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.
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.
Reading: “This is the unsurpassed teaching in regards to the modes of progress.” Why am I saying this? Well, it is your choice. You can take the highway or the
Reading: “Here monks, (1) One develops the awakening support of awareness, filled with Love; Supported by letting go, Calming down, Release, Culminating in surrender.” SN V 46.54 Filled with Love