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     1  +2 2014 feb 27sambodhiSambodhi Sutta: Self-awakening - Access to InsightI have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi in Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. There he said to the monks: "Monks,  ...
     1  ~ 2014 feb 16tipitakaTipitaka : The Pali Canon - Access to InsightThe Tipitaka (Pali ti, "three," + pitaka, "baskets"), or Pali canon, is the collection of primary Pali language texts which form the doctrinal foundation of Theravada  ... ‎Sutta Pitaka - ‎Vinaya Pitaka - ‎Digha Nikaya - ‎Samyutta Nikaya
     1  +1 2014 feb 11metta suttaKaraniya Metta Sutta : The Buddha's Words on Loving-KindnessThis is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in  ...
     1  +7 2014 jan 29protect from the buddhaProtection Through Satipatthana - Access to InsightOnce the Buddha told his monks the following story (Satipatthana Samyutta, No. ... When the apprentice had done so, the master said: "Now protect me well and  ...
     1  ~ 2014 jan 25bhikkhu bodhi on generosityDana: The Practice of Giving - Access to InsightIntroduction ( Bhikkhu Bodhi ); The Practice of Giving (Susan Elbaum Jootla); Giving in the ..... A Bodhisatta's only concern in practicing generosity is to fulfill the  ...
     1  ~ 2014 jan 24karaniya metta suttaKaraniya Metta Sutta : Good Will - Access to InsightThis is to be done by one skilled in aims who wants to break through to the state of peace: Be capable, upright, & straightforward, easy to instruct, gentle, & not  ...
     1  +100 2014 jan 08be seen here(To Be Seen ) Here and Now: Ten Dhamma Talks - Access to InsightAppreciation. Those who attended the meditation retreat in November 1987 at Pelmadulla Bhikkhu Training Centre, Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka, Have made it   ...
     1  ~ 2013 dec 24the path of purificationPath of Purification (Visuddhimagga) - Access to InsightThe sponsor of this edition of the Path of Purification devoutly offers the merit to the beloved members of her family who have predeceased her, namely, her.
     1  +3 2013 dec 17dhammapada with pictureThe Dhammapada : The Buddha's Path of Wisdom - Access to InsightThe Dhammapada is the best known and most widely esteemed text in the Pali ..... and consummates the Dhammapada's picture of man perfected, the arahant.
     1  +3 2013 dec 14taming of the mindTaming the Mind : Discourses of the Buddha - Access to InsightThe untamed mind is indeed a thing untractable. "Monks, I know not of any other thing so tractable as the tamed mind . The tamed mind is indeed a thing 
     1  ~ 2013 dec 12tipitaka in englishThe Tipitaka and the paracanonical Pali texts (commentaries, chronicles, etc.) ... The Pali canon is a vast body of literature: in English translation the texts add up   ... ‎Sutta Pitaka - ‎Digha Nikaya - ‎Vinaya Pitaka - ‎Majjhima Nikaya
     1  +1 2013 dec 09buddha on self controlBuddhism : A Method of Mind Training - Access to InsightThe ultimate aim of Buddhist practice, then, is to annihilate the self . .... their function being to keep the defilements of the mind under control and to prevent them  ...
     2  ~ 2014 mar 05plane of existenceThe Thirty-one Planes of Existence - Access to InsightScattered throughout the suttas are references to as many as thirty-one distinct " planes " or "realms" of existence into which beings can be reborn during their  ...
     2  ~ 2014 mar 01our society lacks clear cut and helpful guidelines concerning successful parentingA Simple Guide to Life - Access to InsightThe principles discussed here should serve as a clear - cut philosophy of life,
     2  ~ 2014 feb 26dukkhaDukkha - Access to InsightAn extensive discussion of " dukkha ", a central term in Buddhism which is not directly translatable into English.
     2  ~ 2014 feb 24acariya maha boowaAjaan Maha Boowa - Access to InsightThe Dhamma Teaching of Acariya Maha Boowa in London, by Acariya Maha Boowa Ñanasampanno, translated from the Thai book entitled Ven. Acariya Maha  ...
