Naga Sutta_October 2014

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A simile of the King’s Elephant is used in the Naga Sutta

We are pleased to present another important Sutta of the Lord Buddha preached by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero. In this Sutta the Buddha firstly emphasize the importance of listening in order to become a real follower of the Path. The Sutta discourse was conducted by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero during a residential Meditation retreat at Mitirigala Nissaranavanaya Monastery.

Contrary to the popular belief, the ability to really listen to Dhamma is not possible to the majority of Buddhists. As explained by Most Ven. Dhammajiva Maha Thero, it is a rare ability and a skill even during the Lord Buddha’s time. The Buddha uses the elephant of the King as a simile to point out various important elements of the Sutta.

We are pleased to provide a PDF of the Sutta from Buddha Jayanthi Tripitaka. Please click here to download the PDF of the Sutta.

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 may 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 RET 84 Naga Sutta_QandA 01_28.10.2014
  2. 02 RET 84 Naga Sutta_Dhamma Talk 01_28.10.2014
  3. 03 RET 84 Naga Sutta_QandA 02_29.10.2014
  4. 04 RET 84 Naga Sutta_Dhamma Talk 02_29.10.2014
  5. 05 RET 84 Naga Sutta_QandA 03_30.10.2014
  6. 06 RET 84 Naga Sutta_Dhamma Talk 03_30.10.2014

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

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