Sutta talks

Pali Sutta (Early Buddhism) talks by Piya Tan (on YouTube)


1. Awakening in this life itself [1:26]. (Anicca) Cakkhu Sutta (S 25.1 = SD 16.7).

How to awaken in this life itself. YouTube links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

2. (Agara) Aditta Sutta (S 1.41= SD 2.8): On having the right priorities in life.

3. On the best gifts. Kimdada Sutta (S 1.42 = SD 2.9) [110327]

4. A matter of the body: the first aggregate (SD 17.2a)

YouTube links: Part 1a, Part 1b, Part 1c, Part 1dPart 2aPart 2bPart 2cPart 2d (Q&A).

5. Nibbida: disillusionment and revulsion (SD 20.1). The arhat’s awareness and response to true reality.

YouTube links: Part 1a, Part 1b, Part 2a, Part 2b.

6. Guanyin: my personal experiences. YouTube links: Part 1 of 2, Part 2 of 2.

7a. The 4 brahma viharas or the 4 immeasurables (lovingkindess, compassion, joy, equanimity: an Introduction to the Karajakaya Brahmavihara Sutta (A 10.208 = SD 2.10). [110327]

7b. How lovingkindness limits karma. Karajakaya Brahmavihara Sutta (A 10.208 = SD 2.10). [110327]

8. Impermanence of the mind, dependent arising and nibbida. A study of the Assutava Sutta 1 (S 12.61 = SD 20.2) & Assutava Sutta 2 (S 12.62 = SD 20.3).

YouTube links: part 1 of 2, part 2 of 2.

9. Anusaya: latent tendencies. The self, habits, awareness and liberation (SD 31.3).

10. Basic Buddhism Course. (Jan 2012)

Lesson 1: part 1 of 2 (The purpose of being a Buddhist; key concepts in Buddhism).

Lesson 1: part 2 of 2 (Social background of Buddhism in ancient India).

Lesson 2: part 1 of 2 (the 3 trainings, 5 universal values, 5 precepts),

Lesson 2: part 2 of 2 (5 universal rules, latent tendencies, How our past control us, happiness, emotional independence)

Lesson 3: part 1 of 2 (The 3 trainings [details], the 3 knowledges, The purpose of Life,  Impermanence, Physical joy vs mental Joy).

Lesson 3:  part 2 of 2. (The 4 foundation of mindfulness (Satipatthana), How we create our world, Origin of universe, Chanting).

11. Meditation leads to calmness and happiness (extracted from Basic Buddhism 3, part 2 of 2)

12. Viveka,nissita: the stages to liberation (SD 20.4).

13. Matter and moments: the phases of matter and the theory of moments (SD 17.2b) &  A study of the 2nd aggregate: vedana: feeling 1 (SD 17.3).

14. A study of the second aggregate: vedana (feeling) part 2 (SD 17.3). Part 1 of 2. Part 2 of 2.

15. A study of the second aggregate: vedana (feeling) part 3. Do Buddha and arhat have feelings? (SD 17.3). [130224]

16. Why there is no self behind our mental processes & the true nature of food; Studies of Moliya Phagguna Sutta (S 12.12 = SD 20.5) and Putta,mamsa Sutta (Discourse on the son’s flesh) (S 12.63 = SD 20.6). [130116]

17. The True Meaning of Seeing. A study of the Subha Therigatha (Thi 366-399 = SD 20.7). [130123]

18. How an actor-dancer becomes an awakened monk, Talaputa Sutta (S 42.2 = SD 20.8). [130130]

19. A spiritual soliloquy and the joy of spiritual solitude, Talaputa Theragatha (Tha 1091-1145 = SD 20.9) [130206]

20. True solitude, Migajala Theragatha (Tha 417-422 = SD 20.10). [130213]

21. Our senses are our world, Samiddhi Sutta 4 (S 35.68 = SD 20.11). [130213]

22. How to balance our spiritual practice, Sona (Kolivisa) Sutta (A 6.55 = SD 20.12) [130220]

23. Sainthood in daily life, Samana-m-acala Sutta 1 & 2 (A 4.87 & A 4.88 = SD 20.13 & SD 20.14) [130227]

24. When are we ready to teach the Dharma? Punnovada Sutta (M 145 = SD 20.15). The noble eightfold path leads to awakening, Nava Sutta (S 45.158 = SD 20.16). [130306]

25. Perception 1: How to deal with memories and feelings. A study of the 3rd aggregate (sañña) [SD 17.4] [130310]

26. Perception 2: How to deal with memories and feelings. [130324]

27. Perception 3: How to deal with memories and feelings (last part). [130414]

28. Patience and non-violence. Kakacupama Sutta (M 21 = SD 38.1) [130313]

29. Impure and pure way of teaching the Dharma. Candupama Sutta (S 16.3 = SD 38.2). [130320]

30. How to cultivate lovingkindness part 1 & 2 of 3. Karaniya Metta Sutta (Sn 1.8 = Khp 9), SD 38.3. [130327]

31. How to cultivate lovingkindness part 3 of 3. [130403]

32. Love: a Buddhist perspective on friendship, humanity and life (part 1). (SD 38.4) [130410]

33. Love: a Buddhist perspective on friendship, humanity and life (part 2). [130417]

34. Love: a Buddhist perspective on friendship, humanity and life (part 3 of 4). [130424]

35. Love: a Buddhist perspective on friendship, humanity and life (part 4 of 4). [130501].

36. Karma is like debts and interests that accumulate. Ina Sutta (A 6.45 = SD 37.5). [130421]

37. How to interpret our sense-experiences. Sañña Nanatta Sutta (S 14.7) = SD 17.5. [130428]

38. Sankhara (formations): a study of the 4th aggregate. ( Part 1) (SD 17.6) [130428]

39. Sankhara (formations): a study of the 4th aggregate (part 2 of 2). (SD 17.6) [130512]

40. Samatha and vipassana: how balanced practice brings us streamwinning. (SD 41.1) [130505]

41. Brahma,vihara: the four divine abodes (part 1 of 2). Cultivating the divine in us: becoming gods here and now. (SD 38.5) [130508]

