Dhamma Talks with Delson Armstrong
Nov 29 2020 - MN 11 - The Shorter Discourse on the Lion’s Roar - Cessation of Clinging and Being

Nov 29 2020 - MN 11 - The Shorter Discourse on the Lion’s Roar - Cessation of Clinging and Being

November 30, 2020

Dhamma talk by Delson Armstrong on the sutta MN 11 - The Shorter Discourse on the Lion's Roar (Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi) The Buddha declares that only those following his path can genuinely experience the four stages of awakening. This is because, while much is shared with other systems, none of them go so far as to fully reject all attachment to the idea of a self. 00:10 - Sutta Reading 16:04 - Explanation 50:35 - Q&A This talk is part of the weekly live dhamma talk on Zoom by Delson on Sunday 18:00 Phnom Penh time. For more information, joining instructions and list of covered suttas can be found at https://www.suttavada.foundation/en/online-dhamma-talks/ Youtube channel with dhamma talks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz_X4Q-YAGk&list=PL7n0oZpeUEOruFU0lhf5dE8HWiUaaaPDC For more information (including downloadable sutta translations), you are welcome to visit https://suttavada.foundation The Suttavada Foundation is a non-profit organisation supporting the early Buddhist teaching. Please consider a donation on https://www.suttavada.foundation/#dana Sutta References: SN 22.89 0 Khemaka Sutta AN 10.7 - Sariputta (Cessation of Being) AN 7.11 and 7.12 - Anusaya (Tendencies) Dhammasangani, Duka XI, Upadana Duka 69.i, verse 1223 - 20 types of Self-Theory License Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)

MN 121 The Shorter Discourse on Emptiness

MN 121 The Shorter Discourse on Emptiness

November 26, 2020

Dhamma talk by Delson Armstrong on the sutta MN 121 The Shorter Discourse on Emptiness Translation by B. Bodhi A profound sutta - The Buddha describes his own practice of meditation on emptiness. 00:05- Sutta Reading 18:40 - Explanation 42:00 - Q&A This talk is part of the weekly live dhamma talk on Zoom by Delson on Sunday 18:00 Phnom Penh time. For more information, joining instructions and a list of covered suttas can be found at https://www.suttavada.foundation/en/online-dhamma-talks/ Youtube channel with dhamma talks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz_X4Q-YAGk&list=PL7n0oZpeUEOruFU0lhf5dE8HWiUaaaPDC For more information (including downloadable sutta translations), you are welcome to visit https://suttavada.foundation The Suttavada Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting the early Buddhist teaching. Please consider a donation on https://www.suttavada.foundation/#dana License Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)

MN 143 Advice to Anāthapiṇḍika

MN 143 Advice to Anāthapiṇḍika

November 16, 2020

This talk is part of the weekly live dhamma talk on Zoom by Delson on Sunday 18:00 Phnom Penh time. For more information, joining instructions and a list of covered sutta can be found at https://www.suttavada.foundation/en/online-dhamma-talks/ Youtube channel with dhamma talks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz_X4Q-YAGk&list=PL7n0oZpeUEOruFU0lhf5dE8HWiUaaaPDC For more information (including downloadable sutta translations), you are welcome to visit https://suttavada.foundation The Suttavada Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting the early Buddhist teaching. Please consider a donation https://www.suttavada.foundation/en/102-2/#dana License

Day 9: The Arahant

Day 9: The Arahant

November 12, 2020

Dhamma Talk on the mind and state of an Arahant The Arahant is one who understands Reality as it is with wisdom rooted in Effective Vision (Right View). They interact and function in the world by automatically living the Elevated Fruition of the Eightfold Path, without having to think about doing so – to them, it is hardwired into their thoughts, speech and actions. Understand the way in which the Arahant sees the world and how to apply that understanding to recondition one’s mind to see the world in the same way through daily activities and practice.

MN112 – Chabbisodhana Sutta The Perspective of the Arahant (translated by Bhante Sujato)

Udana 1.10 – Bahiya Sutta Destroying Conceit (translated by Bhante Ananda)

SN28.1 – 9 – Sariputta Vagga How An Arahant Meditates (translated by Bhante Sujato)

Day 8: Eightfold Path of the Noble Ones

Day 8: Eightfold Path of the Noble Ones

November 12, 2020

Dhamma Talk on the Noble Eightfold Path The Eightfold Path is the way leading to Release. It leads one to the Cessation of Kamma, to the Cessation of Craving, and the Cessation of Suffering. There is the Eightfold Path one practices, and then there is the Elevated Path which is perfected and the automatic functioning of an Arahant. Knowing and understanding the practical application of the Eightfold Path to come to the Elevated Factors of Fruition -

