DUKKHA MEETS OVERFLOWING MERIT by Brad Hunter

Overflowing Merit Abhisanda Sutta AN 8.39 Eight streams of merit, consisting in going for refuge and five kinds of gifts. These are abounding resources to aid the reducing, fading, and ending of Dukkha, suffering, and rebirth. “Monastics, there are these eight kinds of overflowing merit, overflowing goodness. They nurture happiness and are conducive to heaven,Continue reading “DUKKHA MEETS OVERFLOWING MERIT by Brad Hunter”

IGNORANCE (AVIJJA) & DUKKHA Facing the fear of knowing Dukkha By Upāsaka Steve Lin

“And what is ignorance, what is the origin of ignorance, what is the cessation of ignorance, what is the way leading to the cessation of ignorance?” “Not knowing about dukkha, not knowing about the origin of dukkha, not knowing about the cessation of dukkha, not knowing about the way leading to the cessation of dukkhaContinue reading “IGNORANCE (AVIJJA) & DUKKHA Facing the fear of knowing Dukkha By Upāsaka Steve Lin”

Progress in awakening & release from Dukkha must eventually include seclusion & solitude. By Upāsaka Steve Lin

“If wanderers who follow other paths were to ask you: ‘But what reasons and evidence do you have regarding those venerables that justifies saying, “Clearly those venerables are free of greed, hate, and delusion, or practicing to be free of them”?’ You should answer them: ‘It’s because those venerables frequent remote lodgings in the wildernessContinue reading “Progress in awakening & release from Dukkha must eventually include seclusion & solitude. By Upāsaka Steve Lin”

DHAMMA TALK with Path Press (Hillside Hermitage)

“SOLITUDE ISN’T OPTIONAL” By Nyanamoli Thero Nagaravindeyya Sutta MN 150 “If wanderers who follow other paths were to ask you: ‘But what reasons and evidence do you have regarding those venerables that justifies saying, “Clearly those venerables are free of greed, hate, and delusion, or practicing to be free of them”?’ “You should answer them:Continue reading “DHAMMA TALK with Path Press (Hillside Hermitage)”

USE PROTECTION TO PREVENT DUKKHA by Upāsaka Steve Lin

The Peak of the Roof Kuta Sutta (AN 3:110)Gain protection from the three forms of kamma. “Then Anāthapiṇḍika the householder went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed to him, sat to one side. “As he was sitting there, the Blessed One said to him: ‘Householder, when the mind is unprotected, bodily actionsContinue reading “USE PROTECTION TO PREVENT DUKKHA by Upāsaka Steve Lin”

“… the Realized One “WOKE UP”

(awakened/enlightened) by understanding the middle way, which gives vision and knowledge, and leads to peace, direct knowledge, awakening, and extinguishment. “And what is that middle way? It is simply this noble eightfold path, that is: right view, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right immersion. This is thatContinue reading ““… the Realized One “WOKE UP””

THE NOBLE TRUTH OF DUKKHA

 Rolling Forth the Wheel of DhammaDhammacakkappavattana Sutta SN 56.11 ”Now this is the noble truth of suffering.  Rebirth is suffering; old age is suffering; illness is suffering; death is suffering; association with the disliked is suffering; separation from the liked is suffering; not getting what you wish for is suffering.  In brief, the five grasping aggregates are suffering. FULL SUTTA https://suttacentral.net/sn56.11/en/sujato