Maha Thanhasankhaya Sutta

Lilies in a pond Winnipeg Canada Photograph by Seán Ó Domhnaill via Flicker

Lilies in a pond, Winnipeg, Canada. Photograph by Seán Ó Domhnaill via Flicker

Maha Thanhasankhaya Sutta is a very valuable sutta of Lord Buddha from Majjima Nikaya. In this Sutta, a monk named Sāti, was of the wrong view that one’s consciousness continues on at the time of the death and wanders through the round of rebirths without break of identity. The Buddha explains to Sāti that he had always taught that consciousness arises only by causation and that, without an assignable condition, consciousness does not come about.

Maha Thanhasankhaya Sutta was the Sutta highlighted and discussed at the meditation retreat conducted at Winnipeg, Canada by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero. The retreat was conducted from 10th to 16th June 2015. The Maha Thero very skillfully guides the listener through the complex subjects discussed in the Sutta.

The Sutta is from page 602, Book 1, Majjima Nikaya of Tripitaka. Please click here to download the PDF of the Sutta from Buddha Jayanthi Tripitaka.
The following also provide web links to Maha Thanhasankhaya Sutta;

  1. Bhikku Bodhi Translation in English.
  2. Bhikku Bodhi Translation in Sinhala.

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. Day 1_Q&A 01
  2. 02. Day 1_Dhamma Talk 01
  3. 03. Day 2_Q&A 02
  4. 04. Day 2_Dhamma Talk 02
  5. 05. Day 3_Q&A 03
  6. 06. Day 3_Dhamma Talk 03
  7. 07. Day 4_Q&A 04
  8. 08. Day 4_Dhamma Talk 04
  9. 09. Day 5_Q&A 05
  10. 10. Day 5_Dhamma Talk 05
  11. 11. Day 6_Q&A 06
  12. 12. Day 6_Dhamma Talk 06

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

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