01.18 Saṅghā Therī (18)

Norman 18. Giving up my house, gone forth, giving up son, cattle, and whatever was dear to me, giving up desire and hatred, and discarding ignorance, plucking out craving root and all, I have become stilled, quenched. Weingast When I left the only home I’d ever known, I thought I’d left everything behind. But I… Continue reading 01.18 Saṅghā Therī (18)

01.16 Sumanā, who went forth when old [Grandma Sumana] (16)

Norman 16. Lie down happily, old lady, clad in the garment which you have made; for your desire is stilled; you have become cool, quenched. Weingast After all those years looking after others, this old heart has finally learned to look after itself. Each act of kindness a stitch in this warm blanket that now… Continue reading 01.16 Sumanā, who went forth when old [Grandma Sumana] (16)

01.14 Sumanā Therī

Norman 14. Seeing the elements as pain, do not come to birth again; discarding desire for existence, you will wander, stilled. Weingast Walk through the mind all day and all night. When you find each thought ending right where it began— here your circling ends. Other Bhikkhu Sujato, including Pāli Caroline Rhys Davids, including commentary… Continue reading 01.14 Sumanā Therī

01.09 Bhadrā Therī (9)

Norman 9. Bhadrā, having gone forth in faith, be one who delights in auspicious things (bhadra); develop good mental states [and] unsurpassed rest-from-exertion. Weingast You always considered yourself lucky because things seemed to work out the way you wanted. Now luck has a different meaning. Lucky to be walking a Path that finds peace in… Continue reading 01.09 Bhadrā Therī (9)

02.01 Nandā [Abhirūpanandā] (19-20)

Weingast titles this poem “Abhirupananda ~ Delighting in Beauty” Norman 19. Nanda, see the body, diseased, impure, rotten; develop the mind, intent and well-concentrated, for contemplation of the unpleasant. 20.And develop the signless, cast out the latent tendency to conceit. Then by the full understanding of conceit, you will wander, stilled. Weingast Haven’t you spent… Continue reading 02.01 Nandā [Abhirūpanandā] (19-20)

01.11 [Another] Muttā Therī (11)

Read aloud in “Pamela Weiss Hosts Matty Weingast” Norman 11. I am well-released, properly released by my release from the three crooked things, from the mortar, the pestle, and my crooked husband. I am released from birth and death; everything which leads to renewed existence has been rooted out. Weingast So this is what it… Continue reading 01.11 [Another] Muttā Therī (11)

01.10 Upasamā Therī (10)

Read aloud in “Ayya Anandabodhi & Matty Weingast’s Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation South Bay – Silicon Valley” Norman 10. Upasama, you should cross the flood, the realm of death which is very hard to cross. Bear your last body, having conquered Māra and his mount. Weingast How do you cross the flood? You cross… Continue reading 01.10 Upasamā Therī (10)

02.09 Abhayā Theri (35-36)

Norman 35. Abhaya, fragile is the body, to which ordinary individuals are attached. Attentive and possessed of mindfulness, I shall discard this body. 36. Delighting in vigilance because of many painful objects, I have obtained the annihilation of craving. I have done the Buddha’s teaching. Weingast This body you carry around is like a small… Continue reading 02.09 Abhayā Theri (35-36)