Monks in the Morning from Colombo Dhamma Friends

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214 Giving with Two Intentions, Part 1
Oct 8 • 28 min
Today we are going to talk about intention. An intention is like a wish that our mind is thinking about when we do some action. For example, when we give someone some medicine, we have the intention to help that person. That’s a good action that we do…
213 Giving to the Maha Sangha
Sep 22 • 28 min
Sometimes people wonder about who we should give gifts to. Once King Pasenadi asked the Supreme Buddha who he should give gifts to. The Buddha told him to give wherever made him happy. Then King Pasenadi asked him where gifts should be given so they…
212 Dhamma Discussion: Disciples in Lockdown
Sep 16 • 28 min
Today we are going to listen in on a discussion that some of our good Dhamma friends had with one of the venerable monks about their time in lockdown. Now some of you may be listening to this episode long after the corona virus happened and you may not…
211 The Story of Kali Yakshini, Part 3
Sep 15 • 28 min
Today we will listen to the last part of the story of Kālī Yakshini. Although lots of terrible things happen in this story, something very wonderful happens, doesn’t it. The mother and the yakkha, who had been terrible enimies for a long time in saṁsara…
210 The Story of Kali Yakshini, Part 2
Sep 2 • 28 min
Find out what happens in the second part of the Kali Yakshini story.
209 The Story of Kali Yakshini, Part 1
Jul 12 • 28 min
Have you ever had something strange happen to you that you couldn’t explain? We’ll start to learn the story of a family that had something really strange, and really scary, happen to them. They couldn’t understand why it was happening. In the end, and in…
208 Dhamma Discussion: Novice Ordination Ceremony
Jul 7 • 28 min
Dhamma discussion on a novice ordination ceremony
207 Hope and Train to Be Free from Anger
Jul 6 • 28 min
Metta in everyday life.
206 The Story of Arahant Jambuka
Jul 2 • 28 min
Dhammapada Verse 70
205 Don’t Get Tricked!
Jul 1 • 28 min
The four vipallāsa, perversions of perception.
204 Where Should We Keep Our Savings?
Jun 29 • 28 min
Sermon on Khp 8 Nidhikaṇḍa Sutta: The Discourse on Savings
203 Five Benefits of Giving
Jun 28 • 28 min
Sermon on The Benefits of Giving: Dānānisaṃsa Sutta AN 5.35
202 Dhamma Discussion: Kids Dana
Jun 24 • 28 min
A Dhamma discussion between a monk and two kids about the way they offer dana and help at the monastery.
201 Overflowing Goodness
Jun 23 • 28 min
Puññābhisandha Sutta Part 3
200 Complete Confidence in the Blessed One
Jun 22 • 28 min
Part 2 of the Puññābhisanda Sutta Sutta AN 4.52
199 A River of Merit
Jun 21 • 28 min
Puññābhisanda Sutta Sutta AN 4.52 part 1
198 Happy Here, Happy There, Happy Everywhere
Jun 17 • 28 min
One of the things that’s so great about being a follower of the Supreme Buddha is that if we follow his advice, it brings us happiness right now as we practice his teachings, and it’s also guarenteed to bring us happiness in the future, either in a good…
