Archive from September, 2012
Sep 29, 2012 - Introductory    1 Comment

Mangala Sutta

by Ven. Dhammavuddho Mahathera

(E20) 01 Introduction of Mangala Sutta
(E20) 02 Origin of Mangala Sutta
(E20) 03 The 1st group of the Highest Blessing
(E20) 04 Not assorciate with the fool
(E20) 05 With the wise to consort
(E20) 06 To honour those worthy of honour
(E20) 07 The 2nd group of Highest Blessing
(E20) 08 The 3rd group of Highest Blessing
(E20) 09 The 4th group of Highest Blessing
(E20) 10 The 5th group of Highest Blessing
(E20) 11 The 6th group of Highest Blessing
(E20) 12 The 7th group of Highest Blessing
(E20) 13 The 8th group of Highest Blessing
(E20) 14 The 9th group of Highest Blessing
(E20) 15 The 10th group of Highest Blessing
(E20) 16 The 11th group of Highest Blessing
(E20) 17 What does it means by ‘Middle Path’

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30 Planes of Existance

by Ven. Dhammavuddho Mahathera

(E19) 01 Why 30 planes of existence but not 31
(E19) 02 How do we get these 30 planes of existence
(E19) 03 Similes for 5 destinations of rebirth
(E19) 04 Hell realm
(E19) 05 Animal realm
(E19) 06 Ghost realm
(E19) 07 Human realm
(E19) 08 Heaven of the 4 Great Heavenly King
(E19) 09 Heaven of the 33 gods
(E19) 10 Heaven of the Yama Devas
(E19) 11 Tusita Heaven
(E19) 12 Heaven of the Devas delighting in creation
(E19) 13 Heavenof the Devas wielding power over others’ creation
(E19) 14 Rupa Bhave (Form realm)
(E19) 15 Arupa Bhave (Formless realm)
(E19) 16 Tips for good rebirth
(E19) 17 Hell! how true can it be
(E19) 18 How to overcome the past evil Kamma
(E19) 19 The importance of understanding the law of nature
(E19) 20 Why one goes to wrong path after hearing the Dhamma
(E19) 21 Is Jhana required for Brahma realm rebirth
(E19) 22 Why Devas are interested in human beings

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Importance of The Buddha’s Discourses

by Ven. Dhammavuddho Mahathera

(E18) 01 Why Buddha’s Discourcses
(E18) 02 Sutta Pitaka
(E18) 03 Saddhamma vs Adhamma
(E18) 04 How to acquire Right View
(E18) 05 The importance of studying the Suttas
(E18) 06 How to attain Sotapanna
(E18) 07 Five ways to Ariya hood
(E18) 08 Five conditions for Enlightenment
(E18) 09 Gradual spiritual path
(E18) 10 Why do Theravadin monks eat meat

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8 Worldly Conditions & Clearing Doubts

by Ven. Dhammavuddho Mahathera

(E16) 01Anguttara Nikaya Sutta 8.6
(E16) 02 Conclusion of the 8 Worldly Conditions
(E16) 03 How does the world exist in the mind
(E16) 04 What is the difference between Mindfulness and Concentration
(E16) 05 What is the difference between transferring and sharing of merit
(E16) 06 How feeling perception volition and conciousness are inter connected
(E16) 07 What is the difference between Ignorance and Delusion
(E16) 08 What is the meaning of life
(E16) 09 Was The Buddha’s renunciation disrespectful to his parents
(E16) 10 Is The Dhamma important to lay people
(E16) 11 What should we do with doubt in practising the Dhamma
(E16) 12 How do the 8 Worldly Conditions work and how to face them
(E16) 13 What is Buddhist perspective of Hungry Ghost Festival
(E16) 14 Are we considered Buddhist if we pray to Buddha
(E16) 15 Are they real monks if they own land and propseties
(E16) 16 Did the Buddha protray Maitreiya Buddha as the cute laughing Buddha
(E16) 17 Why can’t 2 Buddha exist at the same time
(E16) 18 Does it constitute killing when the Bodhisatta offered himself to the tiger
(E16) 19 Tell us more about the Suttas
(E16) 20 Why does lay person who attains Arahanthood have to be ordained immediately

