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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He speaks of the murderer Angulimala and how he has been unable to subdue him. 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. Each choice was made interdependent of the encompassing factors of culture, perceptions and dispositions. But the determined robber chased after his mother to cut her finger. This is the paritta sutta which had been expounded by Lord of the worlds to Venerable Angulimala, the great magical power of which may last long for the entire aeon.

Angulimala Sutta

Then the Blessed One put on robes in the morning, taking bowl and robes entered Savatthi for alms. This is an evidence that the Compassionate Buddha could convert a robber, who was killing thousands of lives, to become a saint who could save innumerable lives of mothers and children. Went as far as could be reached in that conveyance and approached the Blessed One, on foot. What about compassion for King Pasenadi whose people expected Angulimala to be brought to justice?

Then king Pasenadi of Kosala left his palace with about five hundred riders on horseback and approached the monastery. He no longer suffers under the dispositions of anger, hatred, violence and fear; and so, is not a danger to the community at large. Situational ethics are the intentional actions that arise with an encompassing and corrective view. Earlier I was a robber known as Angulimala, and was carried away by the surge of the refuge in the enlightenment.

Then Angulimala go to Savatthi and approach that woman and tell her. To Listen in Myanmar Pali.


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

Suttx the next section of verses the Buddha makes questionable choices. Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme. Quite the show of compassion from the Buddha. 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. Going the alms round and returning from the alms round and after the meal was over, arranged the dwelling and taking bowl and robes, followed up the path to where Angulimala was.

Buddhist Sutra – Angulimala Sutta

Then king Pasenadi of Kosala was shivering with fear and his hairs stood on end. Do not hurt me or anybody else for any reason, attain to the highest angulinala and protect the firm and the infirm.

The Buddha made the choice to walk into the forest of Jalini and to engage with Angulimala. He destroys hamlets, villages and states killing humans to collect fingers to wear a garland round his neck.

Having done many actions leading to birth in hell, touched by the results of actions I partake food without a debt. If a stone was thrown, it hit venerable Angulimala. This is how we learn to pose questions about our own choices, and to build the positive character and wisdom to make choices that bring about positive causal consequences.

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anguulimala 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.

The Buddha made the choice, interdependent on his own dispositions, needs and culture to ordain Angulimala. Angulimala Paritta in Burmese Myanmar. Eventually the robber had collected the required fingers except the last one.

He stopped and called to the Blessed One. This talk arose from the middle section of the sutta — which I am more likely to name a parable. So qngulimala decided to cut the last finger from anyone he saw that day.


It is indeed wonderful, earlier, I could overtake a running elephant, a running horse, a moving chariot, here running with all my strength, I cannot reach up to this recluse.

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

The robber Angulimala saw the Blessed One coming in the distance and it occurred to him: Morally, as Buddhists, we realize that compassion is non-negotiable, that everyone deserves compassion.

Cowherds, farmers and travelers seeing the Blessed One following up the path leading to where Angulimala was staying said. You are not restrained towards living things, therefore I have stopped and you have not. My angu,imala, with patience and aversion dispelled, listen to the Teaching and live according to the Teaching. So, Angulimala, murderer and terrorist undergoes a miraculous change to a harmless bhikkhu.

Lord, there is a robber Angulimala, in the kingdom.

The Angulimala Sutta

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 declines angulimal, Ahimsaka first choosing to be good, later choosing to do badhis fellow angulimla negative actionsand the teacher first being ajgulimala, later believing lies and manipulating Ahimsaka. What about compassion for the friends and families affected by the deaths of people; and for the villagers who lived in constant fear?

So venerable Angulimala said to king Pasenadi of Kosala. Then it occurred to the robber Angulimala: Then the Blssed One knowing that king Pasenadi of Kosala was shivering with fear and that his hairs were standing on end, said thus: