The announcement here: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/bh ... agga/25417 will display the time in your local time zone.The Way to the Beyond: A Study of the Pārāyanavagga with Sujato Bhikkhu
July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27, and August 3 at 7:30-8:30pm PDT (UTC -7)
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The Sutta Nipata culminates with a moving series of questions from sixteen brahmins to the Buddha, wrapped in a devotional narrative. It is unique in its literary form and emotional impact, and the questions by the brahmin students reveal them to be advanced practitioners with a sincere desire to learn. The chapter is quoted in the Suttas themselves, and remains a touchstone to this day. In this course, Bhante Sujato will read and comment from his own translation. The course aims to convey both the emotional uplift and incisive analysis of this foundational work.
This class is free to attend and everyone is welcome.
https://sati.org/event/the-way-to-the-b ... 022-07-13/
The Pārāyanavagga, the fifth chapter of the Sutta Nipata, is a deep collection of discourses, some of which are discussed in detail in Bhikkhu Kaṭukurunde Ñāṇananda Nibbana Sermons: https://seeingthroughthenet.net/books/
There are recent translations by Bhikkhu Bodhi (published by Wisdom), Bhikkhu Sujato (on Sutta Central), and Ven. Ñāṇadīpa Mahāthera https://pathpress.org/new-the-silent-sages-of-old-pdf/
Bhikkhu Sujato previously discussed the Aṭṭhakavagga, the fourth chapter here: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/se ... agga/21896