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[19 December 2001]
[25 November 2001]
- Opening the Door to the Dhamma: Respect in Buddhist Thought & Practice, an essay by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
In order to succeed at learning a new skill, one must first muster sufficient respect for oneself, the subject under study, and one's teacher. In this essay the author demonstrates that the same holds true when approaching the Buddha's teachings — the ability to learn depends upon the proper respect for three things: yourself, the principle of kamma, and other people's insights into that principle.
[29 October 2001]
- A Guided Meditation, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Basic instructions in the practice of breath meditation.
[24 October 2001] Suttas from the Samyutta and Anguttara Nikayas:
- Pabbata Sutta (AN 3.48) — A Mountain [Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.]. A parent's responsibility to his/her family. If you want your family to prosper, then be like a mountain of virtue, conviction, and discernment.
- Bhara Sutta (SN 22.22) — The Burden [Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.]. The Buddha describes the burdens we carry, and how we can cast them off.
- Pariñña Sutta (SN 22.23) — Comprehension [Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.]. True comprehension means the end of passion, aversion, and delusion.
- Sabba Sutta (SN 35.23) — The All [Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.]. The precise way in which the Buddha uses the word for "everything" or "all."
- Pahanaya Sutta (SN 35.24) — For Abandoning [Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.]. What has to be abandoned in the course of the practice.
- Sankhata Sutta (AN 3.47) — Fabricated [Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.]. The marks by which fabricated and unfabricated experiences are to be recognized.
[15 October 2001] A talk by Ajaan Fuang
- Listen Well, by Ajaan Fuang Jotiko, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. A beautiful overview of how meditation can be used to help take good care of this rare treasure we've all been given: birth as a human being.