Part 5 – Right Effort

Theme: Right Effort. 

Assignment: MN 78, 2, 5, 15, 21, 53

 Please read the Suttas in the order listed here.

Study guides and other documents associated with this class from Gil:

Introduction: Right Effort   MN 78

Audio Recordings  (Hosted by the Sati Center) 

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Class handouts:  No handouts.

Sutta translations available on-line at Access to Insight, or made available as a PDF document from the translation by Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi – used with permission  (No link means no text available)

MN 78 MN 2 MN 5 (Nanamoli/Bodhi)
MN 15(Nanamoli/Bodhi) MN 21    Buddharakkhita    Thanissaro MN 53


Optional audio recordings:

Sutta commentaries from Bhikkhu Bodhi:

MN 2 A series of 3 audio talks on the Sabbāsava Sutta — All the Taints found on the website of the Bodhi Monastery in the Audio Dhamma section. This is part of a series of talks given by Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Majjhima Nikaya. These talks are located in section V.4c “The Path to Liberation: Eliminating the taints”
MN 5 Audio talk on the Anangaṇa Sutta — Without Blemishes in section IX “Additional Talks”
MN 21 Audio talk on the Kakacūpama Sutta — The Simile of the Saw in section  III.4 “The Ethical Life: Right speech and patience”


General resources from Gil:

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