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sigalovada.pdfSigalovada Sutta - Illustrated2550 viewsVen. K. Dhammasiri

The Sigalovada in Pictures. A Pictorial presentation of the Buddha's advice to the layman, Sigala on the duties of the householder. Compiled by Venerable K. Dhammasiri. Artwork by K. W. Janaranjana.
05_cetana.pdf05 Dependent Arising - Cetana2515 viewsPatrick Kearney

How consciousness emerges into delusion - or liberation
73_Knowledges.pdfWisdom and the Seventy-Three Kinds of Knowledge2488 viewsThe 'Seventy-Three Kinds of Knowledge' appear as a
Summary or Table of Contents (matika) in the first Treatise
on Knowledge (matika-katha) of the Canonical book Patis-
ambhida-magga (translated by Bhikkhu Nanamoli as "The
Path of Discrimination", PTS ed. 1982).
Karaniya_Metta_Sutta3.pdfKaraniya Metta Sutta2454 viewsThis is a popular discourse, in the form of a poem, and one of the best known and most cited and recited in Theravada Buddhist countries. It is found in the Pali Canon's Khuddakapatha and Sutta Nipata with the title Metta Sutta (The Discourse on Friendliness). However, in order to
distinguish it from other `Metta-suttas' in the Pali Canon, this particular Metta Sutta is traditionally known as Karaniya Metta Sutta because its first verse commences with the Pali word Karaniya (one should act thus).
06_seeing_&_understanding.pdf06 Dependent Arising: Applying to Insight Meditation2450 viewsApplying Dependent Arising to Insight meditation.
ordination.pdfOrdination Procedure2444 viewsPali / English

Ordination Procedure, was composed by Somdet Phra Sangharja Pussadeva of Wat Rajapratisahasthitamahasmarama. His Eminence reformed some of the text and procedure for Pabbajja and Upasampada from the original text. The method of Pabbajja (Going-forth) and Upasampada (Acceptance) in the Southern School (that is, Theravada) uses the original Magadha (Pali) language.
03_texts_and_practices.pdfTexts and Practices2387 views
The Suttas are chants, and are full of repetitions. When we look at the patterns of repetitions we discover something quite familiar to us: verses and chorus. Let us take some path text and use it to illustrate the problem we are talking about, and suggest another way of reading these texts that takes into account their oral structure as outlined above: Atthakanagara Sutta (M52) and Culasunnata Sutta: Smaller discourse on emptiness (M121)
dhammapadatxt1.pdfTreasury of Truth - Dhammapada2308 viewsVen. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero

This work lends itself readily to an in-depth study of this religious classic of mankind, to the great delight of both the scholar and the student. This PDF file is the text version only of the Illustrated Dhammapada by Ven. Sarada Maha Thero. The Pali text has explanatory translation of the verses with commentary in English.
dietolive.pdfDying to Live2253 viewsThere are different views and beliefs about what happens after death. Tibetan (Vajrayana) and Chinese (Mahayana) Buddhists believe that after death, the spirit of the dead person passes through an intermediate period (bardo in Tibetan, zhong yin in Mandarin)- which may last for as long as forty-nine days - during which it undergoes a series of unearthly, extraordinary experiences, including a "small death" at the end of each week, before it is finally reborn into another realm of existence. In contrast, orthodox Theravada Buddhism, which is the earliest extant record of Gotama Buddha's teaching, asserts that rebirth takes place immediately after death.
ctp_book-2up_v1.pdfClearing the Path2227 viewsNOTE: The primary book version was made for printing as a book so it was not optimised for onscreen viewing or personal printout. This version 2upbookctpv1.PDF has been reprinted (Distilled) via Acrobat so that there are now 2 pages per A4 page in Landscape orientation (rather than usual Portrait orientation) so as to make personal printouts for reading much easier. The same effect could be obtained by using the original CtPbookv1.pdf and printing that via your desktop printer driver so as to have 2 pages per page (if possible).
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