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.
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.
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).
Two Kings renounced the world and lived as ascetics. One day they fell into a quarrel about who should admonish the other.
The 2nd revised edition of the text and study of the Pārāyanavagga (now found in the Suttanipāta), one of the earliest and most important of the teachings in the Pāḷi Canon, has been completed, together with a reading of the text.
I needed to write part of a file name into the mp3 title tag. There are some great tag writers out there, but I couldn’t find one that can write only part of the name, which is what I needed.
A translation of the ordination story of King Asoka’s brother Tissa, together with the inspired verses he uttered when he attained Awakening.
Today I am including a recital of Lo Weda Sangarawa by Ven. Dickwelle Upatissa Mahathera. He is accompanied by a harmonium, which provides a very atmospheric backdrop to the verses.