“Recognizing the Dhamma”

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Book title : Recognizing the Dhamma
Author : Ven. Bhikkhu Thanissaro
Topic : Concepts, Teachings and Practice

Introduction

Shortly after her ordination, Mahapajapati Gotami asked the Buddha for a short Dhamma instruction that would guide her in her solitary practice. The Buddha gave a discourse on the eight principles for recognizing what qualifies as Dhamma and Vinaya, and what does not. The eight principles have been widely cited ever since. In addition, there are passages on the principles of modesty, non-entanglement, dispassion, etc. in this compilation.