Category: Stages of Awakening

MED101 | Yoga & Meditation for Beginners

Dhamma USA & International Institute of Theravada (IIT) are organizing a joint venture to benefit the many enthusiastic learners of Buddhism from April 17, 2022 onward. Beginning April 17 at 7:30 am, Venerable Maggavihari will share a Dhamma Sermon on every Sunday through Dhamma USA and IIT YouTube channels and Facebook pages.

Special Dhamma Talk Series by Venerable Maggavihari

Dhamma USA & International Institute of Theravada (IIT) are organizing a joint venture to benefit the many enthusiastic learners of Buddhism from April 17, 2022 onward. Beginning April 17 at 7:30 am, Venerable Maggavihari will share a Dhamma Sermon on every Sunday through Dhamma USA and IIT YouTube channels and Facebook pages.

Dependent Origination

The Buddha, soon after his enlightenment, reflected on the depth of the Dhamma he had realized. He saw two points in this Dhamma that transcends logic (atakkāvacara), which it is difficult for the worldlings immersed in defilements to see. One is the Dependent Origination (Paṭicca Samuppāda) or Conditionality (Idappacayatā). The other is Nibbāṇa – the complete absence of all cravings & attachments.

Stages of Awakening

Sotāpanna: The ‘Stream-winner’ or ‘stream-entrant’, is the lowest of the 8 Noble Disciples see: ariya-puggala Three kinds are to be distinguished: the one ‘with 7 rebirths at the utmost’ sattakkhattu-parama, the one ‘passing from one noble family to another’ kolankola the one ‘germinating only once more’ eka-bījī