Dhammapada Verse Two: Happiness Follows a Pure Mind

Video #2 in my series on the Dhammapada, a set of verse teachings of the Buddha, including explanation of the Pali verse, a synopsis of the background story and application of the teaching to our practice.

manopubbaṅgamā dhammā, manoseṭṭhā manomayā.

manasā ce pasannena, bhāsati vā karoti vā.

tato naṃ sukhamanveti, chāyāva anapāyinī.

 

For more information the dhammapada: http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/dpreface.htm

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Comments

25 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Compared to the points others are making this might seem odd but does
    Yuttadhammo attempt to catch/kill a bug or something between 3:20-3:40? 

  2. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    focusing on ‘believability’ misses the intent of the teaching. 

  3. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    your saying is much related to Jainism.. i really liked it.
    nice work Sir Yuttadhammo

  4. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this series. You’re very kind. Namaste Sadhu

  5. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Good stuff. Your tech people should look into presenting this material as a
    podcast.

    Thanks

  6. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    thank you so much

  7. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    hi, rushing guys.. you speak as you act.. so you already all know than,
    that to sport makes you happy!.. bodyhomemade natural chemicals to make you
    feel better with full trained bodies!! we are all involved with mental pure
    minds.. how about supporting the dalai lama into his headquarters? it is
    his deepest wish … we might be able to make a double angled chain of
    human support , that cannot break.. to guide THE ONE PEARLED TRUTH back
    home.. in his headquarters.. trust, politically!!!

  8. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    @poetpiet Lol I wrote my comment as a joke…thanks for the edification
    though.

  9. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Commenting as a student in physics, I liked the first part of the video
    about the speculation on the existence of other realities. I once came upon
    that idea that everything could exist and found it very appealing at first,
    it would seem contrary to logic that only one random reality would pop into
    existence. But on the other hand it is not random precisely because of the
    fact that it obeys laws, laws that themselves would arise naturally from
    chaos or “nothingness”, that seems more logic

  10. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    ok guys skepticism or science when discovering buddhism or researching
    about buddhism or even interested in buddhism is simply not important, when
    someone wants to know buddhism they learn through practice, buddhism is
    about practice, the buddha said never agree or disagree with something
    unless you have experienced it for yourselves and find it beneficial and
    praise worthy by the wise. which is why you can “do” this “doing” is the
    practice in buddhism to gain wisdom and enlightenment.,

  11. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I agree 100% with the comment below. Inspiring is not the word! Thank you
    so much for the vids!

  12. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Wow… And tell me again of the GREAT BENEFIT of being born if I´m going to
    be dead as hell as you yourself say so. Tell me, wise master. Enlighten me.
    What are the other “who will in fact never see the light of day” missing?
    Specially if you yourself said so that will die and not “float away to
    somewhere else”. Tell me, really. DNA worshipper. You people disgust me.

  13. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I am only on verse two but both talks/teachings are beautiful

  14. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Furthermore, physicists and scientists who understand its method correctly
    in general do not really see the world as contrived to the “physical world”
    as in the sens of what the theories of physics cover so far. It’s never
    really been that way, quantum physics and general relativity are just one
    of many new advancements on that “frontier”. That frontier, not definite
    itself, merely described which ideas have been tested. All other
    possibilities remain but they ARE only possibilities,speculations

  15. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I am glad to listen to these readings: I have read them before but to hear
    them from one who can put them in such a way is wonderful

  16. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Besides that, I cherish myself science very much for its methods that
    allows for knowledge to grow through the tests of criticism and
    experiement. I can also see that it’s not a reason to stop from venturing
    into other ideas and stories that have not passed these tests or cannot.
    There are many uses to this, seting the imagination free and teaching
    principles as is the case here. It is just important to remember that these
    remain speculations and stories, until they also pass these tests

  17. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    silly people Jesus is the only way!

  18. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I read a no. of books on Buddhist Sutras, so deep they are, I am amazed..
    Wish I too could become a buddhist monk.

  19. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing the Buddha’s teaching with us, Bhante. By following
    them in my daily practice I have seen much more love, happiness, and
    compassion in my life. Thank you!

  20. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    once you do the practice you will start to gain more and have more
    knowledge and have a different outlook on life. im not trying to advertise
    or speak up for buddhism itself but this is just from my own experience
    alone. anyways very good video bhante and keep up your practice i hope you
    gain success in it. as with everything you must find out first what it is
    truly about and practice it to experience it.

  21. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    @yuttadhammo Really Sir? Well I suppose the Article in the dhammawiki on
    “Sport” is wrong then? Because The Buddha said: ‘Good health is the highest
    gain’ (Dhp.204) but the rest is not an exact quote… where the Buddha
    seems to contradict your view on exercise. Is the dhammawiki mostly
    Theravada? or not? Do you recommend it?

  22. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the Dhammapada… I find your calm
    and gentle speaking voice very soothing… I am also enjoying your video
    with musical compositions of Anoushka Shankar in the background.

  23. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    All too often we see people who wish to be “converted” or convinced to
    embrace the teachings of the Buddha. I think most of the skeptics might be
    in this camp. But this is difficult. The Buddha said – “Believe nothing, no
    matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
    unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” How do we
    reach skeptics, then?

  24. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    To those afraid of death. I feel that it is not important, whether the
    death turns you in to nothingness or you continue to exist in some form. If
    I become nothing after my death, it is fine – a nothing can’t suffer, it
    would be just awesome 🙂 . (Actually, I think, that everybody experiences
    nothingness during the dreamless sleep stages, and does it hurt?) However,
    should I continue to exist after my death, well, no problem, that would be
    just another experience.

  25. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    silly people who think there is only one way!


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