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.

Please click here to reach the web page of the Sutta discourse.