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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:41 PM

Dhamma on Air #41 audio: The Raft and Sirima https://soundcloud.c...on-air-41-audio Dhamma Questions answered: Lotus-Offering from Bronx, New York City, USA. @ 5:37 Question 133: Why did the Buddha said one finally should let go of the Dhamma? @ 12:32 Question 134A: Is it right livelihood for a Buddhist to trade on the stock market? @ 28:11 Question 134B: What is and how does hatred, anger, aversion, and dislike arise? @ 39:43 Question 135: Please do a Dhamma talk on Devas in early Buddhism. @ 49:13 Question 136: What does it signify, when coming to Buddhism, while young or old? @ 58:43 Corresponding Video: What is Right Livelihood? https://what-buddha-..._Livelihood.htm Video on the Devas, the Divine Dimensions, and the 31 Levels of Existence: The Courtesan Sirima's Divine Mansion: Stories of the Mansions https://what-buddha-...e_147.story.htm https://what-buddha-....1.16.irel.html The Vimanavatthu: Stories of the Mansions English translation by I.B. Horner, with commentarial excerpts: https://store.pariya...ted_p_2090.html The Simile of the Raft: MN 22, SN 35:197, Sn1:2 https://what-buddha-....than.html#raft https://what-buddha-....than.html#raft https://what-buddha-....1.02.than.html Giving Food = Classic Dana is advantageous here: https://what-buddha-...a_via_Keels.htm If U wish 2 Support these Buddhist Videos & Audios: https://www.patreon.com/samahita All Dhamma on Airs are listed and linked here: https://what-buddha-...amma_on_Air.htm All Buddhist Question and Answer sessions are linked here: https://What-Buddha-...and_Answers.htm Dhamma on Airs MP3 Audios are streaming & downloadable here: https://soundcloud.c.../early_buddhism Please email New Questions to bhante.samahita@gmail.com Created by Samahita Thera: Email: bhante.samahita@gmail.com Website: https://what-buddha-said.net Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samahita Facebook: https://www.facebook.../samahita.thera Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.c...hikkhu-samahita Google+: https://plus.google....hitaThera/posts YouTube: https://www.youtube....huSamahitaThera LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin...mahita-a57a2b15 Info: http://www.dhammawik...hikkhu_Samahita Google Maps & Earth: The Cypress Hermitage, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Central Sri Lanka: Coordinates North 7.415220, East 80.792573 https://plus.google....Hermitage/about https://www.google.l...2462,297m/data=!3m1!1e3

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:41 PM

Dhamma on Air #41 audio: The Raft and Sirima https://soundcloud.c...on-air-41-audio Dhamma Questions answered: Lotus-Offering from Bronx, New York City, USA. @ 5:37 Question 133: Why did the Buddha said one finally should let go of the Dhamma? @ 12:32 Question 134A: Is it right livelihood for a Buddhist to trade on the stock market? @ 28:11 Question 134B: What is and how does hatred, anger, aversion, and dislike arise? @ 39:43 Question 135: Please do a Dhamma talk on Devas in early Buddhism. @ 49:13 Question 136: What does it signify, when coming to Buddhism, while young or old? @ 58:43 Corresponding Video: What is Right Livelihood? https://what-buddha-..._Livelihood.htm Video on the Devas, the Divine Dimensions, and the 31 Levels of Existence: The Courtesan Sirima's Divine Mansion: Stories of the Mansions https://what-buddha-...e_147.story.htm https://what-buddha-....1.16.irel.html The Vimanavatthu: Stories of the Mansions English translation by I.B. Horner, with commentarial excerpts: https://store.pariya...ted_p_2090.html The Simile of the Raft: MN 22, SN 35:197, Sn1:2 https://what-buddha-....than.html#raft https://what-buddha-....than.html#raft https://what-buddha-....1.02.than.html Giving Food = Classic Dana is advantageous here: https://what-buddha-...a_via_Keels.htm If U wish 2 Support these Buddhist Videos & Audios: https://www.patreon.com/samahita All Dhamma on Airs are listed and linked here: https://what-buddha-...amma_on_Air.htm All Buddhist Question and Answer sessions are linked here: https://What-Buddha-...and_Answers.htm Dhamma on Airs MP3 Audios are streaming & downloadable here: https://soundcloud.c.../early_buddhism Please email New Questions to bhante.samahita@gmail.com Created by Samahita Thera: Email: bhante.samahita@gmail.com Website: https://what-buddha-said.net Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samahita Facebook: https://www.facebook.../samahita.thera Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.c...hikkhu-samahita Google+: https://plus.google....hitaThera/posts YouTube: https://www.youtube....huSamahitaThera LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin...mahita-a57a2b15 Info: http://www.dhammawik...hikkhu_Samahita Google Maps & Earth: The Cypress Hermitage, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Central Sri Lanka: Coordinates North 7.415220, East 80.792573 https://plus.google....Hermitage/about https://www.google.l...2462,297m/data=!3m1!1e3

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:57 PM

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How to be a Real Buddhist through Observance?

