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“The Beautiful chariots of kings wear out,
This body too undergoes decay.
But the Dhamma of the good does not decay:
So the good proclaim along with the good.”
~the Buddha
SN 3:3

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The Alagaddupama Sutta Part One

Bhante Gunaratana

In this, “The Simile of the Snake Sutta,” the Buddha first criticizes a monk for holding a view contrary to the Buddha’s teaching. He then warns that the Dhamma should be learned and taught for the right reasons, not for winning in arguments and self-glory. The Buddha also points out that one should not cling even to the wholesome Dhamma let alone unwholesome dhamma. In a famous simile, the five aggregates are compared to grass, sticks, branches and leaves gathered for burning. The advice: abandon them!

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File Size: 20.0 MB
Durration: 1:27:00
Recorded: 9-27-07
Posted: 4-8-08