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Ajahn Hasapanna discusses sutta 25 from the Majjhima Nikaya: The Nivapa Sutta – The Bait.

Read MN25 here on Sutta Central

"The Buddha compares getting trapped by Māra with a deer getting caught in a snare, illustrating the ever more complex strategies employed by hunter and hunted," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the first sutta from the Digha Nikaya: Brahmajala Sutta. This is part 5. 

Read DN1 here on Sutta Central. 

"While others may praise or criticize the Buddha, they tend to focus on trivial details. The Buddha presents an analysis of 62 kinds of wrong view, seeing through which one becomes detached from meaningless speculations," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Sujato discusses sutta 5.4 from the Udana in the Khuddakanikāya Nikaya - The Collection of Minor Discourses.
"A lesson to young boys: If you don’t want to suffer from pain, don’t inflict pain on other beings." Sutta Central. 

Read Udana 5.4 on Sutta Central here.

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the first sutta from the Digha Nikaya: Brahmajala Sutta. This is part 4. 

Read DN1 here on Sutta Central. 

"While others may praise or criticize the Buddha, they tend to focus on trivial details. The Buddha presents an analysis of 62 kinds of wrong view, seeing through which one becomes detached from meaningless speculations," Sutta Central.

Find the full DN1 series on bswa.org here

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Ajahn Diravamso discusses sutta 61 from the Anguttara Nikaya The Book of the Fours: Pattakamma Sutta - Worthy Deeds.

"Four things that are desirable, but hard to get; and how to get them through deeds of substance.", Sutta Central.

Read AN4.61 on Sutta Central here.

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Ajahn Appichato discusses several Suttas from the book "In The Buddha's Words" by Bhikkhu Bodhi. 

The Suttas referenced by the topics discussed by Ajhan can also be found in Sutta Central using the following links. 

Lump of foam 
Handful of Leaves 
Empty is the World 
The Two Nibbāna Elements 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses from SN12 Nidana-samyutta. Click here to read the English translation on Access to Insight

12.11(1) Ahara Sutta (Fuel or Nutriment) 

12.12(2) Moliyaphagguna Sutta 

12.3(3) Patipada Sutta - The Two Ways 

12.15(5) Kaccanagotta Sutta 

12.16(6) Dhammakathika Sutta - A Speaker of the Dhamma 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 139 from the Majjhima Nikaya: Aranavibhanga Sutta, "Non Conflict" - the Middle Length Sayings.

Read MN139 on Sutta Central here.

"Achieving peace is no simple matter. The Buddha explains how to avoid conflict through contentment, right speech, understanding pleasure, and not insisting on local conventions.", Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses two suttas from the Majjhima Nikaya: MN114 Sevitabbasevitabba Sutta, "Jungle Thickets" and MN17 Vanapattha Sutta, "What Should and Should Not Be Cultivated". 

Read MN17 on Sutta Central here.

Read MN114 on Sutta Central here.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 128 from the Majjhima Nikaya: Upakkilesa Sutta, "Imperfections". Read MN128 on Sutta Central here.

"A second discourse set at the quarrel of Kosambi, this depicts the Buddha, having failed to achieve reconciliation between the disputing mendicants, leaving the monastery. He spends time in the wilderness before encountering an inspiring community of practicing monks. There he discusses in detail obstacles to meditation that he encountered before awakening", Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the 41st sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya: Saleyyaka Sutta, “The People of Sala” or “The Brahmans of Sala”.

Click here to read MN41 on Sutta Central.

 “The Buddha explains to a group of brahmins the conduct leading to rebirth in higher or lower states, including detailed explanations of the ten core practices which lay people should undertake, and which also form the basis for liberation,” Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 68 from the Majjhima Nikaya: Nalakapana Sutta, "At Nalakapana". Read MN68 on Sutta Central here.

"Those who practice do so not because they are failures, but because they aspire to higher freedom. When he speaks of the attainments of disciples, the Buddha does so in order to inspire", Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses from sutta 12, Nidana Samyutta, in the Samyutta Nikaya.

Click here to read SN12.2

Click here to read SN12.10

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Ajahn Appichato discusses the 19th sutta from the Digha Nikaya: Mahāgovinda Sutta, “The Great Steward.”

Click here to read DN19 on Sutta Central.

 "A minor deity informs the Buddha of the conversations and business of the gods," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Hasapanna discusses the 16th sutta from the Majjhima Nikaya: Cetokhila Sutta, “Emotional Barrenness” or “Discourse on Mental Barrenness” or “The Wilderness in the Heart.”

Click here to read MN16 on Sutta Central.

“The Buddha explains various ways one can become emotionally cut off from one’s spiritual community,” Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 70th sutta from the Majjhima Nikaya; the Kitagiri Sutta - At Kitagiri. 

Read MN70 here on Sutta Central.

"A third discourse that presents the health benefits of eating in one part of the day, and the reluctance of some mendicants to follow this," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the 138th sutta from the Majjhima Nikaya: Uddesavibhanga Sutta, "The Exposition of a Summary" or "The Analysis of a Recitation Passage." 

Read MN138 here on Sutta Central.

"The Buddha gives a brief and enigmatic statement on the ways consciousness may become attached. Venerable Mahākaccāna is invited by the mendicants to draw out the implications," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the 12th sutta from the Majjhima Nikaya: Mahāsīhanāda Sutta, “The Longer Discourse on the Lion’s Roar.”

Click here to read MN12 on Sutta Central.

“A disrobed monk, Sunakkhata, attacks the Buddha’s teaching because it merely leads to the end of suffering. The Buddha counters that this is, in fact, praise, and goes on to enumerate his many profound and powerful achievements,” Sutta Central.

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Venerable Hasapanna discusses the 33rd sutta from the Majjhima Nikaya: Mahagopalaka Sutta, “The Greater Discourse on the Cowherd.”

Click here to read MN33 on Sutta Central

"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," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the Maha Mangala Sutta, the Greatest Good Fortune. The Maha Mangala sutta is from KN: Khuddaka Nikaya and can found in two places Kp 5 and Snp 2.4. We apologise about 30 seconds of the audio is lost a few minutes into the teaching.

Read the Mangala Sutta Snp2.4 on Sutta Central here (translated by Ajahn Brahmali).

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