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These are the latest Dhamma Talks given mainly in the Amaravati Temple during the Wan Phras (moon/observance days). These talks include those given during the Winter Retreat, Rains / Vassa retreat and the rest of the year. A complete audio library can be found on https://www.amaravati.org
 
Mindfulness Dhamma teaching in English, translated from Dhamma Talks or books by Luangpor Pramote Pamojjo, Wat Suansantidham, Thailand.
 
Dhamma Talks given at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.
 
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Dhamma teachings from the tradition of Ajahn Brahm and the Western Australian Buddhist Sangha for those looking for something deeper.
 
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Subha Sutta The Buddha answers a young brahmin’s questions, mostly showing some distinctions between his teachings and those of the brahmins.
 
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Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta This is the most important discourse by the Buddha on the training of mindfulness meditation, with particular attention given to developing insight. The Buddha begins by declaring that the four foundations of mindfulness are the direct path leading to the realization of Nibbāna. He then gives detailed instructions on the four foundations: the contemplation of the body, feelings, mind, and mind objects.
 
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Mahā-Assapura Sutta This is another discourse where the Buddha lists what a bhikkhu should do to undertake the training as a recluse (as in MN53 and MN107).
 
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Cūḷasaccaka Sutta This is a good story where Saccaka, a Nigaṇṭha’s son who considered himself an unexcelled debater, tries to take on the Buddha, who then turns Saccaka’s assertions upside­down. He demonstrates to Saccaka that the five aggregates are not­self because one can gain no mastery over them.
 
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Jivaka Sutta This is the discourse in which the Buddha lays down his rules for eating meat. He clearly states that what makes food permissible and blameless has to do with the attitude with which the food is eaten, rather than the food itself, in this case, meat.
 
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Bhayabherava Sutta The Buddha explains to a brahmin what is needed to practice alone in the jungle without fear and dread, beginning with overcoming the five hindrances. He then goes on to describe his own experience of conquering fear when striving for enlightenment. He entered into the four jhānas and on three watches of the night attained the three knowledges: the recollection of his past lives, the passing away and reappearance of beings (according to their actions), and the Four Noble T ...
 
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Mahārāhulovāda Sutta The Buddha advises Ven. Rāhula to practice a variety of meditations: on the emptiness of the five aggregates, on the five elements, on the four brahmavihāras, on foulness, on impermanence, and on mindfulness of breathing.
 
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Sekha Sutta Ven. Ānanda gives a discourse at the Buddha’s request on the fifteen factors involved in higher training for a disciple who has entered upon the way.
 
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Kīṭāgiri Sutta While admonishing two monks, the Buddha asks them if they have ever known him to give teachings that did not make wholesome states increase, and unwholesome state decrease. He also tells them of the seven kinds of noble persons in the world.
 
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Sunakkhatta Sutta The Buddha discusses with Sunakkhatta the problem of someone overestimating his or her level of attainment. He is basically saying that if one really knows the cause of bondage (which is craving), then one would not do things that arouse one’s mind toward any object of attachment. There are those who say they are intent only on Nibbāna but their actions are not congruent with their statement. This is a very good basic prescription from the Surgeon (the Buddha), which is ess ...
 
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Bahudhātukka Sutta The Buddha expounds in detail the elements, the six sense bases, dependent origination, and the kinds of situations that are possible and impossible in the world (for one who has right view).
 
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Mahādukkhakkhandha Sutta The Buddha explains what is the gratification and danger of, and escape from, sensual pleasures. He explains the danger of sense pleasures, ascribing the cause of the mass of suffering as clinging to sense pleasures. He also explains the gratification and danger of, and escape from, material form and feeling.
 
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Cūḷahatthipadopama Sutta The Buddha uses the simile of the elephant’s footprint to show how one must not come to a conclusion too hastily about the certainty of whether one is fully enlightened. This applies to whether the Dharma is well proclaimed by the Buddha and whether the Sangha is practicing the good way.
 
