Here’s an 55-min recorded video Dhamma Talk (214MB .mp4).

Topics:

  • Social Activism, RSS, Thunderbird, Spiritual Bypass, Bhante Akaliko, Engaged Buddhism, priorities, seclusion, meditation, mindfulness, Dhamma Study, Dhamma memorization, Investigation of Dhamma, Sariputta, Ananda, Ajahn Chah, walking meditation, views, ditthis, silent mind, pariyāpuṇāti, pariyapunati, memorization, study, learning, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Bhante Sujato, brahmins, sanskrit, magic, Yamelu and Tekula (in Vin.ii.139)


Sutta References:

  • AN 5.73 - One Who Dwells in the Dhamma

    “Monk, there is the case where a monk studies the Dhamma: dialogues, narratives of mixed prose and verse, explanations, verses, spontaneous exclamations, quotations, birth stories, amazing events, question & answer sessions. He spends the day in Dhamma-study. He neglects seclusion. He doesn’t commit himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who is keen on study, not one who dwells in the Dhamma.

    “Then there is the case where a monk takes the Dhamma as he has heard & studied it and teaches it in full detail to others. He spends the day in Dhamma-description. He neglects seclusion. He doesn’t commit himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who is keen on description, not one who dwells in the Dhamma.

    “Then there is the case where a monk takes the Dhamma as he has heard & studied it and recites it in full detail. He spends the day in Dhamma-recitation. He neglects seclusion. He doesn’t commit himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who is keen on recitation, not one who dwells in the Dhamma.

    “Then there is the case where a monk takes the Dhamma as he has heard & studied it and thinks about it, evaluates it, and examines it with his intellect. He spends the day in Dhamma-thinking. He neglects seclusion. He doesn’t commit himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who is keen on thinking, not one who dwells in the Dhamma.

    “Then there is the case where a monk studies the Dhamma: dialogues, narratives of mixed prose and verse, explanations, verses, spontaneous exclamations, quotations, birth stories, amazing events, question & answer sessions. He doesn’t spend the day in Dhamma-study. He doesn’t neglect seclusion. He commits himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who dwells in the Dhamma.

  • The stock list of suttas within the suttas themselves likely refer to the Early Buddhist Texts, as explained in the video here.

    “dialogues, narratives of mixed prose and verse, explanations, verses, spontaneous exclamations, quotations, birth stories, amazing events, question & answer sessions”

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