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Ajahn Vayama discusses the 35th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Culasaccaka Sutta - The Shorter Discourse to Saccaka.

Read MN35 here on Sutta Central.

"Saccaka was a debater, who challenged the Buddha to a contest. Despite his bragging, the Buddha is not at all perturbed at his attacks," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Vayama discusses the 45th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Culadhammasamadana Sutta, "the Shorter Discourse on Ways of Undertaking Things", also known as "the Shorter Discourse on Taking Up Practices".

Read MN45 here on Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Vayama discusses the 53rd sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya - the Sekha-patipada Sutta or Sekha Sutta: The Practice For One In Training.

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Ayye Vayama discusses the 52nd sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya; Atthakanagara Sutta, "The Man From the City of Atthaka."
 
 
"Asked by a householder to teach a path to freedom, Venerable Ānanda explains no less than eleven meditative states that may serve as doors to the deathless," 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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Ajahn Vayama discusses the 143rd sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Anathapindika Sutta - Advice to Anathapindika.

Click here to read MN143 on Sutta Central.

"As the great lay disciple Anāthapiṇḍika lies dying, Venerable Sāriputta visits him and gives a powerful teaching on non-attachment," 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 Vayama discusses the 123rd sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya Acchariyaabbhuta Sutta - Incredible and Amazing (The Discourse on Wonderful Things).

Click here to read MN123 on Sutta Central. 

"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 Vayama discusses the 78th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya - the Samanamundika Sutta - with Samanamundika. Click here to ready MN78 on Sutta Central.

"A wanderer teaches that a person has reached the highest attainment when they keep four basic ethical precepts. The Buddha’s standards are considerably higher," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Vayama discusses Sutta 107 from the Majjhima Nikaya: Ganakamoggallana Sutta - To Ganaka Moggallana. Click here to read MN107 on Sutta Central.

"The Buddha compares the training of an accountant with the step by step spiritual path of his followers. But even with such a well explained path, the Buddha can only show the way, and it is up to us to walk it," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Vayama discusses the 151st sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya - the Pindapataparisuddhi Sutta - on the purification of almsfood.

"The Buddha notices Venerable Sāriputta’s glowing complexision, which is the result of his deep meditation. He then presents a series of reflections by which a mendicant can be sure that they are worthy of their alms-food," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Vayama discusses the 126th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya: - the Bhumija Sutta, "With Bhumija".

Click here to read MN 126 on Sutta Central.

"Success in the spiritual life does not depend on any vows you may or may not make, but on whether you practice well," Sutta Central.

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Chanting the Dhamma

 

Track 09 of 09: The Karaniya Metta Sutta

Karaniyam attha-kusalena,

Yam tam santam padam abhisamecca;

Sakko uju ca suhuju ca,

Suvaco c’assa mudu anatimani,

Santussako ca subharo ca,

Appakicco ca sallahuka-vutti;

Santindriyo ca nipako ca,

Appagabbho kulesu ananugiddho,

Na ca khuddam samacare kinci,

Yena vinnu pare upavadeyyum;

Sukhino va khemino hontu,

Sabbe satta bhavantu sukihitatta:

Ye keci pana-bhutatthi,

Tasa va thavara va anavasesa;

Digha va ye mahanta va,

Majjhima rassaka anuka-thula.

Dittha va ye ca adittha,

Ye ca dure vasanti avidure;

Bhuta va sambhavesi va,

Sabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta.

Na paro param nikubbetha,

Natimannetha katthaci nam kinci;

Byarosana patigha-sanna,

Nannam-annassa dukkham-iccheyya.

Mata yatha niyam puttam,

Ayusa eka-puttam anurakkhe;

Evam pi sabba-bhutesu;

Manasam-bhavaye aparimanam.

Mettan-ca sabba-lokasmim,

Manasam-bhavaye aparimanam;

Uddham adho ca tiriyan ca,

Asambadam averam asapattam.

Titthan-caram nisinno va,

Sayano va yavat’assa vigata-middho;

Etam satim adhittheyya,

Brahmam-etam viharam idha-m-ahu.

Ditthin-ca anupagamma,

Silava dassanena sampanno;

Kamesu vineyya gedham,

Na hi jatu gabbha-seyyam punar-eti-ti.

 

Text from BSWA 'Chanting the Dhamma' cd booklet  

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Track 08 of 09: The Buddha's Words On Loving Kindness.

This is what should be done

By one who is skilled in goodness,

And who knows the path of peace:

Let them be able and upright,

Straight forward and gentle in speech.

Humble and not conceited,

Contented and easily satisfied.

Not busy with duties and frugal in their ways.

Peaceful and calm, and wise and skilful,

Not proud and demanding in nature.

Let them not do the slightest thing

That the wise would later reprove.

Wishing: In gladness and in safety,

May all beings be at ease.

Whatever living beings there may be;

Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,

The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,

The seen and the unseen,

Those living near and far away,

Those born and to-be-born,

May all beings be happy,

Let none deceive another,

Or despise any being in any state.

Let none through anger or ill-will

Wish harm upon another.

Even as a mother protects with her life

Her child, her only child,

So with a boundless heart

Should one cherish all living beings:

Radiating kindness over the entire world

Spreading upwards to the skies,

And downwards to the depths;

Outwards and unbounded,

Freed from hatred and ill-will.

Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down

Free from drowsiness,

One should sustain this recollection.

This is said to be the sublime abiding.

By not holding to false views,

The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,

Being freed from all sense desires,

Is not born again into this world.

 

Text from BSWA 'Chanting the Dhamma' cd booklet.

