The Questions of Sakka

A Discourse on  Sakkapañha Sutta

by

Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

An English Abridged Translation 

by U Aye Maung

First printed and published in the Socialist
Republic of the Union of Burma
December 1980

Online Edition

Edited by Bhikkhu Pesala
January 2017

Cover Illustration by Christine Fitzmaurice

The illustrations are copyright.

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Editor’s Foreword

Phần 1

– Editor’s Foreword

– Preface

Preface
A Discourse on the Sakkapañha Sutta

Phần 2

– A Discourse on the Sakkapañha Sutta

– Substance of the Discourse

– Introduction to the Discourse

– Sakka’s Question and the Buddha’s Answer

– Meanness (macchariya)

Substance of the Discourse
Introduction to the Discourse
Sakka’s Question and the Buddha’s Answer
Meanness (macchariya)
Love and Hatred

Phần 3

Love and Hatred

– Desire is the Cause of Love and Hatred

– The Conquest of Craving

– Pleasant Feeling and Unwholesome Thoughts

– Wholesome Joy

– Insight Meditation

– Unpleasant Feelings to be Sought or Avoided

Desire is the Cause of Love and Hatred
The Conquest of Craving
Pleasant Feeling and Unwholesome Thoughts
Wholesome Joy
Insight Meditation
Unpleasant Feelings to be Sought or Avoided
Wholesome and Unwholesome Indifference

Phần 4

Wholesome and Unwholesome Indifference

– The Rebirth of Sakka

– The Virtue of Monastic Restraint

– The Virtue of Sense-faculty  Restraint

– The Story of Mahātissa Thera

– The Story of Cittagutta Thera

The Rebirth of Sakka
The Virtue of Monastic Restraint
The Virtue of Sense-faculty  Restraint
The Story of Mahātissa Thera
The Story of Cittagutta Thera
The Self Restraint of the Three Theras

Phần 5

The Self Restraint of the Three Theras

– Satipaṭṭhāna: A Big Heap of Wholesome Kammas

– Diversity  of Views

– Eternity  Belief and Buddhism

– Mahāyāna and Theravāda

– The Ultimate Goal

– Moral Practice of a Candidate for Sakka’s Office

Satipaṭṭhāna: A Big Heap of Wholesome Kammas
Diversity  of Views
Eternity  Belief and Buddhism
Mahāyāna and Theravāda
The Ultimate Goal
Moral Practice of a Candidate for Sakka’s Office
The Elation of Sakka

Phần 6

– The Elation of Sakka

 

 

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