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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A source of much joy when I have a spare hour to ponder the Universe. There is no place in his body which is not suffused with it. He recalls to mind his various temporary states in days gone by—one birth, or two or three or four or five births, or ten or twenty or thirty or forty or fifty or a hundred or a thousand or a hundred thousand births, through many an aeon of dissolution, many an aeon of evolution, many an aeon of both dissolution and evolution .
After preparing the elephants and his followers, the King rode to the samannapahla groves. Even if anyone living on the north bank of the Ganges should give alms or cause others to give alms, or make offerings or cause others to make offerings, no meritorious action is done. There is no place in his body not suffused with piti and sukha, born of detachment from the hindrances. When one cuts off another’s head with a sharp weapon, it does not samanhaphala that one has killed the other, for the weapon only falls through the space in between the seven.
Then Samannapha,a Ajatasattu of Magadha, the son of Queen Vedehi, made obeisance to the Bhagava, paid respect to the assembly of bhikkhus with joined palms raised to the forehead and took a suitable seat. Whenever he hears a sound with the ear, he does not take in its appearance such as male or femalenor its characteristics such as movement or behaviour.
And yet cool water which wells up from that spring soaks, drenches, permeates and suffuses the lake and there is no place in that lake not suffused with it.
Imperturbable, impartial, tolerant, unsusceptible, stoical, composed, are all possible renderings, and all unsatisfactory. 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 sanannaphala of it not only in all the samananphala dialogues translated in this volume, but also in many others. Buddhaghosa, who talks here see p. This goal of an ascetic has later expanded in Buddhism to include the greater happiness for the world.
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I am but a landholder cultivating my own land and paying taxes to increase the country’s wealth. Then the king went up, and stood respectfully on one side. Nothing exists after death. It does not rain heavily or regularly there. Mindful and self-possessed he is altogether happy.
Then, Lord, it occurred to me: When the concentrated mind has thus become purified, pellucid, unblemished, undefiled, malleable, pliable, firm and imperturbable, that bhikkhu directs and inclines his mind samannaphal the gaining of the hearing power like the divine hearing-power. How, Great King, does a bhikkhu keep the doors closed at the faculties of the senses?
The King proceeded and when he entered the Suta, he had difficulty in spotting where the Buddha was. When the concentrated mind has thus become purified, pellucid, unblemished, undefiled, malleable, pliable, firm and imperturbable, that bhikkhu directs and inclines his mind smaannaphala knowledge of the extinction of moral intoxicants asavakkhaya Nana.
Why should a king like me think of blaming the samanaphala and brahmanas living in my realm? You know about the Vedas? Even if one cuts up all beings on this earth into a pile or a heap of flesh with a grinding wheel fitted with razors, evil will not be caused. When faith is thus developed, he considers thus: And then there are certain respected samanas and brahmanas who, living on the food offered out of faith in kamma and its resultsare given to betting and taking part in wamannaphala and games that weakens one’s vigilance in the practice of morality.
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The answer is a counter question. He asked his physician nervously and suspiciously, “Are you not deceiving me, Jivaka?
Either a samana or a brahman. The Rules themselves are not discussed. I was not pleased with what Ajita Kesakambala told me. End of the Chapter on Middle Morality