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[16 November 2000]
Nalakalapiyo Sutta (SN 12.67) — Sheaves of Reeds
. In a discussion about dependent co-arising with Ven. Maha Kotthita, Ven. Sariputta invokes a helpful simile to illustrate the relationship between consciousness and name-and-form.
Kosambi Sutta (SN 12.68) — At Kosambi (On Knowing Dependent Co-arising)
. Four good friends share a frank discussion about their grasp of dependent co-arising. One uses a memorable simile to describe the difference between stream-entry and arahatship.
[14 November 2000]
Aññatra Sutta (SN 12.46) — A Certain Brahman
. A brahman wonders: When I perform an action
am I the same person when I experience its results, or am I a different person? The Buddha helps to clear up this man's confused thinking.
Puttamansa Sutta (SN 12.63) — A Son's Flesh
. A meditation on inter-relatedness, showing with four striking similes the suffering inherent in everything the body and mind depend upon for nourishment.
[13 November 2000]
Sona Sutta (Ud 5.6) — About Sona
. A devoted lay follower recognizes the drawbacks of the householder's life and decides to become a monk.
Subhuti Sutta (Ud 6.7) — About Subhuti
. The Buddha praises a monk for practicing
[12 November 2000]
Kasi Bharadvaja Sutta (Sn 1.4) — To the Plowing Bharadvaja
. The Buddha answers a farmer who asserts that monks do no useful work, and thus don't deserve to eat.
Hiri Sutta (Sn 2.3) — On Friendship
[new translation]. What is a true friend?
[7 November 2000]
Salla Sutta (Sn 3.8) — The Arrow
[new translation]. Death and loss are inevitable, but is grief?
Dvayatanupassana Sutta (Sn 3.12) — The Contemplation of Dualities
[new, complete, translation]. Not all dualities are misleading. This sutta teaches ways to contemplate the duality of the origination and cessation of stress and suffering so as to reach Awakening.
[5 November 2000]
Cunda Sutta (Sn 1.5) — To Cunda
. Four different types of contemplatives and how to recognize them.
[3 November 2000]
Vajjiya Sutta (AN 10.94) — About Vajjiya
. One of the Buddha's lay disciples answers the charge that the Buddha doesn't have any straightforward teachings.
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