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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 74th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Dighanakha Sutta - Advice to the ascetic Dighanakha.

Click here to read MN74 on Sutta Central.

"Deftly outmaneuvering an extreme skeptic, the Buddha discusses the outcomes of belief and disbelief. Rather than getting stuck in abstractions, he encourages staying close to the feelings one experiences," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 30th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Culasaropama Sutta - the Shorter Simile of the Heartwood.

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"Similar to the previous. After the incident with Devadatta, the Buddha cautions the mendicants against becoming complacent and points to liberation as the true heart of the teaching," Sutta Central. 

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Venerable Hasapanna discusses sutta 109 from Majjhima Nikaya: The Mahapunnama Sutta, "The Longer Discourse on the Full Moon Night". Apologies the initial start was missed.  

Click here to read MN109 on Sutta Central.

"On a lovely full moon night, one of the mendicants presents the Buddha with a series of questions that go to the heart of the teaching. But when he hears of the doctrine of not-self, another mendicant is unable to grasp the meaning," 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 12-11-2006)

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 Brahmali discusses 57th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Kukkuravatika Sutta, The Ascetic Who Behaved Like A Dog. 

Read MN57 here on Sutta Central.

"Some ascetics in ancient India undertook extreme practices, such as a vow to behave like an ox or a dog. The Buddha meets two such individuals, and is reluctantly pressed to reveal the kammic outcomes of such practice," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 108th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Gopakamoggallana Sutta, "With Moggallana the Guardian".

"Amid rising military tensions after the Buddha’s death, Venerable Ānanda is questioned about how the Sangha planned to continue in their teacher’s absence. As the Buddha refused to appoint a successor, the teaching and practice that he laid down become the teacher, and the Sangha resolves issues by consensus," Sutta Central.

 

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the 87th sutta from the Majjhima Nikaya: Piyajatika Sutta, “Born from Those Who Are Dear” or “Born From the Beloved.”

Read MN87 on Sutta Central or Access To Insight

“A rare glimpse into the marital life of King Pasenadi, and how he is led to the Dhamma by his Queen, the incomparable Mallika. She confirms the Buddha’s teaching that our loved ones bring us sorrow; but that’s not something a husband, father, and king wants to hear,” Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 121st sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Culasunnata Sutta - The Shorter Discourse on Emptiness.

Read MN121 here on Sutta Central.

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Venerable Ekagatta discusses 82nd sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya: Ratthapala Sutta, "To Ratthapala".

"A wealthy young man, Raṭṭhapala, has a strong aspiration to go forth, but has to prevail against the reluctance of his parents. Even after he became a monk, his parents tried to persuade him to disrobe. The discourse ends with a moving series of teachings on the fragility of the world." Sutta Central. 

Read MN 82 here on Sutta Central 

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the 7th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Vatthupama Sutta - the Simile of the Cloth.

Read MN7 on Sutta Central or Access To Insight

"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 Brahmavamso discusses the 60th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya: the Apannaka Sutta - the Incontrovertible Teaching.

Click here to read MN60 on Sutta Central.

"The Buddha teaches a group of uncommitted householders how to use a rational reflection to arrive at practices and principles that are guaranteed to have a good outcome, even if we don’t know all the variables," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the sutta 1.10 from the Udāna: The Bahiya Sutta, "The Discourse About Bahiya".

Read Ud1.10 on Sutta Central or on Access To Insight.

Read Ajahn Brahm's paper on the sutta about Bahiya, as recorded in the Udāna (Ud 1.10) here: https://bswa.org/teaching/bahiyas-teaching-seen-just-seen/

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 59th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Bahuvedaniya Sutta, "The Many Types of Feeling".

Read MN59 on Sutta Central and Access to Insight

"The Buddha resolves a disagreement on the number of kinds of feelings that he taught, pointing out that different ways of teaching are appropriate in different contexts, and should not be a cause of disputes. He goes on to show the importance of pleasure in developing higher meditation," Sutta Central.

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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. 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 50th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya: the Marattajjaniya Sutta - The Rebuke of Mara.

"Mara, the trickster and god of death, tried to annoy Moggallāna. He not only failed but was subject to a stern sermon warning of the dangers of attacking the Buddha’s disciples," Sutta Central.

Click here to read MN50 on 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 Brahm discusses the 18th sutta of Majjhima Nikaya - the Madhupindika Sutta, on 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 Brahm discusses the 75th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya: the Magandiya Sutta, "With Magandiya".

"Accused by a hedonist of being too negative, the Buddha recounts the luxury of his upbringing, and his realization of how little value there was in such things. Through renunciation he found a far greater pleasure," Sutta Central. 

Read MN75 here on 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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Ajahn Brahmali 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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