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Anguttara Nikaya

AN 9.2 Meghiya Sutta: Monk Meghiya

What should we do to prepare the mind for wisdom?

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, […]

Questions for Reflection:

The Supreme Buddha said, They should develop the perception of ugliness to give up greed, love to give up hate, mindfulness of breathing to cut off unwanted thinking, and perception of impermanence to uproot the conceit "I am."

What have you done when your mind was overcome with gree, hate, unwanted thinking, and conceit?

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Itivuttaka

Itv 35 Pathama Janakuhana Sutta: Deceiving People 1

The holy life is lived for the sake of restraint and eradication of all defilements.

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 […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 57 Dutiya Āsava Sutta: Taints 2

The Buddha explains how a liberated monk’s taints are destroyed.

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 […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 109 Purusapiyarupa Sutta: Delightful Nature

The Buddha gives a beautiful simile to describe to abandon lust and to head towards Nibbāna.

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.

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Theragatha

Thag 16.6 The Verses of Arahant Sela (818-841)

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.