Monthly Archives: April 2009

More Metta for stream enterers

From time to time I wonder: How many of you out there scratch their heads when they read the first line of the metta sutta? Sure enough, translations of the metta sutta abound and almost every (Theravadin) monastery in East…

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As pure as the full moon – Theory and Practice

[This story is part of our Arahant series.] Once, they say, the elder Mahāsīva of ‘Mountainpeak’ lived in the city of Mahagama, in Tissa’s Abbey. There, he taught eighteen groups of young monks in the three baskets – the traditional teachings…