A new text and translation of a section of the Apadāna, together with its commentary, explaining why the Buddha suffered in his last life.
A rich merchant dies after living like a pauper. The Buddha explains that in a previous life he had given alms to a Paccekabuddha, and so in this life he became rich; however, he regreted it later, so he couldn’t enjoy it.
Some verses that were taught to the Bodhisatta by a brāhman who had heard them from the Buddha Kassapa. He is rewarded with a thousand coins for each of the verses.
On the occasion of the official launch of the Bhikkhu Sumedha Trust in December 2011, Bhikkhu Bodhi wrote this recollection of the monk he described as his closest friend.
The yakkha Ālavaka asked the Buddha various questions on the spiritual life, and this verse is part of the answer.
The Bodhisatta, when he was King Janasandha, explained ten courses of action which, when not done, bring about regret in the future.
I only recently found out that Ajahn Brahm had met the great German monk Ven. Ñāṇavimala so when I met Ajahn recently I asked him to write down his impressions.
The Buddha explains various dangerous courses of action to the young man Sigāla.
A god comes and asks the Buddha various questions, including one about how many faults there are.
The teaching to Sigāla on what increases and decreases fame and good fortune.
These are the Buddha’s words at the conclusion of the instruction given to the young man Sigāla.
The Householder Anāthapiṇḍika receives instruction on the right ways to make use of the wealth that has been righteously obtained.
This is the short advice taught by the Buddhas who do not teach the full Disciplinary Code (Pātimokkha), which as a rule of thumb it is nevertheless hard to beat.
The Buddha explains the five duties which, when fulfilled, lead to prosperity and not to decline.
The Buddha gives instructions to the young man Sigāla on the four kinds of friends, and then tells him how to keep them.
A householder asks the Buddha for advice on how to live well in his present state.
I have just completed what turned out to be a major revision of the materials on Mindfulness on the Ancient Buddhist Texts website.
A son asked his Father (the Bodhisatta) for advice on the spiritual life. The Father explained these six gateways leading to great benefit in life.
Ven. Ñāṇavimala was ordained in Sri Lanka in 1955. After twelve years of study and meditation at Island Hermitage, he set out bare-footed on continuous walking tour. These are recollections of some of his teachings by a former disciple.