Dasuttara Sutta – Part 31

Historic Arankele Forest Monastery, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.

Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero conducted the 31st Part of Dasuttara Sutta during the 133rd residential meditation retreat at Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery.

This retreat explains the book of Six of Dasuttara Sutta. The Maha Thero explains as to what Arahanth Maha Sariputta Thero meant by the Six factors to give up or eliminate. This is a very valuable set of talks and Q&A for the ardent practitioners and monks. The retreat draws a detailed picture of the six divisions of Thanhā or Craving and progress further to explain as to how such breaking down helps to fade away and eliminate Craving.

The Maha Thero also explains the gradual development of Nibbida Gñāna (knowledge), as one of the highest Vipassana Knowledges. This is expertly done during many Q&A sessions of this retreat through his explanations on ‘boredom and sleepiness’ experienced by the retreants.

The Maha Thero conducted this 05 days retreat in Sinhala during early December 2016.

The Chief Disciple Most Ven. Sariputta preached Dasuttara Sutta at the Gaggarāpokkharani in Campā, in the presence of the Lord Buddha. It is said that at the end of the discourse five hundred monks became Arahants.

Dasuttara Sutta (In Sinhala) is now available at Thripitakaya.org. Please click the following link to read the text of the Sutta directly from Thripitakaya.org

Dasuttara Sutta Text in Sinhala

The addition of a new Comments Section for the Dhamma Listeners at the bottom of this web page.

Now you can post comments on this retreat and the recordings based on the following;

  1. Those who attended the retreat can comment on as to how it changed their lives, particularly their day to day living.
  2. Both the attendees and the listeners can draw attention to a specific teaching area or point that influenced them most from either the Dhamma Talks or the Q&A sessions.
  3. They may draw references from Tripitaka providing links to sites like (Thripitakaya.org) or (accesstoinsight.org) but the comments should focus primarily on developing the practice of Vipassana and Samatha rather than mere imparting of book knowledge or theoretical knowledge.
  4. The commenters are encouraged to add value to this specific retreat by going beyond simple commending praises like ‘nice retreat’. Comment as to why it is good or nice.

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  1. 01 RET 133 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 31_Q&A 01_03-12-2016
  2. 02 RET 133 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 31_Dhamma Talk 01_03-12-2016
  3. 03 RET 133 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 31_Q&A 02_04-12-2016
  4. 04 RET 133 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 31_Dhamma Talk 02_04-12-2016
  5. 05 RET 133 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 31_Q&A 03_05-12-2016
  6. 06 RET 133 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 31_Dhamma Talk 03_05-12-2016
  7. 07 RET 133 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 31_Q&A 04_06-12-2016
  8. 08 RET 133 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 31_Dhamma Talk 04_06-12-2016

Please click here to reach the other Dhamma series done by Most Ven U Dhammajiva Maha Thero.

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