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Ven. Mankadawala Sudassana Thero (Talks 1-60)

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Urgency Required   අප්‍රමාදීබව

Ven. Sudassana using a simile illustrates beautifully how greed and attachment arise and how it brings dukkha. Story of a crow tried to live on an elephant carcass, more stories and similes to explain dhamma for liberation from samsara.

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Ariya Maggaya-1  ආර්ය මාර්ගය-1

Explains paticca samuppada in simple terms and logically illustrates avidya as the root cause of dukkha, importance of the right view.

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Ariya Maggaya-2  ආර්ය මාර්ගය-2

Guidence for elimination of greed and attachment, salayathana, sathara maha dhathu, yonisomanasikaraya, meditation instructions.

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Ariya Maggaya-3  ආර්ය මාර්ගය-3

Continuation of meditation instructions, seela, samadhi, panna. Q&A.

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Esala Deshana-1(2007) Chaturarya sathya

Informal discussion on the four noble truths, relationship of dukkha with the idea of “me and mine”. Through the use of imaginary characters of animals, Ven. Sudassana with sense of humor explains the four noble truth starting from dukkha to all the way to the eight fold patha.

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Esala Deshana-2(2007)

Continuation of the part 1 of the discussion.

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Alabhaniya Dharma

Five dhammas we wish, but can never have. Explains the four noble truths using similes.

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Anathapindika Sutta Part 1 of 2

Dhamma taught to Anathapindika by vererable arahat Sariputta and mentioned that these types of teachings are not given to householders, but only to those who have gone forth.

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Anathapindika Sutta Part 2 of 2

continuation of Part 1

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Chaturarya Satya-1

Four noble truths, salayathana, pancha upadana skandha.

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Chaturarya Satya-2

Seela, samadhi & panna

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Chaturarya Satya-3

Identify asrawa, elimination of 5 hindrances, sathi nimitta, yonisomanasikara as what can be and should be done.

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Chetho Vimukthiya

Informal discussion; explains the five conditions for the maturity of cheto vimukthi based on Meghiya Sutta.

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Discussion (Q&A)

Informal discussion covering five clinging aggregates, sathara maha dhathu, nama-rupa, meditation instructions, seelaya in detail, cause and effect.

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Dittincha Anupagamma Seelawa

Sermon based on the last stanza of Karaneeya Metta Sutta. Emphasizes the right view as the forerunner of the moral conduct (seela). Twenty types of self-views that should be abandoned.

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Ekayano Ayam Bhikkhave Maggo

Analysis of rupa and its relationship with self-view, nature of five clinging aggregates, samma ditti, brief explanation of sathipattana

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Gaddula Baddha Sutta

Based on Gaddula Baddha Sutta (Simile of a dog tied by a leash to a post). Explains five clinging aggregates and me, mine and myself. Mind and matter (Nama-rupa).

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Kaama Nirodhaya

Six aspects of Kaama (desire, lust) is explained using various similes. Elimination of Kaama.

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Kandy 2008 Deshana 1A

Encouragement for practice for liberation. Defines the seela and explains the importance of it for developing Sathi. Q&A at the end on removal of defilements and the discussion extends to four noble truths, right view and vision and dependent origination.

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Kandy 2008 Deshana 1B

Analysis of form (Rupa), four great primaries (Sathara maha bhutha), Observing the arising and cessation of five aggregates.

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Kandy 2008 Deshana 2A

Further clarification of material covered in Desana 1B. How Nama-rupa work, attachment and Dhukkha. Instructions for meditation.

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Kandy 2008 Deshana 2B

Instructions for meditation. Qualities of Dhamma, Six sense bases (salayathana), four great primaries. Q&A

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Karapitiya 2008 Deshanawa

Meaning of Buddha puja, followed by a sermon for a sil program. Encouragement for practice for liberation. Shows how we unintentionally create more Dukkha. The path for liberation.

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Karmaya

Purpose and importance of Buddha puja followed by an introductory sermon on Kamma and pala.

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Maha Bhutha Rupa

Informal discussion; Mahabhutha rupa, Upadaya rupa, five aggregates (panchaskandha), Nama-rupa. Kamatahana.

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Majji Sutta

Extremes to avoid and the recommended middle path.

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Mathale 2008 Deshana-1

Encourage practice for liberation. dukkha, samma ditti, five clinging aggregates, cause and effect.

