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25 Feb For we find the whole, or nearly the whole, of it repeated (with direct reference by name to our Sutta as the oldest and most complete. The newly crowned King Ajātasattu is disturbed by the violent means by which he achieved the crown. He visits the Buddha to find peace of mind, and asks him. Samannaphala Sutta (Digha-Nikaya) (The Fruits of the Life of a Recluse). Held in two parts at: (1) Padmaloka – 17thth July (2) Sukhavati – 15th August.

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Samannaphala Sutta

He abstains from destroying all seeds and vegetation. Display full part no talk summaries in audio search results. End of the Chapter on Middle Morality There are sixty two methods of religious practices, sixty-two world cycles, six categories of special castes, eight stages of man, four thousand and nine hundred ‘modes of living, four thousand and nine hundred kinds of wandering ascetics, four thousand and nine hundred abodes of naga serpents, two thousand samannaphaa of the senses, three thousand abodes of suffering nirayathirty-six repositories of atoms of dust, seven kinds of rebirth with samannaphaa sannaseven kinds of rebirth with out sutra, seven kinds of reproduction by budding and grafting, seven kinds of devas, seven kinds of human beings, seven kinds of sprites, seven kinds of lakes, seven kinds of great prominences, seven hundred small prominences, seven great chasms, seven hundred small chasms, seven major dreams and seven hundred minor dreams.

Having become a recluse he exercised self-control in bodily, verbal and mental actions, content with what he could get for food szmannaphala clothing and delighting in solitude. This may be so: The answers all recur in the Majjhima I, 5 I 3 foll.

Samannapuala, impartial, tolerant, unsusceptible, stoical, composed, are all possible renderings, and all unsatisfactory. At that time King Ajatasattu of Magadha, the son of Queen Vedehi, was resting on the upper terrace of his palace with a retinue of ministers, on the night of the fasting day. So this seems to have been the case with Ajatasattu.

I don’t think in that way or otherwise. After preparing the elephants and his followers, the King rode to the mango groves. He wields the various kinds of surer normal powers: Thus, Great King, does a bhikkhu remain contented. Display 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 search results per page. Samannapphala, 23, ; A. Having thus become a recluse, he exercised self-control in bodily, samnanaphala and mental actions, content with what he could get for food and clothing, delighting in solitude.


Most of them don’t survive, but we do have the whole of the Pali canon.

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He observes the precepts well. Six Ascetics The six ascetics mentioned are considered to be representatives of the Indian philosophical movement at that time. All four have, no doubt, become welded together into a more or less consistent whole. At this, Venerable Sir. I, ; II, 17; S. This page was last edited on 25 Februaryat It is therefore impossible to be sure what is the simile that underlies the use of the word in its secondary, ethical sense. It is as if, when asked about a mango tree, he explains what a mountain-jack is and when asked about a mountain-jack, he explains what a mango tree is.

Higher and Better Advantage of a Samana’s Life The full moon is very bright. Great King, this also is an advantage of being a samana, personally experienced, which is more pleasing and higher than the advantages previously mentioned.

Those who are devoted to the Dhamma made known by the Noble Ones are unsurpassed in speech, thought and action. In these repetitions the order is always the same, and the details so far as they occur are the same.

And then there are certain respected samanas and brahmanas who, living on the food offered out of faith in kamma and its resultspractise deceitful pretension to attainmentsflattery for gainsubtle samanjaphala by signs or indications for gainusing pressure to get offerings and the seeking of more gain by cunning offer of gifts.

Being detached from sensual pleasures and demeritorious factors, that bhikkhu achieves and remains in the first jhana which is accompanied by vitakka initial application of the mindvicara sustained application of the mindand which has piti delightful satisfaction and sukha blissborn of detachment from the hindrances nivarana.

Samaññaphala Sutta

The cudgel and the sword he has laid aside, and ashamed of roughness, and full of mercy, he dwells compassionate and kind to all creatures that have life. It is only certain ethical precepts that are referred to in so many words. Afterwards, samannaphapa gives up his wealth, great or small, leaving his relatives, be they few or be they many, shaves off his hair and beard, dons the bark-dyed robe, renounces hearth and home, and becomes a recluse leading the homeless life.

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This being is but a compound of the four great primary elements; after death, the earth-element or element of extension returns and goes back to the body of the earth, the water-element or element of cohesion returns and goes back to the body of water, the fire-element or element of thermal energy returns and goes back to the body of fire, and the air-element or element of motion returns and goes back to the body of air, while the mental faculties pass on into space.

That bhikkhu who clearly sees that the five hindrances have been got rid of becomes gladdened. How is it that there is no sound, not even a sneeze nor a cough nor a spoken word among so large an assemblage of bhikkhus numbering twelve hundred and fifty? The Digha-Nikaya itself is made up of 32 suttas. It is nurtured on rice and bread.

For any serious Dharma practitioner! Dissociation from the Five Hindrances Nivaranappahana Suppose you had a household servant, whose habit was to get up from bed earlier and retire later than his master, and who was ready to act at his master’s bidding, performing duties to give pleasure to his master, affable in speech, and observant of his master’s demeanour to know what he wanted. And through it a string, blue, or orange-coloured, or red, or white, or yellow should be threaded.

Respect of Ascetics This sutta reveals a culture of respecting ascetics. Then that bhikkhu dissociates himself from coveting the world of the five aggregates of clinging and abides with his mind free from covetousness, thereby cleansing himself of ccvetousness altogether. Besides them, there are men of many other callings.