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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro.png ❖ ATAMMAYATA ❖

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Atammayatā by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (1/5 of the series) given on 5th February 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat. 

« Today we will be able to speak about something called atammayatā. This is a bit of a strange word for you, but we ask that you try to remember it. Please try to remember this Pāli word, atammayatā. It may be a little bit strange, but what’s the strangest thing about it is that it’s something that you’ve been traveling all over looking for it, without even knowing it... »  [Audio]

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro.png ❖ UNDERSTANDING ATAMMAYATA THROUGH METAPHORS ❖

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Understanding Atammayatā Through Metaphors by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (2/5 of the series) given on 6th February 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat. 

« Today we’ll speak further about atammayatā in order to understand it more clearly, more fully. We’ll do so by using some metaphors. The use of metaphor can be very powerful. With metaphors we can speak about something that we are very familiar with, that we know quite well already, and then use that to point beyond to something that we don’t know yet... »  [Audio]

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro.png ❖ NEW LIFE ❖

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New Life by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (3/5 of the series) given on 7th February 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat. 

« Today we’ll speak on the topic of ‘new life and the way of entering into new life.’ On the first day we mentioned how all of you are searching for a new life, a life that is truly satisfying because it doesn’t bite its owner. A life that is cool. Actually it’s the old life. What we here call the ‘new life’ is in fact very ancient, something that existed long, long ago... »  [Audio]

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro.png ❖ THE PATH FOR REALIZING NEW LIFE ❖

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The Path for Realizing New Life by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (4/5 of the series) given on 8th February 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat. 

« Today we’ll continue talking about the ‘new way,’ or the ‘way of new life,’ the ‘path of new life.’ Yesterday we were talking about the old life. We looked into quite a few aspects of the old life to see what it’s like. This is absolutely necessary to recognize what the old life is, to know it clearly and profoundly... »  [Audio]

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro.png ❖ THE PATH THAT LEADS TO ATAMMAYATA ❖

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The Path That Leads to Atammayatā by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (5/5 of the series) given on 9th February 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat.  

« Today we’ll speak about the way or path of reaching, or getting to, atammayatā, in particular. We’ll speak particularly about this path. We mentioned previously that ānāpānasati is the complete system of practice, which is the most efficient way of realizing atammayatā. In the word ānāpānasati, the most important word is sati... »  [Audio]

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro_sepia.png ❖ DEPENDENT ARISING ❖

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Dependent Arising by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (1/3 of the series) given in August 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat.

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro_sepia.png ❖ DEPENDENT QUENCHING ❖

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Dependent Quenching by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (2/3 of the series) given in August 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat.

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro_sepia.png ❖ THE TRUE NATURE OF BUDDHISM ❖

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The True Nature of Buddhism by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (3/3 of the series) given in August 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat.

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro.png ❖ INTRODUCTION TO DHAMMA ❖

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Introduction to Dhamma by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (1/3 of the series) given on 1st October 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat. 

« First of all, let us express our joy that you have all come here in this way, meaning that you’ve come here looking for Dhamma. The fact that you have come here, demonstrates that you still feel that there is some lacks of Dhamma in your life. So we express our joy that you’ve come here with this very important objective... »  [Audio]

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro.png ❖ SUCCESS IN STUDY & PRACTICE ❖

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Success in Study and Practice by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (2/3 of the series) given on 2nd October 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat. 

« Today we will talk about the means to be successful in the study and practice that we discussed yesterday. As we said yesterday, it is necessary to have a sufficient motive or appetite. While it is necessary to have sufficient motive, it also is important to see what directions the motivation is heading, whether it is an academic motivation or a social motivation or moral or religious or whatever.... »  [Audio]

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro.png ❖ AUTOMATIC BENEFITS OF DHAMMA ❖

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Automatic Benefits of Dhamma by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (3/3 of the series) given on 10th October 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat. 

« This time, we will speak about the automatic advantages that result from our study and practice of Dhamma, of the dependent origination, which we have studied, and the mindfulness with breathing, which we are practicing. You might be a bit surprised to hear that when you have practiced these two things – dependent origination and mindfulness with breathing – successfully... »  [Audio]

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro_sepia.png ❖ PATICCASAMUPPADA IS THE GENUINE BUDDHA ❖

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Paṭiccasamuppāda is the Genuine Buddha by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (1/1 of the series) given on 11th November 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat.

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro.png ❖ THE MEANING OF RETREAT ❖

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The Meaning of Retreat by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (1/4 of the series) given on 3rd December 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat.

« First of all, I’d like to express my delight that all of you have come to this place in this way. First of all, [I am delighted] that you have come here in order to find knowledge and understanding, to come for the sake of the Dhamma. And then second, that you have come here for a retreat. And then we ask you to make this a retreat that is fitting and appropriate to the meaning of the word ‘retreat’... »  [Audio]

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro.png ❖ DEPENDENT ORIGINATION : EIGHT CONDITIONS ❖

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Dependent Origination: Eight Conditions by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (2/4 of the series) given on 4th December 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat.

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro.png ❖ DEPENDENT ORIGINATION : ELEVEN CONDITIONS ❖

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Dependent Origination: Eleven Conditions by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (3/4 of the series) given on 5th December 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat.

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Aj.Buddhadasa Santikaro.png ❖ BENEFIT OF RETREATING (ENDING INSANITY) ❖

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Benefit of Retreating (Ending Insanity) by Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, translated into English by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Lecture (4/4 of the series) given on 10th December 1989 to participants in the monthly Suan Mokkh international retreat.

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