Buddhism and Fire Bibliography

Updated 15th May  2015

Buddhism and Fire Bibliography

For more information see the Faith and Fire website:

http://faithandfire.co.uk/

For more information see the BEWES Buddhists Engaged with Emergency Services website:

http://bewesbuddhists.weebly.com/

Explanations of Pali terms are available in Buddhist Dictionary: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines. Nyanatiloka Maha Thera. 5th edition. Kandy (Sri Lanka): BPS Buddhist Publication Society, 2004. (ISBN 955-24-0019-8)
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com
Available online at http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/dic_idx.html
Available online at http://www.budsas.org/ebud/bud-dict/dic_idx.htm
Available online at http://urbandharma.org/pdf/palidict.pdf

In Buddhism fire is discussed in three main ways:

1) SN 35.28 Adittapariyaya Sutta Aditta Sutta The Fire Sermon

Information is given in Wikipedia at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_Sermon

2) The Three Fires/Poisons

The three fires/poisons are also known as the three unwholesome roots (Pali and Sanskrit: akusala-mula). The three unwholesome roots are greed (lobha), hate (dosa) and delusion (moha).

Information is given in Wikipedia at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_fires_%28Buddhism%29

3) The Four Great Elements cattaro maha-bhutani

In Buddhism, the “four great elementscattaro maha-bhutani are earth, water, fire and air.

Maha-bhuta is Pali and Sanskrit for “great element”. In Theravada Buddhism the elements are known as both maha-bhuta and dhatu. The Fire element is known as tejo-dhatu.

Information is given in Wikipedia at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahabhuta

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ARTICLES

Bhikkhu Bodhi, Guidelines to Sutta Study [Adittapariyaya Sutta The Fire Sermon], Buddhist Publication Society Newsletter, (Winter 1992) No. 22; (Spring 1993) No. 23; (Summer – Fall 1993) No. 24.
Available online on the BPS Buddhist Publication Society website:
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/
in the online library section http://www.bps.lk/library_newsletters.php
http://www.bps.lk/olib/nl/nl022-p.html#d
http://www.bps.lk/olib/nl/nl023-p.html#c
http://www.bps.lk/olib/nl/nl024-p.html#c

Bhikkhu Bodhi, Reflections on The Fire Sermon, Parabala: Science & Spirit, (Spring, 2012).
Available online at:
http://tinyurl.com/7zwtdyo
An extract is available at http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/newsletterArticles/2012SummerQuenchingTheFlames.html

Jacquetta Gomes, “Buddhists, Fire and Rescue Service and Police Working Together in Cumbria”, Faith Initiative: Embracing Diversity, Issue 27 (September, 2012) 10.
Available online at http://www.faithinitiative.co.uk/

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AUDIO SN 35.28: Adittapariyaya Sutta Fire Sermon

 

archive.org

https://archive.org/

SN 35.028 Adittapariyaya Sutta : The Fire Sermon

https://archive.org/details/AudioTipitakasn35

Audio Dharma.org

http://audiodharma.org/

http://audiodharma.org/talks/

Search for The Fire Sermon

Gil Fronsdal – The Fire Sermon
Dharma talk given by Gil Fronsdal at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California, USA.
Recorded on 2nd August 2009
Available online at http://www.audiodharma.org/talks/audio_player/1561.html

audio-tipitaka

http://www.audtip.org/

SN 35.028 Adittapariyaya Sutta : The Fire Sermon

Available online in Pali and English at

http://www.audtip.org/home/sn/sn35/sn35-028

backup copies at https://archive.org/details/AudioTipitakasn35

Sutta Text chanted in Pali by a Buddhist Monk Bhikkhu Jiv.
Translator BJT
Recorded on 12th January 2012
Sutta Text in Pali

Sutta Text read in English
Translator: Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Recorded on 10th April 2011

Sutta Text read in English
Translator:Piya Tan,
Recorded on 10th April 2011

Sutta Text read in English
Translator:Ñanamoli Bhikkhu
Recorded on 10th April 10, 2011

Dharmaseed.org

http://dharmaseed.org/

http://dharmaseed.org/talks/

Search for The Fire Sermon

Reflections On The Buddha’s Fire Sermon – part I 59:52 exploring attachment–the pain of it and the relief of letting go
Larry Rosenberg
Recorded on 16th July 1987.
Available online at
http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/106/talk/1544/

Reflections On The Buddha’s Fire Sermon – part II 67:10 developing an understanding of impermanence, cause and effect, and suffering to ease our level of attachment. Larry Rosenberg
Recorded on 18th July 1987.
Available online at
http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/106/talk/1545/

The Fire Sermon
Ajahn Punnadhammo
Recorded on 8th May 2013
Available online at
http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/8/talk/19308/

Sobhana.net

http://sobhana.net/

http://sobhana.net/audio/index.htm

email contact@sobhana.net

http://sobhana.net/audio/english/index.htm

This website provides resources about the Teachings of the Buddha (the Dhamma), by a variety of famous teachers, in Sinhala and English. The site is managed by Bhikkhu Sanghasobhana, a Buddhist monk living in Sri Lanka.

