THE DAILY CUSHION

 DIGHA NIKAYA 9 “LETTING GO OF DOUBTS & VIEWS” by Sumith Siriwardana “Potthapada—having other views, other practices, other satisfactions, other aims, other teachers—it’s hard for you to know whether perception is a person’s self or if perception is one thing and self another.” “ Well then , lord, if—having other views, other practices, other satisfactions, otherContinue reading “THE DAILY CUSHION”

THE DAILY CUSHION

 DIGHA NIKAYA 8 – The Longer Discourse on the Lion’s Roar “Marks of ‘The Lions Roar’ of The Buddha” by Steve Lin  “What should be said is this:  ‘The ascetic Gotama roars his lion’s roar;  he roars it in an assembly; he roars it boldly; they question him; he answers their questions; his answers are satisfactory; they think him worth listeningContinue reading “THE DAILY CUSHION”

THE DAILY CUSHION

 DIGHA NIKAYA 7 – With Jāliya Sutta “KNOWING & SEEING BEYOND ‘BODY & SOUL’ VIEWS” by Steve Lin “So I have heard. At one time the Buddha was staying near Kosambi, in Ghosita’s Monastery.Now at that time two renunciates—the wanderer Muṇḍiya and Jāliya the pupil of Dārupattika—came to the Buddha and exchanged greetings with him. WhenContinue reading “THE DAILY CUSHION”

The Daily Cushion

 DIGHA NIKAYA 6 THE FINER THINGS ONE LEARNS UNDER TEACHING OF THE BUDDHA By Steve Lin “Surely the mendicants (Bhikkhus) must live the spiritual life under the Buddha for the sake of realizing such a (type) development of immersion?” “No, Mahāli, the mendicants (bhikkhus) don’t live the spiritual life under me for the sake of realizingContinue reading “The Daily Cushion”

The Daily Cushion

 The Digh Nikaya 5 “Sotapañña: Marks of Stream-Entry for Enlightenment” by Steve Lin  “And when he (The Buddha) knew that Kūṭadanta’s mind was…  … ready, pliable, rid of hindrances, joyful, and confident he explained the special teaching of the Buddhas: suffering, its origin, its cessation, and the path.  Just as a clean cloth rid of stainsContinue reading “The Daily Cushion”

The Daily Cushion

 DIGHA NIKAYA 3 “Each Person Has Different Readiness to Hear the Dhamma” by Brad Hunter  “… when the Buddha knew that Pokkharasāti’s mind was ready, pliable, rid of hindrances, joyful, and confident he explained the special teaching of the Buddhas: suffering, its origin, its cessation, and the path.  Just as a clean cloth rid of stainsContinue reading “The Daily Cushion”

The Daily Cushion

DIGHA NIKAYA 2 “Samādhi Concentration Helps End the Defilements” by Sumith Siriwardana “In the same way, when their mind has become immersed in samādhi like this—purified, bright, flawless, rid of corruptions, pliable, workable, steady, and imperturbable—they extend it and project it toward knowledge of the ending of defilements. This too, great king, is a fruit ofContinue reading “The Daily Cushion”