192 Noble People Let Go of Desire for Everything, Araham Quality pt. 4

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Can you remember the three knowledges we learned in the last episode? The three things that the Supreme Buddha was able to see and understand on the night of his enlightenment? The first one was the ability to remember his past lives. Not just one or two, many thousands and thousands of lives. And not just a little bit about those lives, but everything in detail. How about the second knowledge? It had to do with other people… It was the ability to see exactly how and why specific living beings are reborn according to the good and bad actions they do. And the third? He was able to see that his own mind had become purified of all defilement and that he had attained enlightenment. That means that he no longer had greed, hatred, or delusion in his mind. We’ll learn more about that quality of his mind today, and how we can benefit from having the same kind of mind.

Contents

6:04 Sermon
14:18 Angulimala Paritta. Download a PDF or read online.
19:06 Metta Bhavana: Loving Kindness Meditation Download PDF or MP3.

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190 Drunk on Food. Araham Quality pt. 3

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190 Drunk on Food. Araham Quality pt. 3
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Today we will learn more about the Arahaṁ quality of the Supreme Buddha. Do you remember the story we learned about the monks being happy with the food given to horses? Well, there’s more to the story and we will learn that today. If you haven’t listened to that episode, you may want to go back and listen to it first. (187 Happy without the Defilements. Araham Quality pt. 2)

Dhammapada Verse

83. Noble people let go of desire for everything. They do not speak deceptively in order to gain pleasures and desires. Touched by happiness or unhappiness, the wise show no elation or depression.

Contents

5:28 Sermon

15:47 Buddhanussati meditation. Read online, download a PDF or MP3.

Reading

  • Dhammapada: What Does the Buddha Really Teach. Get a copy of the print book or read online for free.

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187 Happy without the Defilements. Araham Quality pt. 2

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Today we’ll learn more about the arahaṁ quality of the Supreme Buddha. I should also mention that usually when we see the word arahaṁ written, it will end with the letter “m” with a dot over it. You may have also seen it in the phrase “Buddhaṁ saranaṁ gacchāmi. In languages like Pāli, this was a special letter that usually came at the end of words, so we use the m with a dot. But it’s pronounced like an ng sound like at the end of the word “sing.” But more important than pronunciation is the meaning. And that’s what we are going to learn today.

Contents

6:08 Sermon
16:41 Maha Mangala Sutta. Read online or download a pdf.

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185 The Buddha’s Mind Is Undefiled. Araham Quality pt. 1

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185 The Buddha’s Mind Is Undefiled. Araham Quality pt. 1
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Today we are going to learn about the meaning of the word arahaṁ. I know you’ve said this word maybe even 100 times before. It’s one of the qualities of the Supreme Buddha we recite in the Itipiso gatha. And to understand the meaning of arahaṁ, we are going to learn how the Supreme Buddha was undefiled. Have you heard the word defilement before? In general we can say that a defilement is anything that pollutes or makes something dirty. It’s a fancy word, so we usually use it to talk about our minds. In our minds, things like greed, hatred, jealousy, pride, and anger are all different kinds of defilements. In the sermon, we’ll hear an example of how the Supreme Buddha’s mind was completely free from defilements.

Contents

5:46 Sermon

20:02 Angulimala Paritta. Download a PDF or read online.
24:24 Thag 5.3 Girimananda Arahant

Reading

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83 The Buddha Lived Happily, Araham Quality, pt. 5

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On today’s program, we’ll learn a little more about the Supreme Buddha’s Araham quality. The mind of an ordinary person goes up and down when things in life go good and bad. Not so for someone with the quality of araham, or an arahant.

Contents:
5:19 Buddhanussati Meditation, meditation on the qualities of the Buddha
14:13 Sermon

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