The Path

Effective Vision,

Effective Choice,

Effective Speech,

Effective Behavior,

Effective Living,

Effective Application,

Effective Observation,

Effective Collectedness

The Fruition Effective Insight Effective Release MN149 Mahāsaḷāyatanika Sutta (translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi, Majjhima Nikaya*) *https://www.amazon.ca/Middle-Length-Discourses-Buddha-

Day 7: Kamma and Cessation

Day 7: Kamma and Cessation

November 12, 2020

Dhamma Talk on Kamma and Cessation Kamma is not just the inherited effects of our actions but also the present actions we commit. The key is to understand the process in such a way that one only experiences inherited effects without producing new causes to experience in another Rebirth. Understand that kamma is not deterministic and that choices in the present moment are given to us by the effects our past choices and that the choices we make now, which are fettered by Craving, Conceit and Ignorance, lead to choices in the future that will continue to lead to Suffering. Ultimately, one sees how this process applies to Cessation and Contact with the Nibbana Element during each of the Path and Fruition levels. AN6.63 – Nibbhedika Sutta (Penetrating the Four Noble Truths) - Translated by Bhante Sujato SN35.146 – Kammanirodha Sutta (Cessation of Kamma) - Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi* AN3.74 – Nigantha Sutta (Cessation of Kamma) - Translated by Bhante Sujato SN41.6 – Kamabhu Sutta (Formations and Cessation) - Translated by Bhante Sujato *https://www.amazon.ca/Middle-Length-Discourses-Buddha-Translation/dp/086171072X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=12ZVJ32ACFHZV&dchild=1&keywords=the+middle+length+discourses+of+the+buddha&qid=1602692163&sprefix=middle+leng%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-1

Day 6: Consciousness and Rebirth

Day 6: Consciousness and Rebirth

November 12, 2020

Dhamma Talk on Consciousness and Rebirth Consciousness is purely cognition and only measured by the six sense receptors through the faculties for Mentality Materiality. However, when this cognition becomes fueled by Intention that one takes personal, Rebirth occurs. This process can be stopped with correct understanding in meditation and daily life. Understand the mechanics of Consciousness and Intention to apply in one’s meditation and daily life so as to stop the process of Rebirth. MN106 Anenjasappaya Sutta - The Way to the Imperturbable (translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi, Majjhima Nikaya*) *https://www.amazon.ca/Middle-Length-Discourses-Buddha-Translation/dp/086171072X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=12ZVJ32ACFHZV&dchild=1&keywords=the+middle+length+discourses+of+the+buddha&qid=1602692163&sprefix=middle+leng%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-1

Day 5: The Five Aggregates

Day 5: The Five Aggregates

November 10, 2020

Dhamma Talk on The Five Aggregates MN 109 Mahapunnama Sutta The Greater Discourse on the Full Moon Night (translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi, Majjhima Nikāya*) * https://www.amazon.ca/Middle-Length-Discourses-Buddha-Translation/dp/086171072X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=12ZVJ32ACFHZV&dchild=1&keywords=the+middle+length+discourses+of+the+buddha&qid=1602692163&sprefix=middle+leng%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-1

Day 4: Effective Vision

Day 4: Effective Vision

November 10, 2020

Dhamma Talk on Right View (Effective Vision) Effective Vision is the complete and thorough knowledge of the Four Noble Truths – that is: There is Suffering in Life (Not Life is Suffering) The Cause of Suffering – The Projections of Craving, Being and Ignorance The Cessation of Suffering – The Destruction of the Projections The Path Leading to Cessation – The Eightfold Path of the Noble Ones With correct understanding and experience of this wisdom, one has rooted out the causes and conditions for Rebirth and attains the Unshakeable Release of mind. Understand what Effective Vision is in regards to the Four Noble Truths, the experiential insight of which takes one off the Wheel of Samsara. MN9 Sammaditthi Sutta (Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi; Majjhima Nikaya*) *https://www.amazon.ca/Middle-Length-Discourses-Buddha-Translation/dp/086171072X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Majjhima+Nikaya&qid=1602788973&sr=8-1

Day 3: Effective Collectedness

Day 3: Effective Collectedness

November 10, 2020

Dhamma Talk on Right Collectedness (Effective Collectedness) Effective Collectedness is the maintaining of one’s Attention on an object of meditation. In Effective Collectedness, one utilizes Effective Observation and Effective Application to continue staying with that object. See and understand that effectively observing one’s object of meditation and keeping that observation collected leads the mind to Release. MN111 Anupada Sutta "One by One As They Occurred" (translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi, Majjhima Nikaya*) *https://www.amazon.ca/Middle-Length-Discourses-Buddha-Translation/dp/086171072X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=12ZVJ32ACFHZV&dchild=1&keywords=the+middle+length+discourses+of+the+buddha&qid=1602692163&sprefix=middle+leng%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-1

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