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Who are Your Real Friends?

Suhadamittā Good-hearted friends Cattāro’me gahapatiputta mittā suhadā veditabbā: – upakāro mitto suhado veditabbo, – samānasukhadukkho mitto suhado veditabbo, – atthakkhāyī mitto suhado veditabbo, – anukampako mitto suhado veditabbo. “Young man, be aware of these four good-hearted friends: – the helper, – the friend who endures in good times and bad, …

The Layperson’s Code of Discipline

Digha Nikaya 31 Sigalovada Sutta: The Discourse to Sigala Avoid evil ways The Buddha first describes fourteen evil ways that should be avoided by a householder. The Buddha enumerates these evil ways to be avoided as: the four defilements of action: taking life (panatipato) stealing (adinnadanam) sexual misconduct (kamesu micchacaro) …

The Buddha’s Advice to a Couple

A Buddhist Perspective by Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda The Buddha’s Advice to a Couple I. THE WIFE In advising women about their role in married life, the Buddha appreciated that the peace and harmony of a home rested largely on a woman. His advice was realistic and practical when …