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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 Brahmali discusses the 66th sutta of the Samyutta Nikaya: Sammasa Sutta, "Self-examination".

Read SN12.66 here on Sutta Central.

"The right way to investigate inside oneself is to see how suffering is created craving and attachment, stimulated by pleasant experiences," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 29 from the Digha Nikaya: The Pasadika Sutta, "The Delightful Discourse". Also known as "An Impressive Discourse" and "The Delectable Discourse". 

"Following the death of Nigantha Nataputta, the leader of the Jains, the Buddha emphasizes the stability and maturity of his own community. He encourages the community to come together after his death and recite the teachings in harmony," Sutta Central.

Read DN29 here on Sutta Central.

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Venerable Hasapanna discusses the fourth sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya: the Bhayabherava Sutta, "Fear and Dread".

Read MN4 here on Sutta Central.

"The Buddha explains the difficulties of living in the wilderness, and how they are overcome by purity of conduct and meditation. He recounts some of the fears and obstacles he faced during his own practice," 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 Brahmali discusses sutta 6 from the Majjhima Nikaya: Akankheyya Sutta, "One Might Wish", also known as "If a Bhikkhu Should Wish". 

Read MN6 here on Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses a set of suttas from Anguttara Nikaya:

AN5.21 Disrespect (also known as AN5-21(1) Irreverent)

AN8.81 Mindfulness and Situational Awareness (also known as 8-81(1) Mindfulness)

AN10.61 Ignorance (also known as 10-61(1) Ignorance)

AN10.62 Craving (also known as 10-62(2) Craving)

AN10.76 Three Things (also known as 10-76(6) Incapable)

AN10.103 The Wrong Way (also known as 10-103(30) The Wrong Course)

AN11.3 Vital Conditions (also known as 11-3(3) Proximate Cause)

Click here to read the english translations on Access To Insight.

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Ajahn Sujato discusses from SN47.12 from the Samyutta Nikaya: Nalanda Sutta, "At Nalanda".

Read SN47.12 here on Sutta Central.

"Sāriputta boldly claims that no-one has ever, or will ever, be more enlightened than the Buddha. He admits that he can read the minds of all the Buddhas, but he understands a principle of the Dhamma: all those who become awakened do so by giving up the five hindrances, practicing the four kinds of mindfulness meditation, and developing the seven awakening factors," 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 Brahm discusses sutta 48 from the Majjhima Nikaya: Kosambiya Sutta - The Mendicants of Kosambi. (Believed to be given on the 12-12-2004)

Read MN48 here on Sutta Central.

"Despite the Buddha’s presence, the monks of Kosambi fell into a deep and bitter dispute. The Buddha taught the reluctant monks to develop love and harmony, reminding them of the state of peace that they sought," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Appichato discusses sutta 4.192 from Anguttara Nikaya: the Thana Sutta, Facts. Also known as Traits. Ajahn teaches us about how one's virtue and wisdom can be known after a long time.

Read AN4.192 here on Sutta Central.

"Ways of assessing a person’s morality, integrity, resilience, and wisdom", Sutta Central.

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Venerable Hasapanna discusses from sutta 8.29 from the Anguttara Nikaya (Chapter of the Eights): Akkhaṇa Sutta, Lost Opportunities. 

Read AN8.29 here on Sutta Central.

"Eight lost opportunities for spiritual practice," Sutta Central.

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

Read DN9 here on 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. 

Read DN9 here on Sutta Central.

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Bhante Kassapa discusses the 35th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Culasaccaka Sutta - the Shorter Discourse With 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 Nitho discusses the 135th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Culakammavibhanga Sutta - the Shorter Discourse on Actions. Ajahn explains how our actions condition the future and how to keep on the right track in our spiritual path.

Click here to read MN135 on Sutta Central.

"The Buddha explains to a brahmin how your deeds in past lives affect you in this life," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 22 of the Majjhima Nikaya: Alagagaddupama Sutta - The Simile of the Snake.

Read MN22 here on Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Chandako discusses sutta 35.28 from the Samyutta Nikaya: Aditta Sutta - Burning.

Read SN35.28 here on Sutta Central.

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Venerable Hasapanna discusses sutta 2 from the Majjhima Nikaya: Sabbasava Sutta, "All The Taints" or "All the Defilements."

Click here to read MN2 on Sutta Central.

"The diverse problems of the spiritual journey demand a diverse range of responses. Rather than applying the same solution to every problem, the Buddha outlines seven methods of dealing with defilements, each of which works in certain cases," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the 61st sutta of the Anguttara Nikaya 10s: Avijja Sutta, "Ignorance". This is part 2 of 2. Part 1 can be found here

Read AN10.61 here on Sutta Central.

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