The noble search

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2009.

  • Commentary on the Noble Search Sutta (MN 26)1
  • Noble search versus ignoble search
  • Difference between the Pali and Mahayana views of the Buddha
  • What real happiness is

Exploring Monastic Life 2009: Session 1 (download)


  1. In the references to the sutras MN refers to the Majjhima Nikaya, the Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. DN refers to the Digha Nikaya, the Long Discourses of the Buddha. 

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