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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Previous upload was Monday, January 28, 2018

 


 

new Saturday, March 03, 2018 10:31 AM pdfThe Apadāna Legends of the Buddhist Saints, translated by Johathan S. Walters
Legends of the Buddhist Saints (Apadana) is a collection of about six hundred autobiographical poems ascribed to the accomplished Buddhas and Arahants of the early Buddhist community. The author has asked that I make sure readers are aware that this is a work still in beta and that they should check from time to time for an updated work. [Contact info is on the copright page.

 


 

new Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:52 AM pdfPath of Purification, Bhk. Ñāṇamoli, translation.
The classic manual of Buddhist Doctrine and Meditation. Not recommended because it describes a very different Buddhism than that found in the four Nikayas. Others hold that this is the real Buddhism. Included here on this site so that readers can make up their own minds.

 


 

new Wednesday, February 21, 2018 4:59 AM[SN 2.12.23] pdfTranscendental Dependent Arising Translation & Exposition of the Upanisa Sutta, Bhk. Bodhi.
The Buddha teaches a variation of the Paticca Samuppada which works back from the elimination of the corrupting influences (asavas) and he states that there is no destroying the corrupting influences without knowing and seeing this progression.
The key word to understand here, aside from the terms for the links themselves, is 'Upanisa' = up-sitting ('Set ya'sef down!') that which gives rise to the setting up of something. Bhk. Thanissaro: 'prerequisites'; Bhk. Bodhi: 'Supporting Conditions' A very important sutta! Sometimes called the positive version of the Paticca Samuppada.

 


 

new Thursday, February 01, 2018 9:10 AM [AN 1.140-141] For the Benefit of Many People Bhikkhu Thanissaro translation,
Linked to the Pali, the Olds translation and the Woodward translation.
The advantages to the individual, to gods and men, and to the preservation of the Dhamma of explaining Dhamma as Dhamma and Not-Dhamma as Not-Dhamma; and the disadvantages to the individual, to gods and men, and to the preservation of the Dhamma of explaining as Dhamma what is Not-Dhamma and Not-Dhamma as Dhamma.
[AN 1.329] Foul-Smelling, Bhikkhu Thanissaro translation,
Linked to the Pali, the Woodward translation and the Olds translation.
As brief as this sutta is, the meaning is profoundly important: The Buddha does not recommend existence even for so short a time as it takes to snap the fingers.
[AN 2.36] To Ārāmadaṇḍa, the Bhikkhu Thanissaro translation,
Linked to the Pali and the Woodward translation.
It is because of attachment to sensuality and points of view that people dispute with each other.
[SN 4.42.7] Teaching, the Bhk. Thanissaro translation.
Linked to the Pali and the Woodward translation.
The Buddha explains his priorities when it comes to whom to teach first, second and last.
[THIG 10] Kīsā Gotamī, the Bhk. Thanissaro translation.
Linked to the Hellmuth Hecker/Sister Khema translation and the Mrs. Rhys Davids translation.
[AN 4.131] Fetters the Bhikkhu Thanissaro translation,
Linked to the Pali and the Woodward translation.
Once-returners, two types of non-returners, and arahants, analyzed in terms of the fetters they have and haven’t abandoned.
[DN 1] The Brahmā Net the Bhikkhu Thanissaro translation,
Linked to the Pali the Rhys Davids translation, the Walshe translation, the Bhikkhu Bodhi translation, and the Olds translation.
A sutta which serves well as an introduction to the Buddhist Dhamma for the serious beginner. It goes into minute detail concerning ethical practices and what is considered by the Buddha as 'other points of view' held by the world called 'the net of views' from which his Dhamma provides an escape.
[AN 2.35] Minds in Tune the Bhikkhu Thanissaro translation,
Linked to the Pali and the Woodward translation.
What it means to be fettered interiorly or exteriorly
[AN 4.194] At Sāpuga, the Bhikkhu Thanissaro translation,
Linked to the Pali and the Woodward translation.
Ananda instructs the men of the Tiger's Path Clan in four ways to exert energy to bring about perfection in ethical conduct, heart, point of view and freedom
[MN 10] The Great Establishing of Mindfulness Discourse, a newly revised version, Bhikkhu Thanissaro translation.

 


 

Monday, January 28, 2018
Previous upload was Sunday, December 31, 2017

 


The scents of flowers and saps and roots
go only on the wind,
but the scent of the good man
goes in all directions
with and against the wind.

— AN 3.79

 


 

Not from all things turn away the mind,
if mind be well restrained —
But where whatever evil be,
at that repelled is mind well-trained.

— SN 1.1.24, olds, trans.

 


 

new Friday, January 12, 2018 5:32 AM [AN 3.103] Lamentation, the Olds translation,
Linked to the Pali and the Woodward translation.
The Buddha says that singing is just lamentation, dancing is just madness, and laughter is just childishness. Destroy the bridge, he says, to singing and dancing; It is enough, if something is really worthy of rejoicing, to simply smile.

 


 

With this upload the process of migrating the editorial content of the What's New? pages has been completed. The contents of the 'What's New?' pages for 2017 — 2010 have been integrated into the site at large with most materials being placed in the following pages/sections (Some editing has been done, more pages need to be edited for better organization, elimination of redundant expositions, consolidation of closely related topics.):

The short (and sometimes somewhat longer) descriptive paragraphs for individual suttas have been incorporated into the Sutta Index listings. Noted in detail below.

Longer discussions relating to the analysis of specific suttas are now located under the Dhammatalk Forum Heading: Dhammatalk, Sutta Vibangha: Sutta Analysis

Essays on various subjects have been added to their relevant subject categories on the Forum. Some have had new pages created, some were added to existing threads.

Short quotes from the suttas have been placed in the ever-popular 'One-Liners' section.

Inspiring quotes from outside the Dhamma have been placed under a new topic-head in the Dhammatalk Forum: Inspirational and (hopefully) Thought Provoking Quotations and Short Essays from Outside the Strictly Buddhist Literature.

 


 

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