     2  +1 2014 feb 05buddha loveNothing Higher to Live For: A Buddhist View of Romantic LoveIf it is possible to live with a purpose, what should that purpose be? A purpose might be a guiding principle, a philosophy, or a value of sovereign importance that  ...
     2  -1 2014 feb 01buddhist word for peaceA Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms - Access to InsightThis glossary covers many of the Pali words and technical terms that you may come across ..... of a fire, it carries the connotations of stilling, cooling, and peace .
     2  ~ 2014 jan 27buddhism in myanmarBuddhism in Myanmar : A Short History - Access to InsightPreface. Myanmar , or Burma as the nation has been known throughout history, is one of the major countries following Theravada Buddhism . In recent years  ... ‎Preface - ‎1. Earliest Contacts with Buddhism - ‎2. Buddhism in the Mon and Pyu ...
     2  ~ 2014 jan 04buddham saranam gacchamiThe Threefold Refuge: tisarana - Access to InsightBuddham saranam gacchami I go to the Buddha for refuge. Dhammam saranam gacchami I go to the Dhamma for refuge. Sangham saranam gacchami I go to  ...
     2  ~ 2014 jan 02buddhism in thailandBuddhism in Thailand : Its Past and Its Present - Access to InsightFor centuries Buddhism has established itself in Thailand and has enriched the lives of the Thais in all their aspects. Indeed, without Buddhism , Thailand would  ...
     2  ~ 2013 dec 14palne of existence
     2  ~ 2013 dec 03buddhist publication societySelected Titles from the Buddhist Publication SocietyThe following titles from the Buddhist Publication Society are  ...
     2  +1 2013 dec 03life is sufferingLife Isn't Just Suffering - Access to InsightYou've probably heard the rumor that " Life is suffering " is Buddhism's first principle, the Buddha's first noble truth. It's a rumor with good credentials, spread by  ...
     3  +1 2014 feb 25boowa
     3  +1 2014 feb 22the dhammapadaPreface. The Dhammapada is the best known and most widely esteemed text in the Pali Tipitaka, the sacred scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. The work is  ...
     3  +1 2014 feb 20it terms simpleIn Simple Terms : 108 Dhamma Similes - Access to InsightTo put it in simple terms , it's like the teachers in schools. They haven't been teachers from birth. They had to study the course of study for teachers before they   ...
     3  +2 2014 feb 18bhikkhu bodhi's funds for booksBhikkhu Bodhi - Access to InsightThe Buddha and His Dhamma, by Bhikkhu Bodhi (2006; 14pp. ... an outline of Abhidhamma philosophy and of the seven books within the Abdhidhamma Pitaka   ...
     3  -1 2014 jan 14the path to freedomA Path to Freedom : A Self-guided Tour of the Buddha's TeachingsThese pages invite you to explore some of the Buddha's basic teachings as they are presented in the Pali canon. Each page in this section contains a selection  ...
     3  +1 2014 jan 09purpose of meditationBuddhist Meditation - Access to InsightThe purpose of Buddhist meditation , therefore, is to gain more than an intellectual understanding of this truth, to liberate ourselves from the delusion and thereby  ...
     3  -1 2014 jan 04happy married lifeA Happy Married Life : A Buddhist Perspective - Access to InsightExplores the social, moral, cultural, and individual aspects of partnerships. By Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda.
     3  ~ 2014 jan 03eight fold pathThe Noble Eightfold Path : The Way to the End of SufferingPreface. The essence of the Buddha's teaching can be summed up in two principles: the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path . The first covers the  ...
     3  -1 2013 dec 17mindfulness of the bodyKayagata-sati Sutta: Mindfulness Immersed in the Bodythe extent to which mindfulness immersed in the body , when developed & pursued, is said by the Blessed One who knows, who sees — the worthy one, rightly  ...
