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November 28, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Nikayas occasionally employ another scheme for classifying noble disciples, one that makes the dominant faculty rather than the level of attainment alone the basis for...

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The Nikayas occasionally employ another scheme for classifying noble disciples,...

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November 27, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

On entering the irreversible path to the attainment of Nibbana, one becomes a noble person (ariyapuggala), the word “noble” (ariya) here denoting...

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On entering the irreversible path to the attainment of Nibbana, one becomes a...

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November 15, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

The discourse generally considered to offer the most comprehensive instructions on meditation practice is the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta. Two versions of this sutta exist, a longer...

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The discourse generally considered to offer the most comprehensive instructions on...

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November 13, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Nikayas sometimes compare the process of training the mind to the taming of a wild animal. Just as an animal trainer has to use various techniques to bring the animal...

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The Nikayas sometimes compare the process of training the mind to the taming of a...

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November 1, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week's final sutta is the Māgandiya Sutta. Here The Buddha meets the hedonist philosopher Māgandiya and points out to him the dangers in sensual pleasures, the...

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This week's final sutta is the Māgandiya Sutta. Here The Buddha meets the...

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October 31, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection is the Potaliya Sutta. Here the Buddha teaches the meaning of “the cutting off of affairs” in discipline. The sutta offers a striking series of...

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Today's selection is the Potaliya Sutta. Here the Buddha teaches the...

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October 30, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection comes from the Mahādukkhakkhandha Sutta or The Greater Discourse on the Mass of Suffering. Here the Buddha explains the full understanding of...

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Today's selection comes from the Mahādukkhakkhandha Sutta or The Greater...

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October 23, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today’s selection comes from the Cūḷakammavibhanga Sutta. This sutta specifies the underlying karmic causes for the manifest differences in human life. It does so with...

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Today’s selection comes from the Cūḷakammavibhanga Sutta. This sutta specifies the...

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