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Durutu Poya day is the full-moon of January. This holy day celebrates
the first visit of the Buddha to Sri Lanka. The Buddha visited the very
place, where the present magnificent Mahiyangana Stupa was built to
enshrine the Buddha's hair relics and the collar bone. For Details see:
http://www.buddhanet...ahiyangana.html and
https://What-Buddha-...mahiyangana.htmMahiyangana22.jpg
Mahiyangana Stupa

On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges and undertakes the
Five Precepts like this: Newly bathed, shaved, white-clothed, with clean
bare feet, one kneels at a shrine with a Buddha-statue, and bows first
three times, so that feet, hands, elbows, knees & head touch the floor.
Then, with joined palms at the heart, one recites these memorized lines
in a loud, calm & steady voice:

As long as this life lasts:
I hereby take refuge in the Buddha.
I hereby take refuge in the Dhamma.
I hereby take refuge in the Sangha.
I hereby seek shelter in the Buddha for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Dhamma for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Sangha for the 2nd time.
I hereby request protection from the Buddha for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Dhamma for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Sangha for the 3rd time.

I will hereby respect these Three Jewels the rest of my life!


I accept to respect & undertake these 5 training rules:
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Killing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Stealing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Sexual Abuse.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Dishonesty.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Alcohol & Drugs.

As long as this life lasts, I am thus protected by these 5 precepts...


Then, one keeps and protects these sacred vows better than one's
own eyes & children!, since they protect you & all other beings much
better than any army! They are the highest offer one can give in & to
this world! So is the start towards Nibbana: the Deathless Element!
This is the Noble Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Ease, to Happiness,
initiated by Morality, developed further by Dhamma-Study and
fulfilled by training of Meditation...

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Today indeed is Pooya or uposatha or observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps even the Eight Precepts from sunrise until the
next dawn... If any wish an official recognition by the Bhikkhu-Sangha,
they may simply forward the lines starting with "I hereby ..." signed with
name, date, town, & country to me or join here. A public list of this new
quite rapidly growing global Saddhamma-Sangha is set up here!

The New Noble Community of Buddha's Disciples: The Saddhamma Sangha:

https://What-Buddha-...amma_Sangha.htm

Can quite advantageously be Joined Here:
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May your journey hereby be light, swift, and sweet. Never give up !!

Bhikkhu Samahita: what.buddha.said@gmail.com

For Details on The Origin of Uposatha Observance Days:
http://www.accesstoi...f/uposatha.html

How to be a Real Buddhist by Observance?

Today is Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day!
https://What-Buddha-...tu_Poya_Day.htm

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:39 AM

Dhamma on Air #53: Anapana-Sati Breathing Meditation

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 09:33 PM

Dhamma on Air #42 audio: The Lost Traveller https://soundcloud.c...on-air-42-audio Dhamma Questions answered: Simile of the lost Traveller: @ 04:15 Question 137: How do I find Buddhism in the next life, if at all? @ 13:05 Question 138: Can the merit gained in this life might be wiped out at rebirth? @ 19:07 Question 139: How to understand the Syrian War from a Buddhist perspective? @ 26:44 Question 140: What are the karmic effects of watching TV shows? @ 38:39 Question 141: When one experiences no-self, who or what experiences this? @ 48:03 Corresponding Video: Video on reunion with the Dhamma after rebirth : Daily Contemplation (Anupassana) of the 3 jewels (Tiratana): https://what-buddha-...ntemplation.htm https://what-buddha-...ntemplation.htm https://what-buddha-...ntemplation.htm Giving Food = Classic Dana is advantageous here: https://what-buddha-...a_via_Keels.htm If U wish 2 Support these Buddhist Videos & Audios: https://www.patreon.com/samahita All Dhamma on Airs are listed and linked here: https://what-buddha-...amma_on_Air.htm All Buddhist Question and Answer sessions are linked here: https://What-Buddha-...and_Answers.htm Dhamma on Airs MP3 Audios are streaming & downloadable here: https://soundcloud.c.../early_buddhism Please email New Questions to bhante.samahita@gmail.com Created by Samahita Thera: Email: bhante.samahita@gmail.com Website: https://what-buddha-said.net Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samahita Facebook: https://www.facebook.../samahita.thera Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.c...hikkhu-samahita Google+: https://plus.google....hitaThera/posts YouTube: https://www.youtube....huSamahitaThera LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin...mahita-a57a2b15 Info: http://www.dhammawik...hikkhu_Samahita Google Maps & Earth: The Cypress Hermitage, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Central Sri Lanka: Coordinates North 7.415220, East 80.792573 https://plus.google....Hermitage/about https://www.google.l...2462,297m/data=!3m1!1e3