197 Can Our Relatives in Heaven Help Us?
Jun 16 • 28 min
When we collect good karma by practicing the Buddha’s instructions, we will often share merit with heavenly beings. And we may even have the wish that all heavenly beings protect the Dhamma and those who practice the Dhamma. Well one of you was curious if…
196 Sadness from the Ones We Love
Jun 15 • 28 min
Do you remember that word, kalyanamitta? It means a special kind of friend who likes to help us practice the Supreme Buddha’s teachings. That’s what we’re going to do together today, practice the Supreme Buddha’s teachings. It’s hard to find people in the…
195 Offering a Milk Rice Puja
Jun 14 • 28 min
Have you ever heard of offering milk rice to the Supreme Buddha? Today two of the monks are going to talk about the practice of offering milk rice to the Supreme Buddha. In Sinhala this special kind of milk rice offering is called kiripindu Buddha Puja.…
194 Benefits of Loving Kindness Meditation
Jun 11 • 28 min
Today we are going to hear the eleven benefits that we get when we practice loving kindness meditation. Some of the benefits of practicing meditation we can see in this life, and some don’t come until a future life. But when we know the good things we can…
193 Good Friendship to Improve Our Lives
Jun 9 • 28 min
Today we are going to learn a teaching from the Supreme Buddha about the importance of friendship. We can find it in the collection called the Itivuttaka, so if you would like to read it again after the show, just click on the show notes link below and…
192 Noble People Let Go of Desire for Everything, Araham Quality pt. 4
Jun 7 • 28 min
Can you remember the three knowledges we learned in the last episode? The three things that the Supreme Buddha was able to see and understand on the night of his enlightenment? The first one was the ability to remember his past lives. Not just one or two,…
191 The Buddha Knows Three Important Things
Jun 4 • 28 min
Have you heard about the night of the Supreme Buddha’s enlightenment? You probably remember that it happened on a Vesak full moon. And that he sat next to the river Neranjara. You may even remember that Māra tried to stop him from attaining enlightenment.…
190 Drunk on Food. Araham Quality pt. 3
Jun 3 • 28 min
Today we will learn more about the Arahaṁ quality of the Supreme Buddha. Do you remember the story we learned about the monks being happy with the food given to horses? Well, there’s more to the story and we will learn that today. If you haven’t listened…
189 Beauty Disappears
Jun 2 • 28 min
Today we will learn another example of why our Supreme Buddha was the best teacher in the world. You know that sometimes the Supreme Buddha would even use his psychic powers to teach if he thought they were necessary to tame someone’s mind. Well, that’s…
188 Don’t Do Bad Things in Public or in Secret
May 31 • 28 min
In the sermon today we are going to learn a wonderful verse taught by the Supreme Buddha. One day he was walking on alms round, collecting his meal for the day, and he saw some boys catching fish. Because he had compassion for these boys, he went up and…
187 Happy without the Defilements. Araham Quality pt. 2
May 27 • 28 min
Today we’ll learn more about the arahaṁ quality of the Supreme Buddha. I should also mention that usually when we see the word arahaṁ written, it will end with the letter “m” with a dot over it. You may have also seen it in the phrase “Buddhaṁ saranaṁ…
186 Life Is Short, Be Heedful
May 26 • 28 min
Today one of the monks is going to teach us a beautiful passage spoken by the Supreme Buddha. It’s a great reminder of how short our human life is, and how important it is that we work hard to practice the Buddha’s teachings. We may think that we are…
185 The Buddha’s Mind Is Undefiled
May 25 • 28 min
Today we are going to learn about the meaning of the word arahaṁ. I know you’ve said this word maybe even 100 times before. It’s one of the qualities of the Supreme Buddha we recite in the Itipiso gatha. And to understand the meaning of arahaṁ, we are…
184 What Should We Plan For?
May 24 • 28 min
Have you ever made plans to do something and your plans didn’t work out like you hoped? Maybe we planned on taking a trip and then the trip had to get canceled. Or maybe we planned to call one of our friends and talk, but we couldn’t get a hold of them?…
183 The Blessing of Giving Up Evil, Mangala Sutta part 9
May 6 • 28 min
Today we are going to learn an important Pāli word. The word is pāpa. In English, this word mean evil. Now, when the Supreme Buddha uses this word, he means all the different kinds of bad things we can do, not just the really really bad actions like…
182 Half a Day of Merit, a Very Big Result
May 3 • 28 min
Do any of you remember the simile the Supreme Buddha gave for doing very small good things? He said that just like a water pot will eventually get filled even if only a few drops of water fall into the pot at a time. He said we should remember that even…
181 Victory through Blameless Actions, Mangala Sutta part 8
Apr 30 • 28 min
So, tell me. Should we care what other people think of us? Should we care about being blamed by other people? This isn’t a simple question, is it? But the Buddha knew how to answer it. He said that we should care about what wise people think about us. We…
180 Growing a Garden of Good Qualities with Right Effort
Apr 28 • 28 min
Today we are going to learn one of the factors of the Noble Eightfold path that’s all about practicing the teachings. It’s called Sammā Vāyāmo. In English we can say Right Effort. We’ve all heard about making effort to do things, but Right Effort is…
179 True Help for Relatives, Mangala Sutta part 7
Apr 27 • 28 min