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Misconceptions about Buddhism

by Ven. Dhammavuddho Mahathera

(E15) 01 Is Buddhist Temple similar to Taoist
(E15) 02 Is idol worship part of Buddhism
(E15) 03 Is life destined by Kamma
(E15) 04 Just Vows and prayers are useless
(E15) 05 Is blind faith part of Buddhism
(E15) 06 Is Buddhism a religion
(E15) 07 Is rebirth in Heaven a guaranty
(E15) 08 Are Heaven and Hell eternal
(E15) 09 Are Buddhist precepts like commandments
(E15) 10 Are Buddhists vegetarians
(E15) 11 Is the world mind made
(E15) 12 What is correct
(E15) 13 What is Pureland
(E15) 14 Why respect for the elders not found in Precepts
(E15) 15 Contradictions between Kamma and Pureland
(E15) 16 What is Trance
(E15) 17 What is Buddhist view of Soul
(E15) 18 How come monks committed suicide as mentioned in the Sutta
(E15) 19 What is Asuba practice

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Compassion

by Ven. Dhammavuddho Mahathera

(E14) 01 Introduction
(E14) 02 Compassion Practices of External Sects
(E14) 03 Precepts
(E14) 04 Metta
(E14) 05 Charity
(E14) 06 Monks’ Life Style
(E14) 07 Arahant is the Most Compassionate Person
(E14) 08 Seeming Compassion and Seeming Cruelty
(E14) 09 Not Everyone can Practice the Spiritual Path
(E14) 10 The Truth of Previous Buddhas
(E14) 11 Factors Influencing the Duration of Sasana
(E14) 12 Is there a Possibility of Arahant Existing Now
(E14) 13 Why are there so Many Arahants during Buddha’s Time
(E14) 14 Rebirth in the Brahma World
(E14) 15 How to Identify a Sotapanna
(E14) 16 How can we Help a Person who is Suffering
(E14) 17 Last Thought
(E14) 18 Can we Ask a Very Sickly Person to Let Go
(E14) 19 Conscious Vs Sub Conscious

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Dhamma in Everyday Life

by Ven. Dhammavuddho Mahathera

(E13) 01 Ten Evil Kamma
(E13) 02 How to aviod evil
(E13) 03 How to acquire merit
(E13) 04 What are the causes of downfall
(E13) 05 Importance of studying the Suttas
(E13) 06 How to control anger
(E13) 07 Right View
(E13) 08 Anger
(E13) 09 Is it necessary to memories Suttas
(E13) 10 Why most people get reborn into woeful planes
(E13) 11 Buddha’s advice on response to unpleasant speech
(E13) 12 Wrong View
(E13) 13 Why Arahant disciples of the Buddha like to discuss Dhamma
(E13) 14 Why the Buddha like to meditate

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The Search for Happiness

by Ven. Dhammavuddho Mahathera

(E12) 01 Introduction
(E12) 02 How to Get Happiness
(E12) 03 Why the Difference
(E12) 04 Heavens
(E12) 05 What Creates Happiness
(E12) 06 How to Attain Nibbana
(E12) 07 Summary

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How to Practice Buddhism

by Ven. Dhammavuddho Mahathera

(E11) 01 How do you define a Buddhist
(E11) 02 The greatest homage to the Buddha
(E11) 03 The importance of Right View
(E11) 04 What is the teaching of the Buddha
(E11) 05 All evil not doing (SILA)
(E11) 06 Doing what is good (DANA)
(E11) 07 Guidelines of what is right
(E11) 08 Cleansing one’s mind
(E11) 09 Develop four importance Qualities
(E11) 10 Develop unconditional love
(E11) 11 Causes of one’s downfall