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.
This calming down, Virāga, is very often translated as ‘dis-passion’. And this is a problem one. Because this tends to be interpreted in a way that one needs
Liberating the mind at the root of experience and choosing happiness, choosing to let go, choosing freedom.
It would be much more valuable to cultivate, for the time of a finger snap , An unabiding mind. And this is Aniccasaññā, impermanence.
[Theragatha 1.1] My hut is roofed, comfortable, free of drafts; my mind, well-centered, set free. I remain ardent. So, rain-deva. Go ahead & rain. [Forwarding to…]
[Theragatha 1.13] The color of blue-dark clouds, glistening, cooled with the waters of clear-flowing streams covered with ladybugs: those rocky crags refresh me. So this
Going to the core of the Buddha’s awakening by understanding the four noble truths.