42. Brahma,vihara: the four divine abodes (part 2 of 2). Cultivating the divine in us: becoming gods here and now. (SD 38.5) [130522]

43. Godliness is within us. (Brahma) Vihara Subha Sutta (M 99 = SD 38.6) [130515]

44. True wealth is the good that we really are. Meaning of Vesak, 3 trainings, being truly happy. Ariya Dhana Sutta 1 & 2 (A 7.5 & A 7.6 = SD 37.6). [130519]

45. Consciousness 1 of 3 (viññana): How mindfulness and meditation shape our consciousness. A study of the 5th aggregate. (SD 17.8a) [20130526]

46. Consciousness 2 of 3 (viññana): How mindfulness and meditation shape our consciousness. A study of the 5th aggregate. (SD 17.8a) [130609]

47. Consciousness 3 of 3 (viññana): Awakening our consciousness in this life itself. A study of the 5th aggregate. (SD 17.8a) [130623]

48. Where love begins and grows (3 suttas). (Piya) Mallika Sutta (S 3.8 = U 5.1 @ SD 38.7), (Pasenadi) Piya Sutta (S 3.4 @ SD 38.8), Atta Rakkhita Sutta (S 3.5 @ SD 38.9). [130629]

49. Group karma? 1 of 3. Personal responsibility and collective action. (SD 39.1) [130605]

50. Group karma? 2 of 3. Personal responsibility and collective action. (SD 39.1) [130612]

51. (1) Good begets good?  &  (2) A saint is not troubled by karma. (Studies on Isayo Samuddaka Sutta, S 11.10 @ SD 39.2 & Sabba Kamma Jaha Sutta, U 3.1 @ SD 39.3). [130613]

52. Buddhist Psychology: meditation and consciousness (SD 17.8c) [130630]

53. Blame conditions, not others. (Jati) Paccaya Sutta (S 12.20 = SD 39.5). [130710]

54. What’s eating you? On Buddhist psychology and healing. A study of the Khajjaniya Sutta (S 22.79 = SD 17.9). [130714]

55. Anger management. Aghata Pativinaya Sutta 2 (A 5.162 = SD 39.6) [130717]

56. The monk and the first scientist? On karma, rebirth and proper giving. Payasi Sutta (D 23 = SD 39.4) [130703]

57. Right Livelihood: the nature of wealth and the full life. Part 1 of 2; part 2 of 2 (SD 37.8) [130721]

58. We are our karma. Samsappaniya Pariyaya Sutta (A 10.205 = SD 39.7) [130724]

59. The 5 aggregates, clinging, identity view and non-self. Part 1 of 2part 2 of 2. A study of the Maha Punnama Sutta (M 109) = Punnama Sutta (S 22.82) = SD 17.11 [130728]

60. What to do, what to avoid (Part 1 of 2part 2 of 2). A study of the Sevitabbasevitabba Sutta, The Discourse on what to resort to and what is not to be resorted to. (M 114, SD 39.8) [130731]

61. Prayers do not affect a person’s destiny or afterlife (part 1 of 2, part 2 of 2). Asibandhaka,putta Sutta (S 42.6, SD 39.9) [130807]

62. How Buddhism and Psychology Working Together Can Heal Us. (part 1 of 2, Khandha (Aditta) Sutta, S 22.61 = SD 17.10part 2 of 2, Phenapinda Sutta, S 22.95 = SD 17.12) [130811]

63.  Beauty, wealth and power as karmic fruits. (Kamma) Mallika Sutta, A 4.197 = SD 39.10. [130814]

64. The nature of true service (part 1 of 2, part 2 of 2). Esukari Sutta, M 96 = SD 37.9. [130818]

65. How best to honour our relations: Tirokudda Sutta (Khp 9, SD 2.7). [130825]

66. How suffering arises through conditionality. (Avijja) Paccaya Sutta (S 12.27, SD 39.12) [130828]

67. Buddhist: fiction and fact. The Notion of Ditthi (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5), (SD 40a.1) [130904; 1309114; 130918, 130925 & 131002]

68. There is no “person” in the aggregates. Bhara Sutta (S 22.22, SD 17.14) [130923]

69. The middle way between extreme views.  Lokayatika Sutta (S 12.48, SD 17.15) [130923]

70. Consciousness works with the aggregates. Udana Sutta (S 22.55, SD 17.16) [130923]

71. Purity is not on account of birth or rebirth. Assalayana Sutta (M 93, SD 40a.2) [131009]

72.  How our senses affect our thinking. Yavakalapi Sutta (S 35.248, SD 40a.3) [131016]

73.  Levels of learning: on the nature and progress of spiritual maturation (SD 40a.4, part 1 of 2; part 2 of 2) [13103 & 131030]

74. The training of a true disciple. Cula Hatthi,padopama Sutta (M 27, SD 40a.5)[131113]

75. Pasadika Sutta (D 29, SD 40a.6): Part 1 of 2: How Buddhism Might Fail [131120]; Part 2 of 2: How Buddhism succeeded as A Religion [131127]

76. Satipatthana Suttas. The Discourse on the Focuses of Mindfulness: body-based, feeling-based, mind-based, reality-based meditations. (SD 13). [Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7]  [131013 – 140112]

