160 Is a City of Grandchildren Happiness?

160 Is a City of Grandchildren Happiness?

Have you ever heard about the lay disciple Visākhā? She was an amazing person. For one thing, she was the woman who was the biggest supporter of the Supreme Buddha and the Sangha. No one gave more than she did. But what’s really amazing is that she was a stream enterer. Not just that—she attained this first stage of enlightenment when she was only seven years old. That’s incredible, isn’t it. We shouldn’t think this Dhamma is only something that adults can understand. Even kids can get stages of enlightenment if they work hard to understand the Dhamma.

Now even though she was a stream enterer, she could still get sad sometimes. This is one of the differences between a stream enterer and an arahant like the Supreme Buddha. Stream enterers still have some attachment to things in their mind. And today we will learn about a time that Visākha was very sad because of this attachment. Fortunately, she was able to go to the Supreme Buddha and talk about the situation and he helped her overcome this sadness.


5:55 Sermon on the teachings to Visākha, Udana 8.8
16:12 Buddhanussati meditation. Read online, download a PDF or MP3.

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