Saturday, September 24, 2011

Audiography on Theravada Dhamma Discourses [34]

ခုရႈ ခုၿငိမ္း တရားေတာ္ / U Eindavudabhivamsa (Htoogyi Sayadaw) Yangon, Nov 21, 2005.
Way of viewing the meditation point such as Khanda, Ayatana, Datu, Sacca , Paticca Samuppada etc. straight to the present. Listen more
စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးကို ရပ္ခ်င္လို႕ / Ashin Eindasarabhivamsa. Hlegu, Mar 17, 2005.
With reference to “Bija Sutta”, mentioned: five kinds of seed that can grow; conditions necessary for the seed to grow; subject of comparison given by the Buddha; urging to discard the passion (Raga). Listen more
စိတ္ေကာင္းထားက မိတ္ေကာင္းရ / Bhaddanta Sirindabhivamsa (Yaw Sayadaw) Bago,
Jan 30, 1998.
How goodwill is the greatest strength in life; five dangers; abilities of a person who knew oneself; three out come of human life; benefits of merit; true friend_ the result of having goodwill. Listen more
ဓမၼႏွင့္ အႏုဓမၼရွင္း တရားေတာ္ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, 1956.
Definition of Dhamma and Anudhamma; advice to perform Anudhamma to obtain Dhamma; differentiation of a person who can attain Nibbana at the present life and who cannot are mentioned. Listen more
ေန႔စဥ္အလုပ္ကို လုပ္မွာလား၊ ေနစဥ္အလုပ္ကို လုပ္မွာလား / Ashin Eindasarabhivamsa. Inndaing, Jul 9, 2004.
Description of two works in human life_ 1. daily work, 2. work to do while one is alive (Dana, Sila, Samadhi and Vipassana). Example stories_ a wealthy man “Todeya, a butcher, a house wife “Therika”. Listen more
ေပါရိသာဒဇာတ္ေတာ္ / Ashin Janakabhivamsa (Mahagandharon Sayadaw) Bago, Nov 23, 1975.
What one should do to be emancipated from samsara with reference to the story of Porisada. Listen more
ေရႊဟသၤာမင္း တရားေတာ္ / Ashin Janakabhivamsa (Mahagandharon Sayadaw) Bago, Nov 23, 1975.
The act of virtuous person; urging to avoid evil deeds and do meritorious deeds at all times to be a virtuous one giving Bodhisatta King Temi and King golden Brahming duck as examples. Listen more
ဝိပႆနာရႈေသာ ပုဂၢဳိလ္တို႔၏ မွတ္တိုင္တရား / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, Nov 12, 1956.
Describing the person who can examine oneself and two types of examining oneself namely Vipassana samaditthi and Magga samaditthi. In addition, advising to strive hard until one attain Magga samaditthi from Vipassana samaditthi with reference to the discussion of the Buddha and Dana Moggallana brahmin. Listen more
သတၱိႏွင့္ ဗ်တၱိ တရားေတာ္ / U Eindavudabhivamsa (Htoogyi Sayadaw) Yangon, Nov 24, 2005.
About the ability of Paccaya, Lokadhamma and Samangi; advising to have both ability and courage in action and also to practise vipassana meditation with mindfulness (sati), effort (viriya) and wisdom (panna). Listen more
အသီးတစ္ရာ အၫွာ တစ္ခု / Bhaddanta Sirindabhivamsa (Yaw Sayadaw) Yangon, Feb 8, 1999.
Sati (Pamada)_the essential Dhamma in Samsara; disadvantages of carelessness (Apamada); three questions of Khandha and what one ought to do. Listen more

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Audiography on Theravada Dhamma Discourses [33]

