Saturday, March 31, 2012

Audiography on Theravada Dhamma Discourses [61]

ဒုကၡြသစၥာကုိ ရႈေသာ ပုဂၢိဳလ္တို႔၏ ဉာဏ္၌ထင္ျမင္ပုံ တရားေတာ္ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, Dec 19, 1958.
Mention how Dukkha Nirodha Ariya Sacca can be realize by the person who observes Dukkha Sacca. Listen more
မွ တပါး အၿခားမရိွၿပီ / Dr Ashin Chekinda (Dhammaduta) Yangon, Oct 5, 2002.
With reference to “Nandana Sutta” described: two kinds of happiness; having Sati and where it occurs; types of Sati and what they perform; actions to live and die. Listen more
သတိတစ္လုံး / Vanavasi Ashin Nyeyadhammasami (Maha
Bodhimyaing Sayadaw)
Jun 16, 1997.
Manifestation of Sati: its works; how strong Sati changes Raga, Dosa and Moha into Sadha, Panna and Vitak; leading of Sati to Nibbana. Example story_“Rich man's son Yasa”. Listen more
သာသနာႀကံဳခိုက္ ႀကိဳးစားလိုက္ / U Janitalankara. Yangon, Aug 6, 2007.
Explaining the reason of Sasana extinction; types of person emancipating from Samsara; three methods of observing Vedana; Vedana-nupassana Satipatthana. Listen more
သူေတာ္ေကာင္း လကၡဏာ / Ashin Pannajota (Taunsunn,
Yangon, 1358. B.E.
Manifestation of the characteristics of virtuous person using mottoes. Listen more
ေသာတာပန္ျဖစ္ဖို ့ႏွစ္ခ်က္ တရားေတာ္ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, Dec 31, 1958.
Manifestation of two facts necessary to be a Sotapanna; observing Vedana. Listen more
သံုးလြန္းတင္တဲ့ႀကိဳး / Dr Ashin Chekinda (Dhammaduta) Yangon, Mar 9, 2003.
Describing: two kinds of three ply robes that pull to Nibba- na (Sila, Samadhi, Panna) and to Samsara (Loba, Dosa, Moha); five unknown facts related to death; Marananussati and its benefits; types, occurrence, result and elimination of Vippallasa, referring to the “First Maranassati Sutta”.  Listen more
အခြင့္အေရးေလးရပ္ / Vanavasi Ashin Nyeyadhammasami (Maha Bodhimyaing Sayadaw) Jun 15, 1997.
Explained: four chances which Buddhists get; realm and sense; Samsara jails; three impedi- ments of a dying person. Also, advise to do for both loki and lokoktara benefits while one's senses are good. Listen more
အလင္း႐ွိရာ သြားၾကပါ / U Janitalankara. Yangon, Aug 5, 2007.
Description of four kinds of person (Dhammo- dhamma Sutta) and various ways of observing Kayanupassana Satipatthana.  Listen more
အသင္ဘယ္လိုလူလဲ / Ashin Pannajota (Taunsunn, Dhammaduta) Yangon, 1358. B.E.
Elucidation of the eight types of human-beings (those who behave like: 1. the denizen of the hell, 2. ghost, 3. animal, Puthujjana: 4. paramattha, 5. andha, 6. kalyana, 7. cula, 8. ariya); how to be the best one. Listen more

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Audiography on Theravada Dhamma Discourses [60]

