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Ratana_Sutta-The_Three_Superb_Jewels.pdf
Ratana_Sutta-The_Three_Superb_Jewels.pdfRatana Sutta1682 viewsThe Buddha’s Discourse on The Three Superb Jewels and their intrinsic power, with an introduction, translation and explanations based on Pàli Sources by Bhikkhu Nànadassana. Foreword by Most Ven. N. Ariyadhamma Mahàthera.

FREE HARD COPIES: For free and postage-free hard copies please email to: desamansoysa-at-yahoo.com
gratitude.pdf
gratitude.pdfGratitude in the Buddha’s Teachings1674 viewsThis text, with an introduction on the subject of gratitude in the Buddha's Teachings has extacts from Pali Suttas on Gratitude and Suttas on Ingratitude. In the Mangala Sutta, the Buddha declares that the quality of gratitude to be one of the highest blessings, thus showing how it plays a key role in His ethical and spiritual teachings.
sartre_buddhism.pdf
sartre_buddhism.pdfSartre's Existentialism and Early Buddhism : a comparative study of selflessness theories1644 viewsVen. Phra Dharmakosajarn

The Present work is a revised version of Phra Dhrammakosajarn's doctoral thesis entitled A Comparative study of the Non-egological Treatments of Consciousness in Sartre's Philosophy and Early Buddhism, which was submitted at the University of Delhi, India, in September 1985. The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast Sartre's doctrine of non-egology with the theory of self-lessness (anatta) in Early (Theravada) Buddhism.
taste-freedom.pdf
taste-freedom.pdfA Taste of Freedom1627 viewsVenerable Ajahn Chah always gave his talks in simple, everyday language. His objective was to clarify the Dhamma, not to confuse his listeners with an overload of information. Consequently the talks presented here have been rendered into correspondingly simple English. The aim has been to present Ajahn Chah's teaching in both the spirit and the letter. In 1976 Venerable Ajahn Chah was invited to England together with Ajahn Sumedho, the outcome of which was eventually the establishment of the first branch monastery of Wat Pa Pong outside of Thailand. Since then, further branch monasteries have been established in England, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Italy.
Samyutta-Nikaya-An-Anthology-I.pdf
Samyutta-Nikaya-An-Anthology-I.pdfSaṃyutta Nikāya An Anthology - Part I1627 viewsThe Saṃyutta Nikāya is one of the five great divisions of the Sutta Piṭaka of the Pāli canon, the Tipiṭaka or “Three Baskets” of doctrine, constituting the Buddha-word for Theravāda
Buddhism. The meaning of “Saṃyutta Nikāya” is “The Collection of Grouped Discourses” and it is so called because its material is arranged into groups (saṃyuttas) according to subject, of which there are fifty-six. These again are placed into five vaggas, sections or chapters, corresponding to the five divisions of this anthology
volition.pdf
volition.pdfVolition and the Law of Kamma1620 viewsWhat is kamma? The Buddha said: "Oh monks, it is volition that I call kamma." The popular meaning of kamma is action or doing, but as a technical term, kamma means volition or will. When you do something, there is volition behind it, and that volition, that mental effort, is called kamma. The Buddha explained that, having willed, one then acts through body, speech, and mind. Whatever you do, there is some kind of kamma, mental effort, will, and volition. Volition is one of the fifty-two mental states which arise together with consciousness.
patimokkha-german.pdf
patimokkha-german.pdfBhikkhu Pâtimokkha in German1596 viewsThe author is Ven. Nyanadassana is a Buddhist monk from Greece who has lived in Sri Lanka for the last 20 years. He is fluent in several languages (including Sinhala) and is the author of the book "Bhikkhu Pâtimokkha" in German(Pâtimokkha - Das Hauptgesetz der Bettelmönche).
Path_of_Purification_Visuddhimagga.pdf
Path_of_Purification_Visuddhimagga.pdfVisuddhimagga / The Path of Purification1596 viewsThis book is "The Classic Manual of Buddhist Doctrine and Meditation". Written by Buddhaghosa in the Fifth Century in Sri Lanka, and known by its Pali title, Visuddhimagga, it is the fundamental manual for the Theravadin school of Buddhism, upon which the popular Vipassana meditation is based. But it is ever so much more than merely a Vipassana manual. Divided into three main sections covering the three "baskets" of Buddha's teaching, it first addresses Virtue (Sila) and a brief chapter on acceptable ascetic practices. Next there follows a large and wonderful section on training in Concentration (Samadhi) based on the forty traditional meditation subjects. Finally, it concludes with a large section on Understanding (Panna), the wisdom teachings of the Abhidhamma.
teachings_chah.pdf
teachings_chah.pdfThe Teachings of Ajahn Chah1528 viewsThe following Dhamma books of Ajahn Chah have been included in this collection of Ajahn Chah's Dhamma talks: Bodhinyana (1982); A Taste of Freedom (fifth impression.2002); Living Dhamma (1992); Food for the Heart (1992); The Path to Peace (1996); Clarity of Insight (2000); Unshakeable Peace (2003); Everything is Teaching Us (2004). Also some as yet unpublished talks have been included in the last section called `More Dhamma Talks'. We hope our efforts in compiling this collection of Dhamma talks of Ajahn Chah will be of benefit. (Wat Pah Nanachat)
lightasia.pdf
lightasia.pdfThe Light of Asia (Text Only)1522 viewsIn the sumptuous Buddhist literature of the world, The Light of Asia, by Sir Edwin Arnold, is without any doubt, a unique work. It is primarily because, this is the only original poem written in English on the Buddha, throughout the long history of Buddhism. This distinction is quite necessary to be established, because there are translations of original Pali works into English and other languages. Some of these are outstanding instances of spiritual poetry. Sir Edwin Arnold, the Author of this epic poem, was initially persuaded to compose this sacred work, as a result of his deep and abiding desire to aid in the better and mutual understanding between East and West.
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