FAQ Category: Sutta Explanations

Is it still possible to become an arahant when listening to a discourse, like in the time of the Buddha?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 5 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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January 6, 2021 0

Are all aspects of the Sammadithi Sutta Samma dithi – Right View?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 2, 2021 0

What’s the difference between gladness and joy?

This is a sequence that is used in many ways, but usually the Buddha would – when he explained his whole explanation of the Path – get just before the…
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December 25, 2020 0

What is the connection between Ignorance and the Projections?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 22, 2020 0

Do psychic abilities appear when one becomes an arahant, or is the mind simply as it was before but free of the Taints?

Psychic abilities are a result of Kamma. An example of that can be found in the case of Anuruddha. In the Therāgāthā – the stories of the early arahant monks…
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December 21, 2020 0

How does Dependent Origination work

Short overview of The twelve links of Dependent Origination: Ignorance – Not understanding the Four Noble Truths Formations – verbal, mental and physical Consciousness Mentality-Materiality Six Sense Base Contact Feeling…
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December 21, 2020 0

Can you clarify what unwholesome and wholesome mean precisely?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 21, 2020 0

Can you explain dhammaraga, being attached to the Dhamma?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 20, 2020 0

What is the importance of Yoniso Manasikara?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 18, 2020 0

The Satipatthana sutta states to be mindful of mind objects, so we don’t need to focus tightly on phenomena?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 14, 2020 0