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 08:01 PM


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Special Experiences might cure illness instantly!

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Once when Venerable Girimananda was sick, the Buddha said to Ven. Ananda.
What is the experience of acute Awareness by in-&-out Breathing?
It is when a Bhikkhu, who have gone to the forest, or to the root of a tree,
or to an empty hut, sits down cross-legged, having straightened his body and
back, and set up awareness around the nostrils, then just plain aware of only
that itself, he breathes in, and then just solely aware of only that breathing
in itself, he then breathes out...
1: Breathing in-&-out long, he knows, notes & understands: I in-&-exhale long!
2: Breathing in short, he knows, notes & understands: I in-&-exhale short!
3: He trains thus: Experiencing this entire body, I will breathe in-&out!
4: He trains thus: Calming all bodily activity, I will breathe in-&out!
5: He trains thus: Experiencing enraptured joy, I will breathe in-&out!
6: He trains thus: Experiencing a happy pleasure, I will breathe in-&out!
7: He trains thus: Experiencing all mental activity, I will breathe in-&out!
8: He trains thus: Calming all mental activity, I will breathe in-&out!
9: He trains thus: Experiencing the present mood, I will breathe in-&out!
10: He trains thus: Elating & gladdening the mind, I will breathe in-&out!
11: He trains thus: Concentrating & focusing mind, I will breathe in-&out!
12: He trains thus: Releasing, & liberating the mind, I will breathe in-&out!
13: He trains thus: Considering impermanence, I will breathe in-&out!
14: He trains thus: Considering disillusion, I will breathe in-&out!
15: He trains thus: Considering ceasing, I will breathe in-&out!
16: He trains thus: Considering relinquishment, I will breathe in-&out!
Having learnt and memorized these 16 simple steps from the Blessed One,
the Venerable Ananda went to the Venerable Girimananda and recited these
to him. Then as soon as Venerable Girimananda heard these 16 simple steps
& the ten experiences his illness instantly subsided & he rose from his bed!
This was thus the way Venerable Girimananda was cured from his sickness....

Video on detailed explanation of Anapanasati breathing meditation:


Anapanasati breathing meditation guided and explained:
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https://soundcloud.c...thingmeditation

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The 10 Experiences are:
1: The experience of Impermanence, and Transience (Anicca-Sañña).
https://What-Buddha-...mpermanence.htm
2: The experience of No-Self, and Egoless Impersonality (Anatta-Sañña).
https://What-Buddha-...Egolessness.htm
3: The experience of Loathsome Foulness, and Disgust (Asubha-Sañña).
https://What-Buddha-...ing_Disgust.htm
4: The experience of Danger, Damage, and Disadvantage (Adinava-Sañña).
https://What-Buddha-...cing_Danger.htm
5: The experience of Leaving Behind, Overcoming; Giving up (Pahana-Sañña).
https://What-Buddha-...Elimination.htm
6: The experience of Disillusion, Dispassion, & Detachment (Viraga-Sañña).
https://What-Buddha-...Fading_Away.htm
7: The experience of Ceasing, Stilling, and Final Finishing (Nirodha-Sañña).
https://What-Buddha-...ing_Ceasing.htm
8: The experience of Disgust with the Whole World (Sabbaloka-Anabhirati-Sañña).
https://What-Buddha-...appointment.htm
9: The experience of Decay of all Formations (Sabbasankharesu Anicca-Sañña)
https://What-Buddha-..._Transience.htm
10: The experience of Awareness by in-and-out Breathing (Anapanasati-Sañña)
https://What-Buddha-..._the_Breath.htm

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Ven. Webu Sayadaw was a great promoter of Anapana-sati meditation.