     3  +3 2013 dec 16training the mindBuddhism: A Method of Mind Training - Access to InsightBuddhism is a way of life based on the training of the mind . Its one ultimate aim is to show the way to complete liberation from suffering by the attainment of the  ...
     3  +23 2013 dec 07buddhist monks thailandIndeed, without Buddhism, Thailand would not be what it is today. ..... Buddhist monks from various countries, such as Burma, Pegu (Lower Burma), Kambuja,  ...
     3  ~ 2013 dec 04sri lanka buddhismBuddhism in Sri Lanka : A Short History - Access to InsightThe present treatise, Buddhism in Sri Lanka : A Short History deals with the history of Buddhism in this island from the time of its introduction in 250 BCE in the  ...
     3  ~ 2013 dec 02loving kindness mettaThe Practice of Loving - Kindness ( Metta ): As Taught by the Buddha Metta ( loving - kindness ) is defined as follows: " Loving - kindness has the mode of friendliness for its characteristic. Its natural function is to promote friendliness.
     4  ~ 2014 feb 16mind training
     4  -3 2014 feb 08death reflectionBuddhist Reflections on Death - Access to InsightI. To the average man death is by no means a pleasant subject or talk for discussion. It is something dismal and oppressive — a veritable kill-joy, a fit topic for a  ...
     4  +1 2014 feb 07by and of it selvesSelves & Not- self : The Buddhist Teaching on Anatta - Access to InsightThe retreat provided me with the rare opportunity to gather my thoughts on the topic of not- self under one framework. The result was a series of eight evening  ...
     4  -1 2014 feb 07emptinessEmptiness - Access to InsightEmptiness is a mode of perception, a way of looking at experience. It adds nothing to and takes nothing away from the raw data of physical and mental events.
     4  -2 2014 jan 14path to freedom
     4  ~ 2013 dec 31things as they areThings as They Are : A Collection of Talks on the Training of the MindAs might be expected, they deal in part with issues particular to the life of Buddist ... yatha-bhuta-ñana-dassana — knowledge and vision of things as they are .
     4  -3 2013 dec 08buddist words for socialBuddhism and Social Action: An Exploration - Access to InsightThe Buddhist scriptures do indicate the general direction of Buddhist social thinking, ... However, misunderstanding can arise at the start, because the Pali word   ...
     5  +3 2014 feb 06cundaCunda Kammaraputta Sutta: To Cunda the SilversmithI have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Pava in Cunda the silversmith's mango grove. Then Cunda the silversmith went to the  ...
     5  +15 2014 jan 15buddhist meditation toolsOne Tool Among Many: The Place of Vipassana in Buddhist PracticeWhat exactly is vipassana? Almost any book on early Buddhist meditation will tell you that the Buddha taught two types of meditation : samatha and vipassana.
     5  +13 2014 jan 06a study guideKamma: A Study Guide - Access to InsightSub-section A is the most theoretical part of this study guide . It covers the Buddha's basic theory of causation (§15) and treats the place of intention — the factor  ...
     5  +3 2014 jan 04freedom from fearFreedom From Fear - Access to InsightWe fear ." His words have intrigued me ever since I first heard them. I've also been intrigued by the responses I get when I share his words with my friends.
     5  ~ 2014 jan 03the four noble truthsThe Four Noble Truths : A Study Guide - Access to InsightThe four noble truths are the most basic expression of the Buddha's teaching. As Ven. Sariputta once said, they encompass the entire teaching, just as the  ...
     5  +1 2014 jan 01buddhist social workThe Buddhist scriptures do indicate the general direction of Buddhist social ... for different world ideologies (such as Buddhism ), or dedicated social service .
     5  -1 2013 dec 16there is no selfMeditating on No - Self : A Dhamma Talk (Edited for Bodhi Leaves)But unless we do know what this self is, this self called "me," it is impossible to know what is meant by " there is no self there." In order to give something away, we  ...
     5  +2 2013 dec 13stories about buddhaThe Elimination of Anger: With two stories retold from the Buddhist Thus the Buddha does not force the life of renunciation upon those who lack the spiritual capacity to embark upon the higher life. Therefore, one should follow  ...
     5  +10 2013 dec 03thypes of samatha meditationWhat exactly is vipassana ? Almost any book on early Buddhist meditation will tell you that the Buddha taught two types of meditation : samatha and vipassana .
     6  -1 2014 feb 18cetiyaGotamaka- cetiya Sutta: At Gotamaka Shrine - Access to InsightOn one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Vesali at Gotamaka Shrine. There he addressed the monks, "Monks!" "Yes, lord," the monks responded.
     6  +7 2014 feb 12the meditative life bookMeditations 2: Dhamma Talks - Access to InsightTo request a printed copy of this book , please write to: Metta Forest ... Culture Shock; A Load of Straw; For the Good of the World; A Meditative Life ; Inner Voice   ...
     6  +2 2014 feb 08paliPali Language Study Aids - Access to InsightMany people find it helpful to study with others, either in a formal classroom setting or in a more relaxed Pali study group. For many of us, the goal is not to  ...
     6  ~ 2014 feb 06mahaasi vipassanaMahasi Sayadaw - Access to InsightThe Progress of Insight: (Visuddhiñana-katha), by The Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, ... Satipatthana Vipassana , by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw (1995; 28pp.
     6  -4 2014 feb 02guide to lifeThe present essay attempts to fill that gap by providing exactly what its title offers: A Simple Guide to Life . For easy reference the essay has been divided into  ...
     7  +17 2014 mar 07english pali dictionaryVery handy for quickly finding the meaning of a word, without the detailed grammatical and contextual analysis offered by the Pali - English Dictionary .
     7  -2 2014 feb 26female buddhist monksThe Position of Women in Buddhism - Access to InsightBell continues, "And the solid fact remains that in Buddhist countries women hold a ... The Sasana or Church consisted of the Bhikkhus ( Monks ), Bhikkhunis  ...
     7  +6 2014 feb 17acrobat climberSedaka Sutta: The Bamboo Acrobat - Access to Insight"Okay, master" the assistant Medakathalika replied to the bamboo acrobat ; and climbing up the bamboo pole she stood on the master's shoulders. So then the  ...
     7  -2 2014 feb 07the contemplative lifeSamaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative LifeThe Fruits of the Contemplative Life Sutra. This discourse is one of the masterpieces of the Pali Canon.
     7  +3 2014 jan 30how to stop sufferingThe Noble Eightfold Path: The Way to the End of SufferingThe path has to lead to a complete end of suffering , to an end of suffering in all its forms, and to a final end of suffering , to bring suffering to an irreversible stop .
     7  +1 2014 jan 27senses six mediaMaha-salayatanika Sutta: The Great Six Sense - media Discourse"Monks, I will teach you the great six sense - media [discourse]. Listen & pay close attention. I will speak." "As you say, lord," the monks responded. The Blessed  ...
     7  +3 2013 dec 29what is vipassanaWhat exactly is vipassana ? Almost any book on early Buddhist meditation will tell you that the Buddha taught two types of meditation: samatha and vipassana .
     7  -1 2013 dec 28budhist web sri lanika
     7  -3 2013 dec 20wisdom book distributorsOutsources: Printed books : RETIRED - Access to InsightWisdom Audio-Visual Exchange: (Malaysia). WAVE has an extensive catalog of Dhamma books for free distribution , with titles by such authors as Ajaan Lee,  ...
     7  +5 2013 dec 15walking meditation instructionsThe Benefits of Walking Meditation - Access to InsightAlthough it is not recorded in this sutta that the Buddha gave detailed and specific instructions for walking meditation , we believe that he must have given such  ...
     7  ~ 2013 dec 14meditation in buddhismThe object of Buddhist meditation , however, is none of these things. They arise as side-products, but not only are they not its goal, but they are hindrances which   ...
     7  +65 2013 dec 04path to enlightenmentIt was the discovery of the path that gave the Buddha's own enlightenment a universal significance and elevated him from the status of a wise and benevolent   ...
