Kumbha Sutta

Four Clay Pots. Photograph by Alain Bariot via Google Images.

Kumbha Sutta uses a parable of four Clay Pots. Photograph by Alain Bariot via Google Images.

Kumbha Sutta is the new series of Dhamma discourses presented by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero to the monks of Mitirigala Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery. The series is conducted each week in the upper monastery to the resident monks and male lay yogis.

The Buddha uses a parable of four clay pots in Kumbha Sutta to drive across four important areas of the practice to the monks. 

Kumbha sutta develops based on four types of containers; the empty and with lid (those who happily follow the Buddha but do not understand the Buddha’s teachings); full and without a lid (those who do not follow the Buddha happily but do understand the Buddha’s teachings); empty and without lid (those who do not follow the Buddha happily and do not understand the Buddha’s teachings); and, full and with lid (those who happily follow the Buddha and understand the Buddha’s teaching).

Please click here to download a PDF file of the Sutta from Buddha Jayanthi Tripitaka.

To listen directly: Please left click on the link to listen directly. Once the link is clicked, you will be directed to a separate page containing the talk. Usually the file starts to play in that window. If it doesn’t you could highlight the browser window and click ‘reload this page’. It will start to play.

To download: You could download the file by right clicking on the link and then selecting “save as” from the drop down menu.

  1. 01 Kumbha Sutta_Dhamma Talk 01_22.10.2015
  2. 02 Kumbha Sutta_Dhamma Talk 02_29.10.2015
  3. 03 Kumbha Sutta_Dhamma Talk 03_05.11.2015
  4. 04 Kumbha Sutta_Dhamma Talk 04_12.11.2015
  5. 05 Kumbha Sutta_Dhamma Talk 05_19.11.2015
  6. 06 Kumbha Sutta_Dhamma Talk 06_26.11.2015

Kumbha Sutta completed.

 

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