Part 3 – Faith and the Path

Theme: Faith & The Path. 

Assignment: MN 85, 27, 70, 53 (paragraph 11), 107,  125, 117, 24.

Optional: 47, 89, 126, 56, 141

Please read the texts in the order given here

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

Introduction: Faith and the Path   MN 85    MN 27  MN 70   MN 117  Progression of practice

Audio Recordings   (Hosted by the Sati Center) 

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Class handout:  Progression of practice

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 

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MN 85 (Nanamoli/Bodhi) MN 27 MN 70
MN 53 MN 107 MN 125
MN 117 MN 24 MN 47
MN 89 MN 126 MN 56
MN 141 Piyadassi  Thanissaro


Optional audio recordings:

Sutta commentaries from Bhikkhu Bodhi:

MN 27 A set of nearly 8 audio talks on the Culahatthipadopama Sutta 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. This talk is located in section V.1 and .2 “The Path to Liberation”
MN 70 2 audio talks from Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Kīṭāgiri Sutta — At Kīṭāgiri in section  VII.5 -”The Cultivation of Wisdom: A typology of Noble Disciples”
MN 117 3 audio talks from Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Mahacattarisaka Sutta in section VI.1 – “The Practice in Detail: The Eightfold Noble Path””
MN 47 Audio talk from Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Vimamsaka Sutta found in section II.2 – “Approaching the Dhamma: Test the Buddha Himself”


General resources from Gil:

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