We are pleased to send you Part 03 of Maha Chattarisaka Sutta recorded at Mitirigala Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery of Sri Lanka. This Part 03 of the Sutta series was conducted in May 2012 at a residential meditation retreat by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero.
The audio editing of this Part 3 was kindly sponsored by Prof. Padmasiri De Silva of Melbourne, Australia. He wish to pass on the merits of this good deed to his departed dear wife.
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.
We are pleased to provide the translated texts of the Sutta in both Sinhala and English below;
- මහාචත්තාරීසක සූත්රය (In Sinhala from thripitakaya.org)
- Maha-Cattarisaka Sutta (In English from accesstoinsight.org)
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01 – Introduction_Maha Chattarisaka Sutta – Part 3
02 – Q&A 01_Maha Chattarisaka Sutta – Part 3
03 – Dhamma Talk 01_Maha Chattarisaka Sutta – Part 3
04 – Dhamma Talk 02_Maha Chattarisaka Sutta – Part 3
05 – Q&A 02_Maha Chattarisaka Sutta – Part 3
06 – Dhamma Talk 03_Maha Chattarisaka Sutta – Part 3