Dhamma Padaya – CD1_2008

We are very pleased to send you the links to a special Dhamma series conducted at Meetirigala Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery. The resident monks and the long term resident lay male yogis traditionally meet as a group on every Saturday morning to discuss a Dhamma topic. These discussions are moderated by Most Ven U Dhammajiva Maha Thero and very valuable discussions have taken place over the years during this ‘Sinhala Dhamma Sakachcha’ sessions. Some of the original recordings were of a very poor quality and we have omitted those in this production.

Another special aspect is the methodology of the proceedings. Most Ven U Dhammajiva Maha Thero first start the proceedings by reading out ‘Yogavachara Dinachariyawa‘ that was stipulated by the late great Maha Thero Most Ven Matara Sri Gnanarama as a code of conduct to the Monks of the Forest Monastery. Most of the outsiders will be listening to this for the first time and I have removed this part from some of the final audio in order to avoid a repetition.

A unique aspect of this whole series is the involvement of the Dhamma group from Melbourne, Australia via a telephone connection. It is sometimes emotionally moving to observe deep Dhamma discussions among a group of learned forest monastery monks, resident long term male yogis and eager Dhamma practitioners from Melbourne, Australia.

The audio editing of this unique Dhamma series was generously sponsored by Mr. Rajitha Kariyawasan of Sri Lanka.

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. You could then listen to the talk directly by clicking on the arrow mark.
To download: You could download the file by right clicking on the link and then selecting ”save as ” from the dropped down menu.

01.1 introduction
01.2 Dhamma Padaya_Parental Care
02 Dhamma Padaya_Organizational Traps
03 Dhamma Padaya_Qualities of an Arahanth
04 Dhamma Padaya_Desire – 1
05 Dhamma Padaya_Desire – 2
06 Dhamma Padaya_Reasons for continuous arising of Grief
07 Dhamma Padaya_Burning due to Lust
08 Dhamma Padaya_Four factors that bring Happiness
11 Dhamma Padaya_Buddha has no teacher
12 Dhamma Discussion
13 Dhamma Padaya_Eat within limits
14 Dhamma Padaya_Greatest Gift is the gift of Dhamma
15 Dhamma Padaya_A fish called Kapila
16 Dhamma Padaya_Wrong practice of Monk hood leads to Hell
17 Dhamma Padaya_Breaking the bondage of Death
18 Dhamma Discussion_Give up Thanha to achieve Nibbana
19 Dhamma Padaya_Develop the Path Relentlessly
21 Dhamma Padaya_Who is a Brahmin
22 Dhamma Padaya_Strong Bonds
25 Dhamma Padaya_Stop doing Evil and do Good instead

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