153 Giving without Stopping: Visayha Jataka part 2

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Colombo Dhamma Friends
153 Giving without Stopping: Visayha Jataka part 2
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In the last episode we started to learn about a previous life of the Supreme Buddha when he was named Visahya. If you haven’t listened to that episode, you should go back and listen to it now. But just to refresh our memory, the Bodhisatta was practicing giving so much that god Sakka noticed. God Sakka became worried that the Bodhisatta would take over his position of lord of the gods because he was working so hard to practice generosity. So God Sakka took away all of the Bodhisatta’s possessions. But remember, the Bodhisatta still didn’t stop giving. Today we’ll learn what happened at the end of the story.

Contents

5:38 Sermon
12:59 Buddhanussati meditation. Read online, download a PDF or MP3.

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Index

9 Buddha Qualities, abandon suffering, 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, 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