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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the 64th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya: Mahamalunkyaputta Sutta, "the Greater Discourse to Malunkyaputta".

Click here to read MN64 on Sutta Central.

"A little baby has no wrong views or intentions, but the underlying tendency for these things is still there. Without practicing, they will inevitably recur," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Khemavaro discusses the 142nd sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya: Dakkinavibhanga Sutta - "Exposition on Offerings" or "The Analysis of Offerings to the Teacher". 

Click here to read MN142 on Sutta Central.

"When his step-mother Mahāpajāpatī wishes to offer him a robe for his personal use, the Buddha encourages her to offer it to the entire Saṅgha instead. He goes on to explain that the best kind of offering to the Saṅgha is one given to the dual community of monks and nuns, headed by the Buddha," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Appichato discusses the following suttas from the Anguttara Nikaya (Bhikkhu Bodhi's Wisdom Publication):

AN 5.215 Paṭhamaakkhanti Sutta (read on Sutta Central here

AN5.221 Paṭhamadīghacārika Sutta (read on Sutta Central here

AN5.223 Atinivāsa Sutta (read on Sutta Central here

AN5.227 Bhoga Sutta (read on Sutta Central here

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 53rd sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya - The Sekha Sutta: A Trainee.

"The Buddha is invited by his family, the Sakyans of Kapilavatthu, to inaugurate a new community hall. He invites Venerable Ānanda to explain in detail the stages of spiritual practice for a lay trainee," Sutta Central. 

Click here to read MN53 on Sutta Central or Access To Insight

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the 83rd sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya - the Makhadeva Sutta, "About King Makhadeva".

Click here to read MN83 on Sutta Central.

"A rare extended mythic narrative, telling of an ancient kingly lineage and their eventual downfall," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 125th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya; the Dantabhumi Sutta, "The Discourse on the Tamed Sage."

"A young monk is unable to persuade a prince of the blessings of peace of mind. The Buddha offers similes based on training an elephant that would have been successful, as this was a field the prince was familiar with," Sutta Central.

Read MN125 on Sutta Central or Access to Insight

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the 74th sutta from the Anguttara Nikaya 7's: Araka Sutta - Araka's Teachings. 

Read AN7.74 here on Sutta Central.

"Araka was a famous teacher long ago, when the life span was much greater than today. Nevertheless, he still taught impermanence; how much more is it relevant today!" Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Hasapanna discusses sutta 7 from the Majjhima Nikaya: the Vatthupama Sutta, “The Simile of the Cloth”.

Read MN7 here on Sutta Central: https://suttacentral.net/search?query=MN7

“The many different kinds of impurities that defile the mind are compared to a dirty cloth. When the mind is clean we find joy, which leads to states of higher consciousness. Finally, the Buddha rejects the Brahmanical notion that purity comes from bathing in sacred rivers,” Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 44th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Culavedalla Sutta, a teaching by the Venerable Dhammadinna an arahat bhikkhuni disciple of the Buddha.

Read MN44 here on Sutta Central.

"The layman Visākha asks the nun Dhammadinnā about various difficult matters, including some of the highest meditation attainments. The Buddha fully endorses her answers", Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Vayama discusses the 47th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya: Vimamsaka Sutta, "The Inquirer".

Click here to read MN47 on Sutta Central.

"While some spiritual teachers prefer to remain in obscurity, the Buddha not only encouraged his followers to closely investigate him, but gave them a detailed and demanding method to do so," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 18th sutta of Majjhima Nikaya - the Madhupindika Sutta, "the Honey Ball".

"Challenged by a brahmin, the Buddha gives an enigmatic response on how conflict arises due to proliferation based on perceptions. Venerable Kaccana draws out the detailed implications of this in one of the most insightful passages in the entire canon," Sutta Central.

Click here to read MN18 on Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the 73rd sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Mahavacchagotta Sutta - the Greater Discourse to Vacchagotta.

Click here to read MN73 on Sutta Central.

"In the final installment of the “Vacchagotta trilogy”, Vacchagotta lets go his obsession with meaningless speculation and asks about practice," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 14th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya - the Culadukkhakhanda Sutta, "the Shorter Discourse on the Mass of Suffering".

Read MN14 here on Sutta Central.

"A lay person is puzzled at how, despite their long practice, they still have greedy or hateful thoughts. The Buddha explains the importance of absorption meditation for letting go such attachments. But he also criticizes self-mortification and recounts a previous dialog with Jain ascetics", Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Brahmali and Venerable Sunyo discuss the suttas on "Dependent Origination" e.g. the suttas from the Connected Discourses on Causation (SN 12), as well as DN 15 and MN 38. This series consists of 6 workshops over six consecutive Saturdays. View the readings and find the entire series here: https://bswa.org/dependent-origination-workshop-program-reading-materials/

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Ajahn Brahmali and Venerable Sunyo discuss the suttas on "Dependent Origination" e.g. the suttas from the Connected Discourses on Causation (SN 12), as well as DN 15 and MN 38. This series consists of 6 workshops over six consecutive Saturdays. View the readings and find the entire series here: https://bswa.org/dependent-origination-workshop-program-reading-materials/

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Ajahn Brahmali and Venerable Sunyo discuss the suttas on "Dependent Origination" e.g. the suttas from the Connected Discourses on Causation (SN 12), as well as DN 15 and MN 38. This series consists of 6 workshops over six consecutive Saturdays. View the readings and find the entire series here: https://bswa.org/dependent-origination-workshop-program-reading-materials/

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the very entertaining 49th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya - the Brahmanimntinika Sutta, "On the Invitation of Brahma".

Click here to read MN49 on Sutta Central. 

"The Buddha ascends to a high heavenly realm where he engages in a cosmic contest with a powerful divinity, who had fallen into the delusion that he was eternal and all-powerful," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Vayama discusses the 123rd sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Acchariyaabbhuta Sutta - Incredible and Amazing (The Discourse on Wonderful Things).

Read MN123 on Sutta Central here. 

"Venerable Ānanda is invited by the Buddha to speak on the Buddha’s amazing qualities and proceeds to list a series of apparently miraculous events accompanying his birth. The Buddha caps it off by explaining what he thinks is really amazing about himself," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 27th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya - the Culahatthipadopama Sutta, "The Shorter Elephant's Footprint Simile".

Click here to read MN27 on Sutta Central.

"The Buddha cautions against swift conclusions about a teacher’s spiritual accomplishments, comparing it to the care a tracker would use when tracking elephants. He presents the full training of a monastic," Sutta Central. 

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Ayye Vayama discusses 137th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya - the Salayatanavibhanga Sutta, "The Analysis of the Six Sense Fields".

Click here to read MN137 on Sutta Central.

"A detailed analysis of the six senses and the relation to emotional and cognitive processes", Sutta Central.

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