Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

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Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

Post by Wizard in the Forest » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:09 pm

I once remembered there was a book that detailed a lot of the Buddha's teachings for a layman which was not like the Patimokkha but it was also very instructive about the Buddha's positions on the morals and good character required of people in lay life. I know of the Sigalovada sutta but that is only one reference to the Buddha's positions on lay life, and I remember the book including the Buddha's ideals on parenting, leadership, what makes a good teacher, what makes one good with finances etc.

Failing that I could use as many suttas that refer to good lay practice, and Pali that reflect the ideals of a good layman.
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Re: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

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“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:20 am

Greetings,

Are you thinking of...

A Constitution For Living (PDF) - Ven P.A.Payutto

:?:

Metta,
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Re: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

Post by binocular » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:20 am

Please see the thread specifically for this purpose:

Suttas for the Householder

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Re: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

Post by DooDoot » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:07 am

There is always an official executioner. If you try to take his place, It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood. If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter, you will only hurt your hand.

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Re: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

Post by Dhammanando » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:48 am

Wizard in the Forest wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:09 pm
I once remembered there was a book that detailed a lot of the Buddha's teachings for a layman which was not like the Patimokkha but it was also very instructive about the Buddha's positions on the morals and good character required of people in lay life.
Perhaps the Upasakajanalankara. Or Ven. Dr. Saddhatissa's Buddhist Ethics, which is much informed by this text.

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“Keep to your own pastures, bhikkhus, walk in the haunts where your fathers roamed.
If ye thus walk in them, Māra will find no lodgement, Māra will find no foothold.”
— Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta

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Re: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

Post by Alīno » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:22 pm

Navakovada ?
Ajahn Nanadassano (before ordaining) : Venerable Ajahn, what is the bigest error that buddhist do in their practice?
Ajahn Jayasaro : They stop practicing ...

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Re: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

Post by dharmacorps » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:27 pm

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:20 am
Greetings,

Are you thinking of...

A Constitution For Living (PDF) - Ven P.A.Payutto

:?:

Metta,
Paul. :)
This is what I thought too. Great book and great concept.

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Re: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

Post by Wizard in the Forest » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:20 pm

This is exactly what I was looking for, thanks everyone!
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