Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero selected Mālunkyaputta Sutta for the discourses at the 10 days residential retreat at Toronto Maha Vihara. This important Sutta sets a good example and encouragement to both the elderly and the young.
The retreat is being conducted in Sinhalese medium.
Mālunkyaputta Sutta records how Ven. Mālunkyaputta, in his old age, approaches the Buddha for a “teaching in brief” for a solitary retreat. The Buddha reproaches him for doing it so late, yet praises him as an example to other monks.
The Commentaries to the Samyutta Nikaya and to the Anguttara Nikaya say that in his youth, Ven. Mālunkyaputta had been negligent and loved possessions, thus neglecting the detailed teachings. Now in his old age, he decided to dwell in the forest and meditate. After receiving a brief discourse on the six sense-bases from the Buddha, Ven. Mālunkyaputta went into solitary retreat and attained Arahantship.
A link to the Sutta from Thripitakaya.org is given in this link: මාලුඞ්ක්යපුත්ත සූත්රය
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- 01. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Q&A 01_07-June-2017
- 02. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Dhamma Talk 01_07-June-2017
- 03. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Q&A 02_08-June-2017
- 04. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Dhamma Talk 02_08-June-2017
- 05. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Q&A 03_09-June-2017
- 06. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Dhamma Talk 03_09-June-2017
- 07. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Q&A 04_10-June-2017
- 08. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Dhamma Talk 04_10-June-2017
- 09. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Q&A 05_11-June-2017
- 10. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Dhamma Talk 05_11-June-2017
- 11. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Q&A 06_12-June-2017
- 12. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Dhamma Talk 06_12-June-2017
- 13. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Q&A 07_13-June-2017
- 14. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Dhamma Talk 07_13-June-2017
- 15. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Q&A 08_14-June-2017
- 16. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Dhamma Talk 08_14-June-2017
- 17. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Q&A 09_15-June-2017
- 18. Mālunkyaputta Sutta_Dhamma Talk 09_15-June-2017
Mālunkyaputta Sutta series was completed.