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Digha Nikaya

DN 31 Sigāla Sutta: Advice to Sigālaka

The Buddha gives advice to a young man on how to live a good life as a lay person.

“But bhante, how should the six directions be honored in the Dhamma the Blessed One teaches? Bhante, please teach me this.”

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 45.2 Upaḍḍha Sutta: Half the Spiritual Life

So I have heard. At one time the Buddha was staying in the land of the Sakyans, where they have a town named Nagaraka. Then Venerable Ānanda went up to the Buddha, bowed, sat down to one side, and said to him: “Sir, good friends, companions, and associates are half the spiritual life.” “Not so, […]

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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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Khuddakapatha

Khp 5 Mahā Maṅgala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings

The Supreme Buddha teaches a humble devata about ways that we can collect blessings into our lives.

Many deities and humans longing for happiness have pondered on the questions of blessings. Pray, tell me what are the highest blessings?

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Sutta Nipata

Snp 2.4 Mahā Maṅgala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings

The Supreme Buddha teaches a humble devata about ways that we can collect blessings into our lives.

Many deities and humans longing for happiness have pondered on the questions of blessings. Pray, tell me what are the highest blessings?