On Awareness by Breathing:
https://What-Buddha-.../The_LAMP_I.htm
https://What-Buddha-...anapanasati.pdf
https://What-Buddha-...The_LAMP_II.htm
https://What-Buddha-...The_LAMP_IV.htm
https://What-Buddha-...Producing_4.htm
https://What-Buddha-...he_LAMP_III.htm
https://What-Buddha-...lling_Seven.htm
https://What-Buddha-..._Meditation.htm
https://What-Buddha-..._the_Breath.htm
https://What-Buddha-...y_Breathing.htm
https://What-Buddha-...napana_sati.htm
https://What-Buddha-...and_Insight.htm
https://What-Buddha-...on_the_Spot.htm
https://What-Buddha-...y_Breathing.htm



Source (edited extract):

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikaya AN 10:60, V 108ff.
https://What-Buddha-...x.Numerical.htm

Calming is Simple:
Stay focused on the Breath!

Edited by Samahita Thera, 18 January 2017 - 08:04 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:39 PM

The 2 Oxen Dhamma on Air #54: Simile of the two Oxen: @ 3:23 Question 174: Should one make Paritta or Pali chanting a daily Sonic Dhamma practice? @ 08:07 Question 175: @ 15:28 A: If a Buddhist monk or nun gives up the monastic life, are they then destined for downfall? B: If a monk disrobes because of a person, what is the kammic effects for that person? Question 176: In which realm is the next Buddha Metteyya (Maitreya) Bodhisatta located currently? @ 24:15 Kamma Story: Kammic Merit results of Offering Lamps: @ 33:47 Canonical Text reference to Simile of the two Oxen: The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: Samyutta Nikaya SN 35: 232-33 On the next Buddha Metteyya check: https://what-buddha-...fs/Metteyya.pdf The Visuddhimagga = The Path of Purification: Main Meditation Manual translated by Nanamoli Thera. By Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa Free PDF: https://what-buddha-...ication2011.pdf Giving Food = Classic Dana is advantageous here: https://what-buddha-...a_via_Keels.htm If U wish 2 Support these Buddhist Videos & Audios: https://www.patreon.com/samahita All Dhamma on Airs are listed and linked here: https://what-buddha-...amma_on_Air.htm All Buddhist Question and Answer sessions are linked here: https://What-Buddha-...and_Answers.htm Dhamma on Airs MP3 Audios are streaming & downloadable here: https://soundcloud.c.../early_buddhism Please email New Questions to bhante.samahita@gmail.com Created by Samahita Thera: Email: bhante.samahita@gmail.com Website: https://what-buddha-said.net Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samahita Facebook: https://www.facebook.../samahita.thera Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.c...hikkhu-samahita Google+: https://plus.google....hitaThera/posts YouTube: https://www.youtube....huSamahitaThera LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin...mahita-a57a2b15 Info: http://www.dhammawik...hikkhu_Samahita Google Maps & Earth: The Cypress Hermitage, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Central Sri Lanka: Coordinates North 7.415220, East 80.792573 https://plus.google....Hermitage/about https://www.google.l...2462,297m/data=!3m1!1e3

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:11 PM

Dhamma on Air #43 Audio: How to Cure Depression? https://soundcloud.c...on-air-43-audio Dhamma Question answered: Question 142: What is causing, and how to cure depression? @ 3:26 Methodological Metta Meditation on Friendliness can elevate the mind out of depression. This ancient and classic mental technique established by last Buddha Gotama can furthermore expand the mind ideally into infinitude. This video explains exactly how to gain this sublime elation. May all beings become thus Happy thereby. :-) Corresponding Video Corresponding Vides on: How to cure depression: Youtube: Metta Mega Friendliness Meditation MP3 and streaming Audio: https://soundcloud.c...etta-meditation More on Metta (Friendliness) Meditation: http://What-Buddha-S...drops/Metta.htm http://What-Buddha-S...alyanamitta.htm http://What-Buddha-S...others_Love.htm http://What-Buddha-S...iness_Frees.htm http://What-Buddha-S...ng-Kindness.htm http://What-Buddha-S..._Advantages.htm http://What-Buddha-S...e_Frienship.htm If you wish to be a Patron supporting these Buddhist Videos and Audios: https://www.patreon.com/samahita All Dhamma on Airs are listed and linked here: http://what-buddha-s...amma_on_Air.htm All Buddhist Question and Answer sessions are linked here: http://What-Buddha-S...and_Answers.htm Dhamma on Airs MP3 Audios are streaming & downloadable here: https://soundcloud.c.../early_buddhism Please email New Questions to bhante.samahita@gmail.com Created by Samahita Thera: Website: https://what-buddha-said.net Email: bhante.samahita@gmail.com Info: http://www.dhammawik...hikkhu_Samahita Patreon: http://patreon.com/samahita Google+ https://plus.google....hitaThera/posts Facebook https://www.facebook.../samahita.thera LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin...mahita-a57a2b15 Youtube: https://www.youtube....BhikkhuSamahita Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/channels/dhammavideo Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.c...hikkhu-samahita Google Earth Coordinates: Knuckles Forest Reserve, The Cypress Hermitage North 7.415220, East 80.792573 http://plus.google.c...Hermitage/about https://www.google.l...2462,297m/data=!3m1!1e3

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:47 PM

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Remote & Solitary is Forest Bliss!

