213 Giving to the Maha Sangha

Monks in the Morning from Colombo Dhamma Friends
Monks in the Morning from Colombo Dhamma Friends
213 Giving to the Maha Sangha

Sometimes people wonder about whom we should give gifts to. Once King Pasenadi asked the Supreme Buddha whom he should give gifts to. The Buddha told him to give wherever made him happy. Then King Pasenadi asked him where gifts should be given so they produce the greatest results. In the sermon today, we are going to learn about the difference between giving to an ordinary beggar and giving to the Mahā Saṅgha.


4:24 Sermon
13:59 Buddhanussati verses Meditation. Read online or Download PDF.

Five Precepts in Pali

  1. Pāṇātipātā veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. I observe the precept of abstaining from killing living beings.
  2. Adinnādānā veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. I observe the precept of abstaining from stealing.
  3. Kāmesu micchācārā veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. I observe the precept of abstaining from sexual misconduct.
  4. Musā‧vādā veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. I observe the precept of abstaining from telling lies.
  5. Surā‧meraya‧majja‧pamādaṭṭhānā veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. I observe the precept of abstaining from using intoxicating drinks and drugs.

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