SariputtaDhamma Group was initiated on Dec. 10, 2003. The main discussion is about the dhamma dhatu that was penetrated by Arahant Sāriputta, hoping that it will lead to Sotāpanna for every member.
Our goals are: 1. Discuss how the Dhamma is rightly practiced as seen in the Suttas and the Patisambhidamagga. 2. Present interesting stories about the Buddha and the Noble Disciples. 3. Discuss how the Patisambhidamagga and the Abhidhamma relate to the Suttas. 4. Discuss kamma and its fruits (vipāka).
Bhikkhus, like water from the big drops of rain, that fall on top of the mountains coming down to the lowlands fill up mountain creeks and streams. They in turn fill up the small rivers and the huge rivers and fill up the great ocean. And that water becomes the supportive condition for the ocean.
In the same manner bhikkhus, associating Great beings leads to listening to the correct Teaching. Listening to the correct Teaching leads to faith. Faith leads to wise attention. Wise attention leads to mindful awareness. Mindful awareness leads to restrained mental faculties. Restrained mental faculties lead to the three right behaviors.
The three right behaviors lead to the four establishments of mindfulness. The four establishments of mindfulness lead to the seven enlightenment factors. The seven enlightenment factors lead to knowledge and release. Thus these are the supportive conditions for knowledge and release.[AN 10.61, Avijjā Sutta]
- By Location
- Dec 10, 2003
- This is a restricted group.
- Attachments are permitted.
- Members cannot hide email address.
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- Membership requires approval.
- Messages are not moderated.
- All members can post messages.