ေျခာက္အိမ္တန္းရြာ တရားေတာ္ / U Eindavudabhivamsa
(Htoogyi Sayadaw) Aungpan, Jun 17, 2005.
Mentioning: benevolence (cetana) that dwell in the heart while performing Dana, Sila and Bhavana; cyclic process (Vutta) impelled by the interaction of lust, deeds and consequences; eleven consuming passions. Listen more
စံယူစရာ ခႏၲီမဂၤလာ / Ashin Pannajota (Taunsunn, Dhamma Duta) Yangon, 1358 (B.E.)
Forbearance (Khanti)_the best of all dhamma; benefits of forbearance and results of impatience with an example story about a “Python Peta”. Listen more
တရားအားထုတ္တယ္ဆိုတာ / Dr Ashin Chekinda (Dhammaduta) [no date]
What is meditation?, the Buddhist way of meditation. Listen more
တရားအားထုတ္ေသာ ပုဂၢဳိလ္တို႔သည္ လိပ္ကဲ့သို႔က်င့္ရမည္ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, Oct 8, 1956.
The correct journey, the correct road which one can only depend upon_Megga sacca with reference to the story of “Kumara Kassapa arahant and his mother”; advising to put all the objects of sense or thought under nana in vipassana practice like the tortoise that draws all things into its shell. Listen more
တိုက္ပြဲႏွစ္မ်ိဳး / Ashin Pannajota (Taunsunn, Dhamma Duta) Yangon, 1355 (B.E.)
Mentioning how victory over Kilesa is noble, giving the story of “Ekasaraka Brahmin” couple as an example. Listen more
ဒုကၡြကုိ ပုိင္းျခားသိရွိၾကရန္ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, Oct 15, 1956.
The objective of meditation; disadvantages of not realizing Dukkha; what dukkha is and how to realize it. Listen more
ဘ၀သံသရာ / Vanavasi Ashin Nyeyadhammasami (Maha Bodhimyaing Sayadaw) June 9, 1997.
How bhava that exist by the relation of three Paticca Samuppada (i.e. Rupa and Nama, Vutta, Khanda) circulate. Listen more
လာျခင္းေကာင္း၍ ျပန္ျခင္းေကာင္းပါေစ တရားေတာ္ / U Eindavudabhivamsa (Htoogyi Sayadaw) Yangon, Nov 20, 2005.
Explanation of living good for leaving good, i.e. doing insight knowledge (Vipassana) in time giving Bodhisatta Sidhattha as an example; Buddha's advice on how to live good; why one get Khanda. Listen more
သတိတစ္လံုး လက္ကိုင္သံုး / Dr Ashin Chekinda (Dhammaduta) Hmawbi, Oct 23, 2002.
Elucidation of: Satipatthana_type, benefits and practice; sati and anapanassati. Listen more
အာသေ၀ါတရားကုန္လိုလွ်င္ / Vanavasi Ashin Nyeyadhammasami (Maha Bodhimyaing Sayadaw) June 5, 1997.
Instructions to perform correct Dana and Sila. Listen more

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Full Moon Day of Tawthalin, The Garudhamma Day

Good effect is the consequence of good cause. This fact is highlighted in many doctrines of the Buddha. What is the most essential in the human world?. Garudhamma Jataka mentioned the correct answer.

In one of the Bodhisatta existences, he was king Dhanañjaya Korabya, who ruled the city of Indapatta in the Kuru kingdom. During his reign, he and his people firmly kept the precepts. As a result, the country had good weather and rich crops. Also, the people in the country could live peacefully of being freed from diseases and disasters.

At Dantapura country, where king Kalinga was the ruler had drought. People suffered due to the shortage of water and crops. So, the king investigated why the country of king Korabya had been prosperous. He came to know that the power of Sila developed by the king Korabya and his people was the reason.

Then, king Kalinga and his people followed the Garudhamma. Their country Dantapura had good weather and became prosperous too. Precisely, these advantages were the effects of acquiring the Garudhamma.

Kurudhamma or Garudhamma is Pancasila, the five precepts, which the Buddhists observe today. According to Kurudhamma Jataka, the full moon day of Tawthalin (c. September) was regarded as the "Kurudhamma Day". As time went on, the word, Kurudhamma changes into Garudhamma.