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Mahāsāropama Sutta The Buddha uses the simile of a great tree possessed of heartwood, sapwood, inner bark and outer bark, twigs and leaves, to point out how the holy life is not for gain, honor and renown; virtue; the attainment of concentration; nor for knowledge and vision. It is for the unshakable deliverance of the mind.
 
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Bahuvedanīya Sutta The Buddha clears up the question of why someone may be confused as to how many kinds of feeling there are, for he has presented many different lists. This discourse also describes the progressive pleasure one attains from the eight meditative attainments, and from the attainment of cessation.
 
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Tevijjavacchagotta Sutta In this short conversation between the Buddha and Vacchagotta, the Buddha denies possessing complete knowledge of everything at all times and in all states. He says the correct description of him would be that he possesses the Threefold Knowledge: recollection of his past lives, ability to see the lives of others, and true deliverance of mind by wisdom.
 
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Dhammacetiya Sutta King Pasenadi offers ten reasons why he shows such deep veneration to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
 
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Āneñjasappāya Sutta The Buddha explains the approaches to various levels of higher meditative states culminating in Nibbāna. He points out how one can get caught in clinging at any of these levels. The imperturbable refers to the 4th jhāna and the 1st two immaterial states.
 
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Sammādiṭṭhi Sutta This comprehensive discourse is given by Ven. Sāriputta. He begins by defining what is wholesome and the root of the wholesome, and what is unwholesome and the root of the unwholesome. Using the format of the Four Noble Truths (understanding the object, the origin of the object, the cessation of the object, and the way leading to the cessation of the object), he goes through nutriment, the Four Noble Truths, and all twelve factors of dependent origination.
 
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Mahāhatthipadopama Sutta This is an important discourse that is involved, yet clear and precise. Ven. Sāriputta begins with a statement about the Four Noble Truths and proceeds to explain the impersonal (not-self) aspect of each of the four elements (earth, water, fire and air), showing how they relate to the five aggregates affected by clinging.
 
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Laṭukikopama Sutta The Buddha gives a teaching to Ven. Udāyin on the importance of abandoning every fetter, no matter how trivial it may seem, including any attachment to the eight meditative attainments. Included are some good similes on how the situation itself is not what determines whether something is binding or not, but how one views it.
 
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Gaṇakamoggallāna Sutta Gaṇaka Moggallāna asks the Buddha to describe the gradual training in this Dharma and Discipline. Then the Buddha gives a good simile on why some disciples reach the goal and some do not.
 
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Sappurisa Sutta The Buddha distinguishes the character of an "untrue man" and a "true man".
 
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Sabbāsava Sutta The Buddha teaches the bhikkhus seven methods to restrain and eventually destroy all the taints (āsavas).
 
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Vitakkasaṇṭhāna Sutta Five methods of removing distracting thoughts are presented, but the last four may have been added by Brahmins some time after the time of the Buddha.
 
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Kakacūpama Sutta This discourse is a challenging and relevant training on how to develop compassion, lovingkindness, equanimity and patience even when we are physically attacked or fatally wounded by someone.
 
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Cūḷavedalla Sutta This discourse is a discussion between bhikkhuni Dhammadinnā and her former husband, the lay follower Visākha. It includes many excellent points on identity, feelings (vedanā), cessation and Nibbāna.
 
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Māgandiya Sutta In conversation with the hedonist Māgandiya, the Buddha explains the dangers of clinging to sense pleasures when there is something far superior to delight in. The Buddha uses many similes to demonstrate his points. In the end, Māgandiya becomes one of the arahants.
 
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Mahāsakuludāyi Sutta This is a long discourse given to a group of well known wanderers. It reviews the Buddha’s whole progression of teachings, providing information that is repeated throughout the discourses. The Buddha gives five reasons for why he is venerated and honored.
 
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Brahmāyu Sutta This is the story of a very old and famous brahmin who sends a student to the Buddha to verify that he has indeed the 32 marks of a Great Man. They are all listed here. In the end, the brahmin becomes his disciple.
 
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Canki Sutta The Buddha shows the difference between preserving the truth (out of faith), discovering the truth (out of direct experience through practice), and the arrival at truth.
 
