191 The Buddha Knows Three Important Things

191 The Buddha Knows Three Important Things
Monks in the Morning

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Have you heard about the night of the Supreme Buddha’s enlightenment? You probably remember that it happened on a Vesak full moon. And that he sat next to the river Neranjara. You may even remember that Māra tried to stop him from attaining enlightenment. But can you remember the three special things that he gained in his mind that night? We’ll learn about those three things in the sermon today. We’ll even learn the Pali words for these three things. If you can’t quite catch them in the sermon, click on the shownotes link to see them written out clearly.

The Three Knowledges

  • pubbenivāsānussati ñāṇa: The knowledge of previous lives
  • cutūpapāta ñāṇa: The knowledge of the arising and passing away according to their kamma
  • āsavakkhaya ñāṇa: The knowledge of the destruction of the taints and becoming enlightened.


5:43 Sermon
13:04 Lokavabodha Sutta. Download a PDF or read online.
23:30 Verses of Arahant Vaḍḍha. Read them online!

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