Straightening Harmful Misconception (Alagaddupama Sutta) Part 2

In case you haven’t seen part 1 of this sutta, click here.

Swaminwahansa moves to the next part of the Sutta where the Buddha teaches us deep Dhamma starting with the six grounds for views. A common reason as to why uneducated ordinary people (assutavā puthujjano) fall into confusion and sorrow and lament is brought up in the Sutta.

25:40—We are taught directly from the words of the Buddha how to do a particular type of insight meditation (Vipassanā meditation of the five aggregates of clinging). The result of contemplating like this is also taught in the Sutta. Bhante also reminds us how it’s important to learn and contemplate deep Dhamma in order to reach stages of enlightenment.

32:51—Bhante moves on to the Q&A session where a devotee asks about the meaning of “internal or external; coarse or fine; inferior or superior” in reference to the five aggregates of clinging. Then some questions on the extinguishment of consciousness (at arahantship), and the relationship between ‘Anatta’, ‘Sakkāya diṭṭhi’ and the notion of self are also asked.

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Index

9 Buddha Qualities, abandon suffering, aggregates~khanda, alcohol, alms round, anger, animal world, anuttaropurisadammasarati quality, araham quality, Aṅgulimāla Arahant, bad association, bhagava quality, body meditation, buddhanussati meditation, Buddhist etiquette, chanting, compassion, confidence~saddhā, contentment, courage, craving, Culla Kammavibhanga Sutta, cutupapatanana, death, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, dhammapada, Enlightenment, evil deeds, first noble truth, five precepts, Four Noble Truths, friendship, ghost world, giving~dāna, good actions, gratitude, greed, guided meditation, hatred, heaven, hell, iddhi, ignorance, impermanence~anicca, jataka, jealousy, karma, kavi, killing, life of Buddha, lokavidu quality, losing loved ones, loss, loving-kindness~mettā, lying, Maha Satipatthana Sutta, Mangala Sutta, marks of a great man, meditation, merit~puññā, Mihintale, mindfulness~sati, Mora Paritta, Mundane Right View, nibbāna, Noble Eightfold Path, noble truth of suffering, non-attachment, ordination, origin of suffering, parents, paritta, patience, pilgrimage, practice, precepts, psychic powers, pujas, punishment, Pāli, rains retreat, rare human birth, Ratana Sutta, Ratthapala Sutta, relics, respect, retreat, right speech, right view, sacred places, Sakka God, sammasambuddho quality, samsara, Sangha, Second Noble Truth, sense bases, sexual misconduct, sickness, similes, Sri Lanka, stress, Sāriputta Arahant, Taking advice, Therigatha, Third Noble Truth, uposatha, Venerable Maha Moggalana, Vesak, vijja, vijjacaranasampanno quality, virtue~sīla, wisdom, Work, worldly conditions, wrong view