This week, we will examine how we should face change — we will take a closer look at the Middle Way and the Upajjhatthana Sutta, or the five remembrances. This is a sermon famous for its five facts regarding the fragility of life and our true inheritance.
We will look at one primary text and one discourse:
You may find the Upajjhatthana Sutta here: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an05/an05.057.than.html — it’s a translation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
We will also read excerpts from A Discourse on the Wheel of Dhamma by The Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw. Please look over Part 3 which explains the Noble Eightfold Path (p. 58 – 84: or p. 58 – 64, 70 – 71, 74 – 76, 82 – 84). You can find the material here:
I will share excerpts from the Kalama Sutta and Parable of the Raft to aid our discussion as well.