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Suttas for the Householder

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Suttas for the Householder

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:58 pm

In my personal opinion the Buddhas teachings to the laity are indespensible for any serious householders practice in daily life.

DN 31: Sigalovada Sutta — To Sigala/The Layperson's Code of Discipline
https://suttacentral.net/en/dn31

MN 14: Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta — The Lesser Mass of Stress
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

MN 41: Saleyyaka Sutta — The Brahmans of Sala
https://suttacentral.net/en/mn41

MN 52: Atthakanagara Sutta — To the Man from Atthakanagara
https://suttacentral.net/en/mn52

MN 53: Sekha-patipada Sutta — The Practice for One in Training
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

MN 54: Potaliya Sutta — To Potaliya
https://suttacentral.net/en/mn54

MN 56. Upāli, the Householder
https://suttacentral.net/en/mn56

MN 57: Kukkuravatika Sutta — The Dog-duty Ascetic
https://suttacentral.net/en/mn57

MN 58: Abhaya Sutta — To Prince Abhaya (On Right Speech)
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

MN 59: Bahuvedaniya Sutta — Many Things to be Experienced/The Many Kinds of Feeling
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nypo.html

MN 60: Apannaka Sutta — A Safe Bet
https://suttacentral.net/en/mn60

MN 97: Dhanañjani Sutta — To Dhanañjani
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

MN 99: To the Brahmin Subha
http://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitaka/2S ... ha-e1.html

MN 143: Anathapindikovada Sutta — Instructions to Anathapindika
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

SN 3.19: Aputtaka Sutta — Heirless (1)
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

SN 3.20: Aputtaka Sutta — Heirless (2)
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

SN 22.1: Nakulapita Sutta — To Nakulapita
https://suttacentral.net/en/sn22.1

SN 22.3: Haliddakani Sutta — To Haliddakani
https://suttacentral.net/en/sn22.3

SN 22.80: Pindolya Sutta — Almsgoers
https://suttacentral.net/en/sn22.80

SN 41.3: Isidatta Sutta — About Isidatta
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

SN 41.4: Mahaka Sutta — About Mahaka
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

SN 41.6: Kamabhu Sutta — With Kamabhu (On the Cessation of Perception & Feeling)
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

SN 41.7: Godatta Sutta — To Godatta (On Awareness-release)
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

SN 41.10: Gilana Sutta — Sick (Citta the Householder's Last Hours)
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

SN 47.29: Sirivaddha
https://suttacentral.net/en/sn47.29

SN 47.30: Manadinna
https://suttacentral.net/en/sn47.30

SN 55.30: Licchavi Sutta — To the Licchavi
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

107. [Discourse to a Householder
https://suttacentral.net/en/sa107

AN 3.65: Kalama Sutta — To the Kalamas/The Buddha's Charter of Free Inquiry
https://suttacentral.net/en/an3.65

AN 3.66: Salha Sutta — To Salha
https://suttacentral.net/en/an3.66

AN 3.70: Muluposatha Sutta — The Roots of the Uposatha
https://suttacentral.net/en/an3.70

AN 3.92: Urgent
https://suttacentral.net/en/an3.92" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

AN 4.32: Sangaha Sutta — The Bonds of Fellowship
https://suttacentral.net/en/an4.32

AN 4.55: Samajivina Sutta — Living in Tune
https://suttacentral.net/en/an4.55

AN 4.60: The Layperson’s Proper Practice
https://suttacentral.net/en/an4.60" http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

AN 4.62: Anana Sutta — Debtless
https://suttacentral.net/en/an4.62

AN 4.258: Kula Sutta — On Families
https://suttacentral.net/en/an4.258

AN 5.38: Saddha Sutta — Conviction
https://suttacentral.net/en/an5.38

AN 5.41: Adiya Sutta — Benefits to be Obtained (from Wealth)
https://suttacentral.net/en/an5.41

AN 5.43: Wished for
https://suttacentral.net/en/an5.43

AN 5.57: Upajjhatthana Sutta — Subjects for Contemplation
https://suttacentral.net/en/an5.57

