We are very happy to present you a very important Sutta discourse conducted by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero at Mitirigala Nissaranavanaya Monastery. This was conducted at a residential meditation retreat during October 2014 in Sinhala.
This Sutta of Lord Buddha is relatively unknown among the English listeners. The Sutta is like a Breath of Fresh Air to those seekers and travelers of the Noble Path. Also it is seemingly contradictory to a well-known Sutta of the Buddha – the Adittapariyaya Sutta (Fire Sermon). In Adittapariyaya Sutta the Lord Buddha states that an unenlightened person’s final thought in this life is a clear decisive factor for the next birth of that person. However, in Sothanudhatha Sutta the Buddha states that a person will get born in a heavenly abode and then reach enlightenment in that heavenly life – even if that person’s last thought was impure! In Sothanudhatha Sutta the Lord Buddha explains as to how that could be achieved!
We have also included a PDF file of the Thera Gatha from Buddha Jayanthi Tripitaka Publication. Please click here to download the PDF file.
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.
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