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During this class we studied the Brahmajala Sutta, the first discourse from the Digha Nikaya. In this profound discourse, the Buddha describes sixty-two speculative views about the nature of the self and the world. All these speculative views are shown to lead away from freedom; the Buddha points to the craving and agitation that underlie them. Finally, the Buddha teaches the way out of the net of speculative views through the development of wisdom. A translation of this sutta can be found online at: Access to Insight

Brahmajala Sutta Course Handouts:

  • Brahmajala Supplemental Handout: PDF
  • Brahmajala Sutta Translation: Rhys Davids: PDF


Sutta Study: Brahmajala Sutta (Part 1) Andrea Fella 2010-04-30 1:25:19
Sutta Study: Brahmajala Sutta (Part 2) Andrea Fella 2010-04-30 66:16

 

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