Recognizing the full moon day of Tawthalin which occurred in the cultivation period as the Garudhamma Day showed how the Buddhists respected their morality (Sila). However, it is necessary to be replete and pure. Then only, one could certainly have the benefits of developing Sila.

Those who observes the five precepts will gain the following benefits:-
(a) being always mindful
(b) having good reputation
(c) being able to socialise with confidence and dignity
(d) being able to face death without any bewilderment
(e) being reborn in pleasant planes of existence after death

And the Buddha stated that observing precepts is like having a ladder to reach the upper Magga Nana.

Five precepts are the most basic, simple and beneficial morals for all people. Also, advantageous both to oneself and others if one can permanently observes them. They are:
Abstaining from
(1) killing beings
(2) stealing
(3) any sexual misconduct
(4) telling falsehood
(5) taking intoxicants

The noble-minded person always abstains from these evil deeds. Everyone can do so too. Therefore, I would like to urge to observe the five precepts, that is, Garudhamma from one person extending to the people in the whole world. It was called Kurudhamma because the people of Kuru kingdom practised. May you also have benefits like Kuru people as you develop Sila by observing the five precepts.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Audiography on Theravada Dhamma Discourses [32]

မေမ့ပါနဲ႕ / Bhaddanta Vayaminda (Myauk-u Sayadaw) Mandalay, Sep 24, 2008.
Advice given by the Buddha when he was close to his Parinibbana; encouraging: to have mindfulness and observe the continuity of Khanda by nana, to find excellent teachers who can instruct about the Four Noble Truths (Sacca) and listen to the dhamma with judicious consideration and to practise in accordance with the Dhamma. Listen more
မရဏလမ္းႏွင့္ အမတလမ္း / Bhaddanta Vayaminda (Myauk-u Sayadaw) Patheingyi, Oct 3, 2007.
Miserable and peaceful places; merit and demerit; four types of kamma_old, new, mixture of old and new, neither old nor new; advice to change the route from destructive Khanda to undestructive Nibbana. Listen more
ရွစ္ေယာက္ ႏွင့္ တေယာက္ / Dr. Bhaddanta Nandamalabhivamsa (Rector, ITBMU) Okkan, 1368 (B.E.)
Explanation of eight living beings who lose opportunity to do noble deed and the one who gets that opportunity. Listen more
လက္ေတြ႕ဘ၀ကို ပ႒ာန္းျဖင့္ ေလ့လာသုံးသပ္ျခင္း / Dr. Bhaddanta Nandamalabhivamsa (Rector, ITBMU) [no date]
Perspective view on practical life with Patthana. Listen more
သစၥာတရားနာမႈ ႏွလုံးသြင္းမွန္မႈ တရားေတာ္ () / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Jul 10, 1956.
Mentioning: two types of realizing sacca; self-realizing sacca; how to stay away from Ditthi and Tanha. Listen more
သစၥာတရားနာမႈ ႏွလုံးသြင္းမွန္မႈ တရားေတာ္ () / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Jul 11, 1956.
Words repeatedly left by the Buddha; comparison of those who practise Vipassana meditation and who doesn't. Listen more
အားထုတ္နည္းသင္အလုပ္ေပးတရား / Dr Ashin Pannissara (Dhammaduta) Bago, Apr 30, 2006.
Instruction of Vipassana meditation practice using mottoes. Listen more
ဥပုသ္ဘာေႀကာင့္ ေစာင့္ရတယ္ / Dr Ashin Pannissara (Dhammaduta) Bago, May 6, 2006.
Three and four merits; meaning and reason of observing precepts with reference to the story of Bodhisatta and animals including pigeon, snake, fox and bear. Listen more
ဣေႃႏၵထက္ေၾကာင္း တရားတက္ေၾကာင္း()ပါး () / Ashin Kundalabhivamsa (Saddhammaramsi SayaDaw) Yangon, 1353 (B.E.)
Describing the suitable weather and posture to meditate; four types of person and their ways of attaining fruition; practising to consider Sukha Vedana as Suffering. Listen more
ဣေႃႏၵထက္ေၾကာင္း တရားတက္ေၾကာင္း()ပါး () / Ashin Kundalabhivamsa (Saddhammaramsi SayaDaw) Yangon, 1354 (B.E.)
Nurturing Bojjhanga_one of the facts to make Indrias sharp; nature of consciousness; four Dollabhas with example story about the two coloured glass ball sellers future Gotama Buddha and Devadattha-to-be; different types of Piti. Listen more