Have you ever helped your family before? I’m sure you have. Maybe you’ve given them gifts, or you took care of them when they were sick. Or maybe you have helped them with things around the house. All of these are great ways to help our relatives. But do…
178 Don’t Decrease in Good Qualities
Apr 26 • 28 min
Have you ever known someone who was a really good person, but then slowly they started doing bad things? This can happen to any of us. Even though now we may be trying to follow the Supreme Buddha’s teachings very carefully, it could happen that our good…
177 Sharing Merits with the Gods
Apr 22 • 28 min
Recently we learned about sharing merits with ghosts. But I think you know that we often also share merit with gods as well. Today we’ll hear a story about two brothers, one good and one bad. The good brother practice dana and then dedicated the merit to…
176 Like Dirt Under a Fingernail, Mangala Sutta part 6
Apr 21 • 28 min
Today we are going to learn about a very important word. In Pali, the word is dhammacariyā. Can you recognize any part of that word? Dhamma-cariyā You probably know the first part: Dhamma. The second part means action or conduct. So dhammacariyā means…
175 Old Medicine for Corona Virus
Apr 20 • 28 min
I think many of you may be hearing about this virus that is spreading around the world. Today, the Bhante is going to help us think about this in a wise way according to the Supreme Buddha’s teachings. That way instead of feeling worried or scared, we can…
174 Helping Ourselves and Helping Ghosts
Apr 19 • 28 min
Have you ever offered dāna to monks and shared merits with your departed relatives? Have you ever wondered about how that works? Well today we’re going to hear about an incident that happened in the time of our Supreme Buddha where a ghost came back and…
173 A Simple Method to See Suffering
Apr 16 • 28 min
When the Supreme Buddha was still alive, people would go and ask him all kinds of questions. Some people asked questions to try and trick the Buddha, but some wise people asked very important questions, and so they got very important answers. We’ll meet…
172 Shocked by Impermanance
Apr 15 • 28 min
How have you been doing with your job of being an investigator? Remember I asked you to start looking around you to see if you could find anything that lasted forever, using your powers of investigation. Well, today we’ll learn about a man who was shocked…
171 Super Giving with Five Factors
Apr 14 • 28 min
What do you think? Does a gift need to be very big and expensive to collect merit? No, it doesn’t. Our teacher, the Supreme Buddha taught us that how we are thinking and the way we give the gift are more important. This is really good news, since…
170 Questions on Precepts, Jealousy, and the Next Buddha
Apr 13 • 28 min
Today we have some of your questions and the Bhantes will answer them. We’ll also practice loving-kindness meditation in a new way. You’ll want to know which direction is north, so if you’re not sure, now’s the time to ask someone. There’s a PDF with the…
169 Does It Last Forever?
Apr 12 • 28 min
Today we are going to become investigators. An investigator is someone who likes to look very carefully at things and discover the truth. Because we have minds that are very strong, we can use our other senses to look at things and see them exactly as…
168 Share Things, Share Happiness
Apr 9 • 28 min
Yesterday we learned three things that help us to get along with people. Do you remember what they are? Showing people loving-kindness to people with our bodies, showing people loving-kindness with our speech, and showing loving-kindness with our minds.…
167 Harmony Happiness
Apr 8 • 28 min
Today we are going to learn advice from the Supreme Buddha on how to live in harmony with people. Do you know the word harmony? When we live in harmony, we get along with the people around us. We don’t fight. We don’t argue, and we don’t get upset with…
166 Happiness in a Dungeon
Apr 7 • 28 min
Have you ever been stuck somewhere you didn’t want to be? If we can’t be content where we are, then it’s hard to be happy. Today we are going to hear the story of one of the great disciples of the Supreme Buddha named King Bimbisara. This king understood…
165 Happiness from Contentment
Apr 5 • 28 min
Today we are going to talk about a very special word, a word that if we can remember and practice it, it will be really easy to be happy. That word is “contentment”. When we are content, then we are happy with whatever we have. We don’t keep thinking…
164 Our Minds Have Power
Apr 2 • 28 min
Today we are going to think about how powerful our minds are. Just by thinking, we can collect good or bad karma. Today the Bhante is going to give us some tips for training our minds. He’ll also tell us a little bit about the great Arahant Monk Upāli. He…
163 Poisonous Jewelry
Apr 1 • 28 min
Have you ever been blamed for something you didn’t do? Most people have. It doesn’t feel good, does it? We may even get angry at the person who is accusing us. And afterwards most people don’t learn anything from the situation. Maybe they just complain…
162 It’s Time to Read Suttas!
Mar 31 • 28 min
Have you heard the word sutta before? A sutta is a specific teaching or sermon given by the Supreme Buddha or one of his enlightened disciples. It’s amazing, isn’t it, that over 2500 years later, we still know what the Buddha taught? Today we are going to…
161 The Secret to Being Generous
Mar 30 • 28 min
Have you ever had to make a difficult decision? Maybe there was a time that you had to decide not to tell a lie, even though you might get in trouble. Or maybe you had to decide to help someone else, even though it might mean that you loose something for…
