Maha Chattarisaka Sutta – Part 1: April 2012

We are pleased provide you the recordings of the Part 01 of Maha Chattarisaka Sutta conducted at Meetirigala Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery of Sri Lanka. This Sutta series was conducted by the chief meditation master of the monastery, Most Ven. Udairiyagama Dhammajiva Maha Thero.

All suttas in one way or another describe the Path to Nibbāna; there are many ways to analyze the Path. The Path to Nibbāna is normally abbreviated as sila (virtue), samādhi (moral concentration), and paññā (wisdom).

Maha Chattarisaka Sutta is important for illuminating some of the dynamics of the Eightfold Path. In particular, it describes two ways the eight factors work together, one linear and one non-linear. This sutta discusses two eight fold paths: A mundane path that leads to rebirth in the “good realms” (at or above the human realm) and the Noble Eightfold Path that leads to Nibbāna.

The Maha Thero conducted this lengthy series of sermons on Maha Chattarisaka Sutta as separate parts during successive residential retreats held at the monastery. This Part 1 of the series was conducted during a residential retreat held in April 2012.

The audio editing of this Part 1 was sponsored by Ms Indrani Perera of Sydney, Australia.

We are pleased to provide the translated texts of the Sutta in both Sinhala and English below;

  1. මහාචත්තාරීසක සූත්‍රය  (In Sinhala from
  2. Maha-Cattarisaka Sutta (In English from

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1.1 – Introduction_Maha Chattarisaka Sutta – Part 1
1.2 – Maha Chattarisaka Sutta_Q&A – 01
02 – Maha Chattarisaka Sutta_Dhamma Talk 01
03 – Maha Chattarisaka Sutta_Dhamma Talk 02
04 – Maha Chattarisaka Sutta_Q&A  02
05 – Maha Chattarisaka Sutta_Dhamma Talk 03
06 – Maha Chattarisaka Sutta_Q&A 03
07 – Maha Chattarisaka Sutta_Dhamma Talk 04
08 – Maha Chattarisaka Sutta_Dhamma Talk 05
09 – Maha Chattarisaka Sutta_Q&A 04
10 – Maha Chattarisaka Sutta_Dhamma Talk 06

Please click here to reach the Part 02 of Maha Chattarisaka Sutta

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




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