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Episode 64: Overcoming Addiction with Buddha Dhamma – Interview with Vince Cullen

If we study Buddha's teachings, we eventually come across the "three poisons": greed, hatred, and delusion. Maybe some of us know or live with an alcoholic who is near and dear to us. We worry about their physical and mental health, because of our compassion. Oftentimes, they will not realise the way their suffering affects… Continue reading Episode 64: Overcoming Addiction with Buddha Dhamma – Interview with Vince Cullen

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Episode 58: Upajjhatthana Sutta – Subjects for Contemplation

This Sutta is closely related to the Four Noble Truths: the first Truth being that there is suffering - old age, sickness, separation, and death. But, the Buddha doesn't stop there! He found out that, even though these inevitably exist, there is a way out of suffering them. The Sutta is a reminder that we,… Continue reading Episode 58: Upajjhatthana Sutta – Subjects for Contemplation

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Episode 44: Satta Sutta — A Being

I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi at Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. Then Ven. Radha went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One: "'A being,' lord. 'A being,'… Continue reading Episode 44: Satta Sutta — A Being

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Episode 43: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta — Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion

I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Varanasi in the Game Refuge at Isipatana. There he addressed the group of five monks: "There are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in by one who has gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure… Continue reading Episode 43: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta — Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion

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Episode 42: Anatta-lakkhana Sutta — The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic

Thus I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Benares, in the Deer Park at Isipatana (the Resort of Seers). There he addressed the bhikkhus of the group of five: "Bhikkhus." — "Venerable sir," they replied. The Blessed One said this. "Bhikkhus, form is not-self. Were form self, then this form would… Continue reading Episode 42: Anatta-lakkhana Sutta — The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic