Publication of a translation of the Dhammapada, along with synopses of the stories on Ancient Buddhist Texts
A republication for free distribution of Bhikkhu Sumedha’s book: A Buddhist Perspective on Pain, Illness and Stress.
A short discourse explaining the factors involved when giving gifts, both for the donor and for the recipient.
Publication of the first two sections of the last book of the Abhidhamma on Ancient Buddhist Texts.
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 Rerukane…
The Buddha explains what factors need to be considered if we are to benefit others with our speech.
Third part of a booklet by the American monk Ven. Sumangalo on how to be a practicing Buddhist, concerns the basic teachings of Buddhism.
Second part of a booklet by the American monk Ven. Sumangalo on how to be a practicing Buddhist, concerns the 8-fold Noble Path.
First part of a booklet by the American monk Ven. Sumangalo on how to be a practicing Buddhist, concerns the basic teachings of Buddhism.
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.
A King of the geese is invited by the King of men to stay with him, but he declines with these words.
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.
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.
A father and a younger brother argue along the road, and the Bodhisatta reproves them with these words.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Vāseṭṭha Sutta [Majjhima Nikāya 98] is an extraordinary discourse in which the Buddha demonstrates and affirms the biological unity of the human species.