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The forest bhikkhu pays much attention to the experience of forest:
Thereby he enters deeper yet unattained depths of concentration.
By living remote he is not distracted by any unsuitable phenomena.
He is free from anxiety and stress. He abandons attachment to life.
He enjoys a taste of the bliss of seclusion, and the silenced peace.
He lives secluded and apart. Calm and remote abodes delight his heart.
The hermit that in woods can dwell alone, may gain the bliss as well.
Whose savour is beyond the price of royal bliss even in any paradise.
So let the forest delight a wise man for his precious dwelling's site.
Sources: MN 121, AN III 343, Vism I 73

ALONE
The one who sits and lives solitary,
& walks alone finds great delight
in the silence of the forest...

Dhammapada 305

SUCH ONE
The One wearing only 3 robes,
who is thin with veins showing,
who meditates alone in the forest,
such one is a Holy One..
.
Dhammapada 395

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http://What-Buddha-S...orest_Bliss.htm

Forest Bliss...

Sweet, Calm and Silent is Forest Bliss...
http://what-buddha-s...orest_bliss.htm

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:32 AM

Dhamma on Air #55: The Participatory Anthropic Principle

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:17 AM

Kathina Robe Offering Dhamma on Air #44 Audio: https://soundcloud.c...on-air-44-audio

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 09:48 PM

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The 10 Mental Perfections Fulfilled by all Buddhas!

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The Ten Perfections of an Enlightened One:
The Great Beings (Mahasatta = Bodhisatta) being destined for Buddhahood) are
always intent on the welfare of all living beings, and do not tolerate any suffering of
anyone, wishing all beings long enjoyment of their particular states of happiness...
For all being's sake they therefore practice for many universal cycles (eons) the:

The 1st Perfection: Not favourizing any special side, they are quite Generous (Dana)
impartially towards all, without considering whether they are worthy of gifts or not.

The 2nd Perfection: By avoiding all killing, harming or hurting of any living being, and
by neither stealing, cheating, lying, nor faking, they practise purity of Morality (Sila).

The 3rd Perfection: To perfect morality, they retreat into Withdrawal (Nekkhamma).

The 4th Perfection: In order to obtain absolute certainty of what is advantageous and
what is detrimental for beings, they purify and complete their Understanding (Pañña).

The 5th Perfection: For the sole sake of the salvation and welfare of all breathing beings,
they always arouse and exert their quite heroic and enthusiastic Energy (Viriya).

The 6th Perfection: Patiently they endure and tolerate abuse, full of Forbearance (Khanti).

The 7th Perfection: They never break promises, or speak what is not Truthful (Sacca).

The 8th Perfection: Rock solid resolute with unshakable Determination (Adhitthana) they
keep relentlessly ever working hard for the safety and welfare of all sentient beings.

The 9th Perfection: With outmost gentle, kind, benevolent, and good Friendliness (Metta)
they teach, guide, serve and protect all kinds of beings in an entirely selfless way.

The 10th Perfection: In their well ballanced and imperturbable Equanimity (Upekkha)
they do not expect anything in return. They are not stirred by any worldly fuzz...
Source: Visuddhimagga IX, 124

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More on the 10 Perfections (Paramitas, Parami):
https://What-Buddha-...s_Explained.htm
https://What-Buddha-...s_the_Chief.htm
https://What-Buddha-.../bodhisatta.htm
https://What-Buddha-...Wins_Wisdom.htm
https://What-Buddha-..._Determines.htm
https://What-Buddha-..._v/upekkhaa.htm
https://What-Buddha-.../adhitthana.htm
https://What-Buddha-.../n_r/pannaa.htm
https://What-Buddha-...n_r/paramii.htm
https://What-Buddha-..._Generosity.htm
https://What-Buddha-...b/b_f/daana.htm
https://What-Buddha-...b/b_f/bodhi.htm
https://What-Buddha-.../u_v/viriya.htm
https://What-Buddha-...c_is_Energy.htm
https://What-Buddha-...b/s_t/siila.htm
https://What-Buddha-.../bodhisatta.htm
https://What-Buddha-...s_Tolerance.htm
https://What-Buddha-...is_Morality.htm
https://What-Buddha-..._Equanimity.htm
https://What-Buddha-...iness_Frees.htm
https://What-Buddha-...drops/Metta.htmperfect.red.lotus.jpg

