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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Print this Page The Angulimala Sutta. Indeed beings are defiled. To Listen in Myanmar Pali. If a stone was thrown, it hit venerable Angulimala.

O recluse, ssutta a band of ten, twenty, thirty forty, or even fifty people going along this path were killed by this robber Angulimala. Then it occurred to the robber Angulimala: Then the Blessed One put on robes in the morning, taking bowl and robes entered Savatthi for alms.

The Angulimala Sutta

I will throw away demerit for good, hearing your words enjoined with the Teaching. Then king Pasenadi of Kosala left his palace with about five hundred riders on horseback and approached the monastery. The Buddha made the choice to walk into the forest of Jalini and to engage with Angulimala. Then king Pasenadi of Kosala was shivering with fear and his hairs stood on end.

In moment-to-moment life we are each faced with decisions. 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: So, Angulimala, murderer and terrorist undergoes a miraculous change to a harmless bhikkhu.

This is the moral foundation that arises from the Three Pure Precepts, the intent to act with loving-kindness no matter the circumstances. Search this Site Search. That very paritta discourse has the power to accomplish the labour of child-birth healthily. He knew, birth is destroyed, the holy life is lived, what should be done is done.


Angulimala Sutta

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 some translations say it was thumbs of people. Having done many actions leading to birth in hell, touched by the results of actions I partake food without a debt.

Angulmiala venerable Angulimala putting on robes in the morning and taking bowl and angulumala entered Savatthi for alms. This talk arose from the middle section of the sutta — which I am more likely suta name a parable. Great king that is Angulimala. Choices interdependent on culture, context and dispositions; choices whose determination have a firm foundation in moral acceptance and situationally ethical actions.


Earlier anhulimala I was a hurter, my name was non-hurter, now am true to my name I do not hurt anyone. He stopped and called to the Blessed One. Up to this point in the parable choices were made by the father and mother giving him a harmless name and opportunities to succeedthe king when the father offers to have his son killed the king declinesZutta first choosing to be good, later angulimlaa to do badhis fellow students negative actionsand the teacher first being supportive, later believing lies and manipulating Ahimsaka.

Ethically, as Buddhists, we must strive for an Appropriate View of each situation, while holding to our Appropriate Intent. What about compassion for the friends and families affected by the deaths of people; and for the villagers who lived in constant fear? Went as far as could be reached in that conveyance and approached the Blessed One, on foot.


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Hence he became notorious as the Robber with a garland of fingers— Angulimala Cora. Irrigators lead water, fletchers bend arrows, the carpenter bends wood and the wise tame the self. What about compassion for King Pasenadi whose people expected Angulimala to be brought to justice?

The Buddha made anuglimala choice, interdependent on his own dispositions, needs and culture to ordain Angulimala. The Buddha, knowing of Angulimala and heedless of the voices of the townspeople warning him of danger enters the forest and soon encounters Angulimala. One day Arahanta Angulimala saw a pregnant woman in difficult labour of child birth and reported the condition to the Buddha. The robber Angulimala saw the Blessed One coming in the distance and it occurred to him: Then venerable Angulimala putting on robes in the morning and taking bowl and robes went the alms round in Savatthi.

When his merit covers up the demerit, he illuminates the world like the moon freed from clouds. Yet there is a robber in my kingdom, by the name Angulimala, fierce, bloody handed, without compassion for living things.

Then all that fear vanished from the king and approached venerable Angulimala and said. Venerable Angulimala would come to the Blessed One with a split head and blood dripping, with the bowl broken and with robes torn. He killed autta to wear a garland of fingers. The Angulimala Sutta Angulimala: Permanent link to this article: