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Essential themes of Buddhist lectures

Thittila Ashin

Essential themes of Buddhist lectures

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Published by Dept. of Religious Affairs in Rangoon, Burma .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Buddhism.

  • Edition Notes

    Spine title: Buddhist lectures.

    Other titlesBuddhist lectures.
    Statementgiven by Ashin Thittila.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ4055 .T47 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 219 p., [1] leaf of plates :
    Number of Pages219
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2514592M
    LC Control Number87916227

    As the war drew to a close he was gradually able to resume giving talks again under various different auspices, including two separate series of seventeen talks each to members of the Essential themes of Buddhist lectures book Educational Association. There is a common delusion that man's failings and lapses in conduct are due to other people about him, and not to himself, but this delusion arises from the error of believing that others can be responsible for a man's misdeeds and errors. Matter rupa is the visible form of invisible qualities and forces, and there are altogether twenty-eight types of material qualities which constitute the physical body of an animate being. They find no grace, compassion or forgiveness in their religion. During the first century after the demise of the Buddha, there was only one schism among Buddhists, but at the end of the first century during the reign of King Kalasoka a community of monks attempted to introduce ten new indulgences into the discipline of the Sangha, pronouncing them to be allowable to the Sangha.

    There is a common question asked by people in other countries: 'Sometimes we try to do good, thinking the effect will be good, but in some cases the result or the effect turned out to be just the opposite. That which we call 'man' is composed of mind and matter. The seeds of wisdom have lain latent in us, and when our hearts are soft and warm with love they grow into their powers. It is always good to talk a little about the doctrine of Kamma because it helps us to understand Buddhism more and at the same time to understand our daily life better. He then lived an ascetic life and wandered as a seeker after real peace. Suffering is because people are in Ignorance about the facts of life.

    The Emperor Asoka gave his beloved son, Mahinda, also his daughter. The Buddhist canon consists of three aspects, the doctrinal pariyattithe practical patipatti and the realizable pativedhaall of which are interdependent and interrelated. The Handbook is especially useful for those who approach the Buddha's teaching not as a subject for scholarly study but as a means to understand and ennoble their lives. They say, 'Turn to God, pray to him, give yourself utterly to him, become one with him. So you see, Buddhism is a philosophy of hope and of certainty of achievement.


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And it was while still in the American continent that he visited Toronto in Canada. Even though faith and devotion to one's teacher can be a positive thing, we must always remember that an excessive faith is accompanied by corresponding deficiency of wisdom.

Gotama wandered about the countryside as a seeker after truth and real peace, approaching many a distinguished teacher of his day, but nobody was competent to give him what he earnestly sought. I was trying to perform a good act in good faith but the immediate effect is bad, very bad.

Having mental volition one acts by the mind, by words and by actions. The Buddha again and again reminded his followers that there is no one, either in a heaven or on earth, who can help them or free them from the results of their past evil deeds.

Slowly the kammic force ebbs away, the flame dies down.

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It is the gospel of attainment, of deliverance from unhappiness and suffering. Adding vigil to vigil, and penance to penance, he made a super-human effort for six long years until eventually his body became shrunken like a withered branch.

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On the seventh day after the Buddha had passed away Maha Kassapa, who was head of the Sangha, decided to hold a convocation to establish the authoritative teachings of the Buddha. Like a wise farmer, he tills the soil before sowing the seed.

The whole of the monks thus degraded numbered sixty thousand, and the Order was then restored to unanimity of communion and upheld the rules of sanctification. The Buddhist knows that the powers of his own mind and spirit are enough to Essential themes of Buddhist lectures book him in the present and shape his future and bring him eventually to the truth.

His wish to observe how English children were brought up and trained by their parents was then also made possible by the readiness of a few different families, who upon introduction invited him to stay in their homes for that purpose.

We do not seek our salvation from an image of the Buddha. The great cause of misery is the desire to possess and the desire to preserve things possessed. Class Notes September Such a man is in bondage to self when he is under the sway of his feelings, habits and inclinations, he is not free from servility in respect of his feelings.

Suffering is a part of life. Meister Eckhart, the Great Christian mystic, said: The kingdom of God is for none but the thoroughly dead'. The reason is that for the Buddhist the practical aspect of sin and suffering might make sense to them rather than the theoretical aspect.

Accordingly he renounced the world and donned the simple garb of an ascetic.

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It may be that you do not remember what you have done and the cause may Essential themes of Buddhist lectures book entirely misunderstood. While Essential themes of Buddhist lectures book diversity of Buddhist schools of thought make it all but impossible to encapsulate the tradition in one book, the new collection.

This is called suffering dukkha. Each one is his own refuge and none should expect to be saved by another. He prepares the ground; then, selecting suitable seed for the varying soils he plants carefully at the proper season, realizing that to use the same seed in all the differing soils would be unsuitable and unproductive.

Divided into twenty-six books it is rather like a collection of prescriptions, for the sermons were propounded to suit the occasion and the temperament of different individuals.

However, while stating this, quick reference will be made of the above issues in order to bring a proper transition to the methodology which the researcher will be using. We are most grateful to Mrs.

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Sayadaw U Thittila. The contents of this book comprise a collection of expanded notes on talks on Buddhism given by this famous Burmese Buddhist master, Venerable Sayadaw U Thittilla in the west over the period More Buddhist eBooks eBooks ebook kindly presented by galisend.com and other Generous websites Firstly Buddha Dhamma Sangha website would like to thank galisend.com for generously allowing to share there eBook library for the benefit of all living beings.