AN 5.175: Candala Sutta — The Outcaste
https://suttacentral.net/en/an5.175

AN 5.176: Piti Sutta — Rapture
https://suttacentral.net/en/an5.176

AN 5.177: Vanijja Sutta — Business (Wrong Livelihood)
https://suttacentral.net/en/an5.177

AN 5.179: Gihi Sutta — The Householder
https://suttacentral.net/en/an5.179

AN 5.180: Gavesin Sutta — About Gavesin
https://suttacentral.net/en/an5.180

AN 6.16: Nakula’s Parents
https://suttacentral.net/en/an6.16" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

AN 8.25: Mahanama Sutta — Being a Lay Buddhist
https://suttacentral.net/en/an8.25

AN 8.26: Jivaka Sutta — To Jivaka (On Being a Lay Follower)
https://suttacentral.net/en/an8.26

AN 8.43: Visakhuposatha Sutta — The Discourse to Visakha on the Uposatha with the Eight Practices
https://suttacentral.net/en/an8.43

AN 8.54: Vyagghapajja (Dighajanu) Sutta — Conditions of Welfare/ To Dighajanu
https://suttacentral.net/en/an8.54

AN 10.92: Vera Sutta — Animosity
https://suttacentral.net/en/an10.92

AN 10.93: Ditthi Sutta — Views
https://suttacentral.net/en/an10.93

AN 10.94: Vajjiya Sutta — About Vajjiya
https://suttacentral.net/en/an10.94

AN 11.11: Mahanama Sutta — To Mahanama (1)
https://suttacentral.net/en/an11.11

AN 11.12: Mahanama Sutta — To Mahanama (2)
https://suttacentral.net/en/an11.12

Dhammapada — The Path of Dhamma
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... index.html"

Ud 8.8: Visakha Sutta — To Visakha
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

Ud 2.5: Upasaka Sutta — The Lay Follower
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html"

Ud 2.6: Gabbhini Sutta — The Pregnant Woman
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html"

Ud 2.7: Ekaputta Sutta — The Only Son
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html"

Ud 2.9: Visakha Sutta — To Visakha
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html"

Ud 5.6: Sona Sutta — About Sona
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html"

Sn 1.2: Dhaniya Sutta — Dhaniya the Cattleman
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html"

Sn 2.1: Ratana Sutta — Treasures
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .piya.html"

Sn 2.4: Maha-mangala Sutta — Protection
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nara.html"

Sn 2.14: Dhammika Sutta — Dhammika
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .irel.html"

Further Reading:


Anathapindika: The Great Benefactor, by Hellmuth Hecker
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el334.html"

Refuge: an Introduction to the Buddha, Dhamma & Sangha, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... efuge.html"

Merit: A Study Guide prepared by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/merit.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href)

Going for Refuge/Taking the Precepts, by Bhikkhu Bodhi
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el282.html"

The Buddhist Layman - Four essays by R. Bogoda, Susan Elbaum Jootla, and M.O'C. Walshe
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el294.html"

Dana: The Practice of Giving, edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el367.html"

Buddhism and Sex, by M. O'C. Walshe
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el225.html"

The Bhikkhus' Rules — A Guide for Laypeople: The Theravadin Buddhist Monk's Rules Compiled and Explained, by Bhikkhu Ariyesako
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... guide.html"

Nourishing the Roots: Essays on Buddhist Ethics, by Bhikkhu Bodhi
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el259.html"

A Simple Guide to Life, by Robert Bogoda
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el397.html"

Buddhist Culture, The Cultured Buddhist, by Robert Bogoda
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... bl139.html"

A Happy Married Life: A Buddhist Perspective, by Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... riage.html"

Kee Nanayon, Upasika (Kor Khao-suan-luang) (1901-1979)
Upasika Kee Nanayon, who wrote under the penname, K. Khao-suan-luang, was one of the foremost woman teachers of Dhamma in modern Thailand.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/kee/index

Lay Buddhist Practice, by Bhikkhu Khantipalo
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el206.html"

Dhamma for Everyone, by Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... ryone.html"

Everyman's Ethics, by Narada Thera
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el014.html"

Practising the Buddha-Dhamma as Laymen by Sayagyi U Chit Tin
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus ... yman2.html"

:namaste:
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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Suttas for the Householder

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:07 pm

Would it be possible to pin this thread. I would like to continue adding to this list and form a comprehensive whole of all the buddhas teachings to householders. Thank you.

