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Perfecting Virtue

Module 11 of An Introduction to Buddhist Practice

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Chapter 9 from Buddhist Life, Buddhist Path – Bhikkhu Cintita (.pdf)

Dhp 25: The Monk (.pdf)

This inspiring set of verses, the penultimate of the Dhammapada, outlines the contours of the holy life and encourages us to dedicate ourselves diligently to the path.


For most of us, what holds us back from perfecting virtue and becoming saintly ourselves is our fears and our worldly attachments. Bhikkhu Cintita skirted the emotionally charged side of this, but Bhante Yuttadhammo meets it directly in these provocative talks.