The 10 Mental Perfections..

https://What-Buddha-...Perfections.htm

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:46 PM

Dhamma on Air #56: The Kammic Echo Valley Simile of the Sappy Tree @ 3:12 Question 180: Can one go back in time? Implications on Kamma? @ 11:07 Question 181: Why is evil Kamma erased, if forgiven? @ 15:42 Question 182: When were the 3 last Buddhas born compared to the dinosaur era? Kamma Story: Dabba-Mallaputta Thera's false accusation bounces back! @ 36:48 Simile of the Sappy Tree Canonical source text: The Connected Discourses of the Buddha - Samyutta Nikaya: 35:231 The 3 Mental Fermentations (Asavas): https://what-buddha-...rmentations.htm The Grandfather Paradox: https://en.wikipedia...dfather_paradox Dabba-Mallaputta Thera: Dabba the Mallian https://what-buddha-...llaputta_th.htm Giving Food = Classic Dana is advantageous here: https://what-buddha-...a_via_Keels.htm If U wish 2 Support these Buddhist Videos & Audios goto: https://www.patreon.com/samahita All Dhamma on Airs are listed and linked here: https://what-buddha-...amma_on_Air.htm All Buddhist Question and Answer sessions are linked here: https://What-Buddha-...and_Answers.htm Dhamma on Airs MP3 Audios are streaming & downloadable here: https://soundcloud.c.../early_buddhism Please email New Questions to bhante.samahita@gmail.com Created by Samahita Thera: Email: bhante.samahita@gmail.com Website: https://what-buddha-said.net Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samahita Facebook: https://www.facebook.../samahita.thera Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.c...hikkhu-samahita Google+: https://plus.google....hitaThera/posts YouTube: https://www.youtube....huSamahitaThera LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin...mahita-a57a2b15 Info: http://www.dhammawik...hikkhu_Samahita Google Maps & Earth: The Cypress Hermitage, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Bambarella, Central Sri Lanka: Coordinates North 7.415220, East 80.792573 https://plus.google....Hermitage/about https://www.google.l...2462,297m/data=!3m1!1e3

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:18 PM

Turtles all the Way Down... Dhamma on Air #45 Audio: https://soundcloud.c...on-air-45-audio

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:07 PM

Friends:

How to be a Real Buddhist through Observance?

Navam Poya day is the full-moon of February. This holy day celebrates
the ordination of the Buddha Gotama's main disciples Sariputta and
MahaMoggallana. On this day Buddha also later decides his Parinibbana.

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The death moment of the Buddha, where he enters Nibbana (Sanskrit Nirvana)...!

On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges and undertakes the
Five Precepts like this: Newly bathed, shaved, white-clothed, with clean
bare feet, one kneels at a shrine with a Buddha-statue, and bows first
three times, so that feet, hands, elbows, knees & head touch the floor.
Then, with joined palms at the heart, one recites these memorized lines
in a loud, calm & steady voice:

As long as this life lasts:

I hereby take refuge in the Buddha.
I hereby take refuge in the Dhamma.
I hereby take refuge in the Sangha.
I hereby seek shelter in the Buddha for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Dhamma for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Sangha for the 2nd time.
I hereby request protection from the Buddha for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Dhamma for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Sangha for the 3rd time.

I will hereby respect these Three Jewels the rest of my life!

I accept to respect & undertake these 5 training rules:
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Killing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Stealing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Sexual Abuse.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Dishonesty.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Alcohol & Drugs.

As long as this life lasts, I am thus protected by these 5 precepts...

Then, one keeps and protects these sacred vows better than one's
own eyes & children!, since they protect you & all other beings much
better than any army! They are the highest offer one can give in & to
this world! So is the start towards Nibbana: The Deathless Element!
This is the Noble Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Ease, to Happiness,
initiated by Morality, developed further by Dhamma-Study and
fulfilled by training of Meditation...

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Today indeed is Pooya or Uposatha or observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps even the Eight Precepts from sunrise until the
next dawn... If any wish an official recognition by the Bhikkhu-Sangha,
they may simply forward the lines starting with "I hereby ..." signed with
name, date, town, & country to me or join here. A public list of this new
quite rapidly growing global Saddhamma-Sangha is set up here!

