Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Fruits of Recluseship: The Sammannaphala Sutta and its Commentaries

The Fruits of Recluseship: The Sammannaphala Sutta and its Commentaries

In reply to a question on the fruits of the monk’s life, the Buddha traces the entire progress of the disciple from the first step of the path to its culmination in the attainment of Nibbana.

The sutta and commentaries together give extensive treatment to such subjects as the monk’s moral precepts, contentment, mindfulness and clear comprehension, the abandoning of the five hindrances, jhanas, higher knowledges, etc


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About Bhikkhu Bodhi

Bhikkhu Bodhi is a Buddhist monk of American nationality, born in New York City in 1944. After obtaining a PhD in philosophy from the Claremont Graduate School, he came to Sri Lanka to enter the Sangha. He received the novice ordination in 1972 and the higher ordination in 1973, both under the eminent scholar monk, Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya, with whom he studied Pali and Dhamma.

He is the author of several works on Theravāda Buddhism, including four translations of great Pali-suttas, together with their comments. He was editor and president of the Buddhist Publication Society for many years.

He has been living at Chuang Yen Monastery since 2006 and in 2008, together with several of his students, Bhikkhu Bodhi founded Buddhist Global Relief, a non profit supporting hunger relief, sustainable agriculture, and education in countries suffering from chronic poverty and malnutrition. In May 2013 was elected president of BAUS.

You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the way

Buddha, Dhp 276