A Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta by Mahasi Sayadaw deals mainly with contentment since it is essential to spiritual development. Download. I will gradually improve it. still have many defects.x A Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta A Burmese word used frequently in the Sayādaw’s discourses is the. Sallekha Sutta has 1 rating and 1 review: Published by Buddhadhamma Foundation, pages, Paperback.

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The virtuous man suppresses the desire to kill, so he will remove it. They see only the momentary dissolution of everything subjectively and objectively. If it is strong, the effect is great.

With this verse, the Buddha reminded Tissa of the need to practise the Dhamma since he had nothing else on which he could rely in his last moments.

Health consists in freedom from disease, and endowment with strength, and agility. People revere the bhikkhu and x almsfood, etc. Of the seven minor sexual acts, it is primarily the first two that lead to moral lapses.

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The higher the spiritual plane ths the victim, the more serious is the offence. The mere intention to observe the moral precepts, to listen to a Dhamma talk or to practise meditation is conducive to worldly or heavenly bliss. If any of these factors is lacking, it cannot strictly be called an act of killing.

When a man sees himself, he regards the visual form as his ego-entity and when he sees some living being, he considers it discouese ego-entity of somebody else. All of these constitute acts of stealing. It would become rotten and loathsome in a couple of days.

If you do not want to live here, you can return to your parents with all your wealth. This state may continue for two or three hours. Discouurse, the five enemies that endanger the security of property are kings or rulers, thieves, water, fire, and unworthy offspring. Some people regard the physical body as a self, ego, or soul atta. If you wish to remain here instead of getting married again, I will regard you as my sister and look after you.


It concerns not only a clan or discousre family, but it is the destiny of all living beings whether human or deities, who are governed by the law of impermanence. He should not want to speak of his accomplishments in the study of scriptures sallkha in the practice of meditation.

Annihilationism has become popular probably because of their persuasive art of writing, and the strong human desire to enjoy life fully here and now. The Buddha also pointed out how illusion and complacency may arise from the second absorption with its three characteristics — rapture, discourss, and one-pointedness, or from tje third absorption with its joy and one-pointedness, or from the fourth absorption with q equanimity and one-pointedness.

However, in the absence of insight-knowledge of mind and matter, the distinction between them and their three characteristics, such a state may indicate nothing more than deep concentration. This too is a nonsensical speculation like theory 4and eel-wriggling that gives no definite answer. Of course, the second, third, and fourth absorptions are more sublime than the preceding states of consciousness, but they ensure only bliss in the th life, and can by no means be equated with practice of effacement that is designed to eliminate defilements.

The noting or mental labelling is the mental factor of initial application vitakkawhich pushes the mind towards the object to investigate it. Some do not know what to make of the experience of the meditators that I describe. He went about for alms and, on his return, invited the other monks to eat the food that he had collected.


In the time of the Buddha, there were only a few people who held this belief, but today the belief is gaining ground because non-Buddhists have put forward specious arguments for it. Without practising chastity, they might have lived for twenty thousand years, but they would not have gained much after their death.

It would be on a different page in Saplekha I. Then, as the monk lay on the bed, relieved and composed, the Buddha stood at the head of the bed and uttered a verse, which may be translated in prose as follows: According to other people, the self is not the human body, but includes the body.

Sallekha Sutta : A Discourse on the Refinement of Character

To the instructor and to those around the meditator, this state of consciousness may mean absorption. Those who want to be good-looking in a future life should avoid killing. At forty-eight, some brahmins begged for alms with which they repaid the debt of gratitude to diiscourse teachers and then they became ascetics.

Because of the poverty of her parents, she was despised by the relatives of her husband. They also discard all unwholesome thoughts about sex through firm resolution.

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The queen was greatly surprised because she thought that she was a real girl. Later on he attained Non-returning. Did he possess psychic powers? Mankind consumes all sorts of animals, including wild birds and even big whales from distant seas. However, when one learns that the thing taken belongs to another, one must return it or pay compensation for it, otherwise, one has committed theft.