The New Noble Community of Buddha's Disciples: The Saddhamma Sangha:
https://What-Buddha-...amma_Sangha.htm

Can quite advantageously be Joined Here:
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Have a nice Poya Observance day!

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Today is Navam Poya Day!
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 12:05 AM

Dhamma on Air #57: Parent's Praise .. The 10 Questions to the Boy @ 5:32 Question 183: I hate my parents. Is my metta towards them then not false? @ 16:14 Question 184: How to cope with painful self-realizations? @ 30:15 The 10 Questions to the Boy: https://what-buddha-..._to_the_Boy.htm Sopaka Thera awakened as a 7 year old novice, when asked these 10 Questions! https://what-buddha-...PN/s/sopaka.htm Daily Contemplation (Anupassana) of the 3 jewels (Tiratana): https://what-buddha-...ntemplation.htm https://what-buddha-...ntemplation.htm https://what-buddha-...ntemplation.htm Giving Food = Classic Dana is advantageous here: https://what-buddha-...a_via_Keels.htm If U wish 2 Support these Buddhist Videos & Audios goto: https://www.patreon.com/samahita All Dhamma on Airs are listed and linked here: https://what-buddha-...amma_on_Air.htm All Buddhist Question and Answer sessions are linked here: https://What-Buddha-...and_Answers.htm Dhamma on Airs MP3 Audios are streaming & downloadable here: https://soundcloud.c.../early_buddhism Please email New Questions to bhante.samahita@gmail.com Created by Samahita Thera: Email: bhante.samahita@gmail.com Website: https://what-buddha-said.net Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samahita Facebook: https://www.facebook.../samahita.thera Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.c...hikkhu-samahita Google+: https://plus.google....hitaThera/posts YouTube: https://www.youtube....huSamahitaThera LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin...mahita-a57a2b15 Info: http://www.dhammawik...hikkhu_Samahita Google Maps & Earth: The Cypress Hermitage, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Bambarella, Central Sri Lanka: Coordinates North 7.415220, East 80.792573 https://plus.google....Hermitage/about https://www.google.l...2462,297m/data=!3m1!1e3

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:00 PM

The Buddha's stance on Suicide Dhamma on Air #46 audio: https://soundcloud.c...on-air-46-audio Dhamma Questions answered: Question 151: Which future rebirth-destinies are possible for one, who commits suicide? @ 4:18 Question 152: Does a person, who commits suicide, break the first precept: Avoiding all Killing? @ 6:10 Question 153: What did the Buddha say on his views, and knowledge about suicide? @ 9:04 Corresponding Video: Source Texts: The 3 Arahant Bhikkhus (= Buddhist Monks), who committed Blameless Suicide: Venerable Channa: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: Majjhima Nikaya 144: Advice to Channa (Channovada Sutta) Venerable Godhika: The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: Samyutta Nikaya I 23 (3): Godhika Sutta (SN i 120f) Venerable Vakkali: The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: Samyutta Nikaya III 87 (5): Vakkali Sutta (SN iii 119ff) Venerable Sappadasa who considered suicide, but succeeded Awakening without it. Sappadasa Theragatha 6.6. PTS Theragatha verse 405-410 The Two Nibbanas: https://what-buddha-..._2_Nibbanas.htm Dhamma on Air #43: How to Cure Depression? Giving Food (Dana) is advantageous here: http://what-buddha-s...a_via_Keels.htm If U wish 2 Support these Buddhist Videos/Audios: https://www.patreon.com/samahita All Dhamma on Airs are listed and linked here: http://what-buddha-s...amma_on_Air.htm All Buddhist Question and Answer sessions are linked here: http://What-Buddha-S...and_Answers.htm Dhamma on Airs MP3 Audios are streaming & downloadable here: https://soundcloud.c.../early_buddhism Please email New Questions to bhante.samahita@gmail.com Created by Samahita Thera: Email: bhante.samahita@gmail.com Website: https://what-buddha-said.net Patreon: http://patreon.com/samahita Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/channels/dhammavideo Facebook: https://www.facebook.../samahita.thera Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.c...hikkhu-samahita Google+: https://plus.google....hitaThera/posts Youtube: https://www.youtube....BhikkhuSamahita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin...mahita-a57a2b15 Info: http://www.dhammawik...hikkhu_Samahita Google Earth Coordinates: Knuckles Forest Reserve, The Cypress Hermitage North 7.415220, East 80.792573 http://plus.google.c...Hermitage/about https://www.google.l...2462,297m/data=!3m1!1e3

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:29 PM

Friends:

Generosity is the first Perfection:

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Generosity means willingness to give and share whatever.
Generosity means magnanimous and open-handed liberality.
Generosity means freedom from small and stingy pettiness.
Generosity means practicing charity for the poor and unfortunate.
Generosity means kind bigheartedness towards those worthy of it.
Generosity means warmhearted and altruistic unselfishness.
Generosity provides the kammic cause for later wealth..
Giving causes future Getting... No Giving causes Poverty!


