Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dhammapada 35 [Khuddaka Nikaya]

3 - Cittavagga, The Mind
2 - Annatarabhikkhu Vatthu
Dunniggahassa lahuno,

cittassa damatho sadhu,
cittam dantam sukhavaham.

35: The mind is difficult to control; swiftly and lightly, it moves and lands wherever it pleases. It is good to tame the mind, for a well-tamed mind brings happiness.
Mya Tin, Daw, tr. The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Rangoon: Burma Tipitaka Association,1986.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dhamma Info (7)

Practise like the Royal Elephant

The Royal Elephant has four qualities:
1.Faithfully obedient to the words of the mahout.
2.Kill the enemies on the battle ground without hesitation.
3.Forbear the beatings and wounds received at the battle ground.
4.The elephant goes quickly only to places as directed by its mahout.
If practice is like that of a royal elephant, one shall gain the noble dhamma in Sasana.
1.Listen obediently and with no deviation to the Buddha's admonition.
2.Rightly able to attack the Kilesa enemy.
3.Must have the forbearance of unpleasant words and Vedana.
4.Must have the ability to get to Nibbana swiftly.
Kundalabhivamsa, Ashin (Saddhammaramsi Sayadaw). “Motto”
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Monday, September 9, 2013

Theravada Audio Dhamma (23)

Dhammasara, U (Hsinphyukyun Sayadaw). ကိုယ္သာနာ၍ စိတ္မနာေစႏွင့္။ [Don't Hurt Your Mind]. 28 July 1990.
Explained: how having Khandha is the greatest danger; definition of Vatta; results of Vipaka Vatta; way to be free from three Vatta (Kilesa, Kamma and Vipaka).  Listen more
Dhammasara, U (Hsinphyukyun Sayadaw). တိတၳိေတြအေမး အနာထပိဏ္သူေဌးၾကီးအေျဖ တရားေတာ္။ [Discourse on Questions of Heretics and Answers of Rich Man Anathapindika]. 27 July 1990.
Described: the conversation between the rich man Anathapindika and heretics about the Buddha Sasana.  Listen more
Janitalankara, Bhaddanta. သာသနာ့အရိပ္မွာ ေပ်ာ္ေမြ ့ပါ။ [Find Contenment under the Sasana Refuge]. Yangon, 23 July 2008.
Mentioned: benefits of Sasana; causes of extinction of Sasana; what to do for the perpetuation of Sasana; eight wonders of Sasana. Listen more
Janitalankara, Bhaddanta. အႏုသယစင္မွ နိဗၺာန္ရ။ [Discarding Anusaya to Attain Nibbana]. Yangon, 13 August 2007.
Include: three Kilesa; nature and types of Anusaya; how to become Sotappana; discarding Anusaya; way of having Sakkaya Ditthi upon Chachakka.  Listen more
Pannajota, Ashin (Taunzun, Dhammaduta). ဗုဒၶ၏ လကၡဏာေတာ္ သုံးဆယ့္ႏွစ္ျဖာ (၁)။ [Thirty Two Signs of the Buddha (1)]. Kyaikkaw, 1357 B.E.
Described the causes and effects of the six among thirty two Signs of the Buddha_having 1. feet with a level sole; 2. soles of feet marked with the sign of wheel; 3. projecting heels; 4. long fingers and toes; 5. large straight body and 6. the seven convexities of the flesh (hands 2, instep 2, shoulders 2 and a nape).  Listen more
Pannajota, Ashin (Taunzun, Dhammaduta). ဗုဒၶ၏ လကၡဏာေတာ္ သုံးဆယ့္ႏွစ္ျဖာ (၂)။ [Thirty Two Signs of the Buddha (2)]. Kyaikkaw, 1357 B.E.
Included: the four rules of good social relations (charity, kindness in speech, good will and sympathy); causes and effects of the another five Signs of the Buddha_having 1. smooth and tender hands and feet, 2. apart from thumbs and big toes, fingers and toes are in equal length, 3. high raised ankles, 4. body hair arched upwards and 5. round and well-developed calves like those of an antelope's.  Listen more
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Friday, September 6, 2013

Dhammapada 33-34 [Khuddaka Nikaya]

3 - Cittavagga, The Mind 
1 - Meghiyatthera Vatthu
Phandanam capalam cittam,
durakkham dunnivarayam;

ujum karoti medhavi,
usukarova tejanam.

Varijova thale khitto,
okamokata ubbhato;

pariphandatidam cittam,
maradheyyam pahatave.

33: The mind is excitable and unsteady; it is difficult to control and to restrain. The wise one trains his mind to be upright as a fletcher straightens an arrow.
34: As a fish quivers when taken out of its watery home and thrown on to dry ground, so does the mind quiver when it is taken out of the sensual world to escape from the realm of Mara (i.e., kilesa vatta, round of moral defilements).

Mya Tin, Daw, tr. The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Rangoon: Burma Tipitaka Association, 1986.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Dhamma Info (6)

Tanha is a poison. Those who perform meditation avoid the poison and those who doesn't is still drinking it.
ဝိမလ၊ ဦး (မိုးကုတ္ဆရာေတာ္)။ တရားနည္းျပ အလုပ္ေပး တရားေတာ္။
Tanha and Upadana
The dog bites the stone instead of the person who threw it.
Likewise, people fear of death rather than Tanha and Upadana which lead them to death.
ဝိမလ၊ ဦး (မိုးကုတ္ဆရာေတာ္)။ ေသမင္းတမန္ သတ္နည္း တရားေတာ္။
Builder Tanha
A carpenter builds house whereas Tanha builds Bhava.
ဇနကာဘိ၀ံသ၊ အ႐ွင္။ ဘိကၡဳႏွင့္ သမဏ တရားေတာ္။
Tanha to Upadana
Don't neglect a spark because it is small. It can become a flame. Similarly, if one neglects a small Tanha, it will become a big flame_Upadana. This Upadana cause Kamma (Action) and the result is getting Khandha which means suffering (Dukkha).
ဇာေနယ်၊ ဘဒၵႏၲ (ျမစိမ္းေတာင္ဆရာေတာ္)။ ႏွလုံးသြင္းမွန္မွ တရားရ တရားေတာ္။  
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