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Majjhima Nikāya

The Middle-length Discourses The Majjhima Nikāya, or “Middle-length Discourses” of the Buddha, is the second of the five nikāyas (collections) of the Sutta Pitaka. This nikāya consists of 152 discourses by the Buddha and his chief disciples, which together constitute a comprehensive body of teaching concerning all aspects of the …

Conditioned Arising of Suffering

CONDITIONED ARISING OF SUFFERING Ven. Dhammavuddho Mahathera Introduction The core of the Buddha’s teaching is the Four Ariyan (Noble) Truths, namely, Suffering (dukkha), Origin of Suffering, Ceasing of Suffering, Path to the Cessation of Suffering. All beings experience suffering, the degree depending on the realm of existence. Heavenly beings and …

Will The Buddha’s Real Dhamma Please Stand Up

Will The Buddha’s Real Dhamma Please Stand Up by Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahathera Click here >>> For mandarin version   It is more than two thousand five hundred years since the Buddha’s parinibbana (passing on) and there is a proliferation of teachings claiming to be the Buddha’s teaching (Dhamma). That being so, …

MN 141 Saccavibhanga Sutta: The Exposition of the Truths

MN 141 Saccavibhanga Sutta: The Exposition of the Truths Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Benares in the Deer Park at Isipatana. There he addressed the bhikkhus thus: “Bhikkhus.” – “Venerable sir,” they replied. The Blessed One said this: “At Benares, bhikkhus, in the …

Middle Length Discourse

Majjhima Nikaya: New Translation (Teachings of the Buddha)

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya: New Translation (Teachings of the Buddha) by Bhikkhu Bodhi The 152 discourses of this major collection combine a rich variety of contextual settings with deep and comprehensive teachings. This volume of Wisdom’s Teachings of the Buddha series has …