Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero explains to us the invaluable nature of Indriya Sanwaraya (ඉන්ද්රිය සංවරය) to those who practice meditation. At the very beginning of this 16 minutes clip, the Thero mentions that Lord Buddha preached about ඉන්ද්රිය සංවරය in the part of Sila (Morality) itself. This Brief Dhamma Clip guides the listeners to a deep understanding and then even further on to develop connections to various interrelated aspects of their lives.
Some of these are;
- ඉන්ද්රිය සංවරය is a key to developing and establishing Sila in a pleasant manner .
- It is also like a bridge to develop Samatha and Vipassana meditation practices.
- The progress of meditation practice will be rapid with ඉන්ද්රිය සංවරය. The regular practitioners will be able to quickly progress beyond the preliminary stages.
- ඉන්ද්රිය සංවරය will become a habit with such regular Lay practitioners even in their day to day living. This will strengthen their Sila almost ‘effortlessly’ because then, Sila becomes a result of ඉන්ද්රිය සංවරය.
- The happiness in life felt by such practitioners will increase.
- Such practitioners will find that they can focus or concentrate very easily for longer periods when compared to others. This is because their minds won’t stray to other objects of attention or thoughts as a result of their developed, ඉන්ද්රිය සංවරය.
- As a result of the above mentioned, ඉන්ද්රිය සංවරය is very beneficial even in school studies and work.
This invaluable Dhamma Clip is taken from the first Dhamma Talk given by Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero in Prathama Nāthakarana Sutta
There are certain Suttas of the Buddha that further add value to the lessons provided in this Dhamma Clip. We have provided below the links to those Suttas from Thripitakaya.org;
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