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8_Precepts_Diacritials.pdf
8_Precepts_Diacritials.pdfEight Precepts (Diacritials)1342 viewsAjivatthamaka Sila (Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth) In Theravada Buddhism there are two versions of the Eight Precepts: Atthangika Uposatha Sila (Eight Uposatha Precepts) and Ajivatthamaka Sila (Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth).
thera-chifuner.pdf
thera-chifuner.pdfTheravadin Buddhist Chinese Funeral1244 viewsGenerally, a Chinese funeral is a mixture of Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist rites. How then should a Theravadin Buddhist funeral be conducted? Venerable Suvanno, a respected and senior Theravadin Buddhist monk of Chinese descent explains how a Theravadin Buddhist Chinese funeral may be conducted.
kathina.pdf
kathina.pdfKathina: Then and Now1240 viewsThe kathina ceremony is now an internationally established celebration where the Sangha and the laity meet to participate in mutually rewarding, meritorious activities. Throughout the centuries, the way of carrying out the ceremony has changed with local interpretations, practices and customs. How much has deviated from the original scriptural tradition - how much is in accordance with the scriptures and how much is mere invention? In this booklet, Venerable Aggacitta Bhikkhu combines his scriptural knowledge and practical experience to scrutinise the kathina ceremony through two articles: The Scriptural Tradition of Kathina; Kathina Benefits - Illusion, Delusion and Resolution.
wh238AnguttaraNikaya3.pdf
wh238AnguttaraNikaya3.pdfPart 2. Anguttara Nikaya1227 viewsAn abridged translation of the five-volume Buddhist sutra, from the Pali canon. The original translation was by Nyanaponika Thera, and these 208 selected discourses have been revised and given an introduction by Bhikkhu Bodhi. Bhikkhu Bodhi provides a systematic introduction to the Buddha`s teaching in the Anguttara Nikaya. The translators also provide notes, a glossary, and another introduction placing the Anguttara in the context of the larger Theravada Buddhist Canon. This readable but precise translation will be welcomed by both students of Theravada Buddhism as well as anyone wishing to learn from the Buddha`s teachings.
perfections.pdf
perfections.pdfThe Ten Perfections1202 viewsFor people in the modern world facing the issue of how to practice the Dhamma in daily life, The Ten Perfections provide a useful framework for how to do it. When you view life as an opportunity to develop these ten qualities - generosity, virtue, renunciation, discernment, persistence, endurance, truth, determination, good will, and equanimity - you develop a fruitful attitude toward your daily activities so that any skilful activity or relationship, undertaken wisely and in a balanced way, becomes part of the practice.

Passages in this guide are drawn from the Pali Canon and from the teachings of Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo.
wh208AnguttaraNikaya2.pdf
wh208AnguttaraNikaya2.pdfPart 3. Anguttara Nikaya1198 viewsAn abridged translation of the five-volume Buddhist sutra, from the Pali canon. The original translation was by Nyanaponika Thera, and these 208 selected discourses have been revised and given an introduction by Bhikkhu Bodhi. Bhikkhu Bodhi provides a systematic introduction to the Buddha`s teaching in the Anguttara Nikaya. The translators also provide notes, a glossary, and another introduction placing the Anguttara in the context of the larger Theravada Buddhist Canon. This readable but precise translation will be welcomed by both students of Theravada Buddhism as well as anyone wishing to learn from the Buddha`s teachings.
Panca_Sila_Pali_Canon.pdf
Panca_Sila_Pali_Canon.pdfPanca Sila (The Five Precepts) in The Pali Canon1140 viewsIn some suttas only the first four precepts are mentioned, whereas all five precepts are described together in other suttas. The first four precepts are pakati-sila whereas the fifth precept is pannati-sila. Venerable Nyanatiloka explains in his Buddhist Dictionary that pakati-sila [is] natural or genuine morality, [which] is distinct from those outward rules of conduct laid down for either laymen or monks. Those latter are the so-called prescribed morality (pannatti-sila).
Suttas which include The Five Precepts are listed.
wheel001.pdf
wheel001.pdfThe Seven Factors of Enlightenment1137 viewsThe Tipitaka, the Buddhist canon, is replete with references to the factors of enlightenment expounded by the Enlightened One on different occasions under different circumstances. In the Book of the Kindred Sayings, V (Saíyutta Nikáya, Mahá Vagga) we find a special section under the title Bojjhaóga Saíyutta wherein the Buddha discourses on the Seven Factors of Enlightenment in diverse ways. In this section we read a series of three discourses or sermons recited by Buddhists since the time of the Buddha as a protection (paritta or pirit) against pain, disease, and adversity.
The_Concise_Buddhist_Monastic_Code_1.pdf
The_Concise_Buddhist_Monastic_Code_1.pdfThe Concise Buddhist Monastic Code 11117 viewsThe Concise Buddhist Monastic Code 1 is basically a concise guide to the Bhikkhu Pāṭimokkha based on The Buddhist Monastic Code 1 by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu. It incorporates information from The Buddhist Monastic Code 2 as well as other English translations of the Bhikkhu Pāṭimokkha or the Sutta-Vibhaṅga, including Suddhāso Bhikkhu’s Analysis of the Bhikkhu Pātimokkha: a translation of the Mahā -Vibhaṅga in the Vinaya-Piṭaka, I.B. Horner’s The Book of the Discipline, K.R. Norman’s The Pātimokkha, and Bhikkhu Ñāṇatusita’s A Translation and Analysis of the Pātimokkha.
upanisasutta.pdf
upanisasutta.pdfTranscendental Dependent Arising - Translation & Exposition of the Upanisa Sutta1069 viewsTucked away in the Samyutta Nikaya among the “connected sayings on causality” (Nidanasamyutta) is a short formalized text entitled the Upanisa Sutta, the “Discourse on Supporting Conditions.” The Upanisa sutta reveals the entire course of man’s faring in the world as well as his treading of the path to its transcendence. This exposition sets out to explore the, “transcendental” application of dependent arising, drawing freely from other parts of the Canon and the commentaries to fill out the meaning.
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