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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When this was said the Blessed One went on, silently. Earlier I was known as Angulimala with bloody hands, look at the refuge the leader of being is destroyed. Eventually the robber had collected the required fingers except angulimzla last one. Then if a clod was thrown at anybody else, it hit venerable Angulimala. The young Bhikkhu yoked to the Dispensation of the Blessed One illuminates the world-like the moon freed from clouds. He was fierce, with bloody hands, engaged in killing anfulimala things without mercy.

If a stick was thrown at anybody else, it hit venerable Angulimala. What about compassion for King Pasenadi whose people expected Angulimala to be brought to justice? There is nothing for you to fear from Angulimala. Indeed it is wonderful, people come along this sutra in bands of ten, or twenty, or thirty, or forty, or fifty, they all got into my hands, this recluse comes all alone, without another, may be he thinks to overcome me.

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. Then Angulimala withdrawn from the crowd, secluded and diligent for dispelling abode and before long for whatever reason sons of clansmen rightfully leave the household and become homeless, that noble end angilimala the holy life he here and now knowing realized and abode.

What about the villagers who would fear that Angulimala might one day revert to his evil ways?

Angulimala Sutta

What if I ask about it from angulimlaa recluse? He was educated at the Taxila university and the Rector asked him to collect one thousand fingers as a gratifying test.


Then king Pasenadi of Kosala left his palace with about five hundred riders on horseback and approached the monastery. What about compassion for the friends and families affected by the deaths of people; and for the villagers who lived in constant fear?

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Then king Pasenadi of Kosala suttq the Blessed One worshipped, sat on a side and said. Brahmin, bear the results of your actions here and now. Now we have much work to do, we would go. Great king, do not fear, there is nothing to fear now. So the Buddha advised him to perform an oath of truth by declaring that he had not intentionally killed any life from the time he had become an Ariyan monk, This is a magical means for saving both lives of the mother and the new child.

Then the Blssed One knowing that king Pasenadi of Kosala was shivering with fear and that his hairs were standing on end, said thus: This talk arose from the middle section of the sutta — which I am more likely to name a parable. There is nothing more to wish. At that time at the entrance to the palace of king Pasenadi of Kosala was assembled a large gathering, making much noise: Then and there the robber threw away his weapons into the depths of the forest, fell at the feet of the Blessed One and begged for the going forth.

O recluse, even a band of ten, twenty, thirty forty, or even fifty people going along suttw path were killed by this robber Angulimala. And usually it works well. You are not restrained towards living things, therefore I have stopped and you have not. Venerable sir, I cannot punish him.

Approaching the Blessed One worshipped and sat on a side. This page at Nibbana. So he decided to cut the last finger from anyone he saw that day. Please Donate Your generous donations will help us to continue our work. Venerable Angulimala would come to the Blessed One with a split head and blood dripping, with the bowl broken and with robes torn.

At that time venerable Angulimala was seated close to the Blessed One, and the Blessed One stretched his right and said, to king Pasenadi of Kosala: Went as far as could be reached in that conveyance and approached the Blessed One, on foot. Each choice was made interdependent of the encompassing factors of culture, perceptions and dispositions.


This is the moral foundation that arises from the Three Pure Precepts, the intent to act with loving-kindness no matter the circumstances. 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.

Thus he became a disciple by the name of Venerable Angulimala who worked eutta and soon be ssutta an Arahanta Saint. Intro Movie Buddha Center.


He stopped and called to the Blessed One. Hence he became notorious as the Robber with a garland of fingers— Angulimala Cora.

King Kosala publicly notified that the royal army was going to annihilate the robber. Some will be easy to make, others will be complicated taking much thought and debate. Up to this point in the parable choices were made by the father and mother giving him a harmless name and angulkmala to succeedthe king when the father offers to have his son killed the king declinesAhimsaka first choosing to be good, later choosing to do badhis fellow students negative actionsand the teacher first being supportive, later believing lies and manipulating Ahimsaka.

Venerable Angulimala experienced the pleasantness of release in his seclusion, angulimalla then these verses occurred to him:. Yet venerable sir, how could such virtues come to evil doers, like him? He knew, birth is destroyed, the holy life is lived, what should eutta done is done.

What would you do to him? I will throw away demerit for good, hearing your words enjoined with the Teaching. Then king Pasenadi of Kosala getting up from his seat, worshipped and circumambulated the Blessed One, and went away.