Kim Mulaka Sutta

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Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero conducted a 10 days long residential meditation retreat at Mitirigala during May 2019 based on Kim Mulaka Sutta. It was the 211th residential retreat at Mitirigala Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery.

Kim Mulaka Sutta is a deep Sutta discourse of Lord Buddha of Anguttara Nikaya, Atthaka Nipatha, Dutiya Pannasaka, Sati Vagga. The Sutta could be also described as a discourse on ”What is the Root?” and explains the nature of all things in brief. The discourse opens with Lord Buddha asking the monks that whether they know how to answer eight questions that sectarian wanderers likely to ask from them.

Kim Mulaka Sutta is a short Sutta without much explanation. One has to have a deep practical knowledge of Dhamma coupled with knowledge of commentaries on the sutta before embarking on a series of discourses based on this valuable yet deep sutta.

Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero provides a very useful introduction to this short sutta in the first Dhamma talk by mentioning that this Kim Mulaka Sutta could be used as a Kamatahan or an instruction in meditation practice by an ardent Yogi.

This is yet another Sutta worthy of translation to English. This invaluable Sutta is explained in this series in a manner that teaches the development of Vipassana from many angles. Each Dhamma sermon consists of various short insights into different Kamatahan or instructions in Vipassana. This suggested translation should also include the Q&A Sessions. As the book in English needs to be widely distributed, it is suggested to convert it into e-book formats of MOBI, EPUB and PDF.

Here is a brief explanation given by Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero on the answer given by Lord Buddha regarding the first question asked by Sectarian wanderers. It’s a 12 minutes long Dhamma Clip.
සියල්ල සිතේ ඇතිවන කැමැත්ත මුල්කරගෙන ඇතිවේ.

Please click the following link to reach the text of the Sutta in Sinhala from thripitakaya.org;
කිංමූලක සූත්‍රය

Please click the following link to reach the text of the sutta in English from the Anguttara Nikaya translation done by Bhikku Sujato
8.83 Rooted

Please click the following link to reach an explanation of the Sutta in English from dharmafarer.org. In this the 8 questions asked by the Sectarians and the answers given by the Lord Buddha is presented.
Kiṁ Mūlaka Sutta

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