160 Is a City of Grandchildren Happiness?
Mar 29 • 28 min
Have you ever heard about the lay disciple Visākhā? She was an amazing person. For one thing, she was the woman who was the biggest supporter of the Supreme Buddha and the Sangha. No one gave more than she did. But what’s really amazing is that she was a…
159 May the Triple Gem Protect You!
Mar 26 • 28 min
One of the best things we can do to start the day is to go for refuge to the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. Then when we have difficulties or problems today, we can remember to think about what our teacher the supreme Buddha has told us and try and find a…
158 Discussion on Loving-Kindness and Attachment
Mar 25 • 28 min
Today we have a special chance to listen to a discussion between a young student who visited the monastery and one of the monks. This student understood the value of going to see people who know the Supreme Buddha’s teachings. And because they let us…
157 What Exactly Is Right and Wrong View?
Mar 24 • 28 min
Do you know what a view is? You may hear people use that word when they look out a window of a very tall building and say, “Wow, that’s a great view! You can see so many things from up here!” Well, that’s one kind of view. Another kind of view is a view…
156 What Could Be Better Than Money?
Mar 23 • 28 min
Do you know what a stream enterer is? In the Buddha’s teachings we say that someone has entered the stream when they have a deep understanding of the Dhamma and the Four Noble Truths in a way that cleans the mind in a special way. The thought that our…
155 Dhamma Protection from Danger
Mar 22 • 28 min
Sometimes we may hear about things happening in the world that seem a little scary. Usually we try not to think about these things, don’t we. But sometimes we keep hearing about them again and again so it’s hard to ignore. It’s important to talk to…
154 Does Wishing Work?
Mar 18 • 28 min
Have you ever wished for something? Maybe wished for a special toy or game? Maybe you wished that you could go to a friend’s house to play. Maybe you wished that you could be good in sports. Maybe you wished that you would get good marks in school. We…
153 Giving without Stopping: Visayha Jataka part 2
Mar 12 • 28 min
In the last episode we started to learn about a previous life of the Supreme Buddha when he was named Visahya. If you haven’t listened to that episode, you should go back and listen to it now. But just to refresh our memory, the Bodhisatta was practicing…
152 Giving without Limits: Visayha Jataka part 1
Mar 11 • 28 min
Have you ever heard the word Jātaka before? The Jātaka stories are good information about the previous lives of the Supreme Buddha before he became enlightened. When we are talking about the supreme Buddha in those times we call him the Bodhisatta. You…
151 Getting the Message Right Away
Mar 10 • 28 min
When it’s time to wake up in the morning, and you parents come in to get you, do you wake up right away? Or do they have to tell you a few times? Or maybe they even have to come in and shake you? Well, the Supreme Buddha understood that some people are…
150 How Can We Protect Ourselves?
Mar 9 • 28 min
Tell me, children, how can we protect ourselves? How do people ususally think about protecting themselves from the dangers in this world? Sometimes people try to build up strong bodies so they can protect themselves by fighting other people. Sometimes…
149 Learning from a Greedy Crow
Mar 3 • 28 min
Have you ever made a mistake before? I think we all make mistakes sometimes. But did you learn anything from your mistake? This is what wise people do. They learn from their mistakes. Today we’ll hear the story of a monk who learned from something bad he…
148 Who Are Parents?
Mar 1 • 28 min
In the last episode we talked about the bad karma we collect when we scold our parents. Today we are going to learn more about the special relationship we have with parents. We’ll also hear several verses from enlightened nuns. Contents 5:27 Sermon 10:23…
147 Question on Scolding Parents
Feb 26 • 28 min
We know that most of you don’t get the chance to go to a monastery every day and collect merit by worship the supreme Buddha and helping and worshiping the monks. But I think most of you live with your parents. Did you know that you can also collect…
146 A God Has Gratitude
Feb 24 • 28 min
[Alternate Download Link] In today’s programme we are going learn about a lay disciple of the Supreme Buddha named Uttarā. We will hear about all of the good actions she did in the human world that helped her to be reborn as a beautiful devata. As you…
145 Vows That Lead to Heaven
Feb 19 • 28 min
Have you ever made a promise before? Today we’ll learn about seven promises, or vows, that the God Sakka made when he was in the human world. By keeping these promises to do good things, he was able to be reborn as the lord of gods in two heavenly realms.…
144 A Mother Harasses Her Arahant Son
Feb 18 • 29 min
Do your parents ever scold you? Do they ever accuse you of things you haven’t done. I hope not. But if they do, how do you react? Did you know it’s possible to not get angry at people who scold us and wrongly accuse us of things? Today we’ll learn from…
143 Learning from a Deva’s Merit
Feb 13 • 29 min
Do you know what a deva is? A deva, or devata, lives in one of the heavenly worlds. In those worlds they get to live in beautiful palaces and have all the most wonderful things. Today we’ll get to meet a deva who collected a special kind of merit when…
