131 Associate with the Wise: Mangala Sutta Part 1

131 Associate with the Wise: Mangala Sutta Part 1
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We should always remember that even just by coming together for this programme, we are following the Supreme Buddha’s instructions. Have you thought about that? When we listen to these teachings together we are associating with wise people. Who are the wise people? Well the most important wise person is of course the Supreme Buddha himself. When we listen to his teachings, then we are associating with him in a way. And when we learn about the great arahant disciples, we are also associating with them.

Today we’ll start to learn about the Mahmangala sutta. And one of the blessings we’ll learn about is this very blessing of associating with the wise. I know that most of you are really familiar with the Maha Mangala sutta, but starting today we’ll get to think very deeply about it.

We’ll also associate with some enlightened nuns and find out how they attained enlightenment by also associating with enlightened nuns.

Contents

6:07 Sermon on Mahamangala sutta.
14:54 Verses of 500 Arahant Nuns from the Therigatha
17:10 Mittānisansa Sutta. Download a copy or read online.

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133 Does It Matter Where We Live? Mangala Sutta Part 2

133 Does It Matter Where We Live? Mangala Sutta Part 2
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If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes on the Maha Mangala Sutta, you might like to start at the beginning of the series. Click here. But you don’t have to!

Today we’ll learn more details about the Maha Mangala sutta. Do you remember what Mangala means? It means blessings. That’s really just a fancy word for things that are good for us. Today we’ll learn four more things that are good for us.

Contents

5:07 Sermon on Mahamangala sutta.
13:19 Chanting Maha Mangala Sutta. Read online or download a pdf.

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135 Words We Like to Hear: Mangala Sutta Part 3

135 Words We Like to Hear: Mangala Sutta Part 3
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If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes on the Maha Mangala Sutta, you might like to start at the beginning of the series. Click here. But you don’t have to!

Today we’ll learn three more blessings from the Mangala sutta. We’ll also create blessings by practicing loving-kindness meditation.

Contents

6:41 Sermon on Mahamangala sutta.
15:12 Metta Bhavana: Loving Kindness Meditation Download PDF or MP3.

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  • Mahamevnawa Pali-English Paritta Chanting Book. Print Book.

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136 To Support Mother and Father: Mangala Sutta part 4

136 To Support Mother and Father: Mangala Sutta part 4
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You know, the Supreme Buddha taught us that we can consider him to be the best kalyanamitta of all, because he is the one who discovered and taught us the Four Noble Truths. Another kalyanamitta who is very important to us is our parents. Because they are our very first teachers and they teach us about the world. For many of us, they are the ones who first taught us about the Supreme Buddha’s Dhamma. They may even be helping you to listen to this programme right now.

Today we’ll learn more from the Maha Mangala sutta. And one of the blessings we’ll learn is the blessing of supporting our mother and father. So as we listen to the sermon, I want you to think specifically about ways you can help support your mother and father.

Contents

6:00 Sermon on Mahamangala sutta.
15:07 Peta Vatthu 14 Sariputta Bhante’s Mother
18:47 Mora Paritta. Read online or download a pdf.

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139 The Blessing of Giving in a Proper Way: Mangala Sutta part 5

139 The Blessing of Giving in a Proper Way: Mangala Sutta part 5
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Today we are going to learn about the blessing of being generous and the things we need to do to practice generosity in the best way. We’ll learn about five things we need to remember when we are giving things to others that will help us bring the most blessings and happiness into our lives. They’re so important you may even want to write them down. You might find it helpful to get a blank notebook and write down the things you learn on each show. Not because there will be a test, but because it’s important to remember and actually try and follow the advice we learn from the Supreme Buddha.

If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes on the Maha Mangala Sutta, you might like to start at the beginning of the series. Click here. But you don’t have to!

Contents

6:18 Sermon on Mahamangala sutta.
15:23 Buddhanussati meditation. Read online, download a PDF or MP3.

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176 Like Dirt Under a Fingernail, Mangala Sutta part 6

176 Like Dirt Under a Fingernail, Mangala Sutta part 6
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Today we are going to learn about a very important word. In Pali, the word is dhammacariyā. Can you recognize any part of that word? Dhamma-cariyā You probably know the first part: Dhamma. The second part means action or conduct. So dhammacariyā means action that matches the Dhamma. In English we can say “righteous conduct.” This is one of the blessings we get in the Maha Mangala sutta.

If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes on the Maha Mangala Sutta, you might like to start at the beginning of the series. Click here. But you don’t have to!

Contents

5:25 Sermon on the Mangala Sutta
18:39 Metta Bhavana: Loving Kindness Meditation Download PDF or MP3.

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179 True Help for Relatives, Mangala Sutta part 7

179 True Help for Relatives, Mangala Sutta part 7
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Have you ever helped your family before? I’m sure you have. Maybe you’ve given them gifts, or you took care of them when they were sick. Or maybe you have helped them with things around the house. All of these are great ways to help our relatives. But do these things help them in their next lives? No, not really. So today we’ll learn ways that we can help our relatives in this life and future lives as well.

If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes on the Maha Mangala Sutta, you might like to start at the beginning of the series. Click here. But you don’t have to!

Contents

5:17 Sermon on AN 9.5 Powers
18:47 Buddhanussati meditation. Read online, download a PDF or MP3.

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181 Victory through Blameless Actions, Mangala Sutta part 8

181 Victory through Blameless Actions, Mangala Sutta part 8
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So, tell me. Should we care what other people think of us? Should we care about being blamed by other people? This isn’t a simple question, is it? But the Buddha knew how to answer it. He said that we should care about what wise people think about us. We should care if wise people blame the actions that we do. Because when foolish people praise or blame us, it doesn’t really mean anything. Maybe a foolish person blames us for doing something good and praises us for doing something bad. But we should really care about what wise people would think about our actions. Today we are going to learn another blessing from the Mangala Sutta, the blessing of blameless deeds.

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Contents

5:59 Sermon on the Mangala Sutta
15:36 Aham Avero Homi: Loving-Kindness Chanting. Read online, download a PDF or MP3.

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183 The Blessing of Giving Up Evil, Mangala Sutta part 9

183 The Blessing of Giving Up Evil, Mangala Sutta part 9
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Today we are going to learn an important Pāli word. The word is pāpa. In English, this word mean evil. Now, when the Supreme Buddha uses this word, he means all the different kinds of bad things we can do, not just the really really bad actions like killing someone. He taught us that giving up all kinds of evil actions is a blessing for our lives. It’s one more of the blessings we can find in the Mangala Sutta and we’ll learn about it today.

If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes on the Maha Mangala Sutta, you might like to start at the beginning of the series. Click here. But you don’t have to!

Contents

5:45 Sermon on AN 7.29
16:58 Metta Bhavana: Loving Kindness Meditation Download PDF or MP3.

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