AN 3.61 Titthayatana Sutta: The Irrefutable Teaching | Part 2

In case you haven’t seen part 1 of this sutta, click here.

We are taught the next part of the Sutta, where the Supreme Buddha introduces us to the Dhamma that is irrefutable and uncorrupted and can only be realised by the Supreme Buddha. The Earth element is explained in this video (which is one of the six elements).
Later, a lay follower brings up the topic of how morality decreases with time (reduction in the human lifespan) which begins an interesting discussion and a reminder to all of us that even the human world is not a safe place to be reborn in in the future to come. Refer to the Cakkavattisutta for more details on the period of decline and growth for humans.
Also, another devotee requests Bhante to confirm if merit can be truly shared with Deities, to which Bhante points out the exact Sutta (in the Mahāparinibbānasutta) where the Supreme Buddha advises us to do so. Later, an interesting question is asked about the order that someone must follow when starting to read Suttas.

To watch the next part of this sutta, click here.

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Index

9 Buddha Qualities, abandon suffering, alcohol, alms round, anger, animal world, anuttaropurisadammasarati quality, araham quality, Aṅgulimāla Arahant, bad association, bhagava quality, body meditation, buddhanussati meditation, Buddhist etiquette, chanting, compassion, confidence~saddhā, contentment, courage, craving, Culla Kammavibhanga Sutta, cutupapatanana, death, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, dhammapada, Enlightenment, evil deeds, first noble truth, five precepts, Four Noble Truths, friendship, ghost world, giving~dāna, good actions, gratitude, greed, guided meditation, hatred, heaven, hell, iddhi, ignorance, impermanence~anicca, intoxicants, jataka, jathakastories, jealousy, karma, kavi, killing, life of Buddha, lokavidu quality, losing loved ones, loss, loving-kindness~mettā, lying, Maha Satipatthana Sutta, Mangala Sutta, marks of a great man, meditation, merit~puññā, Mihintale, mindfulness~sati, Mora Paritta, Mundane Right View, nibbāna, Noble Eightfold Path, noble truth of suffering, non-attachment, ordination, origin of suffering, parents, paritta, patience, pilgrimage, practice, precepts, psychic powers, pujas, punishment, Pāli, rains retreat, rare human birth, Ratana Sutta, Ratthapala Sutta, relics, respect, retreat, right speech, right view, sacred places, Sakka God, sammasambuddho quality, samsara, Sangha, Second Noble Truth, sexual misconduct, sickness, similes, Sri Lanka, stress, Sāriputta Arahant, Taking advice, Therigatha, Third Noble Truth, uposatha, Venerable Maha Moggalana, Vesak, vijja, vijjacaranasampanno quality, virtue~sīla, wisdom, Work, worldly conditions, wrong view