Monday, January 11, 2016

A Discourse on the CŪḶAVEDALLA SUTTA

by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw
This Gift of Dhamma is published for 
to celebrate their 30th Anniversary 
(1985 — 2015)

A Tribute to the Founder and 
Spiritual Advisor of BMBMC
The Late Bhante Ācāra Suvaṇṇo Thera

The CŪḶAVEDALLA SUTTA is stands out from others in the SUTTA PIṬAKA, which consists mainly of discourses delivered by the Buddha. It is so unlike any others that comparisons are barely relevant. It is highly profound, philosophical and comprehensive like those taught by the Blessed One. Elucidation of this Dhamma was made by no other person than the eminent Dhammadinnā, a female Arahant, who is well known for her rare wisdom and supernormal knowledge of the Arahant, being endowed with the four attainments peculiar to the Order of Arahants, called Paṭisambhidā, analytical knowledge. Pragmatic and superbly efficient, Dhammadinnā’s answers to the intellectual and searching questions raised by Visākha, a Non-returner (anāgāmi) on the intricacies of Buddha’s Dhamma, are clear, precise and significant. 

To all those who are Buddhists or who are inclined towards the Buddhist religion, this Sutta should prove to be an incentive and a guide to tread on the Noble Eightfold Path to Enlightenment instead of remaining content to merely take refuge in the Saṅgha from whom they occasionally learn the Dhamma.

The author of this book, the Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw of Burma, whose fame has spread far and wide for his morality, concentration, and wisdom, needs no further introduction.

About the BMBMC


BMBMC was  set up in August 5,1985 by a group of Buddhist Dhammafarers interested in Theravāda Buddhism. Today BMBMC is one of major Theravāda Buddhist organization in Bukit Mertajam.

We are very fortunate to receive guidance and advices from our spiritual advisors namely the late Bhante Suvanno, Venerable Sayādaw U Kundala, Venerable Sayādaw U Sumana,
Venerable Sayadaw U Vimalacarabhivamsa and Bhante Koṇḍañña.

As a Vipassanā Meditation Centre, our weekly Vipassanā Meditation sessions is held every Wednesday and Saturday night from 7 pm onwards under the guidance of our resident monks. There will ten-days Vipassanā Meditation retreats for experienced yogis. Besides these retreats, there will be a one-day retreat (8 am to 5 pm) every first and third Sundays of the month. Participants for this day-retreat must observe the Aṭṭha-sīla (Eight Precepts).

Lunch dāna is held daily and the bhikkhus partake their lunch before 12 noon. Offering of food and requisites will start at 11 am. Devotees are advised to bring their food and other offerings before 11 am. Breakfast dāna is also held daily at 6.30 am. Similarly, devotees are advised to bring their food before 6.30 am

Listening to Dhamma talk is one of the Highest Blessings mentioned in Mangala Sutta. Dhamma Talk sessions are usually held every Saturday at 9 pm (after the Meditation session) and every Sunday at 10:30 am (before the lunch dāna). There will be a Dhamma Discussion Session every last Sunday of the month after lunch.

Sunday School for children aged 7 to 15 is held from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. The children will be exposed to Dhamma knowledge and practices . No fees are charged for these classes.