ကိုယ့္ကိုယ္ကို ၾကည့္ နိဗၺာန္ထိ / Bhaddanta Vayaminda (Myauk-u Sayadaw) Mandalay, Sep 26, 2008.
Advice to observe Khandha with Nana until one attains Nibbana giving the event of Piyaka's mother as an example. Listen more
စိတ္အေၾကာင္း / Dr. Bhaddanta Nandamalabhivamsa (Rector, ITBMU) Mandalay, 1365 B.E.
Elucidation of Consciousness which include_ why it is call- ed Consciousness?; Cetasika that occur together with con- sciousness such as Phassa, Vedana, Sanna, Cetana, Ekag- gata, Jivitindriya, Manasikara; good and evil Cetasi- kas; nature of consciousness and four ways to prevent from having greed, anger and ignorance in mind. Listen more
တရားက်င့္နည္း အားထုတ္နည္း / Dr Ashin Pannissara (Dhammaduta) Bago, Jul 31, 2006.
Description of necessary facts in meditation practice. Listen more
ဒုကၡြေပၚ ဒုကၡြဆင္႔ေနပုံ တရားေတာ္ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, Dec 17, 1958.
Mentioned: the total number of Nama and Rupa that appear in six doors; how Khandha is abhorrent and useless. Listen more
ဒုကၡြသစၥာကုိ ပုိင္ႏုိင္စြာမသိေသးလွ်င္ သံသရာထဲ လည္ ဦးမည္ တရားေတာ္ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, Dec 14, 1958.
Importance of realizing one's present Khandha as Dukkha Sacca; the real name of living being given by Tanha; why Samsara extends. Listen more
ဓမၼသည္သာ ကိုးကြယ္ရာ / Dr. Bhaddanta Nandamalabhivamsa (Rector, ITBMU) Sagaing, 1364 B.E.
Advising that the Dhamma is the only thing which one should worship and depend upon referring to the discussion between Venerable Ananda, Gopaka Moggallana brahmin and Vassakara brahmin. Listen more
ဘဝႏွင့္ ရင္းရတဲ့ ဒါန / Dr Ashin Pannissara (Dhammaduta) Bago, Sep 7, 2006.
Including: three types of meritorious deed (Dana, Sila, Bhavana); difficulties to be a perfect Dana; choosing person to donate; qualities of a donor. Listen more
ရခဲျခင္း တရား () ပါး / Ashin Kundalabhivamsa (Saddhammaramsi Sayadaw) Yangon, 1359 B.E.
Objectives of meditation; four Buddhist ideals that are hard to attain; three forgetfulness; meditation practice. Listen more
သူေတာ္ေကာင္းဥစၥာ ခုနစ္ျဖာ / Bhaddanta Vayaminda (Myauk-u Sayadaw) Mandalay, Sep 27, 2008.
Description of: seven things of a virtuous person_ Saddha, Sila, Suta, Caga, Panna, Hiri and Ottappa; two happiness; types of Macchariya. Listen more
ဥေဒၵသဝိဘဂၤသုတၱန္ (၁) / Ashin Kundalabhivamsa (Saddhamma- ramsi Sayadaw) Yangon, [no date]
How to control one's subtle mind to attain Nibbana; bene- fits of offering food to arahat and yogi (person practising Vipassana). Listen more

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Audiography on Theravada Dhamma Discourses [59]