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Chabbisodhana Sutta If someone claims to have attained final knowledge, the Buddha expounds on how that person should be questioned, and on what the nature of his or her answer should be. The discourse includes an indepth description of the Buddha’s liberated mind, thereby showing every possible way that clinging can arise and be extinguished.
 
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Sevitabbāsevitabba Sutta Ven. Sāriputta fills in the details of the Buddha’s outline on what should be cultivated and what should not. This discourse is quite specific and is a supplement to MN-9 and MN-41.
 
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Mahāsīhanādada Sutta In this discourse, the Buddha talks about his many superior qualities, including a list of ten powers of the Tathāgata and many other lists that show explicitly how spiritually advanced he is. Of particular interest is his description of the time he practiced austerities.
 
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Madhupiṇḍika Sutta This is an important discourse on papañca. Papañca is the proliferation and projection of mind that emerges from the process of cognition, and gives rise to perceptions and notions that overwhelm and victimize a person. After the Buddha has finished speaking, Ven. Mahā Kaccāna gives the detailed meaning.
 
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Dvedhāvitakka Sutta The Buddha divides thought into two classes: thoughts of sensual desire, ill will and cruelty; and thoughts of renunciation, non-ill will (mettā) and noncruelty (karuṇā). This discourse states simply that unwholesome thought bring about unhappiness, and wholesome thoughts bring about happiness. Unwholesome thoughts can be replaced by wholesome thoughts (and, even better, a quiet, collected mind). Knowing this, we can bring about happiness and freedom from pain.
 
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Ariyapariyesanā Sutta The Buddha gives the bhikkhus a long account of his own quest for enlightenment from the time of his life in the palace through to his transmission of the Dharma to his first five disciples.
 
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Cūḷasāropama Sutta Using the simile of a great tree possessed of heartwood, sapwood, inner bark and outer bark, twigs and leaves, the Buddha points out how the holy life is not for gain, honor and renown, nor simply for the attainment of virtue, nor the attainment of collectedness, nor for knowledge and vision. It is for the unshakable deliverance of the mind. This is the goal of this holy life, its heartwood, and its end.
 
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Mahāsaccaka Sutta This is another dialogue with Saccaka. This time the Buddha describes what it means when an arisen pleasant feeling does not invade one’s mind and remain because the body is developed, and arisen painful feeling does not invade one’s mind and remain because the mind is developed. He gives another account of his experiences before his enlightenment (compare with MN 26).
 
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Mahātaṇhāsankhaya Sutta This is an important discourse on dependent origination and the destruction of craving. After reprimanding the bhikkhu Sāti about the view he was proclaiming, that the same consciousness runs through the round of rebirths, the Buddha explains from every angle the correct way to view dependent origination, showing how all phenomena of existence arise and cease through conditions.
 
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Mahādhammasamādāna Sutta Here the Buddha clearly and simply states the truth of cause and effect. He shows how we can bring about our own transformation by applying wisdom to the way we undertake things. An ignorant person does not know what things should and should not be cultivated and followed. A wise person knows what things should and should not be cultivated and followed. Examples are given for each.
 
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Vīmaṃsaka Sutta The Buddha invites the bhikkhus to make an investigation of himself (the Buddha) in order to find out whether or not he is fully enlightened. He gives them a list of criteria to review.
 
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This podcast is for sharing the Buddhist Teaching to ones who needs to start their life with the way of life in Buddhism. All audios and scripts are in Khmer.
 
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Kosambiya Sutta When the bhikkhus at Kosambī are engaged in a dispute, the Buddha teaches them six qualities that create love and unity. Of the last and "highest" quality, right view, he teaches seven more qualities that will, if practiced, lead one to the complete destruction of suffering. These are also called the seven knowledges attained by a stream enterer.
 
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Mahāpuṇṇama Sutta In a large gathering of disciples, one who is a teacher of many students asks the Buddha questions in the hope that it will help to refine his students’ understanding of not-self, primarily by exploring the emptiness of the five aggregates.
 
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