Category Archives: The Udāna

The Udāna and Covid 19

In these unprecedented times I shall remember these days as my Udāna period here at Unborn Mind Zen. With this new rendition of the suttas written in Light of the Unborn and accompanied with exegesis the ever-present and dominant backdrop … Continue reading

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The Melody of the Unborn

8.3 (73) Parinibbāna (Nibbāna 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 that auspicious occasion the Blessed One was instructing and arousing and … Continue reading

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A Leper’s Tale

5:3 (43) The Leper (Suppabuddhakuṭṭhisuttaṁ) Thus has it been made known. At another time the Blessed One was staying near Rājagaha, at the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrels’ Feeding Sanctuary. On that occasion there lived a poor and wretched leper, Suppabuddha, … Continue reading

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The Rape of Sundarī

4.8 (38) Sundarī (Sundarī 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. Throughout this time the Blessed One was highly honored and revered and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Solitaries

4:5 (35) The Nāga Elephant (Nāga Sutta) Thus has it been made known. At one time the Blessed One was dwelling near Kosambī, in Ghosita’s Resort. During this interval the Blessed-One was living in over-crowded conditions, with monks and nuns, … Continue reading

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A Comedy of Errors

 4:4 (34) Moonlit (Juñha Sutta) Thus has it been made known. Once the Blessed One was staying near Rājagaha, at the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrels’ Feeding Sanctuary. At about that time the Venerable Sāriputta and Venerable Mahāmoggallāna were staying in … Continue reading

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All that Glitters is not Gold

4: Meghiya 4:1 (31) Meghiya (Meghiya Sutta) Thus it was made known. On one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Cālikā, on Cālikā mountain. It was during this time that Venerable Meghiya was his sole attendant. Venerable Medhiya approached … Continue reading

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Le Monde

3:10 (30) The World (Loka Sutta) Thus it was made known. On one blissful occasion the Blessed One was contemplating near Uruvelā, on the bank of the river Nerañjarā which nearby stood the Bodhi-Tree with its unsullied-roots, having just realized … Continue reading

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My habit-energy made me do it

3.6 (26) Pilindavaccha (Pilindavaccha 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. Around this time the Venerable Pilindavaccha was wont to accuse his … Continue reading

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Imperturbable Concentration

3:3 (23) Yasoja (Yasoja 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 this time that 500 monks, supervised by Yasoja, had … Continue reading

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