Developing the mind through letting go of tension,The purposeful cultivation of joy and happiness, Which naturally results in awareness.
Offer a meal to Bhante Ānanda
A local restaurant has kindly offered the opportunity to offer a daily meal to Bhante Ānanda. With a monk eating a single meal a day, this is quite an important mealYou have the opportunity to donate a meal for CAD50, which includes the preparation using fresh ingredients and the delivery to his Kuti
Selected set of new sutta translations by Ānanda from the original Pāli, with carefully chosen words and extensive footnotes.Other Sutta Translations
Ānāpānassati SuttaMN 118 The Breath as a Reminder
Here, we find a sublime sequence on how to develop the mind through letting go of tension and the purposeful cultivation of joy and happiness which naturally results in awareness.MN-10-Satipaṭṭhana-Sutta
Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna SuttaDN 22 The Great Discourse on the Resting Places of Awareness
A discourse on how to ‘apply this meditation instruction and how to live’ (Viharati) with wise awareness and look at reality and relate to it in a wise manner, in all situations. It ends with an exposition of the eight-spoked path as the conditioned process of life.DN22 Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta
Bhikkhunupassaya SuttaSN V 47.10 Discourse at The Nun’s Residence
A beautiful sutta on the four resting places of awareness, resulting into wonderful progress with mind naturally becoming collectedSN-V-47.10 Bhikkhunupassaya Sutta At the Nuns Residence
“What is the difference between Respond and Re-act?”
A reaction is immediate and filled with taking everything personal. There is a felt need to control the situation. It arises from ego, putting yourself first. Seen from Dependent Origination, it can be considered the link of Birth of action.Therefore, it doesn’t provide a space for thoughtful reflection. In choosing to react, one acts out of Craving. When Craving overcomes one, one cannot act with wisdom and understanding. One might choose to cause harm, whether through thoughts, words, or actions. A response is reflective, arising from wisdom and selflessness, provided through the Brahma Viharas. It provides a pause between what you have received through your senses, and the output you provide to the world. It’s like a little gap, giving a moment to reflect, which leads to a Response without ego. Other Frequently Asked Questions
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