     8  +93 2014 feb 08universal sul circusMetta: The Philosophy and Practice of Universal LoveMetta is indeed a universal , unselfish and all-embracing love. ...... The tusker, it is said, bowed down in reverence in the way trained elephants do in a circus .
     8  -6 2014 feb 079 dnDN 9 : Potthapada Sutta — About Potthapada - Access to InsightTranslator's Introduction. This sutta portrays two modes by which the Buddha responded to the controversial issues of his day. The first mode — illustrated by his  ...
     8  -4 2014 feb 02buddha anecdotesThe ultimate goal of Buddhism is the deathless condition of Nibbana, the sole reality. Hence, one who aspires to that state should renounce mundane pursuits   ...
     8  +6 2014 jan 23canon sri lankaSri Lanka Tripitaka Project: Pali Tipitaka Source TextsThe Sri Lanka Tripitaka Project is a public domain electronic version of the Pali Canon .[1] It is presented here in in its raw, unformatted form. The SLTP edition is   ...
     8  -3 2014 jan 04four noble truthsFour Noble Truths : cattari ariya saccani - Access to Insight"Bhikkhus, it is through not realizing, through not penetrating the Four Noble Truths that this long course of birth and death has been passed through and  ...
     8  +13 2014 jan 02modern day buddhasOne Foot in the World: Buddhist Approaches to Present - day ProblemsLife in the modern age has become particularly trying and problematic. ... useful to find a teaching of the Buddha which is relevant to our present - day problems.
     8  +1 2013 dec 31religions in sri lankaBuddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka in 236 b.e. (cir. 250 BCE)[1] and became the national religion of the Sinhalese from that date. It is, however, necessary for   ...
     9  +16 2014 mar 05what is buddhismWhat is Theravada Buddhism ? - Access to InsightTheravada (pronounced — more or less — "terra-VAH-dah"), the "Doctrine of the Elders," is the school of Buddhism that draws its scriptural inspiration from the  ...
     9  -1 2014 feb 20realhomeOur Real Home : A Talk to an Aging Lay Disciple Approaching DeathNow determine in your mind to listen with respect to the Dhamma. During the time that I am speaking, be as attentive to my words as if it was the Lord Buddha  ...
     9  -2 2014 feb 02buddhist monks womanBell continues, "And the solid fact remains that in Buddhist countries women hold ... ( Monks ), Bhikkhunis (Nuns), laymen and laywomen so that the women were  ...
     9  ~ 2014 jan 15buddha teaching on meditationBuddhist Meditation and Depth Psychology - Access to InsightThey illustrate the central theme of Buddhist teaching , the human mind. ... The Buddha is vaguely equated with God or Jesus, and meditation is suspected of  ...
     9  -2 2013 dec 18breathing exercises meditationBasic Breath Meditation Instructions - Access to InsightThe technique I'll be teaching is breath meditation . It's a good topic no matter what your religious background. As my teacher once said, the breath doesn't  ...
     10  -4 2014 feb 15mind keepingKeeping the Breath in Mind : and Lessons in SamadhiTranslator's Foreword. This is a "how to" book. It teaches the liberation of the mind , not as a mind -boggling theory, but as a very basic skill that starts with keeping   ...
     10  -4 2014 feb 15anandaAnanda : The Guardian of the Dhamma - Access to InsightAnanda's only sister, Rohini, had a skin disease as a result of former jealousy, and lived in seclusion at home until the Buddha talked to her about the karmic  ...
     10  -3 2014 feb 09silaVirtue: sila - Access to InsightSila (virtue, moral conduct) is the cornerstone upon which the entire Noble Eightfold Path is built. The practice of sila is defined by the middle three factors of the  ...
     10  -3 2014 jan 14straight from the heartStraight from the Heart : Thirteen Talks on the Practice of MeditationA collection of Thai Buddhist lessons on developing an open heart by the Venerable Acariya Maha Boowa. Also includes an introductory glossary of Buddhist  ...
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