Living the Dhamma

This Friday will be our last dhamma discussion session. I invite you to take this opportunity to ask and clarify any thoughts and understandings that you feel need further clarifications with regards to the dhamma.

We will begin with a summary of what we have discussed over the last two years, and then look into how we can incorporate all we have learned into our daily lives, so that we truly live up to our motto:

Learn Dhamma, Share Dhamma, Live Dhamma.

See you then.

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Lonaphala Sutta

This Friday, we will be discussing the Lonaphala Sutta from the Angutara Nikaya. This sutta is about kamma, a rather complex topic.

Lonaphala Sutta

We will try to delve deeper into this subject of kamma, and I expect there will be some interesting discussions.

See you then.

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Dhamma Niyama Sutta

This Friday, we will be discussing the Dhamma Niyama Sutta (AN 3.134) regarding the three characteristics of all phenomena.

AN 3 DhammaNiyamaSutta

In this discussion, we will try to go deeper into the fundamental nature of existence, and perhaps look into the nature of Absolute Reality and Relative Reality.

See you then.

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Karaniyametta Sutta

This Friday, we will be discussion the Karaniyametta Sutta from the Sutta Nipata. This is also the sutta that we used in our chanting on metta.

Metta Sutta Nipāta 1-8

In this discussion, we will look at what metta is, its nature, how to practice and what are the benefits.

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Appamada Sutta

This Friday, we will be discussing the Appamada Sutta (SN 3.17). This sutta talks about heedfulness. We will take a look at what heedfulness is, and what are its mental qualities.

Appamada Sutta

Since this is a short sutta, we will spend more time taking an in-depth look at heedfulness.

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Dhana Sutta

This Friday, we will be discussing on the Dhana Sutta (AN 7.6) and Ugga Sutta (AN 7.7) regarding the seven treasures.

Dhana Sutta and Ugga Sutta

It would be interesting to deepen our understanding of these seven fundamental qualities in our spiritual practice.

See you then.

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Dr. Wayne Dyer’s The Shift Movie

Last night, we discussed about Dr. Wayne Dyer’s The Shift movie, and his explanation on living a life of “allowing” things to unfold gracefully into our lives. He also talked about the ego and how it interferes with our ability to allow life to unfold gracefully.

For those who have not watched the movie, you can still watch it for FREE at this link:

The Shift movie

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Happy viewing!

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Culamalunkyovada Sutta

This Friday, we will be sharing the Culamalunkyovada Sutta (MN 63). This sutta contains the famous simile of a man shot by an arrow, outlining the frivolousness of speculative views in the practice of the middle path.

MN 63 CulaMalunkyovada Sutta

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Anapanasati Sutta

This Friday, we will be discussing an important sutta – the Anapanasati Sutta (MN 118). This sutta is the Buddha’s discourse on the proper practice of breathing meditation, a form of samatha or concentration meditation.

MN 118 Anapasati

This is also the meditation that the Buddha himself practiced to attain enlightenment.

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Magandiya Sutta

This Friday, our sutta discussion will be on Magandiya Sutta, in MN 75. In this sutta, the Buddha talked about the superior nature of spiritual happiness when compared to sensual happiness, and used the simile of a leper to show the difference.

MN 75 MagandiyaSutta

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