At one time the Buddha was living in the city of Cālikā, on the Cālikā mountain. Those days, the monk Meghiya was the Buddha’s attendant. Then monk Meghiya went up to the Buddha, bowed respectfully, stood to one side, and said to the Buddha, “Bhante, I’d like to go to Jantu village for alms.” “Meghiya, […]
This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, this holy life is not lived for the sake of deceiving people, or for the sake of flattering people, or for the sake of profiting in gain, honour, and fame, or with […]
This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, there are three taints. What three? The taint of sensuality, the taint of existence, and the taint of ignorance. Monks, these are the three taints.” This is the meaning of what the […]
If you wish to attain ultimate freedom, Nibbāna, the security from bondage, you should abandon sense desire, even if it is painful. Rightly comprehending with wisdom, with a mind that is well-liberated from defilements, one touches liberation now here, now there.
You have crossed over all defilements. You have destroyed the taints. You have eliminated all fears. You have eradicated clinging. Truly, you are like a brave lion.