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Published on Nov 12, 2009
*** VLC-004 *** ** This TextMovie is a Learning Module created for Vasundhara Life Coaching, and is a part of the Vasudhara Life-coaching Course-work. Everyone is allowed to use it so long as it is done in order to move towards "Peace in Every Heart" **
It is the English translation of the complete Dhammapada, available on Project Gutenberg, read out slowly, so that English-speakers may be able to hear sub-10 minute chunks of the Dhammapada during their busy days. Kindly feel free to download, convert to mp3, or use this production in any which way, so long as it is for public benefit. In this production, the hymn used is... मनोपुब्बङ्गमा धम्मा, मनोसेट्ठा मनोमया। मनसा चे पदुट्ठेन, भासति वा करोति वा। ततो नं दुक्खमन्वेति, चक्कंकव वहतो पदं॥
Wikipedia introduces Buddha thus... Siddhārtha Gautama (Sanskrit: सिद्धार्थ गौतम; Pali: Siddhattha Gotama) was a spiritual teacher from ancient India who founded Buddhism. In most Buddhist traditions, he is regarded as the Supreme Buddha (P. sammāsambuddha, S. samyaksaṃbuddha) of our age, "Buddha" meaning "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." The time of his birth and death are uncertain: most early 20th-century historians dated his lifetime as c. 563 BCE to 483 BCE, but more recent opinion may be dating his death to between 411 and 400 BCE.
Some of the fundamentals of the teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha are: * The Four Noble Truths: that suffering is an ingrained part of existence; that the origin of suffering is craving for sensuality, acquisition of identity, and annihilation; that suffering can be ended; and that following the Noble Eightfold Path is the means to accomplish this. * The Noble Eightfold Path: right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. * Dependent origination: the mind creates suffering as a natural product of a complex process. * Rejection of the infallibility of accepted scripture: Teachings should not be accepted unless they are borne out by our experience and are praised by the wise. See the Kalama Sutta for details. * Anicca (Sanskrit: anitya): That all things that come to be have an end. * Dukkha (Sanskrit: duḥkha): That nothing which comes to be is ultimately satisfying. * Anattā (Sanskrit: anātman): That nothing in the realm of experience can really be said to be "I" or "mine". * Nibbāna (Sanskrit: Nirvāna): It is possible for sentient beings to realize a dimension of awareness which is totally unconstructed and peaceful, and end all suffering due to the mind's interaction with the conditioned world.
Wikipedia introduces Dhammapada thus... The Dhammapada (Pāli; Prakrit: Dhamapada; Sanskrit Dharmapada) is a versified Buddhist scripture traditionally ascribed to the Buddha himself. It is one of the best-known texts from the Theravada canon. The Pali Dhammapada contains 423 verses in 26 chapters (listed below in English and, in parentheses, Pali). I. The Twin-Verses (Yamaka-vaggo) II. On Earnestness (Appamāda-vaggo) III. Thought (Citta-vaggo) IV. Flowers (Puppha-vaggo) V. The Fool (Bāla-vaggo) VI. The Wise Man (Paṇḍita-vaggo) VII. The Venerable (Arahanta-vaggo) VIII. The Thousands (Sahassa-vaggo) IX. Evil (Pāpa-vaggo) X. Punishment (Daṇḍa-vaggo) XI. Old Age (Jarā-vaggo) XII. Self (Atta-vaggo) XIII. The World (Loka-vaggo) XIV. The Buddha — The Awakened (Buddha-vaggo) XV. Happiness (Sukha-vaggo) XVI. Pleasure (Piya-vaggo) XVII. Anger (Kodha-vaggo) XVIII. Impurity (Mala-vaggo) XIX. The Just (Dhammaṭṭha-vaggo) XX. The Way (Magga-vaggo) XXI. Miscellaneous (Pakiṇṇaka-vaggo) XXII. The Downward Course (Niraya-vaggo) XXIII. The Elephant (Nāga-vaggo) XXIV. Thirst (Taṇhā-vaggo) XXV. The Mendicant (Bhikkhu-vaggo) XXVI. The Brāhmana (Brāhmaṇa-vaggo)
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