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anguttara nikaya

November 22, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's text gives a list of eight causes and conditions for obtaining “the wisdom fundamental to the spiritual life” and for bringing such wisdom to maturity. Of...

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Today's text gives a list of eight causes and conditions for obtaining “the wisdom...

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October 25, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection elaborates on the merit of giving or generosity (dāna). The Buddha often treated giving as the most rudimentary virtue of the spiritual life, for giving...

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Today's selection elaborates on the merit of giving or generosity (dāna). The...

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October 24, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection deals with merit (puñña), wholesome kamma capable of yielding favorable results within the cycle of rebirths. Merit produces mundane benefits, such as a...

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Today's selection deals with merit (puñña), wholesome kamma capable of yielding...

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