1065 viewsAjivatthamaka Sila (The Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth) and Ariya Atthangika Magga (The Noble Eightfold Path) and Dasa Kusala Kamma-patha (Ten Courses of Wholesome Action)
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