77. How to enjoy the benefits of this world and the next world. Patta Kamma Sutta (A 4.61, SD 37.12) [131020]

78. How robes are recycled. Donapaka Sutta & Pasenadi Kosala Vatthu (S 3.13 & DhA 15.7; SD 37.13) [131117]

79. The Buddha on Dieting. (V 2:290; DhA 2.1 & J 157, SD 37.14) [131117]

80. Emotional independence: awakening begin with seeing the truth within (SD 40a.8) [131211 – 140115]

YouTube links: (part 1: Self-identity view; part 2: Doubt; part 3: superstition & conditionality

81. Cetana Suttas 1-3. Discourses on Volition. (YouTube link; SD 7.6abc) [140108]

82. Nature of the awaken mind. Cula Vedalla Sutta, The Discourse on the Shorter Catechism (M 44, SD 40a 9). [140122]

83. On life’s true priorities that bring liberation. Adhipateyya Sutta (A 3.40, SD 27.3) [140126]

84. The unanswered questions (SD 40a.10). YouTube links: part 1 of 3, part 2 of 3, part 3 of 3. [140205, 140212 & 140219]

85. Group karma? (SD 39.1) [13014]

86. Bad comes to bad-doer, Isayo Samuddaka Sutta (S 11.10 @ SD 39.2) [140223]

87. A saint is untroubled by karma, Sabba Kamma Jaha Sutta (U 3.1 @ SD 39.3) [140223]

88. A true saint is unconcerned with the afterlife, Avyakata Sutta (A 7.54 @ SD 40a.11) [140226]

89. Preparing the body and mind for awakening / the 3 trainings. (Ananda) Subha Sutta (D 10 @ SD 40a.13) [130312]

90. How to cultivate lovingkindness. Karaniya Metta Sutta. (Khp 9 = Sn 1.8 @ SD 38.3) [140316]

91. The blind men and the elephant. Nana Titthiya Sutta 1 (U 6.4 @ SD 40a.14) [140319]

92. Past lives and liberation. Vekhanassa Sutta (M 80 @ SD 40a.15) [140326]

93. Even famous teachers can have wrong views. (Ahita) Thera Sutta (A 5.88 @ SD 40a.16) [140326]

94. Dependent arising as common experience. (Jati) Paccaya Sutta (S 12.20 @ SD 39.5) [140323]

95. Awakening through meditation. Atthaka,nagara Sutta (M 52 @ SD 41.2) [140402]

96. Four ways of meditating for awakening. (Samatha Vipassana) Samadhi Sutta 3 (A 4.94 @ SD 41.3) [140409]

97. The benefits of solitude. Patisallana Sutta (It 45 @ SD 41.4) [140416]

98. Anger management and dealing with emotions. Aghata Pativinaya Sutta 2 (A 5.162 @ SD 39.6) [140413]

99. We become our karma. Samsappaniya Pariyaya Sutta (A 10.205 @ SD 39.7) [140427]

100. Four modes of progress in terms of samatha and vipassana. (Yuganaddha) Patipada Sutta (A 4.170 @ SD 41.5) [140423]

101. Methods of overcoming our defilements. Sabbasava Sutta (M 2 @ SD 30.3) [091011]

102. Spirituality arises naturally with moral virtue. (Dasaka) Cetanakaraniya Sutta (A 10.2 @ SD 41.6) [140430]

103. The meditative mind keeps Mara away. Makkata Sutta (S 47.4 @ SD 41.7) [140507]

104. Things to avoid and things to resort to. Sevitabbasevitabba Sutta (M 114 @ SD 39.8) [140511]

105. Godliness is within us. (Brahmavihara) Subha Sutta (M 99 @ SD 38.6) [140518]

106. True recluseship does not depend on external observances. Cula Assapura Sutta (M 40 @ SD 41.8) [140521]

107. Prayers do not affect a person’s destiny or afterlife. Asibhandhakaputta Sutta (S 42.6 @ SD 39.9) [140525]

108. Beauty, wealth and power as karmic fruits. (Kamma) Mallika Sutta (A 4.197 @ SD 39.10) [140525]

109. Comprehending the senses brings awakening. Maha Salayatanika Sutta (M 149 @ SD 41.9) [140528]

110. What stalls and what expedites our spiritual cultivation. Avarana Nivarana Sutta (S 46.38 @ SD 41.10) [140604]

111. The true purpose of the holy life. (Brahmacariya) Maha Kotthita Sutta (A 9.13 @ SD 39.11) [140608]

112. Dependent arising and roots in ignorance. (Avijja) Paccaya Sutta (S 12.27 @ SD 39.12) [140608]

113. Conditions for the arising of right view. Anuggahita Sutta (A 5.25 @ SD 41.11) [140611]

114. We love ourselves the most. (Piya) Mallika Sutta (S 3.8 = U 5.1 @ SD 38.7) [140615]

115. How to love ourself. (Pasenadi) Piya Sutta (S 3.4 @ SD 38.8) [140615]

116. The best protection is self-protection.  Atta Rakkhita Sutta (S 3.5 @ SD 38.9) [140615]

117. Four kinds of meditators. Samadhi Samapatti Sutta (S 34.1 @ SD 41.12) [140618]

118. Mental focus overcomes the hindrances. (Satipatthana) Nivarana Sutta (A 9.64 @ SD 41.13) [140618]

119. The Notion of Ditthi: the nature of doubt, views and right view in early Buddhism. (SD 40a.1: part 1, part 2, part 3) [140622; 140713; 140727]

