Part 9 – Wisdom and the Four Noble Truths

Theme: Wisdom and the Four Noble Truths.  

Readings: MN 141, 2.5-11, 63*, 28, 43, 146, 44, 1   (*63 is a repeat from Faith & the Path reading)

Optional: 109, 9, 148

Please read the Suttas in the order listed here.

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

Introduction to May   MN 141 study guide   MN 63 study guide    MN 28 study guide

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 141 [Piyadassi | Thanissaro] MN 2 MN 63 (Nanamoli/Bodhi)
MN 28 MN 43 MN 146
MN 44 MN 1 MN 109
MN 9 [Nanamoli/Bodhi | Thanissaro] MN 148

 

Optional audio recordings:

Sutta commentaries from Bhikkhu Bodhi

MN 2 A series of 4 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. The Path to Liberation – 6. Eliminating the taints
MN 63 An audio talk on the Cūḷamālunkya sutta —The Shorter Discourse to Mālunkyāputta in section V. The Path to Liberation – 1. The purpose of the spiritual life
MN 28 A series of 3 audio talks on the Mahāhatthipadopama Sutta —The Greater Discourse on the Simile of the Elephant’s Footprint in section VII. The Cultivation of Wisdom – 2. Penetrative insight
MN 146 A series of 2 audio talks on the Nandakovāda Sutta — Advice from Nandaka in section VII. The Cultivation of Wisdom – 2. Penetrative insight
MN 1 A series of 3 audio talks on the Mūlapariyāya Sutta — The Root of All Things in section VII. The Cultivation of Wisdom – 4. A typology of persons
MN 9 A series of 9 audio talks on the Sammādiṭṭhi Sutta — Right View in section VII. The Cultivation of Wisdom – 1. Right View
MN 148 A series of 3 audio talks on the Chachakka Sutta in section VII. The Cultivation of Wisdom – 2. Penetrative insight

 

General resources from Gil:

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