ကမၼႆကတဉာဏ္ ႏွင့္ သစၥာအႏုေလာမိကဉာဏ္ အေၾကာင္းရွင္းျပပုံ တရားေတာ္ / U Dhammasara (Hsinphyukyun Sayadaw) Hsinphyu- kyun, Oct 28, 1989.
Explanation of: 1. Kammassakata Nana which realize cause and effect, 2. Saccanulomika Nana that realize the four Noble Truths. Listen more
ခႏၶာ ပဋိစၥသမုပၸါဒ္ ရဟတ္လည္ေနပုံ တရားေတာ္ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, Dec 13, 1958.
What Paticca Samuppada is; circulation of Paticca Samup- pada; Sacca Satipatthana; Avijja that destroys the work of Satipatthana. Listen more
ဓမၼဒါယဒသုတ္ () / U Sumangala (Daeou Sayadaw) Mandalay, Aug 18, 2006.
Two kinds of inheritances that the Buddha stated; why the Buddha admonished his disciples to be the heirs of Dham- ma inheritance. Listen more
ဓမၼဒါယဒသုတ္ (၂) / U Sumangala (Daeou Sayadaw) Mandalay, Aug 19, 2006.
Explaining about the cause of Dukkha Sacca and effect of Samudaya Sacca; realizing Dukkha Sacca to have true happiness; comparison of persons who follows the instruc- tion of the Buddha and who doesn't. Listen more
ပါရမီထိုက္ေသာ ဒါနႏွင့္ ပါရမီမထိုက္ေသာဒါန / Ashin Javana (Metta Shin) Yangon, [no date]
Meaning of Parami (Perfection); the ten perfections; objec- tive of striving to attain the perfections; the ten kilesa; comparing the acquirement of perfection and non acquire- ment of perfection in performing Dana and fourteen types of person who accept offerings are mentioned with the example story of seven years old arahat “Vannavasitissa”. Listen more
ဗုဒၶျမတ္စြာ၏ ႀကီးပြါးခ်မ္းသာေရး တရားေတာ္ (၁) / Ashin
(Chanmyay Sayadaw) Yangon, Apr 13, 1989.
Value of the Buddha's Dhamma (Akalika Guna); introduc- tion to blessing (Mangala); defining the fool and the wise; characteristics of a fool; explanation of ten vices. Listen more
ယခုလုပ္ရမည္႔ အလုပ္ တရားေတာ္(၂) / Ashin Janakabhivamsa (Chanmyay Sayadaw) [no date]
Include: what Parami means; how living beings are the victims of Vutta; levels of Kilesa and ways to dispel them; urging to perform Vipassana immediately as one has been followed by death closely. Listen more
လူ႔သံေယာဇဥ္စြန္႔မွ နိဗၺာန္ေရာက္ႏိုင္မည္ တရားေတာ္ / U Dhamma- sara (Hsinphyukyun Sayadaw) Hsinphyukyun, Jan 3, 1990.
Include: the precursor of Magga Nana_ Vipassana Nana; discarding Ditthi prior to Vipassana practice; how the attributes of Dhamma is beneficial in practising insight knowledge; to dispel attachment. Listen more
သမုဒၵရာေျခာက္စင္းကုိ ဒုကၡြသစၥာ အျဖစ္ဥပမာျပ တရားေတာ္ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, Dec 10, 1958.
How each of the six senses is like an ocean which can never be filled; why samsara has been extended; characteristics of Nibbana; ending Dukkha Sacca; observation of Vayo Dhatu.  Listen more
အတြင္းရန္သူ / Ashin Javana (Metta Shin) Yangon, 1366 B.E.
Manifestation of the two internal enemies, Issa and Macca- riya with variety of examples; ways of changing one's atti- tude; persons who can speak well of others without jea- lousy. Listen more

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Audiography on Theravada Dhamma Discourses [58]

နီဝရဏတရားငါးပါး တရားေတာ္ () / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, Sep 12, 1958.
Instructions to observe five Nivarana (Loba, Dosa, Thina-Middha, Uddacca-Kukkucca, Vicikiccha) and disconnect the whole Paticca Samuppada process with reference to the Buddha's Dhamma expounded to the prince “ Sangarava”. Listen more
နီဝရဏတရားငါးပါး တရားေတာ္ ()၊ အဇာတသတ္ေဟာ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, Sep 14, 1958.
Referring to the discourse of the Buddha preached to King Ajatasatthu, mentioned: definition and types of Nivarana, what they resemble and way to discard them. Listen more
ပရိေယသနသုတၱန္ / Ashin Candasiri (Aung Cekkya Sayadaw) Yangon, 1366 B.E.
With reference to “Pariyesana Sutta”, describe the wrong acquirement of Puthujjana and right acquirement of Ariya. Listen more
ပူတိဂတၱတိႆမေထရ္ / Ashin Candasiri (Aung Cekkya Sayadaw) Yangon, 1366 B.E.
How Khandha is abhorrent and useless; thirty two parts of the body (Kotthasa); connection of cause and effect. Exam- ple story: “Putigatta Tissa Bhikkhu”. Listen more
ဗုဒၶေခတ္ျမတ္ ေတြ႕က်ိဳးနပ္ တရားေတာ္ / Ashin Pannavara (Dhamma- duta, Theinzayat) Yangon, 1372 B.E.
Mentioned: the correct way of offering food to the image of the Buddha; meat that one should not eat; types of merito- rious deeds in brief; advice not to satisfied only with Dana, Sila and Samatha but also to perform Vipassana which is the only way to escape from Samsara; observation of Rupa and Nama. Listen more
ေရႊျမင့္မိုရ္ ၿပိဳမွာစိုးတယ္- / Bhaddanta Kheiminda (Khinmakan Sayadaw) Yangon, Nov 26, 2006.
Description of: benefits of looking after one's parents; how great the loving kindness of parents are; way to repay pa- rent's gratitude in full; six of the parent's attributes among thirteen. Listen more
ေရႊျမင့္မိုရ္ ၿပိဳမွာစိုးတယ္- ၂ / Bhaddanta Kheiminda (Khinmakan Sayadaw) Yangon, Nov 26, 2006.
Manifestation of the rests of the parent's attributes among thirteen. Listen more
အႏိႈင္းမဲ့ အေမ တရားေတာ္ / Ashin Acaralankara (Sagaing Shwehin- thar) Shwebo, Aug 27, 2005.
Referring to the “Mahapajapati Gotami” story, mentioned: the request of the Buddha to his step mother Pajapati Gota- mi prior to her Parinibbana; the last words spoken by Paja- pati Gotami to the Buddha; history of the countries Kapila-vatthu, Koliya and Devadaha; how the royal lineage of Ca- kya started; loving kindness of Pajapati Gotami to prince Siddhattha. Listen more
အေဖ့ေနရာ တရားေတာ္ / Ashin Acaralankara (Sagaing Shwehin- thar) Yangon, Mar 3, 2006.
Describing three types of children namely Atijata, Anujata and Avajata; non comparable parent's love. Also, advising to be respectful parents and grateful children with refe- rence to “Parijenna brahmana” story. Listen more
အၿမဲေကာင္းေလးပါး တရားေတာ္ / Ashin Pannavara (Dhammaduta, Theinzayat) Yangon, Dec 17, 2010.
Referring to the “ Jara Sutta”, explained the four Dhamma that are persistently good_ Sila, Saddha, Panna and merito- rious deeds. Listen more