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Mathale 2008 Deshana-2

Discuss the path, how to observe the three characteristics, law of cause and effect

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Mathale 2008 Deshana-3

Measuring stick for ‘Knowing’ and ‘seeing or understanding’ the three characteristics, Nama-rupa.

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Mathale 2008 Deshana-4

Definition, arising and cessation of the ‘world’ based on Ayathana, illustrates sammatha and paramatta dhamma using similes.

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Mathale 2008 Deshana-5

Q&A covering anapanasathi as vipassana, Pancha-indriya, Pancha-bala.

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Nibbanaya

Explains salayathana Nirodhaya as Nirvana.

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Patigha Sampassaya

Refers to Majji Sutta, Maha Nidhana Sutta, Paticca Samuppada. Paticcha samuppada, meditation guidance for elimination of five hindrances.

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Patipada-1

Informal discussion; starting with a brief description of the four noble truth, covers the patipada. Instructions for observing the mind.

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Patipada-2

Arising and cessation of six sense bases. Cause and effect in seeing and hearing. Path to cessation of dukkha. Instructions.

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Poya Deshana Part-1

Four noble truths based on Dhamma Chakka pavattana Sutta, right view, salayathana.

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Poya Deshana Part-2

Bhavanawa, instructions for meditations, samatha, vidharshana, Q&A.

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Poya Deshana Part-3

Continuation of meditation instructions, kayanupassana, review of Desana Part-2, Q&A.

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Poya Deshana Part-4

Continuation of Q&A, dhyana anga.

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Poya Deshanawa (2008)

Poya day sermon covering four noble truth, understanding Dhukkha and samma ditti. Based on Dhamma Chakka Pavatthana Sutta.

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Rupaya 

Informal discussion on the truth about the form (Rupa) in relation to the four noble truths. Five clinging aggregates, Klesha and self.

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Sabba Papassa Akaranam

How we should celebrate Buddha Jayanthi. Reality of dukkha, law of cause and effect, vidarshana for purification of mind

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Q&A (Ashrawa)

Informal discussion; Advanced treatment in Abhidharma

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Q&A (Ditti Mana)

Advance discussion covering ten fretters, ditti explained in detail, pancha mara, chitta & chaithasika,

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Q&A (Nama rupa) 2008

Q&A covering Nama-rupa, salayathana.

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Salayathana

Informal discussion on maha bhutha, salayathana and rupa (advanced treatment in Abhidhamma)

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Samma Ditti (Kammapatha)- see page 2011Talks

First talk of the samma ditti series; Kammapatha as one of the 16 aspects of samma ditti. How Kusala/kusala mula, akusala/akusala mula are formed. Knowing it will help avoid unwholesome karma.

Samma Ditti (Ahara)-see page 2011Talks

Samma Ditti series; Nutriments (ahara) as one of the 16 aspects of samma ditti. Four types of nutriments and how they are connected into a cycle in our life. How the understanding of nutriments helps in developing the path to liberation.

Samma Ditti (Bhava)-see page 2011Talks

Samma Ditti series; bhava as one of the 16 aspects of samma ditti. Explains the types of bhava, the reason for bhava, bhava nirodhaya and the eight fold path as bhava nirodha gamini patipada.

Chathurary Sathya

Understanding of four noble truths as samma ditti. Lots of similes to illustrate  the reality of dukkha, right and wrong path to eliminate dukkha, panchaskandha, hethu-pala dahama.

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Samma Dittiya-A (Jathiwaraya)

Jathi as one of the 16 aspects of samma ditti; kshanika & santhathi jathi, bhava, vipaka explained using lot of similes.

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Samma Dittiya-B (Q&A)

Q&A covering maha bhutha, salayathana, panchskandha, rupa, loka-nirodhaya, sammatha/Paramatta dharma, vidharshana, how to live without accumulating karma.

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Sathipattanaya

Inspirational story of a crow that landed on an elephant carcass. Four noble truths, samma ditti, kayanupassana, dhathumanasikaraya.

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Seelaya 1 of 2 (2007)

Ven. Sudassana explains how the seela in Buddha Sasana is different from others moral conduct. Type of seela, how to maintain it. Examples from real life.

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Seelaya 2 of 2 (2007)

Continuation of Seelaya; Q&A covering samma ditti, thri-siksha (seela, samadhi, panna). Five conditions for developing chetho vimukthi.

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