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The eightfold Path: a detailed Analysis

31/05/2010 15:49
"And what, monks, is right view? Knowledge with regard to suffering, knowledge with regard to the origination of suffering, knowledge with regard to the stopping of suffering, knowledge with regard to the way leading to the stopping of suffering: This, monks, is called right view. "And what is...

F- Unborn — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated

31/05/2010 15:20
There is, monks, an unborn — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated. If there were not that unborn — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated, there would not be the case that escape from the born — become — made — fabricated would be discerned. But precisely because there is an unborn — unbecome — unmade — ...

E- No Coming, no Going, no Staying

31/05/2010 15:08
There is that dimension where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind; neither dimension of the infinitude of space, nor dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, nor dimension of nothingness, nor dimension of neither perception nor non-perception; neither this world, nor...

Dark and bright Kamma

31/05/2010 14:55
  "Monks, these four types of kamma have been directly realized, verified, & made known by me. Which four? There is dark kamma with dark result. There is bright kamma with bright result. There is kamma that is dark & bright with dark & bright result. There is kamma that is ...

Ten Courses of Action

31/05/2010 13:56
"And how are there three kinds of bodily conduct not in accordance with the Dhamma, unrighteous conduct? Here someone kills living beings: he is murderous, bloody-handed, given to blows and violence, and merciless to all living beings. He takes what is not...

B- The 12 Links

24/04/2010 08:38
And what is dependent co-arising? From ignorance as a requisite condition come fabrications. From fabrications as a requisite condition comes consciousness. From consciousness as a requisite condition comes name-&-form. From name-&-form as a requisite condition come the six sense bases....

A- Impermanence, Suffering, Non-Self

23/04/2010 19:10
  "What do you think, monks — Is form permanent or impermanent?" "Impermanent, lord." "And is that which is impermanent happiness or suffering?" "Suffering, lord." "And is it fitting to regard what is impermant, suffering, subject to change as: 'This is mine. This is my self. This is what I...

A Definition of the Aggregates

22/04/2010 23:03
(...) "And what is form? The four great elements and the form derived from them: this is called form. From the origination of nutriment comes the origination of form. From the cessation of nutriment comes the cessation of form. (...) "And what is feeling? These six classes of feeling — feeling...

Suttas: an anthology

18/04/2010 19:14
I'm starting to publish an anthology of the suttas, with word by word translations from pali.

Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion

18/04/2010 19:06
SN 56:11 Dhammacakkappavattana suttaṃ   "Now this, monks, is the noble truth of Suffering: Birth is suffering, aging is suffering, death is suffering; ; association with the unpleasant is suffering separation from the pleasant is suffering, not getting what one wants is suffering. In brief,...
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