A Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta by Mahasi Sayadaw deals mainly with contentment since it is essential to spiritual development. Download. I will gradually improve it. still have many defects.x A Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta A Burmese word used frequently in the Sayādaw’s discourses is the. Sallekha Sutta has 1 rating and 1 review: Published by Buddhadhamma Foundation, pages, Paperback.

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Then a meditator is completely free from the desire to suttw, act, or earn a living unlawfully. The third phase of the practice of effacement is based on avoidance or abstention.

This is the first step. Everyone should avoid stealing for his or her uplift in status and prosperity. At this meditation centre, the meditators practise constant mindfulness to overcome defilements.

The woman was terrified, and had a narrow escape only because her companion shot the dragon just in time. At the request of his questioner, the monk created a big elephant.

The movement of any part of the body is done not by the self, but by the body that belongs to it. At the very least, stealing leads to damage and loss of property. It may not be possible for non-meditators to free themselves completely from the desire for heavenly pleasures.


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The Exposition of Effacement. It is safe to assume that nowadays the number of such meditators may be very great. Then, as the monk lay on the bed, relieved and composed, the Buddha stood at the head of the bed and uttered a verse, which may be translated in prose as salleoha The practice of effacement calls for such total conquest.

Repeated concentration on the repulsiveness of the internal organs of the human body will fill the meditator with aversion to a very good-looking man or woman, but once he suspends his contemplation, he becomes attached to his sense-object.

Sallekha Sutta : A Discourse on the Refinement of Character

Many a woman with her strong maternal instinct devotes a lot of attention to the care of her child, and yet, it does not survive for long.

Boils appeared on his body that became bigger and bigger until they burst, and turned into ugly ulcers.

Some die in accidents, some are murdered and the lives of some people are cut off by terrible diseases. This resolution is meant for bhikkhus, novices, nuns, and lay Buddhists who have pledged themselves to the higher moral life. The Commentaries mention eight characteristics of beauty — absence of deformities, well-proportioned body, shapeliness of the feet, gracefulness, softness of the skinpurity, attractive features, and attractive form.

This is because they are dallekha to the dangers of sexual defilements. Any indulgence in sex means a violation of his morality. If it is strong, the effect is great.


According to the Buddha, Tissa was a fowler in the time of Kassapa Buddha. As an example the Commentary cites the case of a man named Cakkana. This is not peculiar to the present age. They also make the paths of holiness accessible, such as that of Stream-winning.

In some villages slalekha there are no meat-vendors, the chicken curry that a layman serves a visiting monk is suspect. Now by virtue of their serious practice of chastity, they were sal,ekha in the celestial realms.

A Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta

Initially the meditator is a foolish worldling, ignorant of the arising and passing away of all psychophysical phenomena. This on-line edition may still have many defects, but I hope it is already good enough to be useful. If you have this attribute, the lay followers will surely offer you robes. The vast majority of people cannot abstain from sexual acts. Such illumination roots out the respective defilements. These three kinds of abstinence mean diverting oneself from the path of stealing to that of non-stealing.