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21. What are Sensual Pleasures
(Teachings/Sensual Pleasures)
... of the Buddha, there were people who held the belief that heavenly bliss could be enjoyed in this very life (Ditthadhamma Nibbana Vada). According to them, sensual pleasure was indeed blissful; there was ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
22. An Explanation of Rebirth
(Teachings/Rebirth)
... of souls that was commonly held at his time. Unless one studies carefully, or practises insight meditation with a strong commitment, one can easily misunderstand this teaching. Generally, people will err ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
23. An Introduction to Kamma
(Teachings/Kamma)
... and do only skilful ones. During the time of the Buddha, a Brahman millionaire named Todeyya did not believe in giving charity. He held the view: "If you give, you become poor; so don't practice charity. ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
24. Is the teaching in the Pali Canon reliable?
(FAQs/Buddha's Teachings)
... Councils were held. Some people have doubts about the reliability of oral traditions, because they think that in such traditions, additions, omissions and distortions can be made easily. In my opinion, ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
25. The Sixth Buddhist Council
(History/Buddhist Councils)
The Sixth Council was held in Kaba Aye in Yangon (Rangoon) in 1954, eighty-three years after the fifth one was held in Mandalay. It was sponsored by the Burmese Government led by the Prime Minister, ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
26. The Fourth Buddhist Council
(History/Buddhist Councils)
The Fourth Council was held in Tambapanni (Sri Lanka) in 29 B.C. under the patronage of King Vattagamani. The main reason for its convening was the realization that it was now not possible for the ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
27. The Third Buddhist Council
(History/Buddhist Councils)
The Third Council was held primarily to rid the Sangha of corruption and bogus monks who held heretical views. The Council was convened in 326 B.C. At Asokarama in Patiliputta under the patronage of ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
28. The Second Buddhist Council
(History/Buddhist Councils)
... who upheld his orthodox views on the Vinaya. Sixty forest dwelling monks from western countries and eighty monks from the southern regions of Avanti who were of the same view, offered to help him to check ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
29. What is Buddhism
(History/General)
... was held for different purposes. (for more information, please see Councils and Schism section) The truth is, ever since the Second Great Council, schism began to arise. The cause was that some monks ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
30. The Buddha's Life
(History/General)
... Ananda when interrogated by the Venerable Mahakassapa at the First Council held just over three months after the passing away of the Blessed One. The Venerable Mahakassapa said to the Venerable Ananda: ...
Saturday, 14 March 2009

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