120. Meditative attainment is able to shatter mountains. Himavanta Sutta (A 6.24 @ SD 41.14) [140625]

121. How to strengthen our meditation. (Samadhi) Bala Sutta (A 6.72 @ SD 41.15) [140702]

122. Five kinds of reality we must all face. Alabbhaniya Sutta (A 5.48 @ SD 42.1) [140709]

123. The 4 pairs of uncertainties in life. Lokadhamma Sutta 1 (A 8.5 @ SD 42.2) / Lokadhamma Sutta 2 (A 8.6 @ SD 42.3) [140716]

124. The perception of impermanence: Sariputta’s perception of the Buddha. Upatissa Sutta (S 21 2 @ SD 42.4 ) [140723]

125. The perception of impermanence: even the Buddha’s decays physically. (Ananda) Jara Sutta (S 48.41 @ SD 42.5) [140723]

126. The Root of Suffering. Na Santi Sutta (S 1.36 @ SD 42.6) [140730]

127. The qualities of a streamwinner. Thapati Sutta (S 55.6 @ SD 42.7). [140806]

128. Purity is not on account of birth or rebirth. Assalayana Sutta (M 93 @ SD 40a.2) [140810]

129. What to do if we cannot attain concentration. Assaji Sutta (S 22.88 @ SD 42.8) [140813]

130. Group karma? (SD 39.1) [140817]

131.How our senses affects our thinking. Yavapalapi Sutta (S 35.248 @ SD 40a.3) [140824]

132. The characteristics of the 5 aggregates. Arahata Sutta 2 (S 22.77 @ SD 42.9) [140910]

133. Levels of learning: on the nature and progress of spiritual maturation (SD 40a.4)  [part 1; part 2 of 1, part 2 of 2] [140914 & 140928]

134. How to meditate on the 5 aggregates. (Anicca) Siha Sutta (S 22.78 @ SD 42.10) [140917]

135. Does every action has a reaction? Isayo Samuddaka Sutta (S 11.10 @ SD 39.2) [140921]

136. Do not look down upon the young. Dahara Sutta (S 3.1 @ SD 42.11) [140924]

137.  Even the most powerful must die. (Raja) Jara Marana Sutta (S 3.3 @ SD 42.12) [140924]

138. 3 kinds of intoxication. Mada Sutta  (A 3.39 @ SD 42.13) [141001]

139. Impermanence, death and success in life. (Mallika Kalakata) Kosala Sutta (A 4.59 @ SD 42.14) [141008]

140. The training for a true disciple [part 1, part 2]. Cula Hatthipadopama Sutta (M 24 @ SD 40a.5) [141012]

141. Even the gods fear impermanence. (Catukka) Siha Sutta (A 4.33 @ SD 42.15) [141015]

142. We should be both physically and mentally happy. (Dve) Roga Sutta (A 4.157 @ SD 42.16) [141015]

143. Impermanence of the 5 aggregates and streamwinning. (Anicca) Khandha Sutta (S 25.10 @ SD 42.17) [141022]

144. Grasping at any notion of self only brings us suffering. Nadi Sutta (S 22.93 @ SD 42.18) [141022]

145. How Buddhism can succeed, how it can fail [1 of 4, 2 of 4, 3 of 4, 4 of 4]. Pasadika Sutta (D 29 @ SD 40a.6) [141026]

146. The “basic set” of the 4 truths. (Khandha) Dukkha Sutta  (S 22.104 @ SD 42.20) [14]1105

147. The 4 truths of self-identity. Sakkaya Sutta (S 22.105 @ SD 42.21) & Sakkaya Panha Sutta (S 38.15 @ SD 42.21(1.2)). [141112]

148. Diligence is both beneficial here and hereafter. (Chakka) Appamada Sutta (A 6.53 @ SD 42.22) & (Ubho Attha) Appamada Sutta (S 3.17 @ SD 42.22(3.2)) [141119]

149. How to be untroubled by karma. Sabba Kamma Jaha Sutta (U 3.1 @ SD 39.3) [141116]

150. Do thoughts occur in deep meditation? Nigantha Nataputta Sutta (S 41.8 @ SD 40a.7) [141123]

151. Diligence is the foremost of wholesome states. (Dasaka) Appamada Sutta (A 10.15 @ SD 42.23) [26 Nov 2014]

152. Diligence is the foremost of wholesome states (detailed). Saragandha Sutta (S 45.143 @ SD 42.24) [141203]

153. Kisa Gotami: An early case of psychological defence of denial. (SD 43.2) [141210]

154. Emotional independence: The first step towards awakening  (SD 40a.8) [141214]

155. Patacara: The woman who lost all whom she loved, but found true happiness. (SD 43.3) [141217]

156. The first scientist in the Buddha’s time? On karma, rebirth, and proper giving. Payasi Sutta (D 23 @ SD 39.4). [141221]

157. On the demerit of killing and meat-eating. (Majjhima) Jivaka Sutta (M 55 @ SD 43.4) [141224]

158. The nature of the awakened mind. Cula Vedalla Sutta (M 44 @ SD 40a.9) [141228]

159. Learning the Dharma for self-mastery. Parihana Sutta (A 10.55 @ SD 43.5) [141231]

160. On the possibility of overcoming greed, hate and delusion. Salha Sutta (A 3.66 @ SD 43.6) [150107]

161. The true seeker is not concerned with the afterlife. Avyakata Sutta (A 7.54 @ SD 40a.11) [150111]

162. Nanda overcomes sexual lust. (Arahatta) Nanda Sutta (U 22 @ SD 43.7) [150114]

163. Dependent arising as the natural order of things. (Jati) Paccaya Sutta (S 12.20 @ SD 39.5) [150118]

164. Speculations about survival, the afterlife and nirvana. Pancattaya Sutta (M 102 @ SD 40a.12) [150125]

165. The true meaning of renouncing the world. (Gahapati) Potaliya Sutta (M 54 @ SD 43.8) [150121]

166. Mara as our senses. Kassaka Sutta (S 4.19 @ SD 43.9) [150128]

167. The qualities of a true dhyana meditator. Patilina Sutta (A 4.38 @ SD 43.10) [150204]

168. Healing through meditation. Gilana Suttas 1-3 (S 46.14-16 @ SD 43.11, SD 43.12, SD 43.13) [150211]

169. The 10 qualities of an arhat. Ariyavasa Suttas 1 & 2 (A 10.19 & A 10.20 @ SD 43.14 & SD 43.15) [150225]

170. Silence and the Buddha: spiritual liberation, the limits of language, and the Buddha’s wisdom. (SD 44,1) [part 1 of 3, part 2 of 3, part 3 of 3) [150311, 150318, 150325]

