Sappurisa Sutta_Part 1-July 2014

"Monks, a person endowed with these four qualities can be known as 'a person of integrity.' Which four?

“Monks, a person endowed with these four qualities can be known as ‘a person of integrity.’ Which four? – Lord Buddha Photograph by Gane Kumaraswamy; Creative Commons via flickr

In this discourse the Lord Buddha compares the Dhamma centered nature of the person with integrity with the conceit of the person without integrity. The Sutta opens with the obvious areas and gradually deepens to subtle behavioral tendencies of the person with no integrity.

This valuable Sutta was based at a three day residential retreat conducted by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero at Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery. In a characteristic nature the Maha Thero also explains certain ‘Asappurisa Dhamma’ ingrained in our contemporary Sri Lankan Buddhist Society.

We have also included a PDF of the Sutta from Buddha Jayanthi Tripitaka for the benefit of our readers. Please click here to download the sutta PDF.

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 RET73_Sappurisa Sutta_Dhamma Talk 01
  2. 02 RET73_Sappurisa Sutta_QandA 01
  3. 03 RET73_Sappurisa Sutta_Dhamma Talk 02
  4. 04 RET73_Sappurisa Sutta_Interview 01
  5. 05 RET73_Sappurisa Sutta_Dhamma Talk 03
  6. 06 RET73_Sappurisa Sutta_Interview 02

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


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