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Buddha's Visit to His Birth Place, Kapilavatthu

The Buddha was residing at the Veluvana Monastery in Rajagaha. He was teaching a great number of disciples from the countries of Anga and Magaha. When his father, the King Suddhodhana heard about his venerable son, he sent ten ministers together with one thousand attendants each to invite the Buddha to Kapilavatthu from Rajagaha. The invitation was made ten times in separate action.

The first delegation of ministers arrived at the Veluvana. There was the Buddha preaching his discourse. At the end of the discourse, they all became arahants. As a result of the blissful peace of Nibbana, no one return back to the King. Similarly all the remaining groups also became arahants and the King got no message till the ninth delegation. The last delegation was led by the most trustwor- thy minister, Kaludayi who was the playmate of the Buddha.

Eventually, Kaludayi and his followers also became arahants by listening to the Buddha's discourses. But, he did not forget to invite the Buddha. Kaludayi Mahathera respectfully requestedthe Buddha to gratify his father and relatives.

 “Lord Buddha, this is the time of opportune moment to make a journey to Kapilavatthu with the comprehension of your father's gratitude. It is the month of Tabaung (March) which is pleasant and peaceful onset of the dry season. The old leaves had withered and fallen from the trees. There are young shoots sprang up on many plants. The scarlet sprouts were also growing here and there.The weather was neither too cold nor too hot. No scarcity of nutritious food was caused by the climatic effect because the field of crops had just been harvested. At that brilliant moment, the Lord Buddha with a glittering and emanating aureole to make a good journey was proper time.”

As such Venerable Kaludayi composed and uttered sixty four lyric verses describing the nature of environment. Then the Buddha accompanied with 20 thousand arahants left for his native land. It was the first waning day of Tabaung (March). The distance between Rajagaha and Kapilavatthu was sixty yojanas. They went one yojana a day and it took 60 days to arrive at Kapilavatthu. The Venerable Kaludayi made his journey by the psychic power before the Buddha's departure. So he had a chance to let the king know the Buddha's itinerary.

Making a journey to Kapilavatthu there were many consequences in the history of Buddha Sasana. As a result of listening to the Maha Dhammapala Jataka the king Suddhodhana became arahant. The step-mother Gotami attained the fruition of Sotapanna as well as the founder of Bhikkhuni Sasana. The “Sanda Kinnari Jataka” also came into prominence on the occasion of Yasodhaya. Again the asking for inheritance of the son Rahula was transformed into Bud- dhist heritage as a novice. Thus, Venerable Kaludayi, who was able to make the royal relatives paid homage to the Buddha obtained “Etadak of Kuluppasada”. Such many consequences as above, the releases from the suffering of Samsara were very enormous and wonderful success of religious propagation.