171. The blind men and the elephant. Nana Titthiya Sutta 1 (U 6.4 @ SD 40a.14) [150308]

172. Anger management. Aghata Pativinaya Sutta 2 (A 5.162 @ SD 39.6) [150315]

173. Recall of past lives not necessary for spiritual liberation. Vekhanassan Sutta (M 80 @ SD 40a.15) [150322]

174. Even famous teachers can have wrong views. (Ahita) Thera Sutta (A 5.88 @ SD 40a.16) [150322]

175. The nature of true spiritual solitude. Paviveka Sutta (A 3.92 @ SD 44.2) [150325]

176. Overcoming fear during solitary practice. Bhaya Bherava Sutta (M 4 @ SD 44.3) [150401]

177. The Dharma is in our mind. Dhammavihari Sutta 1 & Dhammavihari Sutta 2 (A 5.73 @ SD 44.4 & A 4.74 @ SD 44.5) [150408]

178. Samatha and Vipassana: what are calm and insight [part 1 of 2; part 2 of 2]. (SD 41.1) [150412]

179. True solitude leads to arhathood. Migajala Sutta 1 (S 35.63 @ SD 44.6) & Migajala Sutta 2 (S 35.64 @ SD 44.7) [150415]

180. We are our karma. Samsappaniya Pariyaya Sutta (A 10.205 @ SD 39.7) [150419]

181. Does rebirth take 49 days? [150419]

182. Mental joy of solitude. Sona Kolivisa Theragatha (Tha 632-644 @ SD 44.8) [150422]

183. The Buddha’s breath meditation. Icchanangala Sutta (S 54.11 @ SD 44.9) [150429]

184. Easy renunciation. Kula Gharani Sutta or Ogalha Sutta (S 9 8 @ SD 44.10) [150506]

185. 11 ways to awakening, Atthakanagara Sutta [M 52] = Dasama Sutta [S 11.17] @ SD 41.2 [150510]

186. Joy of Dharma fellowship: sangha recollection. Cula Gosinga Sutta (M 31 @ SD 44.11) [150513]

187. Making the right choices. Sevitabbasevitabba Sutta (M 114 @ SD 39.8) [150517]

188. When the saints go walking. Maha Gosinga Sutta (M 32 @ SD 44.12) [150520]

189. Balancing calm and insight [1 of 2]. (Samatha Vipassana) Samadhi Sutta 3 (A 4.94 @ SD 41.3) [150524]

190. Balancing calm and insight [2 of 2]. Patisallana Sutta (It 45 @ SD 41.4) [150524]

191. How to cultivate wisdom. (Atthaka) Panna Sutta (A 8.2 @ SD 44.13) [150527]

192. Samadhi and solitude for self-awakening. Jivakambavana Sutta 1 (S 35.160 @ SD 44.14), Jivakambavana Sutta 2 (S 35.161 @ SD 44.15) [150603]

