112 The Bhagava is Unique

112 The Bhagava is Unique
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In the sermon today, we’ll learn the last quality in the itipiso gatha. Do you remember what it is? Bhagava. In English we sometime say Blessed One, or Fortunate One. We’ll also learn about some of the special marks that the Supreme Buddha had on his body. Have you heard of those before? There are 32, but today we’ll just learn a few. At the end of the sermon, the Bhante wishes that we all become Satpurisa. See if you can figure out what that word means from the way he uses it.

Contents

5:36 Sermon
15:44 Buddhanussati Meditation

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102 The Supreme Buddha is Buddho

102 The Supreme Buddha is Buddho
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Today we will learn the eighth quality of the supreme Buddha from the itipiso gatha, his Buddho quality. This quality means that the Supreme Buddha taught everything that he realized about putting an end to samsara without holding anything back. Those days in India some teachers held back parts of their doctrine and only gave them to certain people. But that’s not how the Supreme Buddha taught. Whatever he could share that would help people, he shared. Sometime the Supreme Buddha would say that he taught with an open hand, not a closed fist. So today we’ll learn about that.

Contents

5:37 Sermon
17:59 Buddhanussati Meditation. Download a PDF and MP3.

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101 Teacher of Gods and Humans

101 Teacher of Gods and Humans
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Today we’ll learn about the Supreme Buddha’s Satta devamanussanam quality. It’s kind of related to the Anuttaro Purisadhamma Sarathi quality, Supreme teacher of people to be tamed. But today’s quality focuses his teaching ability on who he taught. Satta means teacher. Deva, I think you know. That’s devas, or gods in general. And manusssa is humans. So this quality means that the Buddha taught both gods and humans.

In the sermon we’ll here about the incident with Arahant Bhikkhuni Subha. You can read the Therigatha verses of Arahant Bhikkhuni Subha here.

Contents

6:18 Sermon
16:11 Mahamangala Sutta ~ Discourse on Blessings. Read online now or download a PDF

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99 The Weak Are Eaten by the Strong

99 The Weak Are Eaten by the Strong
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Today we’ll talk about one of the worlds the Buddha understood perfectly, the animal world. We can see some animals have extremely beautiful bodies. We might even be jealous of them sometimes. But the supreme Buddha had a knowledge of what the whole animal world is like, not just these amazing part. He saw that there is a lot of suffering in the animal world too, even more than in the ghost world. So that’s what we’ll learn about today.

Contents:

6:20 Mahakassapatthera Bojjhanga Paritta. Read online or download a PDF
16:06 Sermon

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93 He Followed the Path he Discovered

93 He Followed the Path he Discovered
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Do you know the meaning of Sugato? Surely you have chanted it hundreds of times in the Itipiso verses. It has a very specific meaning and we’ll learn it together today.

Contents

5:40 Metta Bhavana, Loving Kindness Meditation
17:15 Sermon on Sugato quality of the Buddha

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92 With Knowledge of the Past

92 With Knowledge of the Past
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The world can be a confusing place sometimes, can’t it? Things seem to happen for no reason. But the Supreme Buddha didn’t see the world like this. He knew exactly why things happen the way they do. In this episode we’ll learn about this special ability he had.

Contents

5:33 Ratana Sutta. Read along online or download a PDF
14:51 Sermon
24:17 Therigatha, Verses 72-76 Arahant Nun Vimala

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91 What the Buddha Could See

91 What the Buddha Could See
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Today we are going to learn a new quality of the supreme Buddha called Vijja carana sampanno. You know for us, we can only know the things we can see with our eyes or see with our ears. But the Supreme Buddha had amazing abilities, so that when he looked around at the world he could understand many things, especially things that happened long ago. We’ll learn all about that today.

Contents

5:50 Buddhanussati Meditation ~ Recollection of the Buddha
16:22 Sermon

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85 Followed by Kamma

85 Followed by Kamma
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Today we’ll learn the story of a god who had some wrong ideas because he didn’t have good friends around him to teach him right from wrong. He ended up doing something really stupid and hurt the reputation of a monk. Because of that he had to suffer embarrassment when he himself became a monk.

Contents

5:47 Maranasati Verses. Download PDF
15:00 Sermon on Samma Sambuddho quality of the Buddha
23:21 Verses from Therigatha.

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84 The Buddha Is Sammasambuddho

84 The Buddha Is Sammasambuddho
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On today’s program, we’ll learn the next quality of the Supreme Buddha: SammaSamBuddho. We’ll also learn the simile of the simsapa forest, one of the most famous similes that the Supreme Buddha taught

Contents:
5:40 Metta Sutta. Download PDF or read along online.
15:00 Sermon on the simsapa leaves. Read the sutta online.

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83 The Buddha Lived Happily

83 The Buddha Lived Happily
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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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