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Ambattha Sutta contains two special moments: 1) the mention of the possession by the Buddha of an illusory body (this can be seen in the. With Ambaṭṭha. So I have heard. At one time the Buddha was wandering in the land of the Kosalans together with a large Saṅgha of around five hundred. Ambattha Sutta. Preached at Icchānankala when Ambattha-mānava visited the Buddha (D.3). Reference is made to the Commentary on this sutta where a.

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Furthermore, with the fading away of rapture, they enter and remain in the third absorption … This pertains to their conduct. It is not fitting for you to take offence amattha so trifling a thing. And the Blessed One opened the door, and Amba tth a entered in. It must there mean ‘tickling. It is as if someone were to set up what had been knocked down, or to point out the way to one who had got lost, or to bring an oil-lamp into a dark place, so that those with ambatgha could see what was there.

Ambattha Sutta (DN 3) – Paliesque

You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Whoever is attached to questions of ancestry or clan or pride, or to giving and taking in marriage, is far from the supreme knowledge and conduct. For fear of diluting their lineage, they slept with their own sisters. The paragraphs on Mystic Gifts Iddhiabove, p. This is surely a modern improvement. A convinced Brahman listens to the sermon, and asks the Buddha to visit his house when the Arhat comes to their village.

This analogy is an excellent example of how the Buddha used common ground to communicate and explain things to his audience. In this sutta, the dharma talk in brief corresponds to a sermon on the Four Noble Truths, but it can be about any topic.

Ambattha Sutta (DN 3)

I,; II, The Amba tth a charm had only power to ambatrha the arrow going off; not to work such results as these. Eye for the Truth, and he knew: And at the sight, Ambattha was terrified and unnerved, his hairs stood on end, sufta he sought protection, shelter, and safety from the Lord. We have lost the use of such expressions, Faustum fac regem. Again, an ascetic or Brahmin, being unable to tend the flame, eutta a house with four doors at the crossroads thinking: After eating their fill, the Buddha gives a graduated discourse followed by a sermon on the dharma in brief.


And if the king aims the ambbattha at the crown prince, he will be safe and untouched. Although you have not thoroughly attained unto this supreme perfection of wisdom and goodness, have you been trained to take the yoke upon your ambattha, and plunge into the depths of the forest as one who would fain observe the vow of living only on fruits fallen of themselves?

To judge from the bas reliefs–and I cannot call to mind any Pi t aka passage contradicting them–the women lay women of course, the Sisterhood wore robes from the shoulders downwards have only very elaborate headdresses and necklaces, a skirt from the waist to the ankles, and a very broad and handsome girdle worn over the top of the skirt.

He has over a thousand sons who are valiant and heroic, crushing the armies of his enemies. When he said this, those students made an uproar: Finally, the Buddha finishes off by quoting the Brahma Sanankumara Skt. Furthermore, take some ascetic or brahmin who, not managing to obtain this supreme knowledge and conduct, or to get by eating fallen fruit, or to get by eating tubers and fruit, or to serve the sacred flame, sets up a fire chamber in the central square and dwells there, thinking: They continue chanting what was chanted and teaching what was taught.

Activate Pali word lookup Analyzes the Pali text and attempts to display the word meaning. Furthermore, take some ascetic or brahmin who, not managing to obtain this supreme knowledge and conduct, or to get by eating fallen fruit, or to get by eating tubers and fruit, sets up a fire chamber in the neighborhood of a village or town and dwells there serving the sacred flame.


Therefore, Kanha, now revealed as a powerful sorcerer similar to the story of Milarepacurses the land, and the ambxttha relents, allowing him to marry his daughter.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I, 76; II, 13; Vin.

This last comment is a reference to the fact that the caste system had not taken root in Shakya, which had not assimilated Western Ambatgha superiority. This is the old mystic word swasti. But Ambattha went on again to say that Sakyans are inferior to Brahmins who were higher caste.

Would he be offered ambatths seat or water among the Brahmans? XII, shows us the chariot of Pasenadi, king of Kosala see ibid. I,; Mil. We are far from that.

Guide to Tipitaka by U Ko Lay. Then he goes to the Buddha himself.

3. Ambattha Sutta

Then king Okkaka, terrified and fearful of divine punishment gave away his daughter to Maddarupi. What have you heard when Brahmans, old and well stricken in years, teachers of yours or their teachers, were talking together–did those ancient Rishis, whose verses you so chant over and repeat, parade about well groomed, perfumed, trimmed as to their hair and beard, adorned with garlands and gems, clad in white garments, in the full possession and enjoyment of the five pleasures of sense, as you, and your teacher too, do now?

Further, the Buddha contrasts the behavior of serious, reserved monks to the behavior of those who are engaged in the accumulation of worldly values and the delights of their senses. And ustta he thus walked. Have you with your tradition … plunged into a wilderness region carrying a spade and basket, thinking you will get by eating tubers and fruit? With regard to this, it is not proper that they do not pay homage to the Brahmins. The paragraph on ‘Mindful and self-possessed,’ above, p.

There are these four drains that affect this supreme knowledge akbattha conduct.