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Wings_of_Awakening.pdf
Wings_of_Awakening.pdfThe Wings to Awakening - An Anthology from the Pali Canon1349 viewsMany anthologies of the Buddha's teachings have appeared in English, but this is the first to be organized around the set of teachings that the Buddha himself said formed the heart of his message: the Wings to Awakening. The material is arranged in three parts, preceded by a long Introduction. The Introduction tries to define the concept of Awakening so as to give a clear sense of where the Wings to Awakening are headed. It does this by discussing the Buddha's accounts of his own Awakening, with special focus on the way in which the principle of skilful kamma formed both the “how" and the \what" of that Awakening: The Buddha was able to reach Awakening only by developing skilful kamma this is the “how"; his understanding of the process of developing skilful kamma is what sparked the insights that constituted Awakening - this is the “what."55555
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FromGrasping.pdf
FromGrasping.pdfFrom Grasping to Emptiness (2)1696 viewsExcursions into the Thought-world of the Pali Discourses

The present book is based on revised versions of entries originally published in the Encyclopaedia of Buddhism, Sri Lanka. It forms the second volume of my "Excursions into the Thought-world of the Pali discourses", complementing the previously published "From Craving to Liberation".
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FromCraving.pdf
FromCraving.pdfFrom Craving to Liberation (1)1794 viewsExcursions into the Thought-world of the Pali Discourses

The essays collected in the present book are revised versions of entries originally published in the Encyclopaedia of Buddhism, Sri Lanka. My main emphasis in each case is on exploring a particular term from the perspective of the early Pali discourses, while other sources − be these later Pali works, Chinese parallels, or secondary publications on the matter at hand − are taken into consideration only in a supplementary fashion.
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Ratana_Sutta-The_Three_Superb_Jewels.pdf
Ratana_Sutta-The_Three_Superb_Jewels.pdfRatana Sutta1655 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
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a_taste_of_salt(2).pdf
a_taste_of_salt(2).pdfA Taste of Salt2902 viewsThe Sutta Pitaka was written down in the Pali language over 2,000 years ago. The Sutta Pitaka is made of five collections of suttas; the Digha Nikaya, the Majjima Nikaya, the Samyutta Nikaya, the Anguttara Nikaya, and the Khuddaka Nikaya. These texts remain the most complete record of early Buddhist teachings. The suttas fill thousands of pages, and it is a daunting task for most readers to read through the many volumes. A Taste of Salt draws 350 pages containing the central teachings of the Buddha from the roughly 5,000 pages of the Sutta Pitaka. The purpose of this collection is to make these essential texts more accessible to meditators and students of Buddhism.44444
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allexistence.pdf
allexistence.pdfThe 31 Planes of Existence3319 viewsThe suttas describe the 31 distinct planes or realms of existence into which beings can be reborn during their long wanderings through samsara. These range from the extraordinarily dark, grim, and painful hell realms all the way up to the most sublime, refined and exquisitely blissful heavenly realms. Existence in every realm is impermanent; in the cosmology taught by the Buddha there is no eternal heaven or hell. Beings are born into a particular realm according to both their past kamma.
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wheel188.pdf
wheel188.pdfIdeal Solitude - An Exposition of the Bhaddekaratta Sutta989 viewsThe Bhaddekaratta Sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya (No. 131) consists of a “summary” in four verses and an “exposition” dealing with some doctrinal points of considerable psychological and ethical import. 44444
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wheel048.pdf
wheel048.pdfThe Discourse on the Snake Simile (Alagaddúpama Sutta)1019 viewsThe discourse of the Buddha on the Snake Simile (Alagaddúpama Sutta) that is presented here, together with explanatory notes taken mostly from the commentarial literature, is the 22nd text in the “Collection of Discourses of Medium Length” (Majjhima Nikáya).44444
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upanisasutta.pdf
upanisasutta.pdfTranscendental Dependent Arising - Translation & Exposition of the Upanisa Sutta1038 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.44444
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wh208AnguttaraNikaya2.pdf
wh208AnguttaraNikaya2.pdfPart 3. Anguttara Nikaya1160 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.44444
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