Teachings, Books and Sutta Translations from Bhante Ānanda
at the HeartDhamma Buddhist Hermitage in Nelson, BC.
“There are four kinds of lights, monks.
The light of the moon,
The light of the sun,
The light of fire,
and the light of wisdom.
View from alms round on the Hermitage’s location in the center, between the powerlines and the river.
Old palm-leaf Tipitaka manuscript from Northern Thailand
The Buddha’s words translated from the original Pāḷi.
Dhamma Talks & Guided Meditations
Dhamma bits, on-the-go.
And Samādhi, becomes so sharp,
collectedness of mind becomes so sharp,
steadiness so sharp and so present,
awareness starts to dissolve,
it breaks down here.
[One trains:] ‘Let me live, unattached  to what is favorable. One then lives, unattached to that. [One trains:] ‘Let me live, accepting what is unfavorable. One then lives,
How is the liberation of the heart by Love developed? Where does it lead to?What is its limit?What is its fruit?What is its culmination? Here monks, (1) One
Here it is quite explicit, where the Buddha is going. Because… this is not ant kind of awareness, this is not any kind of development that is properly developed in
“This is two main aspects of dependent origination… How it works… how consciousness arises: (1) from previous activities and conditioned activities of the mind, (2) and also, how it arises
Now here, of course,
the Buddha’s teaching on impermanence,
in regards to these five aspects of what we call ‘me’.
is at the very core of the teaching,
it is very important,
and it’s good for us to understand that.