Bro. Teoh’s Tuesday Diamond Sutra class recording

 

Dear All Kalyanamittas,

Below is the  drop box link to  our last  night’s Tuesday  Diamond Sutra class recording for sharing  by  all. For  those who are  going for our  coming 11th March till 19th March 2017 annual Cameron Highlands retreat to take or reaffirm their  Bodhisattva  vows,  please  do listen  to the  below sharing  because it includes the detail explanations of the following cultivation:

 i)  5 Stages of Bodhi Mind development to realize SammaSam Buddhahood;

 ii) Understanding the Diamond sutra’s cultivation of no mark.

iii) Importance of vows and affirmation of truth in cultivation.

Bye! and with metta always,

Teoh

From: Sister Hui Long
Brother Teoh Tuesday Class on 28/02/2017 record : https://www.dropbox.com/s/vina9e9beustdai/2017-02-28.mp3?dl=0

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Bro. Teoh’s 24th Feb. 2017 TiRatana NBC Klang Dharma talk

Dear All Kalyanamittas,

Below/this is the drop box link Teoh Klang 170224 Understanding Satipatthana.MP3 to my last night’s (Feb24 2017) TiRatana NBC Klang talk  on”Understanding Satipatthana” for sharing by all. The following important Dhamma were also shared:

i) The 37 factors of Enlightenments;

ii) The 4 foundations of mindfulness (Kaya, vedana, citta and dhamma nupassana;

iii) Master Hui Neng (6th Patriarch) and Shen Shiu’s poems;

iv) Importance of cultivating the daily mindfulness leading to Heedfulness.

v) Introducing my following 2 new Transcript books for free distribution to all Kalyanamittas:

a) 36th Lesson of the 6th Patriarch’s Platform sutra;

b) Understanding the meditation as taught by the Buddha (Part 2)

                    

Bye! and with metta always,

Teoh

From: Bro. SweeAun:
If you missed Bro Teoh’s TiRatana NBC Klang talk  Feb24 2017 on “Understanding Satipatthana”, you can download at :https://www.dropbox.com/s/pmmewr1ss476th1/Teoh%20Klang%20170224%20Understanding%20Satipatthana.MP3?dl=0  … HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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Bro. Teoh’s Thursday 23.2.2017 class recording

Dear All Kalyanamittas,

Below/this is the drop box link Teoh Thur Class 20170223.MP3 to our 23.2.2017 night’s Thursday class recording for sharing by all.

With metta always,

Teoh

From: Bro. Tune                                                                                     Tonight’s Thursday Class sharing (23feb2017) by Bro. Teoh is now ready for download:

Bro. Teoh’s Tuesday Dharma class 21.2.2017 recording.

Dear all Kalyanamittas,

Below is the drop box link to our last Tuesday Diamond sutra Dharma class (21.2.17) recording for sharing by all.  Please do listen to it attentively. The following dharma were also discussed:

  1. What is Vipassana Bhavana or meditation?
  2. Clear instructions and explanation on how to develop the meditation as taught by the Buddha.
  3. Understanding the  silent mind, Sati, piti, sukha and passaddhi.
  4. Introducing the following latest 2 new Transcript books which are now ready for collection by all Kalyanamittas:

i) 36th Lesson of the 6th Patriarch’s Platform sutra;       ii) Understanding the meditation as taught by the Buddha (Part 2)

                    

Bye! and with metta always,

Teoh

Last night’s Tues Class sharing (21feb2017) is ready for download:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/op49bb04tsesx6o/Teoh%20Tues%20Class%2020170221.MP3?dl=0

Sunday Class Recording 19-Feb-2017

Dear All Kalyanamittas,

Here is the drop box link to our  Sunday class recording 2017-02-19 for sharing by all.    Please  do   listen     to   it  attentively and apart from our usual  41st lesson of the Sixth  Patriarch  platform   sutra   class      sharing    the  following were also discussed:

I) Meditation and Daily mindfulness experiences sharing by Kalyanamittas;

ii) Understanding the cultivation of No thought, No mark and No Dwelling as taught by the 6th Patriarch Hui Neng.

Bye! and with metta always,

Teoh

Tuesday Class 14-Feb-2017

Dear All Kalyanamittas,

Below is the drop box link to our last night’s Tuesday class 14.2.2017 recording for sharing by all. The topic discussed was ‘Freeing the mind’ – via using
J. Krishnamurti’s daily quote.

It also includes some acknowledgement for all those who had helped in the setting up of our up and coming website called ‘Bro. Teoh’s Kalyanamittas’ at https://broteoh.com .