193. The 4 modes of meditation practice. (Yuganaddha) Patipada Sutta (A 4.170 @ SD 41.5) [150614]

194. Asking the right questions. (Dasaka) Uttiya Sutta (A 10.95 @ SD 44.16) [150617]

195. Prayers do not affect the dead. Asibandhakaputta Sutta (S 42.6 @ SD 39.9) [150621]

196. The best giving. Devahita Sutta (S 7.13 @ SD 44.17) [150624]

197. Letting meditation happen. (Dasaka) Cetanakaraniya Sutta (A 10.2 @ SD 41.6) [150628]

198. Don’t monkey yourself. Makkata Sutta (S 47.4 @ SD 41.7) [150628]

199. Giving to the arhat. Issattha Sutta (S 3.24 @ SD 44.18) [150708]

200. Qualities of an arhat. (Saddha) Subhuti Sutta (A 11.15 @ SD 45.1) [150715]

201. Qualities of a master giver. (Pancaka Danaphala) Siha Sutta (A 5.34 @ SD 45.2) [150722]

202. Five benefits of giving. Dananisamsa Sutta (A 5.35 @ SD 45.3) [150729]

203. The false person and the true individual. Cula Punnama Sutta (M 110 @ SD 45.4) [150812]

204. The karma of beauty, wealth and power. (Kamma) Mallika Sutta (A 4.197@ SD 39.10) [150816]

205. Q & A on karma, etc. [180816]

206. Killing what benefits us? Dhananjani Sutta (S 7.1 @ SD 45.5) [150819]

207. Know the senses and awaken. Maha Salayatanika Sutta (M 149 @ SD 41.9) [150823]

208. The powerful never learns. (Sappurisasappurisa) Vassakara Sutta (A 4.187 @ SD 45.6) [150826]

209. The part-time “monk” (part 1 of 3). Sela Sutta (M 92 = Sn 3.7 @ SD 45.7a) [150901]

210. The part-time “monk” (part 2 of 3). Sela Sutta (M 92 = Sn 3.7 @ SD 45.7a) [150908]

211. The part-time “monk” (part 3 of 3). Keniya Jatila Vatthu (Mv 1.6.35 @ SD 45.7b) [150908]

212. Freeing the mind. Avarana Nivarana Sutta(S 46.38 @ SD 41.10) [150913]

213. True conversion. (Licchavi) Bhaddiya Sutta (A 4.193 @ SD 45.8) [150915]

214. The true purpose of being faithful. (Brahmacariya) Maha Kotthita Sutta (A 9.13 @ SD 39.11) [150920]

215. Twin benefits of the faithful. (Pancaka) Saddha Sutta (A 5.38 @ SD 45.9) [150922]

216. Conditions for right view. Anuggahita Sutta (A 5.25 @ SD 41.11) [150927]

217. Qualities of a streamwinner. (Sotapattiyanga) Vassa Sutta (S 55.38 @ SD 45.10) [150929]

218. Witnessing the Dharma. Karanapali Sutta (A 5.194 @ SD 45.11) [151006]

219. Theory and practice of meditation. (Satipatthana) Nivarana Sutta (A 9.64 @ SD 41.13) & Samadhi Samapatti Sutta (S 34.1 @ SD 41.12) [151011]

220. Joys of being true Buddhist. Candala Sutta (A 5.175 @ SD SD 45.12) [151013]

221. How to teach Dharma. (Dhamma Desaka) Udayi Sutta (A 5.159 @ SD 46.1) [151018]

222. Deepest faith(Catukka) Aggappasada Sutta (A 4.34 @ SD 45.13) [151020]

223. Mastering meditation. Himavanta Sutta (A 6.24 @ SD 41.14), (Samadhi) Bala Sutta (A .72 @ SD 41.15) & Vasa Sutta (A 7.38 @ SD 41.16) [151025]

224. When religion fails… (Arahatta) Acelaka Kassapa Sutta (S 41.9 @ SD 45.14) [151027]

225. Truly seeing the Buddha. (Hatthigamaka) Ugga Sutta (A 8 22 @ SD 45.15) [151103]

226. Dhyana — a summary. Samadhi Samapatti Sutta (S 34.1 @ SD 41 12), Samadhi Mulaka Thiti Sutta(S 34.2 @ SD 41.17 & S 34.3-10 @ SD 41.18-25) [151108]

227. Renunciation — a brief history. Pabbajja: A very short history (SD 45 16) [151110]

228. Three most important things. (Tika) Aggappasada Sutta(It 90 @ SD 45.17) [151117]

229. Reality checks. Alabbhaniya Thana Sutta (A 5 48 @ SD 42.1) [151122]

230. The ocean-like Dharma. Paharada Sutta (A 8 19 2 @ SD 45.18) [151124]

231. How to teach the Dharma. (Dhamma Desaka) Udayi Sutta (A 5.159 @ SD 46.1) [151201]

232. Why be good. (Pacchabhumagamika) Devadaha Sutta (S 22 2 @ SD 46.2) [151208]

233. The 8 uncertainties in life. Lokadhamma Suttas 1 & 2 (A 8.5, A 8.6 @ SD 42.2 & SD 42.3) [151213]

234. Making others ready for Dharma. Dantabhumi Sutta (M 125 @ SD 46.3) [151215]

235. Making others ready for Dharma (SBM). Dantabhumi Sutta (M 125 @ SD 46.3) [151220]

236. Meaning of the Buddha’s death. (Upatissa Sutta, S 21.2 @ SD 42.4 & (Ananda) Jara Sutta, S 48.41 @ SD 42.5) [151227]

237. The qualities of a Dharma worker. (Atthaka) Alam Sutta (A 8.62 @ SD 46.5) [160105]

238. What we do should not harm us. Na Santi Sutta (S 1.34 @ SD 42.6) [160110]

239. A disciple’s training (in brief). Sankhitta (Desita) Dhamma Sutta (A 8.63 @ SD 46.6) [160112]

240. Spiritual training for busy lay followers (SBM). Dhammadinna Sutta (S 55.53 @ SD 46.4) [160117]

 

241. Qualities of a true healer. Duta Sutta (A 8.16 @ SD 46.7) [160119]

242. Four qualities of a true disciple. (Raja) Naga Sutta (A 4.114 @ SD 46.8) [160126]

243. Five qualities of a true disciple. (Naga) Sota Sutta (A 5.140 @ SD 46.9) [160202]

244. The saints’ faith in the Buddha. Thapati Sutta (S 55.6 @ SD 42 .7) [160124]

245. The speaker that suits his audience. Dhammakathika Sutta (A 4.139 = Pug 4.7 @ SD 46.10) [160216]

246. Properly talking Dharma. Kathavatthu Sutta (A 3.67 @ SD 46.11) [160223]

247. Four ways of answering questions. Panha Vyakarana Sutta (A 4.42 @ SD 46.12) [160301]

248. The arhar’s mind. Assaji Sutta (S 22.88 @ SD 42.8) [160214]

249. Arhat Sutta Puja. Arahata Sutta 2 (S 22.77 @ SD 42.9) [160228]

250. Impermanence of the 5 aggregates. (Anicca) Siha Sutta (S 22 78 @ SD 42.10) [160228]

 

