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

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Ajahn Visuddhi discusses the 82nd sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the 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. 

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Ajahn Cittapalo discusses sutta 19 from the Majjhima Nikaya; Dvedhāvitakka Sutta, "Two Kinds of Thought". 

Click here to read MN19 on Sutta Central.

"Recounting his own experiences in developing meditation, the Buddha explains how to understand harmful and harmless thoughts, and how to go beyond thought altogether," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 66 of the Majjhima Nikaya: Latukikopama Sutta - The Simile of the Quail.

"Again raising the rule regarding eating, but this time as a reflection of gratitude for the Buddha in eliminating things that cause complexity and stress. The Buddha emphasizes how attachment even to little things can be dangerous," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Dhiravamso discusses sutta 3.65 from the Anguttara Nikaya, the Kalama Sutta.

"How to navigate among different spiritual opinions," Sutta Central. 

Click here to read AN3.65 on Sutta Central. Apologies if this is the incorrect sutta as its say Kesamutti Sutta, but believed to be the right one. 

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Ajahn Appichato discusses sutta 16 from the Digha Nikaya: Mahaparinibbana Sutta - The Great Discourse on the Buddha's Extinguishment.

Click here to read DN16 on Sutta Central.

"The longest of all discourses, this extended narrative tells of the events surrounding the Buddha’s death. Full of vivid and moving details, it is an ideal entry point into knowing the Buddha as a person and understanding how the Buddhist community coped with his passing," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 9 of the Digha Nikaya: Potthapada Sutta - On the Wanderer Potthapada. 

"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. 

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Venerable Hasapanna discusses the 128th sutta from Majjhima Nikaya: Upakkilesa Sutta, "Imperfections" or "Corruptions". 

Click here to read MN128 on Sutta Central.

"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 Nissarano discusses sutta 148 of the Majjhima Nikaya: Chachakka Sutta - Six By Six. 

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses sutta 129 from the Majjhima Nikaya: Balapandita Sutta, 'The Foolish and The Astute'. 

Read MN129 here on Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the first sutta from the Digha Nikaya: Brahmajala Sutta, 'The Prime Net'. This is part 2. The sound improves, just hang in there. 

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 Brahm discusses sutta 118 of the Majjhima Nikaya: the Anapanasati Sutta, 'Mindfulness of Breathing'.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 109 of the Majjhima Nikaya: the Mahapunnama Sutta, 'The Longer Discourse on the Full Moon Night'. Read MN109 here on Sutta Central.

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We apologize that the first 19 minutes was cut off due to audio problems. This is Ajahn Brahm’s 4th sutta class working from the book “Word of the Buddha” by Venerable Nyanatiloka. Ajahn Brahm is once again revising the text to bring it up to date with contemporary English language.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 58 of the Majjhima Nikaya: Abhayarajakumara Sutta - With Prince Abhaya. 

Read MN58 here on Sutta Central.

"The leader of the Jains, Nigaṇṭha Nātaputta, gives his disciple Prince Abhaya a dilemma to pose to the Buddha, supposing that this will show his weakness. Things don’t go quite as planned," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Braham discusses three Suttas: SN41.8 Nigantha Nataputta Sutta, SN12.68 Kosambi Sutta and SN12.70 Susima Sutta.

SN41.8 Nigantha Nataputta Sutta:

"The Jain leader Mahāvīra, known as Nigaṇṭha Nātaputa in the Buddhist tradition, is visited by Citta. Mahāvīra asks him whether he believes in a certain state of immersion. When Citta replies that he doesn’t go by faith in the Buddha on this point, Mahāvīra is delighted. But it turns out Citta doesn’t need faith, as he experiences such a state for himself."

SN12.68 Kosambi Sutta:

"Venerable Saviṭṭha questions Venerable Musīla about his attainments, and concludes he is an arahant. But Venerable Nārada offers an explanation showing that it is possible to see the Dhamma without having fully realized arahantship."

SN12.70 Susima Sutta on Sutta:

The wanderer Susı̄ma fraudulently enters the Sangha so that the wanderers can learn the secret to the Buddha’s fame and success. Hearing that some mendicants claimed to be perfected, Susīma approaches and asks them if they have developed psychic powers or the formless states, to which they say no. Perplexed, he asks the Buddha, who explains that awakening follows insight into the principles of impermanence and causality. Eventually Susı̄ma confesses his misdeed.

Click here to read SN41.8 Nigantha Nataputta Sutta on Sutta Central

Click here to read SN12.68 Kosambi Sutta on Sutta Central

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Ajahn Sunyo discusses two Itivuttaka suttas from the Khuddaka Nikaya: Iti 43: Ajata Sutta (The Not-born) and Iti 44: Nibbānadhātu Sutta (The Nibbana-element). Khuddaka Nikaya is a collection of 15 small books, one of them being Itivuttaka. 

Sutta link mentioned by Venerable Sunyo: https://www.docdroid.net/thE29jY/sutta.pdf

Itivuttaka 43: Ajata Sutta (The Not-born)
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/iti/iti.2.028-049.than.html#iti-043

https://suttacentral.net/iti43

Itivuttaka 44: Nibbānadhātu Sutta (The Nibbana-element)
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/iti/iti.2.028-049.than.html#iti-044

https://suttacentral.net/iti44

 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses two Suttas with similes of cowherds: MN33: Mahagopalaka Sutta - The Greater Discourse on the Cowherd and MN34: Cūḷagopālaka Sutta - Shorter Discourse on the Cowherd.

MN33: Mahāgopālaka Sutta - The Greater Discourse on the Cowherd.

"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."

MN34: Cūḷagopālaka Sutta - Shorter Discourse on the Cowherd.

"Drawing parallels with a cowherd guiding his herd across a dangerous river, the Buddha presents the various kinds of enlightened disciples who cross the stream of transmigration."

Click here to read MN:33 Mahāgopālaka Sutta on Sutta Central

Click here to read MN34:Cūḷagopālaka Sutta on Sutta Central

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 72 of Majjhima Nikaya: Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta: To Vacchagotta on Fire.

Read MN72 here on Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the first sutta from the Digha Nikaya: Brahmajala Sutta, 'The Prime Net'. In part 1 Ajahn looks at the introductory parts and explains explains ethics and the importance of keeping a cool head when being praised or blamed.

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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