That was why, the fullmoon day of the month, Tabaung (March) was recognized as the “Buddha's Visit to His Birthplace” and all Buddhist people celebrated with meritorious deeds annually till today.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Audiography on Theravada Dhamma Discourses [57]

စြန္႔လႊတ္ခ်မ္းသာ ေဘးကင္းကြာ တရား / Ashin Pannananda (Sitagu) Yangon, Feb 16, 2006.
What to do to have true happiness; examples that show the defect of sensuality; three methods of Vipassana practice. Listen more
ဒုလႅဘတရား ၅-ပါး စံုလွ်င္ အမွန္ပင္မဂ္ဆိုက္ႏိုင္ပုံ (ရွင္ဆႏၷ
ဒါးလွီး ဝတၳဳ
) / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Sep 3, 1958.
Description of: four Dullabha (the buddhist ideals that one is hard to attain) and the most important one to fulfil; Pa- ticca Samupadda_ occurrence of the characteristics (five or eight), the characteristics that one can avoid, where to dis- connect it; way of observing to be an Arahat with reference to “Shin Channa” who attempted suicide. Listen more
ပတၱျမားေလးလုံးနဲ႕ အၿပဳံးလူသား / Ashin Pannananda (Sitagu) Yangon, Feb 16, 2006.
Elucidation of Sila, Saddha, Punna and Panna with refe- rence to the Dhamma conversation between the Buddha and a group of Deva. Listen more
ဝႏွစ္လုံးထပ္ ၾကက္ေျခခတ္နည္း တရားေတာ္ / Ashin Pandita (Maniratana Sayadaw) Dvipitaka. Yangon, Sep 8, 2005.
Defining Avijja; three Sankhara; types of Paticca Samup- pada; five causes and seven effects of Paticca Samuppada; formation of Paticca Samuppada circle. Listen more
ေသာတာပန္တည္ၿခင္း အေၾကာင္း တရားေတာ္ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw) Amarapura, Sep 4, 1958.
Include: facts to check whether one can become Sotapanna in the present life: benefit of attaining Sotapanna fruition; striving to achieve nine Lokuttara Dhamma. Listen more
သစၥာထိုက္တဲ့တရား၊ သစၥာဆိုက္တဲ့တရား / Ashin Pandita (Maniratana Sayadaw) Dvipitaka. Yangon, Sep 8, 2005.
Explaining how five aggregates is worth Sacca and Vipas- sana is coincide with Sacca referring to the story of “An- nattara Brahmin”. Listen more
အေမမ်ားအတြက္ တရားတစ္ပုဒ္() / Ashin Sujata (Metta Aye Sayadaw) Magwe, Dec 11, 2008.
Mentioned: how it is important for the parents to prevent their children from doing evil and instructing to do good with an example story of “King Bimbisara”; similes of parents. Listen more
အေမမ်ားအတြက္ တရားတစ္ပုဒ္() / Ashin Sujata (Metta Aye Sayadaw) Magwe, Dec 11, 2008.
Non-comparable parent's gratitude; how to repay the gratitude of parents fully; urging to practise Vipassana though one is old and neglected by the own children referring to the story ofBahuputtika Sona Bhikkhuni”. Listen more
အသင္လူသား ဘယ္လိုမ်ား အသက္ရွင္ခ်င္ပါသလဲ (ပ) / Ashin Kumara (Dhammadhara) Tharsi, 1369 B.E.
Why monks should study Pali; Buddha's_ brief history, names and attitude; the best way to face old age, illness and death which one cannot avoid. Listen more
အသင္လူသား ဘယ္လိုမ်ား အသက္ရွင္ခ်င္ပါသလဲ (ဒု) / Ashin Kumara (Dhammadhara) Tharsi, 1369 B.E.
Instructions to live as a worthy person: way to help the dying person; having no attachment on meditating method, monk's sect and image of the Buddha; performing merito- rious deed; using one's property and body as support for Dana, Sila and Bhavana; doing the welfare of others; ex- tracting the essence of life.
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