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Suttas for the Householder

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:09 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Suttas for the Householder

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:49 pm

Access to Insight has noticed Bodom's great work here:

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/acces ... x-lay.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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edit: link is broken. If anyone knows the corrected link, please post it. thx.
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Re: Suttas for the Householder

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That's awesome!

Bodom's hard work really fills a need.
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Re: Suttas for the Householder

Postby bodom » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:48 am

Thanks David! Thanks thereductor!

I'm glad others have found the list useful.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Suttas for the Householder

Postby bodom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:09 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Suttas for the Householder

Postby bodom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:12 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Suttas for the Householder

Postby Anandavajri » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:12 pm

Thank you for posting all these links. It certainly helps. :anjali:

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Re: Suttas for the Householder

Postby manas » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:47 pm

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Suttas for the Householder

Postby Mkoll » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:35 am

AN 9.20: Velāma Sutta: About Velāma
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

This sutta lists in order of least to greatest fruitfulness:

An unimaginably large alms offering < feeding a stream enterer < feeding a once-returner < feeding a nonreturner < feeding an arahant < feeding a paccekabuddha < feeding a Perfectly Enlightened Buddha < feed the Saṅgha headed by a Buddha < build a monastery for the Saṅgha < undertaking the 5 precepts and go for Refuge in the Triple Gem < develop a mind of loving-kindness even for the time it takes to pull a cow's udder < develop the perception of impermanence just for the time it takes to snap one's fingers

For the last two, loving-kindness and impermanence, developing them is more fruitful than all those preceding it combined. It goes to show how fruitful it is for us householders to develop the perception of impermanence, even if for just the time it takes to snap one's fingers!

:anjali:
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Suttas for the Householder

Postby mirco » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:57 am

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Dhamma Greetings,


may I add a list of Suttas from the Book "Der Buddha sprach nicht nur für Mönche und Nonnen" (The Buddha did not speak to monks and nuns only) by Fritz Schäfer:





I did not post them as pictures in here, because they are to big and smaller versions would be uneasy to read.


May All Beings Be Well,

_()_
"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

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Re: Suttas for the Householder

Postby starter » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:35 pm

AN 5.175 Candala sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

"Endowed with these five qualities, a lay follower is an outcaste of a lay follower, a stain of a lay follower, a dregs of a lay follower. Which five? He/she does not have conviction [faith in the Buddha and his teaching]; is unvirtuous; is eager for protective charms [paritta - chants?] & ceremonies; trusts protective charms & ceremonies, not kamma; and searches for recipients of his/her offerings outside [of the Sangha], and gives offerings there first. Endowed with these five qualities, a lay follower is an outcaste of a lay follower, a stain of a lay follower, a dregs of a lay follower.

"Endowed with these five qualities, a lay follower is a jewel of a lay follower, a lotus of a lay follower, a fine flower of a lay follower. Which five? He/she has conviction; is virtuous; is not eager for protective charms & ceremonies; trusts kamma, not protective charms & ceremonies; does not search for recipients of his/her offerings outside [of the Sangha], and gives offerings here first. Endowed with these five qualities, a lay follower is a jewel of a lay follower, a lotus of a lay follower, a fine flower of a lay follower."

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Re: Suttas for the Householder

Postby pilgrim » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:01 am

These two suttas are particularly useful for the householder

Upajjhatthana Sutta: Five Subjects for Contemplation
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

Tamonata Sutta: Darkness ( Four types of people to be found existing in the world )
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html


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