251. Awakening in this life itself. (Anicca) Cakkhu Sutta (S 25.1 @ SD 16.7) [160306]

252. Dangers of trouble making. Bhandanakaraka Sutta (A 5.212 @ SD 46.13) [160308]

253. Respect the young. Dahara Sutta (S 3.1 @ SD 42.11) [160313]

254. Respect the Dharma. Verahaccani Sutta (S 35.133 @ SD 46.14) [160315]

255. Five qualities of a true disciple (SBM). (Naga) Sota Sutta (A 5.140 @ SD 46.9) [160320]

256. Spiritual criteria for the Dharma. (Dhammavinaya) Gotami Sutta (A 8.53 @ SD 46.15) [160322]

257. The 3 intoxications. Mada Sutta (S 3.39 @ SD 42.13) [160327]

258. The 2 chief disciples’ awakening. Sariputta Moggallana Sutta 1 (A 4 167 @ SD 46.16) & Sariputta Moggallana Sutta 2 (A 4.168 @ SD 46.17) [160329]

259. Schism and harmony. (Ekaka) Sanghabheda Sutta (It 18 @ SD 46.19) & Sanghasamaggi Sutta (It 19 @ SD 46.20) [160412]

260. How a monastic can fail. (Sahampati) Devadatta Sutta (S 6.12 @ SD 46.23)  & Bhindi Sutta or Chindi Sutta(S 17.31 @ SD 46.24) [160426]

 

261. A streamwinner’s progress. (Sotapanna) Nandiya Sutta or Nandiya Sakka Sutta (S 55.40 @ SD 47.1) [160503]

262. Don’t just pray(Pancaka) Ittha Sutta or Panca Ittha Dhamma Sutta (A 5.43 @ SD 47.2) [160510]

263. The true individual. Asappurisa Sutta 2 [S 45.26 @ SD 47.3a) [160517]

264. Grasping brings sufferingNadi Sutta (S 22.93 @ SD 42.18) [160522]

265. Inspiring other to practise Dharma. (Sappurisa) Sikkhapada Sutta (A 4.201 @ SD 47.3b) [160524]

266. The good and the aggregates. (Khandha) Silavanta Sutta (S 22.122 @ SD 47.4) [160531]

267. The learned and the aggregates. (Khandha) Sutavanta Sutta (S 22.123 @ SD 47.5) [160607]

268. Wisdom is best for awakeningSara Sutta (S 48.55 @ SD 42.19) [160612]

269. Diligent practice. Pamada Vihari Sutta (S 35.97 @ SD 47.6) [160614]

270. The teachers and followers(Catukka) Dhammakathika Sutta (A 4.139 = Pug 4.7 @ SD 46.10) [160619]

 

271. Silence is no optionCora Raja Sutta (S 2.39 @ SD 47.7) [160621]

272. How to know a sutta’s age. (1) (Khandha) Dukkha Sutta (S 22.104 @ SD 42.20) (2) (Khandha) Sakkaya Sutta (S 22.105 @ SD 42.21) (3) Sakkaya Panha Sutta [160626]

273. The seven sunsSatta Suriya Sutta (A 7.62 @ SD 47.8) [160628]

274. Diligence the one Dharma. 1. (Chakka) Appamada Sutta (A 6.53 @ SD 42.22)
2. (Ubho Attha) Appamada Sutta (S 3.17 @ SD 42.22(3.2)) 3. (Dasaka) Appamada Sutta (A 10.15 @ SD 42.23) 4. Saragandha Sutta / Sara,gandha Sutta 1-4  (S 45.143 @ SD 42.24) [160710]

275. Dangers to the spiritual lifeUmi Bhaya Sutta (A 4.122  @ SD SD 47.9) [160712]

276. Conscious, preconscious, unconscious, subconscious. (SD 17.8a: viññana consciousness) [160724]

277. The fundamental satipatthana. (Satipatthana) Bahiya Sutta [160727]

278. Uttiya and friends. (SD 47.11) [160803]

279. Living in harmony. Phasuvihara Sutta (A 5.105 @ SD 47.12) [160810]

280. Kisa Gotami: An early case of a psychological defence of denial. (SD 43.2) [160814]

 

281. The urgency of being Buddhist. Accayika Sutta (A 3.91 @ SD 47.13) [160817]

282. Effective communication. Kathavatthu Sutta (A 3.67 @ SD 46.11) [160821]

283. Patacara: the woman who lost everything but found liberation. (SD 43.3) [160828]

284. Even saints get interrupted. (Sariputta) Nirodha Sutta (A 5.166 @ SD 47.15) [160831]

285. Setting a good example. Gavesi Sutta (A 5.180 @ SD 47.16) [160907]

286. Meat-eating and respect for life. (Majjhima) Jivaka Sutta (M 55 @ SD 43.4) [160911]

287. The 3 trainingsSikkhattaya Sutta 2 (A 3.89 @ SD 47.17) [160914]

288. Strife hinders progressBhandanakaraka Sutta (A 5.212 @ SD 46.13) [160918]

289. Dharma with respect. Verahaccani Sutta (S 35.133 @ SD 46.14) [160918]

290. Accepting our wrongPankadha Sutta (A 3.90 @ SD 47.18) [160921]

 

291. The arhat’s faculties(Bahira) Patipanna Sutta (S 48.18 @ SD 47.19) [160928]

292. Pratice and practitionerPatipatti Sutta 1 & 2 (S 45.31 & S 45.32 @ SD 47.20) [161005]

293. The eight principles of respect (Maha Pajapati). Dakkhina Vibhanga Sutta (M 142 @ SD 1.9) [161016]

294. Criteria for the Dharma-Vinaya(Dhammavinaya) Gotami Sutta, or, (Maha,pajapati) Ovada Sutta (A 8.53 = Cv 10.5 @ SD 46.15). [161016]

