Here’s a 47-min recorded video Dhamma Talk (270MB .mp4).

Topics:

  • lifestyle, simplification, monasticism, support for meditation, habits, worldview of the monastic
  • virāgāya, viraga
  • nirodhāya, nirodha
  • upasamāya, upasamaya
  • abhiññāya, abinya
  • sambodhāya, sambodhi
  • nibbānāya, nibbana


Sutta References:

  • AN 8.53 - “To Gotami”

    “As for the qualities of which you may know, ‘These qualities lead

    to dispassion, not to passion;

    to being unfettered, not to being fettered;

    to shedding, not to accumulating;

    to modesty, not to self-aggrandizement;

    to contentment, not to discontent;

    to seclusion, not to entanglement;

    to aroused persistence, not to laziness;

    to being unburdensome, not to being burdensome’:

    You may categorically hold, ‘This is the Dhamma, this is the Vinaya, this is the Teacher’s instruction.’”

  • AN 7.83 - “To Upali The Teacher’s instruction”

    “As for the qualities of which you may know, ‘These qualities lead

    to utter disenchantment,

    to dispassion,

    to cessation,

    to calm,

    to direct knowledge,

    to self-awakening,

    to Unbinding’:

    You may categorically hold, ‘This is the Dhamma, this is the Vinaya, this is the Teacher’s instruction.’”

  • AN 5.198 - A Statement - (5 factors of right speech, to be checked before admonishment of another)

    “Monks, a statement endowed with five factors is well-spoken, not ill-spoken. It is blameless & unfaulted by knowledgeable people. Which five?

    “It is spoken at the right time.

    It is spoken in truth.

    It is spoken affectionately.

    It is spoken beneficially.

    It is spoken with a mind of good-will.

    “A statement endowed with these five factors is well-spoken, not ill-spoken. It is blameless & unfaulted by knowledgeable people.”

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