Continuation on of Buddha’s meeting and teaching the group of five. Starting with ascetic Kondanna attaining realization and becoming venerable (ie a monk) Anna Kondanna, following the story all through up to the point when the group of five becoming arahats. References to Corresponding part of Maha Vagga pali from Vinaya pitaka, Non-self-characteristic sutta (Anatta lakkhana).
Straightening (one’s) view as avoiding wrong views including 64 from Brahmajala sutta (DN 1) and teachings of 6 Buddha’s contemporaries (DN 2). This culminates with satipatthana practice or attuning oneself more and more to the four noble truths. Reference to SN part 1 ‘Nymphs sutta’ Later part of the Dhamma talk elaborates on this process by following the story of Buddha meeting his first students – the group of five. References to Dhammacakka pavattana sutta, Noble search (MN 20+) as well as the corresponding part of Maha Vagga pali from Vinaya pitaka.
What are those ‘views’ … two major standpoints of ‘causeless arising’ and ‘creator’ as places of hiding of the ‘I’ notion. ‘Actuality’ being covered within/by unidentified I-notion. The actual arising of an ‘I saw X’ and consequential ‘my seeing’ etc. See and hear it for yourself
Observations on the ten fetters and their removal. Upper five fetters (attachment to fine material [mind level], attachment to immaterial [mind level], conceit, restlessness and ignorance); the way they are experienced in non-meditators vs. purely samatha meditators vs. satipatthana practitioners.
Observations on the ten fetters and their removal. Continuation on the first two fetters of personality view and doubt. Interrelatedness of view, doubt and the third fetter of adherence to rites and rituals. Severing the first three fetters. Fetters no. four and five: sensual attachment and ill-will.
Observations on the ten fetters and their removal. Introduction and the first two fetters of personality view and doubt. Reference to sutta no. 5 in SN.
Cont. on observations on true letting go relinquishing – Parts of MN 22 Simile on the snake (Alagadhupama sutta) and AN 7.15 Like people in water sutta.
Cont. on observations on true letting go and giving – Giver of agreeable sutta. Two kinds of pleasure/bliss/happiness: (normally) experienceable and (normally) un-experienceable; and attainment of cessation of perception and feeling. References to (Noble)Lineages AN4.28, Kamabhu (2) SN, cittagahapati samyutta 41.
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