July 11, 2021

On Fridays at the Buddha Center in Second Life the sangha has been learning about and discussing aspects of the Angulimala Sutta. This talk arose from the. ANGULIMALA SUTTA. uyyojanna. parittam yam bhanantassa,. nisinnatthanadhovanam;. udakampi vinaseti,. sabbameva parissayam. At that time in King Pasenadi’s kingdom of Kosala there was a robber named Angulimala. He was fierce, with bloody hands, engaged in killing living beings.

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Angulimala Sutta

This is the paritta sutta which had been sitta by Angylimala of the worlds to Venerable Angulimala, the great magical power of which may last long for the entire aeon.

Ahimsaka kumara was born in the family of Brahmin,—the chaplain of King Kosala and was known in his young age as the Son of Mantani. These students engage in a campaign of lies and manipulation to cause that same arising in the teacher.

Great king, do not fear, there is nothing to fear now. Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme. Search this Site Search. This choice protected Angulimala from the system of social justice of that time and culture. This is angulmiala it is pragmatically useful to engage a sense of situational ethics in these decisions.

At that time venerable Angulimala was a dependent on morsel food, a forest dweller, a rag robe wearer and confined to three robes.

Then the Blessed One put on robes in the morning, taking bowl ssutta robes entered Savatthi for alms. My enemies, with patience and aversion dispelled, listen to the Teaching and live according to the Teaching. When his merit covers up the demerit, he illuminates the world like the moon freed from clouds. Ahimsaka performs exceptionally as a student, becomes a favorite of his teacher which causes the arising of fear, anger and hatred in his fellow students.

Print this Page The Angulimala Sutta. Some are tamed with a stick, or hook or whip, I was tamed sutta a stick or weapon, by a such like one. That very paritta discourse has the power to accomplish the labour of child-birth healthily.


Earlier when I was a hurter, my name was non-hurter, now am true to my name I do not hurt anyone. But the determined robber chased after his mother to cut her finger.

This talk arose from the middle section of the angulimaa — which I am more likely to name a parable. Ethically, as Buddhists, we must strive for an Appropriate View of anulimala situation, while holding to our Appropriate Intent. He was fierce, with bloody hands, engaged in killing living things without mercy.

Venerable Angulimala experienced the pleasantness of release in his seclusion, and then these verses occurred to him:. Angulimala Paritta in Burmese Myanmar. If a stone was thrown, it hit venerable Angulimala. By this truth anfulimala there be well-being for you, and well-being for the conceived foetus”. Now the most Compassionate Buddha saved the life of the helpless mother by standing between the runner and the chaser at the risk of His life.

Now we have much work to do, we would go. Let us recite this discourse of protection. Lord he should be punished. One day Arahanta Angulimala saw a pregnant woman in difficult labour of child birth and amgulimala the condition to the Buddha. Then Angulimala go to Savatthi and approach that woman and tell her. He stopped and called to the Blessed One. He no longer suffers angulimalq the dispositions of anger, hatred, violence and fear; and so, is not a danger to the community at large.

The Blessed One performed such a psychic intention, that the robber Angulimala pursuing the Blessed One with all his strength would not reach the Blessed One. So he decided to cut the last finger from anyone he saw that day. My enemies, listen angulima,a the Teaching, be yoked to the Dispensation of the Blessed One.

Went as far as could be reached in that conveyance and approached the Blessed One, on foot. Yet while walking why did he say, I have stopped and Angulimala you too stop! He killing humans collects fingers to wear as a garland round his neck.


Eventually the teacher believes the delusions and lies and to rid himself of the perceived danger of Ahimsaka the teacher demands that his student honor him by collecting the little fingers angulimalx translations say it was thumbs of people. Realizing the impossibility of the glory of the Buddha, Angulimala robber became angupimala convert and was ordained as a monk. Then after the alms round and after the meal was over, venerable Angulimala approached the Blessed One worshipped, sat on a side and said to the Blessed One: There is nothing more to wish.

King Kosala publicly notified that the royal army was going to annihilate the robber. Since then the Burmese people used to bless the water by reciting this paritta of three stanzas and sprinkle on the head of the pregnant woman who is having difficulty in child-birth. And usually it works well.

Angulimala Sutta – Pali

Even the water that rinsed the seat of the Elder who recited this discourse of protection did eradicate all the dangerous difficulties. The Blessed Suttw seeing venerable Angulimala approaching in the distance would say: So the lad killed many men to cut the fingers which he made a garland hanging around his neck. This page at Nibbana. What would you do to him? Please Donate Your generous donations will help us to continue our work.

Earlier I was known as Angulimala with bloody hands, look at the refuge the angulmala of being is destroyed. Great king that is Angulimala. Brahmin, endure that, on account of the results of your actions you would have been reaping results for many years, for many hundreds of years, for many thousands of years in hell.

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