Reply To: Jethavanarama Buddhist Monastery – English Discourses

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Gad
Participant

 

An excellent sermon that lasts only 5 min. Venerable Waharaka Thero spoke about how we are fooled by the impurity of the 32 parts of the body because of our twisted consciousness. I remember during the monastic ordination ceremony I was made to recite the 32 characteristics of the body. At first glance, it seemed a simple ritual but I now understand that it was a teaching.

It’s not surprising to find stories in the Suttas of people who became arahants before the end of their ordination.