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Letting Go …..

‘It’s not good, the doing of the deed that, once it’s done, you regret, whose result you reap crying, your face in tears. It’s good, the doing of the deed that, once it’s done, you don’t regret, whose result you reap gratified, happy at heart.’ – Dhammapada Verse 67 & …

Cultivate Abundant Mettā

Pervading the all-encompassing world with an awareness imbued with good will (Mettā) — abundant, expansive, immeasurable, free from hostility, free from ill will. Loving-Kindness from ‘What Buddhists Believe’ by Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda What is lacking in the world today is loving-kindness or goodwill. In the world today, there is …

Abhidhamma

What is Abhidhamma? by Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Thera from ‘What Buddhists Believe’ Abhidhamma is the analytical doctrine of mental faculties and elements. The Abhidhamma Pitaka contains the profound moral psychology and philosophy of the Buddha’s teaching, in contrast to the simpler discourses in the Sutta Pitaka. The knowledge …

Vassa, Pavarana and Kathina

The Vassa, a three-month rains retreat, was instituted by the Buddha himself and was made obligatory for all fully ordained bhikkhus; the details are laid down in the Mahavagga of the Vinaya Pitaka (3rd and 4th chapters). The retreat extends over a period corresponding to the North Indian rainy season, …

Stream Entry : Sotāpatti

‘Calm is his thought, calm his speech, and calm his deed, who, truly knowing, is wholly freed, perfectly tranquil and wise.’ – Dhammapada Verse 96 — Dhamma Sharing on ‘Salvation Through Arahantahood’ in ‘What Buddhists Believe’ by Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda Mahā Thera Follow this link … www.budsas.org/ebud/whatbudbeliev/19.htm — Dhamma …

What is Mindfulness?

‘The mindful ones exert themselves. They are not attached to any home; like swans that abandon the lake, they leave home after home behind.’ – Dhammapada Verse 91 — ‘Katamañca bhikkhave, satindriyaṃ: idha bhikkhave, ariyasāvako satimā hoti paramena satinepakkena sannāgato cirakatampi cirabhāsitampi saritā anussaritā. So kāye kāyānupassī viharati ātāpī sampajāno …