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.
This verse is a well-known summary of the teaching, given by all the Buddhas. In some of the Dispensations it replaced the more detailed teaching found in the Rules of Discipline (Vinaya).
A pdf copy of Bhikkhu Sumedha’s work A Buddhist Perspective on Pain, Illness and Stress for anyone to download and print out for themselves.
Two Kings renounced the world and lived as ascetics. One day they fell into a quarrel about who should admonish the other.
A translation of the first eight of the explanations in the Niruttidīpanī by Ledi Sayadaw, which deal with the sound-system and pronunciation in Pāḷi.
Over the past couple of weeks I have made a new Unicode font and I have now converted the whole of the Ancient Buddhist Texts website to this format.
A short book by Ven Dhammika as a companion to Mount Kailash has now been published on the Photo Dharma website, with extra photographs he took along the way.
Thich Nhat Hanh has always been one of my true Buddhist heroes and the quintessential teachings are contained in these guidelines, which were first formulated during the Vietnam War.