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Bhante Joe Atulo

2 days 3 hours ago

Realizing
this force of reasoning,
the wise man, restrained by virtue,
should make the path pure
–right away–
that goes all the way to Unbinding.

~Dhammapada, Chapter 20 'The Path', Verse 18. Translation by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu.
~A full translation of the Dhammapada is available at

Bhante Joe Atulo

2 days 3 hours ago

Thank you for this teaching, Phra Ajahn 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Bhante Joe Atulo

2 days 3 hours ago

Warm greetings Everyone,

Thought to pass along a short Dhamma discussion for the internet, just in case. Wishing you all the blessings of Dhamma practice.

With metta,

~Bhante Joe

Bhante Joe Atulo

2 days 5 hours ago

A makeshift mouse trap. Apparently, one can take a large bucket and tie a plastic sheet over it. Then, one can make a hole and insert a funnel. The funnel can be made from pop bottles, yogurt containers, etc. Apparently, in Sri Lanka, people use coconut to catch mice. Anumodana

Bhante Joe Atulo

2 days 5 hours ago

Dropping rocks into a makeshift mouse trap. A large mouse has taken up residence in the kuti roof.

Bhante Joe Atulo

2 days 5 hours ago

At the ancient monastery of 'Budugala'. About two more months to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Bhante Joe Atulo

1 week 2 days ago

There are
no sons
to give shelter,
no father,
no family
for one seized by the Ender,
no shelter among kin.

~Dhammapada, Chapter 20 'The Path', Verse 17. Translation by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu.
~A full translation of the Dhammapada is available at

Bhante Joe Atulo

1 week 2 days ago

Thank you for this teaching, Than Ajahn 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Bhante Joe Atulo

1 week 2 days ago

Warm greetings Everyone,

Thought to pass along a short ovada for the internet, just in case. Wishing all the blessings of Dhamma practice.

With metta,

~Bhante Joe

Bhante Joe Atulo

1 week 2 days ago

The architecture of Pamsukulika monasteries has a certain amount of mystery to it.