Upawana Sutta – Part 1


Stupa of Godawaya Buddhist Temple, Hambantota, Sri-Lanka

Upwana Sutta is about the development of Bojjhanga. Stupa of Godawaya Buddhist Temple, Hambantota, Sri Lanka. Photograph by Dhammika Heenpella via Flickr

We are pleased to provide the recordings of the above sutta conducted at Mitirigala Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero. Upawana Sutta is a valuable discourse based on a discussion between Ven. Sariputta and Ven. Upawana. The Sutta focuses on the development of Bojjhanga, which are the seven factors of enlightenment.

In this Upawana Sutta – Part 1 of the sutta discourse, specific emphasis is placed by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero on developing Sati or Mindfulness up to the level of Bojjhanga. The Maha Thero explains that there are 8 stages for the development of Mindfulness before attaining the 1st stage of enlightenment, the stage of Sotāpanna. The Maha Thero explains the various hurdles or blocks faced by the progressing Yogi when trying to develop the Sati upto the level of Bojjhanga Sati.

This Sutta is from Book 5-1, Page 159 of Sanyukta Nikaya, Maha Vagga, Bojjhanga Sanyukta of Sutta Pitaka. Please click here to download a PDF file of the Sutta from Buddha Jayanthi Tripitaka.

You can also locate the Sutta at Tripitakaya.org at this link: Upawana 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 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 92 Upawana Sutta – Part 1_QandA 01_30-03-2015
  2. 02 RET 92 Upawana Sutta – Part 1_Dhamma Talk 01_30-03-2015
  3. 03 RET 92 Upawana Sutta – Part 1_QandA 02_31-03-2015
  4. 04 RET 92 Upawana Sutta – Part 1_Dhamma Talk 02_31-03-2015
  5. 05 RET 92 Upawana Sutta – Part 1_QandA 03_01-04-2015
  6. 06 RET 92 Upawana Sutta – Part 1_Dhamma Talk 03_01-04-2015

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

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