142 When is Giving Useful?
Feb 11 • 29 min
Today we are going to meet a very wise disciple of the Supreme Budha named princess Sumana. I know that she is wise because she went to the Supreme Buddha and asked a very good question. She already understood the importance of saddha, sila, and pañña. Do…
141 Happy Merit on Pilgrimage
Feb 9 • 29 min
Today we are going to listen to a Dhamma Discussion where one of the Bhantes interviews a couple of kids from the Dhamma School about the many trips they have taken to Anuradhapura. They call these trips pilgrimages. A pilgrimage is a special kind of trip…
140 Listening to Dhamma Needs All Our Attention
Feb 2 • 29 min
Today we’re going to talk about listening to the Dhamma. You may spend time listening to the radio, or TV programmes, or movies. And those things can be easy to listen to, can’t they. But listening to the Supreme Buddha’s Dhamma is much more difficult. We…
139 The Blessing of Giving in a Proper Way: Mangala Sutta part 5
Jan 29 • 29 min
Today we are going to learn about the blessing of being generous and the things we need to do to practice generosity in the best way. We’ll learn about five things we need to remember when we are giving things to others that will help us bring the most…
138 The Demon Alavaka is Tamed
Jan 28 • 29 min
Today we have a special show. There’s a sutta that I’ve been wanting to chant with you, but it’s a little long. So today we’re dedicating the entire show to reciting the Alavaka Sutta. I think maybe you are familiar with that name, Alavaka. He is a…
137 Seven Years of Merit
Jan 27 • 29 min
Have you ever practiced loving kindness meditation? Well, today we are going to learn a sutta that talks about the benefits that the Supreme Buddha gained by practicing loving kindness in one of his previous lives when he was a hermit. Do you know what a…
136 To Support Mother and Father: Mangala Sutta part 4
Jan 26 • 29 min
You know, the Supreme Buddha taught us that we can consider him to be the best kalyanamitta of all, because he is the one who discovered and taught us the Four Noble Truths. Another kalyanamitta who is very important to us is our parents. Because they are…
135 Words We Like to Hear: Mangala Sutta Part 3
Jan 22 • 29 min
Today we’ll learn three more blessings from the Mangala sutta. We’ll also create blessings by practicing loving-kindness meditation. Contents 6:41 Sermon on Mahamangala sutta.15:12 Metta Bhavana: Loving Kindness Meditation Download PDF or MP3. Related…
134 Watch for These Signs
Jan 22 • 29 min
Have you ever seen a baby before? I think you have, haven’t you. Do you remember when you were a baby? Probably not. But you know for sure that you were a baby at one point. And if you think about it you will probably know that when you are reborn, you…
133 Does It Matter Where We Live? Mangala Sutta Part 2
Jan 20 • 29 min
Today we’ll learn more details about the Maha Mangala sutta. Do you remember what Mangala means? It means blessings. That’s really just a fancy word for things that are good for us. Today we’ll learn four more things that are good for us. Contents 5:07…
132 Tribute to an Arahant
Jan 20 • 29 min
In the last show we learned about the value of associating with wise people. Today we are going to hear about a very famous situation where someone was doing terible things, but then they had the chance to associate with the most wise person in the world,…
131 Associate with the Wise: Mangala Sutta Part 1
Jan 19 • 29 min
We should always remember that even just by coming together for this programme, we are following the Supreme Buddha’s instructions. Have you thought about that? When we listen to these teachings together we are associating with wise people. Who are the…
130 Getting Power, Wealth, and Wisdom: Culakammavibhanga Sutta Part 5
Jan 16 • 29 min
Today we are going to learn the last part of the CullaKammaVibhanga Sutta. Now, you may remember that Culla means litter, or shorter. Well, don’t think that means it is somehow less important. You may be small, but your still important, aren’t you? In the…
129 Being Undefiled
Jan 15 • 29 min
Today we are going to learn about the defilements. Another word for defilements could be impurities. So when we eat food, we don’t like it to have any impurities in it do we? Things like chemicals, or dirt, or stones. So we could say that those things are…