The Blessed Buddha explained the treasure of generosity like this:
When a disciple of the Noble Ones whose mind and
mentality is all cleared of disgracing miserliness,
living at home, is freely generous and open-handed,
delighting in being magnanimous,
responsive to every request and,
is enjoying the giving of any alms.
Such is this treasure called generosity.
AN VII 6

Just as a filled pot, which is overturned,
pours out all its water, leaving nothing back,
even and exactly so should one give to those in need.
whether low, middle or high, like the overturned pot,
holding nothing back!!!
Jataka Nidana [128-129]

The Generosity of Giving,
The Kindness in Speech,
The Benefit of Service,
The Impartiality of treating all Alike,
These 4 threads of Sympathy
upholds this world, like the axle do the cart!
AN II 32

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Giving food, one gives and later gets strength
Giving clothes, one gives and later gets beauty
Giving light, one gives and later gets vision
Giving transportation, one gives and later gets ease.
Giving shelter one gives all,
Yet one who instructs in the True Dhamma
- The supreme Teaching of the Buddhas -
Such one gives the quite divine ambrosia!
SN I 32

These are these five rewards of generosity:
One is liked and charming to people at large,
One is admired and respected by wise people,
One's good reputation is spread wide about,
One does not neglect a householder's true duty,
and with the break-up of the body - at the moment
of death - one reappears in a happy destination,
in the plane of the divine worlds!
AN V.35

There are these two kinds of gifts:
material gifts and gifts of Dhamma.
The supreme gift is that of Dhamma.
There are these two kinds of sharing:
material sharing and sharing of Dhamma.
The supreme sharing is that of Dhamma.
There are these two kinds of help:
Material help and help with the Dhamma.
This is the supreme of the two:
help with this subtle Dhamma
It 98

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The Bodhisatta once as king Sivi gave
both his eyes to a beggar who was Sakka the
king deity in disguise, who desired to test him.
He remembered "While I was wishing to give,
while I was giving and after this giving there
was neither contrariety, nor opposition in my mind
since it was for the purpose of awakening itself!
Neither were these eyes, nor the rest of myself
disagreeable to me. Omniscience was dear to me,
therefore I gave both my eyes."
The Basket of Conduct
Cariyapitaka I-8
Full story: Sivi Jataka no. 499


The Bodhisatta once as the Wise Hare gave his roasted body
as alms to a beggar by jumping into a fire:
He remembered: "There came a beggar and asked for food.
Myself I gave so that he might eat. In alms-giving there was
none equal to me. In alms I had thereby reached the absolute
ultimate perfection." From then and the rest of this world-cycle
the moon will display a characteristic 'hare-in-the-moon' sign!
Sasa-Jataka no. 316

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Giving of things, treasures, external possessions, job,
position, wife, and child is the first perfection of giving.
Giving the offer of one's organs, limbs, and senses is
the second higher perfection of giving.
Giving the sacrifice of one's life is the ultimate
perfection of giving.
The clarifier of sweet meaning 89
(Commentary on Buddhavamsa)
Madhuratthavilasini [59]
Venerable Buddhadatta: 5th century.


Generosity is the first mental perfection (parami):
Clinging and egoism creates internal panic and social tension.
Giving and sharing creates internal elation and external harmony...
What is gladly given, returns more than thousandfold!
Giving requires Relinquishing! Giving is Anti-Clinging!
Giving is the opposite mental state of Greed...


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The gift of Dhamma exceeds all other gifts.
Dhammapada 354

More of the 10 mental perfections (paramis):
https://What-Buddha-...Perfections.htm
https://What-Buddha-...hree_levels.htm

More on Generosity (Dana) = The 1st mental perfection:
https://What-Buddha-...Glad_Giving.htm
https://What-Buddha-...b/b_f/caaga.htm
https://What-Buddha-...b/b_f/daana.htm
https://What-Buddha-...ntemplation.htm

Sharing Elevates Your Future!

Glad is Generous Giving!
https://What-Buddha-..._Generosity.htm

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