Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dhammapada 75 [Khuddaka Nikaya]

5 - Balavagga, The Fool
14 - Vanavasitissasamanera Vatthu
Anna hi labhupanisa, anna nibbanagamini;
evametam abhinnaya, bhikkhu Buddhassa savako;
sakkaram nabhinandeyya, vivekamanubruhaye.
75: Indeed, the path that leads to worldly gain is one and the Path that leads to Nibbana is another. Fully comprehending this, the bhikkhu, the disciple of the Buddha, should not take delight in worldly gain and honour, but devote himself to solitude, detachment and the realization of Nibbana.
Mya Tin, Daw, tr. The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Rangoon: Burma Tipitaka Association, 1986.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dhammapada 73-74 [Khuddaka Nikaya]

5 - Balavagga, The Fool
14 - Cittagahapati Vatthu 
Asantam bhavanamiccheyya,
purekkharanca bhikkhusu;

avasesu ca issariyam,
pujam parakulesu ca.
Mameva kata mannantu,
gihi pabbajita ubho;
mamevativasa assu,
kiccakiccesu kismici;
iti balassa sankappo,
iccha mano ca vaddhati.
73: The foolish bhikkhu desires praise for qualities he does not have, precedence among bhikkhus, authority in the monasteries, and veneration from those unrelated to him.
74: "Let both laymen and bhikkhus think that things are done because of me; let them obey me in all matters, great and small." Such being the thoughts of the fool, his greed and his pride grow.
Mya Tin, Daw, tr. The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Rangoon: Burma Tipitaka Association, 1986.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dhamma Info (22)

The Best
Four things shine in the world,
You will not find a fifth.
The sun shines by day and the moon by night.
Fire gives light both day and night,
Both here and there.
But of all things that shine,
The Buddha is the Best.
Dhammika, Bhante S. Words of the Buddha. 2013.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Theravada Audio Dhamma (39)

Eindacarabhivamsa, Ashin. အေၾကြးကင္းမွ ခ်မ္းသာရ။ [Get Happiness Without Debt]. Hlegu: 9 January 2005.
With reference to Eina Sutta, mentioned: two kinds of debt; misery to be indebted; way of indebted to Dhamma; three characteristics of Saddha; two reasons of not performing Dana; five Micchariya; four Viriya; practising Satipatthana to be free from debt. http://goo.gl/EMCzhq
Malacara, Bhaddanta (Nyaungbintha Sayadaw). စိတ္ကိုဆုံးမ နိဗၺာန္ရ။ [Discipline Mind to Attain Nibbana]. Singapore: 7 May 2013.
Include: six facts for yogi to practise; two kinds of Khandha and eyes; thirteen consciousness to observe. http://goo.gl/ytwtQE
Vasitthabhivamsa, Ashin (Kyauktalone Sayadaw). တရားႏွင့္သာ ခ်မ္းသာ႐ွာ။ [Find Happiness Only With Dhamma]. 22 May 2006.
Explained: four types of human beings; Nibbana means; ability of Dhamma and finding happiness only with Dhamma. http://goo.gl/ryppYJ 
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