Bye! and with metta always,
Teoh

The Avijja Sutta

This Avijja sutta (AN 10.61) explained clearly the importance of having true noble friends as Kalyanamittas to realise the enlightenment. According to the Buddha, having noble friends as our Kalyanamitta is one of the pre-requisite to become an ariya or an enlightened being.  It also talks about factors that will influence Ignorance. To be free from ignorance is one of the main tasks in our cultivation. Having Dharma/spiritual/noble friends (Kalyanamittas) is a pre-requisite for this task hence the importance of Kalyanamittaship.

There are two sequences discussed in this sutta. Each of the factors in both sequences has its own nutriment. The first sequence is:

  1. The nutriment for ignorance (Avijja) is
  2. The five hindrances (Panca Nivarana) and the nutriment for this is
  3. The three ways of bad conduct (mind, body and speech) and the nutriment for this is
  4. Unrestraint of the sense faculties and nutriment for this is
  5. Lack of mindfulness and clear comprehension (Asati and Asampajanna) and the nutriment   for this is
  6. Unwise consideration (Ayoniso manasikara) and nutriment for this is
  7. Lack of confidence/faith (Asaddha) in the Buddha, Dharma, and the Sangha and nutriment for this is
  8. Not listening to true Dharma and nutriment for this is
  9. Not associating with good Dharma or spiritual friends or Kalyanamittas.

(Note: NOT associating with good Dharma or spiritual friends or Kalyanamittas is the starting nutriment to the wrong path that finally ends up with Ignorance (Avijja) leading to Heedlessness.)

The second sequence is:

  1. True Knowledge (Vijja)leading to enlightenment and the nutriment for this is
  2. The Seven Enlightenment factors (Satta Bojjhanga) and the nutriment for this is
  3. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana) and the nutriment for this is
  4. The three ways of good conduct(mind, body and speech) and the nutriment for this is
  5. Restraint of the sense faculties and the nutriment for this is
  6. Mindfulness and clear comprehension (Sati and Sampajanna) and nutriment for this is
  7. Wise consideration (Yoniso Manasikara) and nutriment for this is
  8. Confidence/Faith (Saddha) in Buddha, Dharma, and the Sangha and nutriment for this is
  9. Listening to true Dharma and nutriment for this is
  10. Association with good Dharma and spiritual friends (Kalyanamittas).

(Note: Again you can see association with good Dharma or spiritual friends or Kalyanamittas is a pre-requisite needed to arrive at that path that ends in True Knowledge (or Vijja)/enlightenment. That is the reason why the Buddha clearly instructs us via saying to Venerable Ananda: ‘having Dharma/spiritual/noble friends (kalyanamittas) is 100% of the holy life.” Hence developing and promoting true kalyanamittaship among all Buddhist within the Buddhist communities is most important.

Understanding What Is – JKOnline Daily Quotes

Surely, a man who is understanding life does not want beliefs. A man who loves, has no beliefs, he loves. It is the man who is consumed by the intellect who has beliefs, because intellect is always seeking security, protection; it is always avoiding danger, and therefore it builds ideas, beliefs, ideals,behind which it can take shelter. What would happen if you dealt with violence directly, now? You would be a danger to society; and because the mind foresees the danger, it says, “I will achieve the ideal of nonviolence ten years later“- which is such a fictitious, false process. To understand what is, is more important than to create and follow ideals because ideals are false, and what is is the real. To understand what is requires an enormous capacity, a swift and unprejudiced mind. It is because we don’t want to face and understand what is that we invent the many ways of escape and give them lovely names as the ideal, the belief, God. Surely, it is only when I see the false as the false that my mind is capable of perceiving what is true. A mind that is confused in the false can never find the truth. Therefore, I must understand what is false in my relationships, in my ideas, in the things about me, because to perceive the truth requires the understanding of the false. Without removing thecauses of ignorance, there cannot be enlightenment; and to seek enlightenment when the mind is unenlightened is utterly empty, meaningless. Therefore, I must begin to see the false in my relationships with ideas, with people, with things. When the mind sees that which is false, then that which is true comes into being and then there is ecstasy, there is happiness. – Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

Bro. Teoh’s Sunday recording 12-Feb-2017

Dear Kalyanamittas,

Below is the drop box link to our yesterday’s Sunday 6th Patriarch platform sutra Dharma class recording for sharing by all. Please do listen to the following rather good sharing:

1. Platform Sutra’s Dharma on the Dharma  of No Thought, No Mark and No Dwelling;

2. Sister Mindy’s rather good sharing and question leading to my rather good sharing on the ‘Gateway’ to our Nature and some stories of my last spiritual guide/teacher.

40th 6th Patriarch 12 Feb 2017.MP3

Bye! and with metta always,

Bro. Teoh