Ven. Ñāṇavimala’s Suggested Readings
List of Suttas for Upāsakas
links below open a new page with a translation,
of the discourses where we could find them
Who is an Upāsaka?
Various qualities of upāsakas
Sigalovāda Sutta: duties to family
Duties of upāsaka to Saṅgha
Eight dhammas for laypeople (Gahapativagga)
Dāna, damma, saṁyama
Whom to give dāna to
How to give dāna
Merit to petas
Dāna as mahapphalaṁ
Uposatha, not only once in a while
What is uposatha?
Sīla as kāya vācā mano sucaritaṁ
Sutta to Anāthapiṇḍika – even a lay follower should train in paviveka
Diṭṭhi ca ujuka, sīlañ-ca suvisudhaṁ, four satipaṭṭhāna, samādhinimitta (M 44)
Sutta to Mahānāma
Sutta to Mahānāma
How to judge the Dhamma
Eight qualities of the Dhamma
Don’t be the last person in the line
Benefits of Dhamma Practice
First duties to oneself
Duties to relatives
Duty to establish relatives in faith in
Duty to establish relatives in faith in Buddha, Dhamma, Saṅgha, sīla
List of Suttas for Bhikkhus
Complete the Noble Eightfold Path in a specific order to obtain samādhi. After that sammāñāṇa and sammāvimutti.
The gradual training for jhāna.
If you have difficulties at the present level of practice then take one step back and practice at that level.
for laypeople - eight precepts
for monks - Pātimokkha
for ariyas - ariyakanta sīla.
This sutta is describing a different kind of sīla which is purity in kāya, vāca and mano (tīṇi sucaritāni). Based on this sīla, pīti will arise.
Reflecting on the Buddha, Dhamma and Saṅgha leads to step by step progress as follows: saddhā, pāmujja, pīti, passaddhakāya, sukha, samādhi. This process is how one comes to Samādhi with joy and Dhamma, understanding as a basis.
More or less the same as M7, but based on purity of the twelve qualities.
How to practice for sammāñāṇa and sammāvimutti with jhāna as the basis