Buddhism for Lasting Happiness

A True Investment Part – 3

In the final part of the Nidhikhanda Sutta we learn about the value of parents and the great power of good deeds.

Watch: A True Investment – Part 2

When investing in good actions, we need to know a little bit about how they work. In this episode, we learn about how our actions are our only true possession. To illustrate this part of the Nidhikhanda Sutta, we will learn a very beautiful Dhammapada verse.

Watch: Light of Life

When people do not know what dark and light is, they head to darkness and avoid the happiness of light. This wonderful teaching was delivered by the Buddha to a King in The kingdom of Kosalans, India.

Watch: Hunter’s escape

See the refuge and the protection of meeting monks and associating with kalyana mittas, spiritual friends. This hunter avoided unimaginable suffering and got to experience the bliss of Nibbana, only because of meeting monks.

Watch: A True Investment – Part 1

The Buddha understood exactly how we should invest our time and material resources to ensure happiness both in this life and future lives.

Watch: Study Your Mind

Do we really know what we should be concerned about in life? And does that protect us, or cause us more trouble? The Buddha teaches us that developing strength of mind is the most important thing to ensure our happiness.

Compassionate Almsround

Lay people offer dana out of compassion for monks. But did you know that monks also accept dana with compassion. Although he was a very powerful, senior monk, Arahant Maha Kassapa went out of his way to accept alms from the lowest in society who needed merit the most.

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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, 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, jealousy, karma, kavi, 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, 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, retreat, right speech, right view, Sakka God, sammasambuddho quality, samsara, Sangha, Second Noble Truth, 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