Sunday, July 17, 2011

Liberation by Ven. Dhammavuddho Thero

Friday, June 10, 2011

Straight from the Heart

Straight From the Heart

The Path to Arahantship

The Path to Arahantship

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The WAY to NIBBANA - A Collection of Articles by Various Venerable

Our Ultimate Goal - Nibbana




Our Ultimate Goal - Nibbana


Mae Chee Kaew: Her Journey to Spiritual Awakening Enlightenment

Mae Chee Kaew: Her Journey to Spiritual Awakening  Enlightenment

Window to the Suttas

Window to the Suttas

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chantings Dhammacakka

1. bhummānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
catummahārājikādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
2. catummahārājikānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
tāvatiṁsādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
3. tāvatiṁsānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
yāmādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
4. yāmānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
tusitādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
5. tusitānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
nimmānaratīdevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
6. nimmānaratīnaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
paranimmitavasavattīdevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
7. paranimmitavasavattīnaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
braḥmapārisajjādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
8. braḥmāyikānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā*braḥmāpārisajjā devā saddamanussāvesuṁ
9. braḥmāpārisajjānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
braḥmaparohitādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
10. braḥmaparohitānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
mahābraḥmādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
11. mahābraḥmānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
parittābhādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
12. parittābhānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
appamāṇābhādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
13. appamāṇābhānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
ābhassarādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
14. ābhassarānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
parittasubhādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
15. parittasubhānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
appamāṇāsubhādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
16. appamāṇāsubhānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
subhabhiṇhakādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
17. subhabhiṇhakānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
asaññisattādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
18. asaññisattānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
vehapphalādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
19. vehapphalānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
avihādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
20. avihānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
atappādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
20. atappānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
sudassādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
21. sudassānaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
sudassīdevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
22. sudassīnaṁ devānaṁ saddaṁ sutvā
akaniṭṭhādevā saddamanussāvesuṁ
etaṁ bhagava bārānasiyaṁ isipatane migadaye anuttaraṁ dhammacakkaṁ pavattitaṁ appavativattiyaṁ samanenavā brahmanenavā devena vā brahmmunavā kenaci vā lokassaminti

Chantings 30 Parami

1. dāna pāramī sampanno
dāna upapāramī sampanno
dāna paramatthapāramī sampanno
mettā maitrī karuṇā upekkā pāramī sampanno i tipiso bhagavā
2. sīla pāramī sampanno
sīla upapāramī sampanno
sīla paramatthapāramī sampanno
mettā maitrī karuṇā upekkā pāramī sampanno i tipiso bhagavā
3. nekkhamma pāramī sampanno
nekkhamma upapāramī sampanno
nekkhamma paramatthapāramī sampanno
mettā maitrī karuṇā upekkā pāramī sampanno i tipiso bhagavā
4. paññā pāramī sampanno
paññā upapāramī sampanno
paññā paramatthapāramī sampanno
mettā maitrī karuṇā upekkā pāramī sampanno i tipiso bhagavā
5. viriya pāramī sampanno
viriya upapāramī sampanno
viriya paramatthapāramī sampanno
mettā maitrī karuṇā upekkā pāramī sampanno i tipiso bhagavā
6. khanti pāramī sampanno
khanti upapāramī sampanno
khanti paramatthapāramī sampanno
mettā maitrī karuṇā upekkā pāramī sampanno i tipiso bhagavā
7. sacca pāramī sampanno
sacca upapāramī sampanno
succa paramatthapāramī sampanno
mettā maitrī karuṇā upekkā pāramī sampanno i tipiso bhagavā
8. adhiṭhāna pāramī sampanno
adhiṭhāna upapāramī sampanno
adhiṭhāna paramatthapāramī sampanno
mettā maitrī karuṇā upekkā pāramī sampanno i tipiso bhagavā
9. mettā pāramī sampanno
mettā upapāramī sampanno
mettā paramatthapāramī sampanno
mettā maitrī karuṇā upekkā pāramī sampanno i tipiso bhagavā
10. upekkhā pāramī sampanno
upekkhā upapāramī sampanno
upekkhā paramatthapāramī sampanno
mettā maitrī karuṇā upekkā pāramī sampanno i tipiso bhagavā
11. dasa pāramī sampanno
dasa upapāramī sampanno
dasa paramatthapāramī sampanno
mettā maitrī karuṇā upekkā pāramī sampanno i tipiso bhagavā

Essentials of Buddhism - Core Concepts

Three Characteristics of Existence

   1. Transiency (anicca)
   2. Sorrow (dukkha)
   3. Selflessness (anatta) 

Hindrances

Unwholesome mental states that impede progress towards enlightenment.
   1. Sensuous lust
   2. Aversion and ill will
   3. Sloth and torpor
   4. Restlessness and worry
   5. Sceptical doubt 

Factors of Enlightenment

   1. Mindfulness
   2. Investigation
   3. Energy
   4. Rapture
   5. Tranquillity
   6. Concentration
   7. Equanimity 


http://www.buddhaweb.org/

The ten perfections (paramis)

Qualities that need to be perfected
The ten perfections (paramis) are

  1. Generosity (dana)
  2. Morality (sila)
  3. Renunciation (nekkhamma)
  4. Wisdom (panna)
  5. Energy (viriya)
  6. Patience (khanti)
  7. Truthfulness (sacca)
  8. Resolution (adhitthana)
  9. Loving-Kindness (metta)
  10. Equanimity (upekkha)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Buddha Puja

Thai Monks Chant 2

Thai Monks Chant

Is Nibbana Guaranteed?




Ajahn Brahm: Nibbana is not something that can be predictably acquired through sheer effort. Actually it more or less happens automatically, the more one lets go of doing, gives up the notion of a distinct 'I' and acts from the knowledge of the oneness of all beings and things. Out of these insights compassionate energy and happiness arises. Nibbana, the ultimate happiness.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta [Part one]




The full title is the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, but it is widely known as the Dhammacakka Sutta.

After attaining Enlightenment the Buddha was at first reluctant to teach the Dhamma that he had realised. He considered, "This Dhamma is profound and goes against the flow of sensual desire; most people are strongly attached to and immersed in sensual pleasures." However, he reasoned that some were not too strongly attached, and were already searching for truth. They would be able to understand it.

First he thought to teach it to Ālāra Kālāma, who had taught him meditation to attain the realm of infinite consciousness, but devas told him that Ālāra had passed away only last week; and he realised this was true by his own direct knowledge.

Next he thought about teaching Uddaka Rāmaputta, who had taught him meditation to attain the realm of neither perception nor non-perception, but devas told him that Uddaka had passed away the previous night; and he realised this was true by his own direct knowledge.

So he decided to teach the Dhamma first to the five ascetics who accompanied him while he was practising self-mortification. So he went to the deer park at the Sages' Grove near Benares, where they were staying.

The Buddha was alone after his enlightenment. There was no one to tell him where the ascetics were staying, but on the night of his enlightenment he had attained the divine eye by means of which one can see things at a great distance. The Dhammacakka Sutta begins as follows:

http://www.aimwell.org/Books/Pesala/Dhammacakka/dhammacakka.html

Imee Ooi - The Chant of metta ( Lyrics: Pali & Eng)