There are nine audio talks by Bhikkhu Bodhi on Adittapariyaya Sutta The Fire Sermon available for download.
Available at http://sobhana.net/audio/english/bodhi/index.htm

Suttareadings.net

http://www.suttareadings.net/

http://www.suttareadings.net/audio/

SN 35.28: Adittapariyaya Sutta The Fire Sermon
Several months after his Awakening, the Buddha delivers this sermon to an audience of 1000 fire-worshipping ascetics. In his characteristically brilliant teaching style, the Buddha uses a metaphor that quickly penetrates to the heart of the audience – in this case, the metaphor of fire. Upon hearing this sermon, the entire audience attains full Awakening (arahatta).

Read by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana available online at
http://www.suttareadings.net/audio/sn35.028.guna.mp3

Recorded in October 2005 at the Bhavana Society, High View, West Virginia, USA. Translated from the Pali by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana.
From Bhavana Vandana: Book of Devotion (High View, WV: Bhavana Society, 1990). Text is copyright © 1990 Bhavana Society. Courtesy of, and with permission from, Bhavana Society, Rt. 1, Box 218-3, Back Creek Road, High View, WV 26808, West Virginia, USA, http://bhavanasociety.org/
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BOOKS

Mind Like Fire Unbound: An Image in the Early Buddhist Discourses, (4th edition, 2010), by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

“Early Buddhism borrowed two of its central terms from the workings of fire. Upadana, or clinging, originally referred to the fuel that kept fire burning; nibbana, the name of the goal, to a fire’s going out. This is the first book to examine these terms from the perspective of how the early Buddhists themselves viewed fire — what they saw happening as a fire burned, and what happened to the fire when it went out — to show what light this perspective throws on Buddhist doctrine in general, and the practice of meditation in particular. With extensive quotations from the Pali Canon, newly translated, this is also a useful sourcebook for anyone who wants to encounter Buddhist teachings in their earliest known context.
To request a printed copy of this book, please write to: Metta Forest Monastery, P.O. Box 1409, Valley Center, California CA 92082, USA.”

The above passage is from “Thanissaro Bhikkhu: (Geoffrey DeGraff)”, edited by John T. Bullitt. Access to Insight, 3 September 2012,
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/index.html

This book is available online on the accesstoinsight website http://www.accesstoinsight.org/

(see below).

OTHER BOOKS

The Buddha and His Teachings. Venerable Narada Maha Thera. 5th edition. Kandy (Sri Lanka): BPS Buddhist Publication Society, 1997. (ISBN 955-24-0025-2)
(Chapter 7 The Teaching of the Dhamma includes Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon)
Available online on BPS Buddhist Publication Society website in the online library section
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/olib/bp/bp102s-files/OEBPS/Text/contents.xhtml

Buddhist Dictionary: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines. Nyanatiloka Maha Thera. 5th edition. Kandy (Sri Lanka): BPS Buddhist Publication Society, 2004. (ISBN 955-24-0019-8)
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com
Available online at http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/dic_idx.html
Available online at http://www.budsas.org/ebud/bud-dict/dic_idx.htm
Available online at http://urbandharma.org/pdf/palidict.pdf

For the Love of The World, Ajahn Amaro.
Hemel Hempstead, Amaravati Publications, 2013.
(ISBN 978-870205-73-3)
(Chapter 3 All is Burning includes Guided Meditation: Fire)
Available online on the Forest Sangha website:
http://forestsanghapublications.org/
http://forestsanghapublications.org/viewBook.php?id=90&ref=vec

Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire. Colleen Morton Busch. New York (USA): Penguin Books, 2011. (ISBN 978-0-14-312137-4 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-59420-291-9).
Summary available at http://colleenmortonbusch.com/fire-monks/

The Life of the Buddha: According to The Pali Canon:
Translation from the Pali, selection of material and arrangement by Bhikkhu Nanamoli. (Kandy, Sri Lanka, BPS Buddhist Publication Society, 1992) 3rd edition. ISBN 955-24-0063-52
(Chapter 4 The Spreading of the Dhamma includes Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon)
Available online on google books at http://books.google.com

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ACCESS TO INSIGHT WEBSITE  

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/

Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon is available at:
Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon” (SN 35.28), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight, 30 June 2010, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn35/sn35.028.than.html

Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon” (SN 35.28), translated from the Pali by Nanamoli Thera. Access to Insight, 14 June 2010, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn35/sn35.028.nymo.html

Wheel Publication 17 is available at:

Three Cardinal Discourses of the Buddha: Setting Rolling the Wheel of Truth (Dhamma-cakka-pavattana-sutta), The Not-self Characteristic (Anatta-lakkhana-sutta), The Fire Sermon (Aditta-pariyaya-sutta) translated by Nanamoli Thera. The Wheel Publication No. 17 (Kandy: BPS, Buddhist Publication Society, 1981).
“Three Cardinal Discourses of the Buddha”, translated by Nanamoli Thera. Access to Insight, 7 June 2010, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nanamoli/wheel017.html

