Publication of Dhamma Verses, a translation of Dhammapada

Publication of a translation of the Dhammapada, along with synopses of the stories on Ancient Buddhist Texts

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Republication of A Buddhist Perspective on Pain, Stress and Illness

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A republication for free distribution of Bhikkhu Sumedha’s book: A Buddhist Perspective on Pain, Illness and Stress.

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The Six Factors of Giving

Six Factors of Giving

A short discourse explaining the factors involved when giving gifts, both for the donor and for the recipient.

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The Enumeration and Explanation of the Conditions

The Enumeration and Explanation of the Conditions

Publication of the first two sections of the last book of the Abhidhamma on Ancient Buddhist Texts.

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Publication of Buddhist Wisdom Verses

Rerukane

Throughout 2009 and the early part of 2010 I worked on a text and translation of a collection of verses made by the Svejin Nikāya’s former Mahānāhimi, Ven. Rerukane Candavimala, who was one of the leading scholar monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century.

The Svejin Nikāya is my ordination sect, and Ven

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True, Factual, Beneficial and Timely

The Buddha explains what factors need to be considered if we are to benefit others with our speech.

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Ven Sumangalo, 03: The Law of Karma and Rebirth

Ven. Sumangalo

Third part of a booklet by the American monk Ven. Sumangalo on how to be a practicing Buddhist, concerns the basic teachings of Buddhism.

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Ven Sumangalo, 02: The 8 Positive Rules for a Happy Life

Ven. Sumangalo

Second part of a booklet by the American monk Ven. Sumangalo on how to be a practicing Buddhist, concerns the 8-fold Noble Path.

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Ven Sumangalo, 01: What is Practical Buddhism?

Ven. Sumangalo

First part of a booklet by the American monk Ven. Sumangalo on how to be a practicing Buddhist, concerns the basic teachings of Buddhism.

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BWV 071: The Consequences of Listening to Slander

A jackal using slander sets two friends fighting, a bull and a lion, and eventually they kill each other. The jackal then eats their flesh. The King of men (the Bodhisatta) reflects on it in these verses addressed to his charioteer.

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BWV 070: Deeds not Words Measure a Friend

A King of the geese is invited by the King of men to stay with him, but he declines with these words.

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BWV 069: True Friends

The Bodhisatta is an ascetic who is invited by the King to stay in his park. After some time the King plots to kill him, and he decides to leave. When questioned why he is going this is his reply.

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BWV 068: Friendship is more Valuable than Wealth

A rich man gives half his wealth to one fallen on hard times; but when he is in need himself the other offers him only rice gruel. He accepts it so as not to rebuff the obligations of friendship. Later the King hears about it and restores his wealth.

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BWV 067: Reconciliation and Responsibility

A father and a younger brother argue along the road, and the Bodhisatta reproves them with these words.

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BWV 066: Not Listening to Divisive Speech

A jackal tries to divide a lion and a tiger by sowing dissension so he can eat their flesh. They remain friends and the jackal flees.

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BWV 065: Overstaying One’s Welcome

The Bodhisatta is an ascetic who is invited by the King to stay in his park. After some time the King plots to kill him, and he decides to leave.

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Theoretical Implications of the Aggañña Sutta

Nalin-Swaris

The Buddha was the first thinker in world history to formulate a theory of contractual power. The Aggañña Sutta is the earliest known discourse on politics where the source of state power is traced to popular consensus.

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BWV 064: Prudence in Giving

A royalist treats with kindness a great horseman – the King himself – who has been defeated in battle. The great horseman tells him if he comes to the city he will receive his reward. One day the man comes and the King gives him half his kingdom.

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The Buddha’s Declaration of Human Biological Unity

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The Vāseṭṭha Sutta [Majjhima Nikāya 98] is an extraordinary discourse in which the Buddha demonstrates and affirms the biological unity of the human species.

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BWV 063: Not Deceiving One’s Friends

The King sends his charioteer to kill and bury his son (the Bodhisatta) whom he believes to be disabled and unlucky. The Bodhisatta appeals to the charioteer thus.

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