A Discourse on Appropriate Attention


4449980320_77b6551d52_bWe are pleased to provide a short sutta discourse conducted by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero at Mitirigala Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery. This was conducted during a short residential meditation retreat during July 2014. The short Sutta based on this discourse is without a name. This was the 75th Retreat conducted at the monastery. The special significance of this Sutta is its focus on Ayoniso Manasikara (inappropriate attention) and Yoniso Manasikara (appropriate attention). Appropriate Attention is a condition for the Right View. The Buddha has called this ability – Yoniso Manasikara as an inner quality that helps for untangling suffering and gaining release unlike any other quality.  As such this discourse is invaluable as a reference material to the practicing Buddhists. 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 RET 75 QandA 01
  2. 02 RET 75 Dhamma Talk 01 Ayonisomanasikaraya
  3. 03 RET 75 Group Interview 01
  4. 04 RET 75 Dhamma Talk 02 Yonisomanasikaraya

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

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