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I was reading an article on Tricycle written by Thich Nhat Hanh, in which he quotes Buddha as follows: “My practice is the nonpractice, the attainment of nonattainment.” From which text is this ...

So while reading a lot of teachings, especially "higher" teachings, a great deal is mentioned about dispassion in worldy things, unattractiveness in the body and various contemplations on death. It's ...

I practice the Theravada tradition. There are a lot of suttas, and I don't know how to go about studying them. Can I please get some pointers or guidelines on how I can study them? For example, which ...

I'm often interested in the history of Buddhist texts and being a Theravadan i'm not very familiar with the Mahayana texts. Please help to educate me in this manner.

I am not asking for an explanation on the whole "What is a Mara?" question. What i'm asking about is the being mentioned in Buddhism who has the command over all normal beings, the one who came ...

I'm not sure sure if this is opinion based or not but my question is. is it fair to judge Vedehika, poorly (and does the sutta really do this). It seems like she was pushed to the breaking point (...

Lately, I have been reading (again!), more and more, the workings of the roman stoic philosopher Epictetus: and I think Buddhism and Epictetan Stoicism share a bunch of similarities; and I would now ...

I am looking for early mentions of the accumulation of karma while dreaming. Here is what I've been able to find so far: In The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom a discussion of accumulating karma in ...

in John Haspel's book, 'Becoming Buddha', the following quote is attributed to MN 11: “Magandiya, when you hear the true Dhamma, ... When released from clinging the mind is without feature or ...

Namo Budhaya. In the Mindfulness of Death sutta Buddha says the following: When this was said, the Buddha said to those mendicants: “The mendicants who develop mindfulness of death by wishing to ...

In this book Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition Lama Tharchin makes a powerful statement Dharma is how we can come to die professionally. ...

The allegory of a rope being mistaken for a snake to explain subtle metaphysical points is widespread in Buddhist literature. In particular, Je Tsongkhapa uses this allegory many times in his works to ...

Tibetan Buddhists often talk about the Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma... What are the Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma according to Tibetan Buddhism? Where did they take place according ...

I have been trying to find out the meaning and nature of Equanimity or Upeksha. I came across this Sutta which says something about Equanimity but it is in Pali. Mahālomahaṃsacariya (Cp 35, i.e. ...

Which suttas in the Pali Canon give flat out instructions for how to develop equanimity?

Namo Buddhaya. This sutta asks for development of 7 factors of enlightenment including Mindfulness and Equanimity. Development of Mindfulness is described in detail but I couldn't find any sutta ...

"There is the case where a monk has developed insight preceded by tranquillity. As he develops insight preceded by tranquillity, the path is born. He follows that path, develops it, pursues it. As he ...

The Nanamoli and Bodhi translation of MN9 states in 2 excerpts: With the arising of the taints there is the arising of ignorance. With the cessation of the taints there is the cessation of ...

I am looking for sutta text where the Buddha says something like... The ways of the world will never be finished find your own salvation with diligence... Meaning, all the politics, hatered, war ...

Girimananda sutta

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The 10 perceptions in the sutta are meant to be meditated upon? Aniccasaññā is then not to be understood as empirical seeing the 3 characteristics, but contemplating on impermanence, right?

This is a paragraph of Cula-sunnata sutta; (Nothingness) "Further, Ananda, the monk — not attending to the perception of the dimension of the infinitude of space, not attending to the ...

I currently don't have a teacher and I'm looking for good study guides for the sutta's. I mean I'm reading them but when it comes to interpretation often I'm at a loss. Is there a source(s) or book(s) ...

Samadhi Sutta (Concentration) [Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.] “Develop concentration, monks. A concentrated monk discerns things as they actually are present... Is this an accurate ...

I remember reading suttas in which the Buddha describes suffering, lust or other unwholesome mind states as burning. What are these suttas?

What did the Buddha mean by "no truth can be spoken" in the Diamond Sutra?

Friends, having heard in many a Dhamma talk references being made to the permanence of the Dhamma as refuge, I am looking for suttas in the Pali Canon evoking that very theme of permanence of the ...

According to wikipedia, the twenty-four spokes of the Dharmachakra represent 24 virtues of an ideal Buddhist. “The Buddha described the 24 qualities of ideal Buddhist followers, represented by the ...

Friends, could anybody direct me to some suttas of the pâli canon about Tatramajjhattatā, the developed form of the equanimous abiding 'in the middle of all that'. To the best of my knowledge, this ...

I have read it somewhere and can't remember now. Buddha told Bhikkus that he never admires a disiple who stops his effort after attaining "sotapanna" state. He should still work hard until he is ...

How do you understand the Ananda Sutta? How do you place it in relation to the Atman or Anatta (An-atman) doctrine? SN 44.10 Then the wanderer Vacchagotta went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, ...

I would like to ask question regarding the 4 Noble Truths. The second Noble Truth broadly speaking is that suffering is a result of craving, aversion and ignorance. I can see how this can been seen as ...

This Sutra, known in Chinese as 佛说譬喻经, has been translated into English by Charles Patton. The Sutra makes a part of Taisho Tripitaka (Takakusu Junjiro's edition). The text is known worldwide, also ...

And as a follow up, what institutions are charged with expanding the list of canonical works, if any?

What are the proper relax / Sleep practices for a practitioner of meditation methods? As to Buddhist point of view what is sleep and how to cope with it?

Do people (monks and/or scholars) have a sense of how old (or relatively old) each sutta is in the Pali canon: i.e. which suttas are considered "earlier" or "later"? If not for individual suttas, how ...

Just wonder if there are explicitly teachings on cause and effect of rejecting gifts. What might be the effect of rejecting a pure gift? Maybe one or another Sutta may come to your mind and maybe you ...

What does the Buddha mean by arbitrary conception in the Diamond Sutra? Then the lord Buddha made his meaning even more emphatic by saying: "Subhuti, when people begin their practice of seeking ...

I've read that this sutra is one of the most direct routes to enlightenment and one of the most important, yet because future generations cannot handle this sutra, its disappearance was foretold. ...

In the Kevatta Sutta, Buddha is explaining to Kevatta why he doesn't use miraculous powers for his teaching. And while telling about psychic power he tells: Then the person without faith, ...

In the Anguttara Nikaya 4.73, the Buddha said that a "person of integrity" possesses these four qualities: when asked, does not reveal the other person's bad points and when pressed, speaks of the ...

In the Talaputta Sutra the Buddha says that actors will either be reborn as an animal or go to hell When an actor on the stage, [he thinks that] after death, he is reborn in the company of the ...

Supreme Buddha once mentioned… “These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful and thankful for a kindness done.” — AN ...

Can someone provide a canonical explanation to Sanskara/Sankara? I appreciate if you can provide some sources,Suttras/Suttas so that i can expand my knowledge.

Are there any sutras or parables where Buddha applies the middle way, not to the self or to abstract metaphysical principles, but to concrete conflicts in practical life?

I believe there is a sutta in which the Buddha uses an example of whittling or carving a piece of wood to describe the process of refocusing your mind in meditation. What is this sutta?

Thinking about the two kinds of goodness in giving, and about debt when we receive a gift (guṇā), my person just thought to ask if there is a Sutta which points the different kinds of debt to those ...

When were Buddhist suttas written? Does anybody know any source with a compiled list of suttas and their approximate date of writing?

I have seen certain suttas where the Buddha explains about the qualities of monks who are and who are not worthy of gifts, salutation and etc. Where can I find the Suttas? References are appreciated.

This is the version I am referring to: Thus shall ye think of this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream; A flash of lightning in a summer cloud; A flickering lamp, a phantom, ...

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