Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero conducted a Vipassana Meditation retreat at Chuang Yen Monastery from 21 May to 28 May 2019. The central theme of the retreat was Akusala-Mūla or the three unskillful roots taught in Buddhism. The Maha Thero used a part of Dasuttara Sutta to explain these three unskillful roots.
Dasuttara Sutta is the 34th or the last Sutta of Digha Nikaya preached by the Chief Disciple Most Ven. Sariputta at the Gaggarāpokkharani in Campā, in the presence of the Lord Buddha. It is said that at the end of the discourse five hundred monks became Arahants.
Please click here to read the text of Dasuttara Sutta in English from Pali Canon Online.
In addition, we felt it is useful to provide a link to Akusalamūla Sutta translations given in 11 languages. This sutta from Aṅguttara Nikāya provides an explanation as to how unwholesome roots create unwholesome actions, and lead to suffering.
Kindly note that we have only three recordings of the retreat at present. We will provide the balance recordings when those becomes available.
How to Download or Directly Listen to the audio files:
To download: You could download the file by right clicking on the file link and then selecting “save as” from the drop down menu. Save the file into a pre designated folder to listen on multiple occasions.
To listen directly from the web page: 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 be continued…