Do not believe something just because it has been passed along and retold for many generations. Do not believe something merely because it has become a traditional practice. Do not believe something simply because it is well-known everywhere. Do not believe something just because it is cited in a text. Do not believe something solely on the grounds of logical reasoning. Do not believe something merely because it accords with your philosophy. Do not believe something because it appeals to "commom sense".
Do not believe something just because you like the idea. Do not believe something because the speaker seems trustworthy. Do not believe something thinking, "This is what our teacher says." When you yourself know, "This is unwholesome, this is blameworthy, this is censured by the wise, these things when accepted and practised lead to harm and suffering, then you should give them up." (Anguttara Nikàya, A.3.65, Kàlàma Sutta) Walk the Eightfold Path to Nibb ā na.
O BJECTIVE T he objective of compiling this Compilation of Sayalay Susãla’s Dhamma Teaching is to propagate and enhance the understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and practices. The contents of this Dhamma Project are strictly for reference only. Compilation of Sayalay Susãla’s Dhamma Teaching is provided as a gift of the Dhamma (Dhammadàna) for the welfare and happiness of all with no commercial
purposes. It is intended for free distribution. It is also intended for private and educational usage. No one is permitted to use the whole or any part of these materials in any commercially related work. May this Dhamma Project bring you the supreme bliss of the Dhamma and enable you to cultivate the highest wisdom. strive diligently
C OPYRIGH TS C ompiler does not claim copyright on any work not belonging to compiler. All the copyrights not belonging to compiler remain with the respective copyright’s owners. In good faith, compiler has exercised all due care and attention towards all compilations with the intention of not breaching any established copyrights.
The only and universal copyright holder of the Dhamma (The Teaching of the Buddha) in this compilation is the Supreme Buddha. The eternal truths that emanated from the Supremely Enlightened tongue of the Buddha do not recognise and ephemeral copyright requirements stipulated by mere wording worldlings. strive diligently
A CKNOWLEDGEMENT F irstly, compiler wishes to acknowledge his debt to Kow Tai Aik and Yeoh Siew Loo family, Ong Swee Kwang, Lim Hooi Sun, Guik Hoon, and Teh Tatt Huat and others who have in their special ways contributed to the success of this most meritorious deed. Secondly, compiler sincerely expresses his gratitude and utmost appreciation to Ong Swee Kwang, Lim Hooi Sun, Guik Hoon, and other devotees who have very kindly supported the publication of this Dhammadàna.
The compiler extends the merits of the Dhammadàna to his preceptors, meditation teachers, Dhamma brothers, Dhamma sisters, all whose names mentioned above, and all beings. May they be free from all mental and physical sufferings. May all beings progress well along the path of the Dhamma and attain the happiness of peace, Nibbàna. The Gift of Truth Excels All Other Gifts. The Pali Chanting recited by the Most Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw. strive diligently
T he compiler sincerely dedicate all merits arising from this Dhammad à na to the Most Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw and the Most Venerable Nauyane Ariyadhamma Mah à thera and Sayalay Sus ã la. May both Bhantes and Sayalay attain lasting peace of Nibb à na and wishing Bhantes and Sayalay healthy and live long to preach sadhhamma.
W herever the Buddha’s teachings have flourished, either in cities or countryside, people will gain inconceivable benefits. The land and people will be enveloped in peace. The sun and moon will shine clear and bright. Wind and rain will appear accordingly and there will be no disaster. Nations will be prosperous and there will be no use for soldiers or weapons. People will abide by morality and accord with laws. They will be courteous and humble, and everyone will be content with injustices. There will be no theft or violence. The strong will not dominate the weak and everyone will get their fair share. May all beings walk the path of virtue and wisdom till suffering end in Nibb à na. S à dhu! S à dhu! S à dhu!
Buddha sàsana§ cira§ tiññhatu. May all beings always respect the Dhamma. Strictly for Free Distribution 2010 Wesak Email: firstname.lastname@example.org May the Buddha's Sàsana last long. Dhamme hontu sagàrava. Sabbepi sattà kàlena. Click to Index
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