This sutta gathers various instructions the Buddha gave for the sake of his followers after his passing away, which makes it be a very important set of instructions. THUS HAVE I HEARD. Once the Lord was staying at Rajagaha on the mountain called Vultures’ Peak. Now just then King Ajatasattu Vedehiputta of Magadha. A historical analysis of the Mahaparinibbana Sutta of the. Digha Nikaya of the Pali Canon. by. Ven. Pategama Gnanarama Ph. D. The Mission Accomplished is .

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As long as the mendicants develop the perceptions of impermanence … not-self … ugliness … drawbacks … giving up … fading away … cessation, they can expect growth, not decline. Please go at your convenience. Some are Noble Ones, some are still ordinary persons. That, Ananda, is how mahaparinibbaa monk lives as an island unto himself, Meditate mahaparinihbana, keen, and resolute for your own goal!

The Sanskrit Fragments Or. I am weary, Cundaka, and would rest. In the first place, through careful attention to his affairs he gains much wealth.

Mahaparinibbana Sutta

Then the Holy One, the Teacher, went on to say: Do not beg the Realized One. He plunged into the river and bathed and drank. Then she said to the Buddha: However, they were unable to set it alight!

Be steadfast in resolve! Just as a flax flower which is blue, of blue colour, of blue lustre, or a Benares cloth smoothed on both sides that is blue, On inspecting the walls all around the city, he might inspect all the joints in the walls to know that there were no gaps where any creature bigger than a cat could get out.


I know that the Arahant Buddhas of the past, abandoning the five hindrances; knowing all those mental faults that weaken wisdom; establishing their minds firmly in the four foundations of mindfulness; thoroughly developing the seven factors of sktta, attained incomparable Enlightenment.

If he makes a sarcastic remark or tells a joke, it is an offence of wrong speech. The first chapter of the Mahaparunibbana on morality explains all manner of improper livelihood for a bhikkhu such as scheming, talking, hinting, belittling, and pursuing gain with gain.

It has been correctly memorized by that senior mendicant. Most monks who disrobe do so after forming emotional mahaparinibana to women Although monks do not wish to make it difficult for women to learn the Dhamma, and it is often women who are the most reliable supporters of monks, if there is too close and friendly an association between a monk and a woman, then intimacy and lust are always a danger.

And some, with hair disheveled and arms raised, falling down like their feet were chopped off, rolling back and forth, lamented: Then having left that crowd, a xutta person approached me, bowed, and stood to one side.

Tatiyasattaka Sutta Tatiyasattaka AN 7. This behaviour is remote from the ideals of a recluse or alms mendicant, who depends on charity.

Mahaparinibbana Sutta – Wikipedia

Not long after his ordination, Venerable Subhadda, living alone, withdrawn, diligent, keen, and resolute, soon realized the supreme end of the spiritual path in this very life. Shtta Buddha educated, encouraged, fired up, and inspired him with a Dhamma talk.


When the Blessed One attained final cessation, Sakka, the king of the gods, at the moment of his final cessation, uttered this stanza: They build a monument for the wheel-turning monarch maaparinibbana the crossroads. A second time the Lord said: This passage also at DN 8.

That is how it was in those days. When she was seated, the Blessed One instructed, roused, enthused, and gladdened her with religious discourse. Emerging from the third he entered the second.

He knew that birth was at an end, that the holy life had been fulfilled, that what should be done had been done, and that would be no more rebirth. She went by carriage as far as the terrain allowed, then descended and approached the Buddha on foot. That was the decision made by the five hundred Arahants, and all later Buddhist Councils, so the monks of the present day must also train themselves in all of the training precepts. This passage is the corollary of that, without practising the noble eightfold path no one can attain any stage of Sainthood.