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The Advice to Rahula

by Amaraghosha (2017)

This talk is part of a series exploring suttas from the Majjhima Nikaya (the middle length discourses of the Buddha).

Amaraghosha explores the Pali canon and distinguishes between the meanings of the words "sutta" and sutra". He helps us to understand the Advice to Rahula in the Mango Grove sutta (Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta) using a short play.

We discover how the Buddha could explain challenging concepts to a young child in ways that are very accessible, using everyday images and stories. Amaraghosha then relates these ideas to our modern lives.

This talk was given at Croydon Buddhist Centre in March 2017 as part of the regular Saturday morning Sangha class.