295. Nanda’s arhathood. (Arahatta) Nanda Sutta (U 3.2 @SD 43.7)  [161023]

296. The true meaning of renunciation. (Gahapati) Potaliya Sutta (M 54 @ SD 43.8) [161113]

297. Mara as our senses. Kassaka Sutta (S 4.19 @ SD 43.9) [161127]

298. The qualities of a true dhyana meditator. Patilina Sutta (A, 4.38 @ SD 43.10) [161211]

299. Three sick saints. Gilana Suttas 1-3 (S 46.14 @ SD 43.11; S 46.15 @ SD 43.12; S 46.16 @ SD 43.13). [170108]

300. An arhat’s lifestyle. Ariyavasa Sutta 1 (A 10.19 @ SD 43.14); Ariyavasa Sutta 2 (A 10.20 @ SD 43.15) [170122]

 

301. Karma and the afterlife (1.1) Background. (SD 48.1) [161019]

302. Karma and the afterlife (2) Mistaken notions (48.1) [161026]

303. Karma and the afterlife (3) The 49 days (SD 48.1) [161102]

304. Karma and the afterlife (4) Dealing with the dead (SD 48.1) [161109]

305. Karma and the afterlife (5.2) Our body and society. (SD 48.1) [161116]

306. Karma and the afterlife (5.3) Individuation. (SD 48.1) [161123] 

307. Karma and the afterlife (6) How we are reborn (1 of 3). (SD 48.1) [161130] 

308. Karma and the afterlife (6) How we are reborn (2 of 3). (SD 48.1) [161207]

309. Karma and the afterlife (6) How we are reborn (3 of 3). (SD 48.1) [161214]

310. Karma and the afterlife (7) Terminal / bedside counselling. (SD 48.1) [161221]

311. Karma and the afterlife (8) Helping the dead move on (1 of 2). (SD 48.1) [161228]

312. Karma and the afterlife (8) Uraga Jataka (2 of 2).  (SD 48.1) [170104]

313. Karma and the afterlife (9) What survives death?  (SD 48.1) [170104]

 

314. Yama and Mara. (Death: an early Buddhist perspective. The significance of death in Buddhist living, with a special reference to “brain death.” SD 48.2) [170111]

315. The Buddha’s last moments.  (Death: an early Buddhist perspective. The significance of death in Buddhist living, with a special reference to “brain death.” SD 48.2) [170118]

316. An arhat’s lifestyle. Ariyavasa Sutta 1 (A 10.19 @ SD 43.14); Ariyavasa Sutta 2 (A 10.20 @ SD 43.15). [170122]

317. The 30 monks. Timsa Bhikkhu Sutta (S 15 13 @ SD 48.3) Theme: A word for the wise is enough. (2.1) Better than seeking a woman is to seek the self. (2.2) How the kathina robe-giving was introduced. (2.3) Even the bad can benefit from the Dharma, if they accept it. [170125]

318. When endearment brings sorrow. Visakha (Natta) Sutta (U 8.8 @ SD 48.4). [170201]

319. Death with every breath. (Atthaka) Maranasati Sutta 1 (A 8.73 @ SD 48.5). [170208]
320. Awakening with death. (Atthaka) Maranasati Sutta 2 (A 8.74 @ SD 48.6).
[170208]

321. Silence and the Buddha (1 of 2). (SD 44.1) [170212]

322. Silence and the Buddha (2 of 2). (SD 44.1) [170226]

323. Meditation and stasis. Kamabhu Sutta 2 (S 41.6 @ SD 48.7) [170215]

324. The mind affects all our actions. Kutagara Sutta 1 & Kutagara Sutta 2 (A 3.105 & A 3.106 @ SD 48.8). [170222]

325. The renunciant’s reflections. Pabbajita Abhinha Sutta (A 10.48 @ SD 48.9) [170301]

326. The 3 divine messengers. (Yama) Devaduta Sutta (A 3.35 @ SD 48.10). [170308]

327. Seclusion or solitude? Paviveka Sutta (A 3.92 @ SD 44.2). [170312]

328. Understanding our make-up. (Khandha) Patisallana Sutta (S 22.6 @ SD 48.13). [170322]

329. Overcoming fear during solitary practice. Bhaya Bherava Sutta (M 4 @ SD 44.3) [170326]

330. Unique qualities of the Buddha. Maha Sihanada Sutta (M 12 @ SD 49.1)
[170329]

331. Standing up for Dhamma. Cula Sihanada Sutta (M 11 @ SD 49.2) [170412]
332. Living dharma in peace. Dhammavihari Sutta 1 (A 5.73 @ SD 44.4) [170409]

333. Living Dharma in wisdom. Dhammavihari Sutta 2 (A 5.74 @ SD 44.5) [170423]

334. True solitudeMigajala Sutta 1 & Migajala Sutta 2 (S 35.63 & S 35.64  @ SD 44.6 & SD 44.7) [170423]

335. Kassapa Buddha and Gotama. (Majjhima) Ghatikara Sutta (M 81 @  SD 49.3) [170503]

336. How the Buddha found the middle way. Maha Saccaka Sutta (M 36 @ SD 49.4) [170510]

337. Mental joy of solitude. Sona Kolivisa Theragatha (Tha 632 644 @ SD 44.8) [170514]

338. Why disciples respect and listen to the Buddha. Maha Sakuludayi Sutta (M 77 @ SD 49.5a). [170517]

339. Introduction to dhyana (jhana). (SD 49.5b & SD 15.1 [170524]

340. The Buddha’s own practice. Icchanangala Sutta (S 54.11 @ SD 44.9) (S 54.11 @ SD 44.9)  [170528]

341. Pingiya’s questions. Pingiya Manava Puccha (Sn 5.17 [Sn 1120-1123] @ SD 49.6a)
[190531]

342. The way across. Parayana Sutta (Sn 5.18 @ SD 49.6b) [170607]

343. Even mountains crumble. Vepulla Pabbata Sutta (S 15.20 @ SD 49.7).  [170614]