128 What’s Going on With Christmas?
Jan 14 • 29 min
Today we’ll we’ll learn what Christmas is all about. Unless one of your parents or relatives are Christians, you may not know what the significance of Christmas is and why it is important to people. As Buddhists, we should at least know a little bit about…
Episode 127 Speech Like Dung
Jan 13 • 29 min
Today we’ll learn a new simile taught by the Supreme Buddha about the different kids of speech people use. The first kind is speech like dung? Do you know that English word, dung? It’s a polite word for poo or poop, or excrement. Now, which end of the…
Episode 126 Mind Like a Diamond
Jan 12 • 29 min
Today we’ll learn a new simile taught by the Supreme Buddha about the difference in people’s minds. Normally we look at people and see that their bodies are different. Some may be tall, some may be short. Some may have dark skin and some may have light…
Episode 125 Questions on Metta and Giving Dana to One Monk
Jan 9 • 29 min
Today we’ll hear answers to a couple of questions your friends from Dhamma School have asked. We’ll also hear a new segment where we can learn about the 32 marks that all supreme Buddhas have. I think you may have heard about these before. There is the…
Episode 124 Problems with Wealth, Solutions with Wealth
Jan 8 • 29 min
Today I want to tell you about a sutta taught by the Supreme Buddha to help us understand wealth, or money. Do you like to have money? Most people do. Have you thought about the disadvantages of money? Have you thought about the best ways to use money?…
Episode 123 Beauty Tips from the Buddha, CullaKammaVibhanga Sutta 4
Jan 7 • 29 min
Do you remember the karma or action we learned about in the last show? One was harming living beings, like humans or animals. The other was not harming living beings. What was the result of harming? One result is being born in a bad destination like hell…
122 True Path to Good Health: CullaKammaVibhanga Sutta 3
Dec 15, 2019 • 29 min
Today we are going to learn the next part of the Cula Kamma Vibhanga sutta. Previously we learned about the type of action, or karma, that leads to someone having a short life or a long life. Do you remember what that is? The Supreme Buddha saw directly…
121 Questions on Feeling Lonely and Not Wanting to Meditate
Dec 12, 2019 • 29 min
Today we’ll hear answers to a couple of questions your friends from Dhamma School have asked. Have you ever felt sad or lonely when you couldn’t be with your friends? I bet that happens a lot. And what should we do when we don’t feel like meditation? That…
120 What is Samsara?
Dec 11, 2019 • 29 min
I’m sure you’ve heard the word saṁsara before. Today we’ll learn more about it. Contents 5:54 Kavi: Sadu! Sadu! Mama Gautama Munindu Sarana Yanne. Read online.8:29 Sermon17:01 Buddhanussati meditation. Read online, download a PDF or MP3.. We’d love to…
119 Terrorizing an Innocent
Dec 8, 2019 • 29 min
Today we are going to learn about a man who’s mind was filled with hatred and thoughts of revenge. Someone said something to him that he didn’t like and all he could think about was how to get even with that person. Has someone ever said something to you…
118 Benefits of Listening to Dhamma
Dec 5, 2019 • 29 min
So, I think all day long you have to sit in class and listen to your teachers, don’t you. What’s the benefit you get from doing that? You’re probably able to answer the questions they ask you. And you can get good marks on your tests. But have you ever…
117 Who was Subha? CullaKammaVibhanga Sutta pt 2
Dec 4, 2019 • 29 min
A few episodes ago we started to learn a new sutta taught by the Supreme Buddha, the Cula Kamma Vibhanga sutta. In that Sutta, Subha asked the Supreme Buddha why there are different kinds of people in the world. So why was it that this young man Subha,…
116 How Monks Practice Compassion
Dec 3, 2019 • 29 min
Today we’re going to tell you about a sutta we were reading the other day. As soon as I saw it, I thought that you might enjoy hearing it. See, this is the great benefit of having kalyanamitta, good spiritual friends. When they hear the supreme Buddha’s…
115 See Monks, Collect Merit
Dec 2, 2019 • 29 min
Today we are going to learn how we can collect merit when we see monks. Now, most of you probably already know that you can collect merit by offering dana, or alms food, to monks. Well in the sutta we will listen to today the Supreme Buddha teaches us…