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.
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.
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.