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Track 07 of 09: Requesting the Three Refuges and The Eight Precepts

Mayam ayye ti-saranena saha attha silani yacama

Dutiyam pi mayam ayye to-saranena saha attha silani

Tatiyam pi mayam ayye ti-saranena saha attha silani yacama

 

See track 6 for the Three Refuges

 

Taking the Eight Precepts

  1. Panatipata veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  2. Adinnadana veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  3. Kamesu miccha-cara veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  4. Musa-vada veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  5. Sura-meraya-majja-pamadatthana veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  6. Vikala-bhojana veramani sikkha-paddam samadiyami
  7. Nacca-gita-vadita-visukadassana-mala-gandha-vilepana-dharana-mandana-vibhusanatthana veramani sikka-padam samadiyami
  8. Uccasayana-mahasayana veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami

Text from BSWA 'Chanting the Dhamma' cd booklet.

 

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Track 06 of 09: Requesting the Three Refuges and Five Precepts

Mayam ayye ti-saranena saha panca silani yacama

Dutiyam pi mayam ayye ti-saranena saha panca silani yacama

Tatiyam pi mayam ayye ti-saranena saha panca silani yacama

 

We, Venerable Sir, request the three Refuges and the Five Precepts.

For the second time, we, Venerable Sir, request the three Refuges and the Five Precepts.

For the third time, we, Venerable Sir, request the three Refuges and the Five Precepts.

 

The Three Refuges

 

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma-sambuddhassa

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma-sambuddhassa 

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma-sambuddhassa

 

Buddham saranam gacchami

Dhammam saranam gacchami

Sangham saranam gacchami

Dutiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami

Dutiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami

Dutiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami

Tatiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami

Tatiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami

Tatiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami

Leader: Ti-sarana-gamanam nitthitam

Response: Ama Ayye

 

To the Buddha I go for refuge.

To the Dhamma I go for refuge.

To the Sangha I go for refuge.

For the second time, to the Buddha I go for refuge.

For the second time, to the Dhamma I go for refuge.

For the second time, to the Sangha I go for refuge.

For the third time, to the Buddha I go for refuge.

For the third time, to the Dhamma I go for refuge.

For the third time, to the Sangha I go for refuge.

Leader: This completes the going to the Three Refuges.

Response: Yes, Venerable Sir.

 

Taking the Five Precepts

 

  1. Panatipata veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  2. Adinnadana veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  3. Kamesu miccha-cara veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  4. Musa-vada veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  5. Sura-meraya-majja-pamadatthana veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami

 

  1. I undertake the precept to refrain from intentionally killing living beings.
  2. I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.
  3. I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.
  4. I undertake the precept to refrain from false speech.
  5. I undertake the precept to refrain from alcohol and non-medicinal drugs which lead to heedlessness.

 

Ajahn Vayama:

Imani panca sikkh-padani

Silena sugatim yanti

Silena bhoga-sampada

Silena nibbutim yanti

Tasma silam visodhaye

 

Laity response:

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu     (Bow three times)

 

Leader:

These Five Precepts

Lead to happiness,

Lead to wealth,

Lead to Nibbanna

Therefore let morality therefore be purified.

(Bow three times).

 

Text from BSWA 'Chanting the Dhamma' cd booklet.

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Track 05 of 09: Recollection of the Sangha.

Supatipanno bhagavato savaka-sangho

Uju-patipanno bhagavato savaka-sangho

Naya-patipanno bhagavato savaka-sangho

Samici-patipanno bhagavato savaka-sangho

Vad-idam cattari purisa-yugani attha purisa-puggala

Esa bhagavato savaka-sangho

Ahuneyyo pahuneyyo dakkhineyyo anjali-karaniyo

Anuttaram punnakkhettam lokassa

 

Tam-aham sangham abhipujayami

Tam- aham sangham sirasa namami       (bow)

 

They are the Blessed One’s disciples who have practised well,

Who have practised directly,

Who have practised insightfully,

Those who are accomplished in the practise;

That is the four pairs, the eight kinds of noble beings,

These are the Blessed One’s disciples.

Such ones are worthy of gifts, worthy of hospitality, worthy of offerings, worthy of respect;

They give opportunity to make the unsurpassed merit in the world

I chant my praise to the Sangha, I bow my head to this Sangha (bow)

 

Text from BSWA 'Chanting the Dhamma' cd booklet.

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Track 04 of 09: Recollection of the Dhamma.

Svakkhato bhagavata dhammo

Sanditthiko akaliko ehipassiko

Opanayiko paccattam veditabbo vinnuhi

 

Tam-aham dhammam abhipujayami

Tam-aham dhammam sirasa namami      (bow)

 

The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One.

Apparent in this very life, timeless, encouraging investigation,

Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise.

I chant my praise to this Teaching.

I bow my head to this Truth.                   (bow)

Text from BSWA 'Chanting the Dhamma' cd booklet.

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Track 03 of 09: Recollection Of The Buddha

Iti pi so bhagava araham samma-sambuddho

Vijja-carana-sampanno sugato loka-vidu

Anuttaro purisa-damma-sarathi sattha

deva-manussanam buddho bhagava

 

Tam-aham bhagavantam abhipujayami

Tam-aham bhagavantam sirasa namami (bow)

 

He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;

He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;

He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained;

He is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy.

I chant my praise to the Blessed One, I bow my head to the Blessed One. (bow)

 

Text from BSWA 'Chanting the Dhamma' cd booklet.

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Track 02 of 09: Preliminary Homage to The Buddha.

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma-sambuddhassa

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma-sambuddhassa

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma-sambuddhassa

 

Homage to the Blessed, Noble and Perfectly Enlightened One.

Homage to the Blessed, Noble and Perfectly Enlightened One.

Homage to the Blessed, Noble and Perfectly Enlightened One.

 

Text from BSWA 'Chanting the Dhamma' cd booklet. 

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