154 Does Wishing Work?

154 Does Wishing Work?

Have you ever wished for something? Maybe wished for a special toy or game? Maybe you wished that you could go to a friend’s house to play. Maybe you wished that you could be good in sports. Maybe you wished that you would get good marks in school. We wish for things all the time. But does this wishing really work? Can we get what we want by just wishing for it? What do you think?

Today we will hear a conversation between the Supreme Buddha and the householder Anāthapiṇḍika where the Buddha talks about five things that people often wish for but can’t get from wishing. I want you to listen very carefully and memorize what the five things are. I also want you to pay attention to how the Supreme Buddha tells us we can actually get the things that people wish for.


6:25 Sermon on Sutta AN 5.43
11:25 Maha Kassapa Thera Paritta. Download a copy or read online.
20:54 Therigatha Verses

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