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Snp 2.1 Ratana Sutta: Jewels Discourse

This sutta was given by the Supreme Buddha when there was a great famine and infestation of dangerous non-human beings in Vesali. Still we chant this sutta for protection today.

AN 5.31 With Princess Sumanā

Learn about the power that giving has in our life, whether we are born the human world, in the heavenly world, or if we become a monk.

AN 7.67 Nagaropama Sutta, The Simile of the Citadel

“Mendicants, when a king’s frontier citadel is well provided with seven essentials and gets four kinds of sustenance when needed, without trouble or difficulty, it is then called a king’s frontier citadel that cannot be overrun by external foes and enemies. With what seven essentials is a citadel well provided? Firstly, a citadel has a pillar…

AN 5:57 Themes

The Buddha gave us a set of five recollections for everyone to practice. He teaches us the benefit that comes from this recollection, and he explains how it leads directly to Nibbana. “Bhikkhus, there are these five themes that should often be reflected upon by a woman or a man, by a householder or one gone…


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