January 19, 2011

The 5 Rewards of Listening to the Dhamma

Bhikkhus

“There are these five rewards in listening to the Dhamma. Which five?

“[1] One hears what one has not heard before.
[2] One clarifies what one has heard before.
[3] One gets rid of doubt.
[4] One’s views are made straight.
[5] One’s mind grows serene.

“These are the five rewards in listening to the Dhamma.” — Anguttara Nikaya 5:202

- quoted in Skill in Questions by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

In January, to accompany Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Tricycle Retreat The Ten Perfections, now in its third week, we'll be offering Skill in Questions for download.

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