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Audiography on Theravada Dhamma Discourses [31]

ကံေၾကာင့္နာမ္ရုပ္ / U Sumangala (Daeou Sayadaw). Mandalay, Jan 25, 2007.
Explanation of of twelve characteristics of Dependent origination (Paticcasamuppada). Listen more to
ကံႏွင့္တဏွာတြင္ တဏွာကေၾကာက္စရာေကာင္းပုံ တရားေတာ္ / U Dhammasara (Hsinphyukyun Sayadaw) Hsinphyukyun, Sep 7, 1986.
The four fluxions (Asava) _ desire, craving, wrong belief, ignorance; how tanha is more frightful than kamma; advising to discard tanha by practising one of the satipatthana. Listen more to
တရားဂုဏ္ေတာ္ေျခာက္ပါး တရားေတာ္ / Ashin Janakabhivamsa (Chanmyay Sayadaw) Yangon, [no date]
Definition of Satipatthana and its benefit; cause of having kilesa; a great word of the Buddha; six attributes of dhamma are mentioned. Listen more to
မေသေအာင္စား / U Sumangala (Daeou Sayadaw). Mandalay, Jan 26, 2007.
Importance of recognizing Paticcasamuppada to realize the Four Noble Truths. Realizing the Four Noble Truths mean seeing the Buddha. Cause of Sufferring ( Samudaya sacca) and Effect of Samudaya (Dukkha sacca). The two origins: Avijja and Tanha. Listen more to
မိခင္ႏွင့္တူေသာအရာ / Ashin Javana (Metta Shin) Yangon, 1367 B.E.
Explaining: how sila is a supreme merit; consequences of breaking five precepts giving various events as examples. Listen more to
ေမတၱာ တရားေတာ္ (၁) / Ashin Janakabhivamsa (Chanmyay Sayadaw). Yangon, [no date]
Differentiation of Metta and Raga tanha; definition and kaya, vaci, mano kamma metta_saraniya dhamma; metta bhavana, nurturing Anodhisa and Odhisa metta bhavana; persons which should not be nurtured metta bhavana first and persons which are not necessary to be nurtured metta bhavana. Listen more to
သုညတတရားနာမွ မသိေဘး အမွားေဘးလြတ္မည္ တရားေတာ္ / U Dhammasara (Hsinphyukyun Sayadaw) Hsinphyukyun, Sep 8, 1986.
Urging to strive to attain yathabuta nana, so that one can be free from the dangers of Avijja and Ditthi. Listen more to
ေသာတာပန္အဂၤါ () ပါး တရားေတာ္ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Nov 1, 1955.
Detailed explanation of the seven facts which sotapanna considers. Listen more to
သင္လူတစ္ေယာက္ျဖစ္ၿပီလား / Ashin Javana (Metta Shin) Yangon, [no date]
Describing: how to be a real human-being; advantage of having firm belief in saranagamana; breaking of tisarana; mother-like merit _sila; disadvantage of breaking each of the five precepts. Listen more to
သစၥာတရားနာမႈ ႏွလုံးသြင္းမွန္မႈ တရားေတာ္ () / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Jul 9, 1956.
Decription of Sassata Ditthi and Occeda Ditthi; the middle way; how observing appearance and disappearance of khandha makes one to attain fruitions. Listen more to

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