Monthly Archives: March 2020

How few are those who will enter into Nibbāna

2.5 (15) The Lay Follower (Upāsaka Sutta) Thus has it been made known. At one time the Blessed One was residing near Sāvatthī, at the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika’s Park. A certain lay-follower from Icchānaṅgala had been staying in Sāvatthī … Continue reading

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Be Not Attached

2.3 (13) The Stick (Daṇḍa Sutta) Thus has it been made known. At one time the Blessed One was residing near Sāvatthī, at the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika’s Park. Nearby a large group of boys were beating a snake with … Continue reading

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The Nāga Lord is near, he’s very near…

2: Muccalinda 2.1 Muccalinda (11) (Muccalinda Sutta) Thus has it been made known. At one time the Blessed One was contemplating near Uruvelā, on the bank of the river Nerañjarā which nearby stood the Muccalinda Tree, when he arose from … Continue reading

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How to Become an Arahant

1:10 (10) Bāhiya (Bāhiya Sutta) Thus has it been made known. On one occasion the Blessed One was residing near Sāvatthī, at the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika’s Park. On the same occasion, Bāhiya of the Bark-Cloth was living at the … Continue reading

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Child Support

1.8 (8) Saṅgāmaji (Saṅgāmaji Sutta) Thus has it been made known. At one time the Blessed One was residing near Sāvatthī, at the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika’s Park. It was during that time when Venerable Saṅgāmaji arrived in Sāvatthī to … Continue reading

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Is there a Goblin in the House?

1:6 Mahākassapa (6) (Kassapa Sutta) Thus has it been made known. At another time the Blessed One was staying near Rājagaha, at the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrels’ Feeding Sanctuary. It was then that the Venerable Mahákassapa who was residing at … Continue reading

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The Haughty Brāmin

1:4 Haughty (4) ((Huhuṅka Sutta) Thus it has been made known. At another time the Blessed One was contemplating near Uruvelā, on the bank of the river Nerañjarā which nearby stood the Ajapāla Banyan Tree, when he arose from his … Continue reading

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The Bodhi-Dharma

Our rendition and exegesis of the Udāna begins with three parallel passages that concerns Dependent Co-Origination, both in “forward” and “reverse” order, i.e., in something occurring that affects another vs. refusing to engage the catalyst thus preventing and nullifying another … Continue reading

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