Part 3 – Faith and the Path

Theme: Faith & The Path. 

Assignment: MN 85, 27, 70, 53 (paragraph 11), 107,  125, 117, 24.

Optional: 47, 89, 126, 56, 141

Please read the texts in the order given here

Study guides and other documents associated with this class from Gil:

Introduction: Faith and the Path   MN 85    MN 27  MN 70   MN 117  Progression of practice

Audio Recordings   (Hosted by the Sati Center) 

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Class handout:  Progression of practice

Sutta translations available on-line at Access to Insight, or made available as a PDF document from the translation by Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi – used with permission 

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MN 85 (Nanamoli/Bodhi)MN 27MN 70
MN 53MN 107MN 125
MN 117MN 24MN 47
MN 89MN 126MN 56
MN 141 Piyadassi  Thanissaro


Optional audio recordings:

Sutta commentaries from Bhikkhu Bodhi:

MN 27A set of nearly 8 audio talks on the Culahatthipadopama Sutta found on the website of the Bodhi Monastery in the Audio Dhamma section. This is part of a series of talks given by Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Majjhima Nikaya. This talk is located in section V.1 and .2 “The Path to Liberation”
MN 702 audio talks from Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Kīṭāgiri Sutta — At Kīṭāgiri in section  VII.5 -”The Cultivation of Wisdom: A typology of Noble Disciples”
MN 1173 audio talks from Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Mahacattarisaka Sutta in section VI.1 – “The Practice in Detail: The Eightfold Noble Path””
MN 47Audio talk from Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Vimamsaka Sutta found in section II.2 – “Approaching the Dhamma: Test the Buddha Himself”


General resources from Gil:

Resources for Studying

Study Syllabus


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