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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”
“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”