Here’s an 70-min recorded video Dhamma Talk (236MB .mp4).

Topics:

  • gratitude, Muchalinda, Mucalinda mouse, Dhutaṅgas, Tudong, pastoral wandering, ancient India, Jambudipa, samanas, sages, seekers, alms routes, The Trans-Canada Trail, The Great Trail, biking, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, snoeshoing, vaccines, Covid-19, anatta, name-and-form, non-dualism, Beingness, object of meditation, the deathless element, the six sense bases

    Note: the part about the sutta below starts at 43:10…


Correction:

  • The URL to download the 3300+ Dhamma Talks from (available until March 15) is here.

Sutta References:

  • SN 23.2 - A Being

    To what extent is one said to be ‘a being’?”

    “Any desire, passion, delight, or craving for form, Rādha: when one is caught up [satta] there, tied up [visatta] there, one is said to be ‘a being [satta].’

    “Any desire, passion, delight, or craving for feeling… perception… fabrications…

    “Any desire, passion, delight, or craving for consciousness, Rādha: when one is caught up there, tied up there, one is said to be ‘a being.’

    “Just as when boys or girls are playing with little sand castles (lit: dirt houses): as long as they are not free from passion, desire, love, thirst, fever, & craving for those little sand castles, that’s how long they have fun with those sand castles, enjoy them, treasure them, feel possessive of them. But when they become free from passion, desire, love, thirst, fever, & craving for those little sand castles, then they smash them, scatter them, demolish them with their hands or feet and make them unfit for play.

    “In the same way, Rādha, you too should smash, scatter, & demolish form, and make it unfit for play. Practice for the ending of craving for form.

    “You should smash, scatter, & demolish feeling, and make it unfit for play. Practice for the ending of craving for feeling.

    “You should smash, scatter, & demolish perception, and make it unfit for play. Practice for the ending of craving for perception.

    “You should smash, scatter, & demolish fabrications, and make them unfit for play. Practice for the ending of craving for fabrications.

    “You should smash, scatter, & demolish consciousness and make it unfit for play. Practice for the ending of craving for consciousness—because the ending of craving, Rādha, is unbinding.”

Other Dhamma References:

  • Until Mar 15: 3300 Dhamma Talks … use a recursive downloading tool, such as “wget -r”. Note: during the time that I stream a Dhamma Talk (every Sunday, 10am Alberta time), I’ll temporarily disable access to those MP3 Dhamma Talks, so as to be certain that any downloading of them will not interfere with my stream (uses the same internet connection, as they are here, onsite with me).
  • 13 Dhutangas defined
  • My posting about the 13 Dhutangas, and how Devadatta sought to extend these

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