01.03 Puṇṇā Therī (3)

Read aloud in New Book Network Podcast Read aloud in “Pamela Weiss Hosts Matty Weingast” Norman 3. Puṇṇā, be filled with good mental states, as full as the moon on the fifteenth day; with fulfilled wisdom tear asunder the mass of darkness [of ignorance]. Weingast Fill yourself with the Dharma. When you are as full… Continue reading 01.03 Puṇṇā Therī (3)

01.06 Dhīrā (6)

Norman 6. Dhīrā, attain cessation, the stilling of evil notions, happiness; gain quenching, unsurpassed rest-from-exertion. Weingast Look closely, my heart. See how all things arise and pass away— even that which is turning the shapes on this page into the sounds and thoughts you are right now silently speaking to yourself. When you no longer… Continue reading 01.06 Dhīrā (6)

01.02 Muttā Therī (2)

Read aloud in New Book Network Podcast Norman 2. Muttā, be freed from ties, as the moon is freed from the demon (“seizer”) Rahu; with mind completely freed, without debt, enjoy your alms-food. Weingast One morning after begging for my food— looking down at one more meal I hadn’t worked for, hadn’t paid for, hadn’t… Continue reading 01.02 Muttā Therī (2)

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

01.08 Mittā Therī (8)

Norman 8. Mittā, having gone forth in faith, be one who delights in friends (mitta); develop good mental states for the attainment of rest-from-exertion. Weingast Full of trust you left home, and soon learned to walk the Path— making yourself a friend to everyone and making everyone a friend. When the whole world is your… Continue reading 01.08 Mittā Therī (8)

01.17 Dhammā Therī (17)

Read aloud in “Pamela Weiss Hosts Matty Weingast” Norman 17. I wandered for alms, leaning on a stick, weak; with trembling limbs I fell to the ground in that very spot. Seeing peril in the body, then my mind was completely released. Weingast Another day walking in circles with an empty bowl. Leaning on my… Continue reading 01.17 Dhammā Therī (17)