Vipaththi Sutta_September 2014

Let the Dhamma be a Lighthouse!

Let the Dhamma be a Lighthouse!

At the dawn of the year 2015, we are quite pleased to present a valuable Sutta discourse which is like a Lighthouse to a weary Sailor! Lighthouses guide the Sailors through stormy nights and help them to avoid perils of the rough seas. Similarly the following Sutta discourse will help us to reach safety travelling through the unending sea of Samsara. It is especially relevant to Sri Lankans in the present context.

This Sutta discourse was delivered by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero at a residential meditation retreat conducted during September 2014. The Sutta is the 5th of a group categorized as Apāyika Vagga in Anguttara Nikaya, Tika Nipatha. These suttas don’t have individual names other than the group name. However, for ease of recognition it was termed as Vipaththi Sutta by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero when he delivered the series at Mitirigala Nissaranavanaya Monastery. The Sutta explains about Sila Vipaththi (සීල විපත්ති), Chitta Vipaththi (චිත්ත විපත්ති) and Dhitti Vipaththi (දිට්ඨි විපත්ති) and elaborates further as to how those could become Sila Sampaththi (සීල සම්පත්ති), Chitta Sampaththi (චිත්ත සම්පත්ති) and Dhitti Sampaththi (දිට්ඨි සම්පත්ති).

We are pleased to provide a PDF of the Sutta from Buddha Jayanthi Tripitaka. Please click here to download the PDF of the Sutta.

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 RET81 QandA 01 22-09-2014
  2. 02 RET81 Vipaththi Sutta talk 01 22-09-2014
  3. 03 RET81 QandA 03 23-09-2014
  4. 04 RET81 Vipaththi Sutta talk 02 23-09-2014
  5. 05 RET81 QandA 03 24-09-2014
  6. 06 RET81 Vipaththi Sutta talk 03 24-09-2014
  7. 07 RET81 QandA 04 25-09-2014
  8. 08 RET81 Vipaththi Sutta talk 04 25-09-2014

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

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