Friday, July 25, 2014

Dhammapada 64 [Khuddaka Nikaya]

5 - Balavagga, The Fool
5 - Udayitthera Vatthu
Yavajivampi ce balo, panditam payirupasati;
na so dhammam vijanati, dabbi suparasam yatha.
64: A fool, even though he is associated with a wise man all his life, does not understand the Dhamma, just as a ladle does not know the taste of soup.
Mya Tin, Daw, tr. The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Rangoon: Burma Tipitaka Association, 1986.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Dhammapada 63 [Khuddaka Nikaya]

5 - Balavagga, The Fool
4 - Ganthibhedakacora Vatthu
Ya balo mannati balyam, panditovapi tena so;
balo ca panditamani, sa ve baloti vuccati.
63: The fool who knows that he is a fool can, for that reason, be a wise man; but the fool who thinks that he is wise is, indeed, called a fool.
Mya Tin, Daw, tr. The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Rangoon: Burma Tipitaka Association, 1986.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Dhamma Info (17)

Drink and Drugs
Drink and drugs are considered as one of the pathways to ruin in the Singalovada-sutta because it causes:
Dissipation of wealth;
Impairing one's standing into disrepute;
Rude and shameless exposure to ensue, and
Intelligence to weaken.
Reference: Dhammasami, Dr Khammai. Blessings...You Can D.I.Y. 2012.   

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Theravada Audio Dhamma (34)

Candavara, Bhaddanta (Hlaing Mahasi Sayadaw). ဒါနေၾကာင့္ သံသရာ မ႐ွည္ပါ။ [Dana Doesn't Prolong Samsara]. Yangon, 12 December 1978.
Mentioned: Vipassana_the only way to Nibbana; achievement of the person who follows the instruction of the Buddha; ways of performing Dana Kusala giving the story of the wealthy man, Jotika as an example.
Candavara, Bhaddanta (Hlaing Mahasi Sayadaw). နိဗၺာန္ေမြးျမဴေရး တရားေတာ္။ [Having Nibbana]. Yangon, 16 april 1987.
Include: importance of discipline; sila visoddhi; citta visoddhi; level of attainment in meditation; Megga Kusala.
Jayatissa, Dr Ashin (Kothaung Sayadaw). အပ်င္းပယ္ေဖ်ာက္ နိဗၺာန္ေရာက္။ [Discard Laziness and Attain Nibbana]. Singapore, 9 August 2012.
Include: six big leakages of human beings; four Sampada; opposite of laziness; eleven characteristics of effort (Viriya).
Jayatissa, Dr Ashin (Kothaung Sayadaw). မဂၤလာတရားေတာ္။ [Mangala Dhamma]. Singapore, 19 August 2012.
With various examples, explained: four Sampatti; introduction to Mangala; associating with the wise and not to associate with the fool; residing in a suitable locality; having done the meritorious actions in the past; setting oneself in the right course.
Pannasihabhivamsa, Ashin. ေနာက္ဆုံးလူမျဖစ္ပါေစႏွင့္။ [Don't Be a Last Person]. Yangon, 1372 B.E.
Giving the Maghadeva Jataka as an example, explained, how eight Maggangha is the only practice to attain Nibbana.
Pannasihabhivamsa, Ashin. အခြင့္ေကာင္းကို မေ႐ွာင္လႊဲပါႏွင့္။ [Don't Avoid the Good Opportunity]. Yangon, 19 January 2012.
Described: three kinds of Metta; whom to pray for Metta; developing Metta; facts to amend; four good opportunities; audience of the Buddha; seizing the good opportunity; three types of beliefs; how to meditate; the Mahabuta_ the four basic properties of matter.
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