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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.14 Dallidda Suttaṁ: The Discourse about a Poor Man

The wise person, remembering the Buddha’s teachings, should be devoted to faith, virtue, confidence and realization of the Dhamma.

Monks, a long time ago, in this same province, there was a very poor and helpless beggar. He practiced faith, virtue, Dhamma learning, generosity, and wisdom in the path proclaimed by the Buddha.

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Anguttara Nikaya

AN 7.67 Nagarūpama Sutta: Well Protected Kingdom

A grand simile to explain the qualities of a noble disciple.

“In the same way, a noble disciple has seven good qualities, and he or she reaches the four stages of concentration.

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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 16 Paṭhama Sekha Sutta: The Trainee

Wise consideration is the most helpful factor for a trainee who has not yet attained liberation.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, with regard to internal factors, I do not see another single factor so helpful as wise consideration for a monk who is a trainee, who has not yet attained liberation, but lives […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 41 Paññāparihāni Sutta: Decline of Wisdom

Beings who develop noble wisdom grows in worldly and spiritual prosperity.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, those beings who lack noble wisdom are completely failing from worldly and spiritual prosperity. They have to suffer in this life—troubled, distressed, and despaired—and rebirth in the plane of misery is to […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 46 Sikkhānisaṁsa Sutta: Benefits of Training

The Buddha explains how a monk should live experiencing the Triple Training called virtue, concentration, and wisdom.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, live experiencing the benefits of the Triple Training called virtue, concentration, and wisdom. Live with wisdom as the foremost leader in your life. Live with liberation as the end goal. Live with […]

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Itv 47 Jāgariya Sutta: Wakefulness

The Buddha explains if the benefits gained if a monk meditates reducing sleep, lives mindfully and with wise awareness.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, a monk should meditate reducing sleep, live mindfully, with wise awareness, with a still mind, and with a rapturous mind. At proper occasions, he should contemplate with insight the wholesome qualities called […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 49 Diṭṭhigata Sutta: Overcome by Views

The Buddha explains how some humans and gods adhere and overreach but only the wise see the true nature of life.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, overcome by two views, some gods and humans adhere and some overreach; only those who are wise see the true nature with wisdom. And how, monks, do some adhere? Monks, gods, and […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 54 Paṭhama Esanā Sutta: Search 1

The Buddha explains the three kinds of search: the search for sensuality, the search for existence, and the search for a holy life

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 kinds of search. What three? The search for sensuality, the search for existence, and the search for a holy life. Monks, these are the three kinds of search.” This […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 59 Māradheyya Sutta: Mara’s Domain

The Buddha explains three qualities a liberated monk has.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, a monk endowed with three qualities has passed beyond the domain of Māra and shines like the sun. What are the three? Here, a monk is endowed with the quality of virtue […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 86 Dhammānudhammapaṭipanna Sutta: Practice According to Dhamma

The Buddha explains what it means to "practice according to the Dhamma."

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, when referring to a monk who practices the Dhamma in accordance with the Dhamma, this is the proper way of defining, ‘practice according to the Dhamma.’ When speaking, he speaks only the […]

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