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Ajahn Dhiravamso discusses sutta 4.61 from the Anguttara Nikaya: Pattakamma Sutta - Worthy Deeds. "Four things that are desirable, but hard to get; and how to get them through deeds of substance", Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses two Suttas with similes of cowherds: MN33: Mahagopalaka Sutta - The Greater Discourse on the Cowherd and MN34: Cūḷagopālaka Sutta - Shorter Discourse on the Cowherd.

MN33:Mahāgopālaka Sutta - The Greater Discourse on the Cowherd

"For eleven reasons a cowherd is not able to properly look after a herd. The Buddha compares this to the spiritual growth of a mendicant."

MN34: Cūḷagopālaka Sutta - Shorter Discourse on the Cowherd.

"Drawing parallels with a cowherd guiding his herd across a dangerous river, the Buddha presents the various kinds of enlightened disciples who cross the stream of transmigration."

Click here to read MN:33 Mahāgopālaka Sutta on Sutta Central

Click here to read MN34:Cūḷagopālaka Sutta on Sutta Central

 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses suttas the following four suttas from the Satipatthana Samyutta section of the Samyutta Nikaya – Establishment of Mindfulness.

Read SN47 - Satipatthana Samyutta.

Click here to read SN47.10 Bhikkhunupassaya Sutta - The Nuns’ Quarters on Sutta Central

Click here to read SN47.8 Suda Sutta - Cooks on Sutta Central

Click here to read SN47.42 Samudaya Sutta - Origin on Sutta Central

Click here to read SN47.9 Gilana Sutta - Sick on Sutta Central

 

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Venerable Hasapanna discusses sutta 46.6 from the Samyutta Nikaya: Kundaliya Sutta. Click here to read SN46.6 on Sutta Central.

"The wanderer Kuṇḍaliya points out that some ascetics argue for the sake of winning debates. But the Buddha says his path is for the sake of liberation. Kuṇḍaliya asks what leads to liberation, and the Buddha traces a sequence of conditions back to sense restraint", Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Dhiravamso discusses sutta 3.65 from the Anguttara Nikaya: Kalama Sutta. "How to navigate among different spiritual opinions," Sutta Central. 

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These teachings were given to novices, anagarikas and lay guests at Bodhinyana Monastery during the Rains Retreat of 2010. It is based on the Teachings of the Buddha compiled by Venerable Nyanatiloka.

Track 9 of 9: Anapanasati & Right Samadhi (part 2 of 2 and final episode) 

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Ajahn Sujato discusses sutta 3.36 from the Anguttara Nikaya: Messengers. "The god of death questions us, but we are punished by our own deeds", Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 9 from the Digha Nikaya: Potthapada Sutta - States of Consciousness (part 1 of 2).

"The Buddha discusses with a wanderer the nature of perception and how it evolves through deeper states of meditation. None of these, however, should be identified with a self or soul", Sutta Central. 

Click here to read DN9 on Sutta Central.

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Bhante Sangharatana discusses MN58 Abhayakarama Sutta.

"The leader of the Jains, Nigaṇṭha Nātaputta, gives his disciples Prince Abhaya a dilemma to pose to the Buddha, supposing that this will show his weakness. Things don’t go quite as planned."

Read MN58 Abhayakarama Sutta in English on Sutta Central here. 

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Ajahn Braham discusses three Suttas: SN41.8 Nigantha Nataputta Sutta, SN12.68 Kosambi Sutta and SN12.70 Susima Sutta.

SN41.8 Nigantha Nataputta Sutta:

"The Jain leader Mahāvīra, known as Nigaṇṭha Nātaputa in the Buddhist tradition, is visited by Citta. Mahāvīra asks him whether he believes in a certain state of immersion. When Citta replies that he doesn’t go by faith in the Buddha on this point, Mahāvīra is delighted. But it turns out Citta doesn’t need faith, as he experiences such a state for himself."

SN12.68 Kosambi Sutta:

"Venerable Saviṭṭha questions Venerable Musīla about his attainments, and concludes he is an arahant. But Venerable Nārada offers an explanation showing that it is possible to see the Dhamma without having fully realized arahantship."

SN12.70 Susima Sutta on Sutta:

The wanderer Susı̄ma fraudulently enters the Sangha so that the wanderers can learn the secret to the Buddha’s fame and success. Hearing that some mendicants claimed to be perfected, Susīma approaches and asks them if they have developed psychic powers or the formless states, to which they say no. Perplexed, he asks the Buddha, who explains that awakening follows insight into the principles of impermanence and causality. Eventually Susı̄ma confesses his misdeed.

Click here to read SN41.8 Nigantha Nataputta Sutta on Sutta Central

Click here to read SN12.68 Kosambi Sutta on Sutta Central

Click here to read SN12.70 Susima Sutta on Sutta Central

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 22.89 from the Samyutta Nikaya: Khemaka Sutta. Click here to read sn22.89 on Sutta Central.

"Venerable Khemaka is ill, and some senior mendicants ask Dāsaka to convey their concern to him. There follows a series of exchanges mediated by Dāsaka until eventually Khemaka, despite his illness, goes to see the other mendicants himself. The seniors are asking to determine Khemaka’s understanding of the Dhamma, and he says that although he has let go of the five lower fetters, he still has a residual attachment to the five aggregates", Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses sutta 23 from the Majjhima Nikaya: Vammika Sutta - The Ant Hill. Click here to read MN23 on Sutta Central.

"In a curious discourse laden with evocative imagery, a deity presents a riddle to a mendicant, who seeks an answer from the Buddha", Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Appichato discusses from "In the Buddha's Words - Shining the Light of Wisdom".

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Ajahn Nissarano discusses AN1.11-20 Nivaranappahana Vagga Sutta - Abandoning the Hindrances and AN5.193 Sangarava Sutta.

Click here to read AN1.11-20 Nivaranappahana Vagga Sutta in English on Sutta Central.

Click here to read  AN5.193 Sangarava Sutta in English on Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses MN61 Ambalatthikarahulovada Sutta. Click here to read the english.

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Ajahn Sujato discusses Udana 5.4 sutta: Kumaraka or Kumara Sutta - Boys. Read Ud5.4 here on Access To Insight.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses DN9 Potthapada Sutta. Click here to read the english.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses DN9. Click here to read the english.

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Five Day Meditation Retreat conducted by Ajahn Khemavaro at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre, Western Australia. (May 2018) 

Track 10: Last talk and metta meditation 

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Five Day Meditation Retreat conducted by Ajahn Khemavaro at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre, Western Australia. (May 2018) 

Track 9: Evening Questions and Answers 

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