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Paticca Samuppada Samudayo and Nirodho, Arising and Cessation of Causality
The Supreme Buddha teaches about the arising and cessation of this whole mass of suffering.
This powerful Declaration of Truth was taught by our Supreme Buddha to Arahant Aṅgulimāla to bless a pregnant mother who was in extreme pain, unable to deliver her baby.
AN 5:235 Anukampa, A Monk with Compassion
Learn the five ways a monk can practice compassion towards lay people. “Monks, a resident monk with five qualities shows compassion to the lay people. What five? They encourage them in higher ethics. They equip them to see the truth of the teachings. When they are sick, they go to them and prompt their mindfulness,…
AN 5:50 Sokasallaharana Sutta, Pulling Out the Dart of Sorrow
How does a wise person experience death? At one time Venerable Nārada was staying at Pāṭaliputta, in the Chicken Monastery. Now at that time King Muṇḍa’s dear and beloved Queen Bhaddā had just passed away. And since that time, the king did not bathe, anoint himself, eat his meals, or apply himself to his work….
AN 9:2 With Meghiya
What should we do to prepare the mind for wisdom? At one time the Buddha was staying near Cālikā, on the Cālikā mountain. Now, at that time Venerable Meghiya was the Buddha’s attendant. Then Venerable Meghiya went up to the Buddha, bowed, stood to one side, and said to him, “Sir, I’d like to enter…
SN 2:10 Suriya Paritta, Discourse Given to the Sun Deity
The Sun deity, who has gone for refuge to the Supreme Buddha, was saved from being swallowed by Rāhu the Asura, due to his unshakable confidence in the Supreme Buddha.
SN 2:9 Canda Paritta, Discourse Given to the Moon Deity
The Moon deity, who has gone for refuge to the Supreme Buddha, was saved from being swallowed by Rāhu the Asura, due to his unshakable confidence in the Supreme Buddha.
SN 46:14 Maha Kassapatthera Bojjhanga Sutta, Discourse on Enlightenment Factors Preached to Arahant Kassapa
The Supreme Buddha recites the Enlightenment Factors to Arahant Mahā Kassapa to help him overcome illness.
AN 4:68 Khandha Paritta, Loving Kindness towards Royal Tribes of Snakes
The Supreme Buddha teaches us how to practice loving-kindness towards all living beings and get protection against creeping creatures.
Ja 159 Mora Paritta, The Bodhisatta-Peacock’s Prayer for Protection
The verses of protection chanted by Bodhisatta-Peacock which protected him from all dangers.
MN 12 The Similes of the Five Destinations and Nibbana
The following similes that explain the Supreme Buddha’s lokavidū quality are found in the Maha Siha Nada sutta. You can read the whole sutta here. There are these five destinations. What five? Hell, the animal realm, the ghost realm, humanity, and the gods. I understand hell, and the path and practice that leads to hell….
SN 56:31 Simsapa Forest
How can we understand the vast knowledge of a Supreme Buddha? Of that vast knowledge, what did he share with us? At one time the Buddha was staying near Kosambī in a siṁsapā forest. Then the Buddha picked up a few siṁsapā leaves in his hand and addressed the mendicants: “What do you think, mendicants?…