Mind Like Fire Unbound: An Image in the Early Buddhist Discourses Fourth Edition 2010 by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff) is available at

“Mind Like Fire Unbound: An Image in the Early Buddhist Discourses (Fourth Edition)”, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff). Access to Insight, 23 April 2012, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/likefire/index.html
“Mind Like Fire Unbound: Abstract (Fourth Edition)”, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff). Access to Insight, 23 April 2012, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/likefire/1.html
“Mind Like Fire Unbound: Introduction (Fourth Edition)”, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff). Access to Insight, 23 April 2012,
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/likefire/2-0.html
“Mind Like Fire Unbound: Chapter 1 (Fourth Edition)”, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff). Access to Insight, 23 April 2012, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/likefire/2-1.html
“Mind Like Fire Unbound: Chapter II (Fourth Edition)”, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff). Access to Insight, 23 April 2012, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/likefire/2-2.html
“Mind Like Fire Unbound: Chapter III (Fourth Edition)”, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff). Access to Insight, 23 April 2012,
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/likefire/2-3.html
“Mind Like Fire Unbound: Chapter IV (Fourth Edition)”, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff). Access to Insight, 23 April 2012,
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/likefire/2-4.html
“Mind Like Fire Unbound: Glossary & Bibliography (Fourth Edition)”, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff). Access to Insight, 23 April 2012, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/likefire/end.html

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BPS BUDDHIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY SRI LANKA WEBSITE

http://www.bps.lk/

BPS online library website http://www.bps.lk/library.php

A search on Fire on the BPS website produces results with links to click on for the relevant publications.

Wheel Publications

Wheel Publications are available online on the BPS website at http://www.bps.lk/library_wheels.php

Wheel Publication 17,Three Cardinal Discourses of the Buddha: Setting Rolling the Wheel of Truth (Dhamma-cakka-pavattana-sutta), The Not-self Characteristic (Anatta-lakkhana-sutta), The Fire Sermon (Aditta-pariyaya-sutta), translated by Nanamoli Thera.
BPS Online Edition (2007)
Available online at
http://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh017-p.html

The Buddha and His Teachings. Venerable Narada Maha Thera. 5th edition. Kandy (Sri Lanka): BPS Buddhist Publication Society, 1997. (ISBN 955-24-0025-2) (Chapter 7 The Teaching of the Dhamma includes Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon)
Available online on BPS Buddhist Publication Society website in the online library section
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/olib/bp/bp102s-files/OEBPS/Text/contents.xhtml

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TRANSLATIONS OF THE PALI TEXTS

PTS Pali Text Society: The Book of the Kindred Sayings (Samyutta Nikaya) or Grouped Suttas Part IV Salayatana – Vagga (Volume IV) 1993 reprint of 1927. (F.L.Woodward translator). (Oxford, Pali Text Society). (0-86013-010-X)

Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon is at:
PTS Pali Text Society: The Book of the Kindred Sayings (Samyutta Nikaya) or Grouped Suttas Part IV Salayatana – Vagga containing Kindred Sayings on the ‘Sixfold Sphere of Sense and Other Subjects Part 1 [Chapter XXXV] Kindred Sayings on the Sixfold Sphere of Sense, 28 (6) On Fire, pages 10-11.

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya: Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi. 2000. (Volume II) (Boston USA, Wisdom Publications) (0-86171-189-0)
Available online on google books at http://books.google.com

Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon is at
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi; Volume II; Part IV The Book of the Six Sense Bases (Salayatanavagga); Chapter I 35. Salyatanasamyutta Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases; Division I. The Root Fifty; III. The All 28 (6) Burning page 1143; Notes page 1401
Available online on google books at http://books.google.com

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BOOKSELLERS

Most books mentioned here are available from Wisdom Books UK and Wisdom Publications USA

Wisdom Books UK
25 Stanley Road
Ilford
Essex
IG1 1RW
England, UK
Telephone 0208 553 5020
www.wisdom-books.com

Wisdom Publications
199 Elm Street
Somerville
Massachusetts
MA 02144
USA
Telephone (617) 776-7416
Wisdom Publications, USA http://www.wisdompubs.org/

Publications are also available from
BPS Buddhist Publication Society
P.O. Box 61
54 Sangharaja Mawatha
Kandy
Sri Lanka
Telephone from the UK 0094 81 2237283
http://www.bps.lk/
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TRANSLATIONS OF THE PALI TEXTS

PTS Pali Text Society publications are available from

PTS Pali Text Society
c/o CPI Anthony Rowe Ltd
Unit 4, Pegasus Way
Bowerhill Industrial Estate
Melksham
Wiltshire
SN12 6TR
England, UK
Telephone 01179 175341
http://www.palitext.com/