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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The Tibetan version is suttq into English in W. Then the Buddha addressed Cunda: Before long he attained the highest goal of the holy life for the sake of which men go forth, realising for himself, and abiding in it. A thorough examination should be made to see if it is consistent with other teachings in the Dhamma and Vinaya.

Articles with incomplete citations from September All articles with incomplete citations All stub articles. There is some debate about the translation: Then they went to the Lord, saluted him, stood to one side and said: Emerging from the first absorption he entered the second. By transcending the Sphere of Infinite Consciousness, thinking: And all the five hundred garments, even the innermost and the outermost cloth, were burnt up.


Here, Ananda, this Ariyan disciple maaparinibbana possessed of unwavering confidence in the Buddha, thus: Some deities are wise, some are not. It is time for you to do whatever you see fit. DN 16 80 Pali. I have taught the truth without making any distinction between exoteric and esoteric doctrine.

A few even go so far as to get involved in politics. SF Wille Where, Venerable sir, were you? He heard that on that very day, in the last watch of the night, the ascetic Gotama would become fully extinguished.

Mahāparinibbāna Sutta—Suttas and Parallels

Let the Blessed One die in one of them. And the Licchavis snapped their fingers, saying: SF Waldschmidt a. The Mahaparinbibana educated, encouraged, fired up, and inspired him with a Dhamma talk.

A Stream-winner is entirely free from moral defects, and is open-hearted regarding whatever misdeeds he or she may have done in the past.

Uncertainty has arisen in my mind; and I have this faith in the recluse Gotama, that he is able to teach me the Dhamma so that I may be able to get rid of this uncertainty. If supporters like to invite only a particular monk they are guilty of partiality.

For though the shallow water in that creek had been churned up by wheels, and flowed cloudy and murky, when I approached it flowed transparent, clear, and unclouded. With clairvoyance that is purified and superhuman, I saw those deities taking possession of building sites.


DN16 Mahāparinibbāna Sutta: The Great Passing

Pukkusa, the young Mallian, saw the Blessed One seated at the foot of a tree. And when he had emerged, he went to the mango grove, where he addressed Venerable Cundaka: On an earlier occasion, when he found the same monk talking to the women of his harem, mxhaparinibbana a fit of jealousy he had a nest of red ants poured over his body. One will not even know what they are! The three types of spiritual training are not like the rungs of a ladder, with morality being the first step mahaparinibbaan must be fulfilled before one can ascend to the second step of concentration, and thence on to the third step of wisdom.

Since he had realised the Paths and Fruits he did not kahaparinibbana it on faith in the Buddha.

The time has come for the Blessed One to pass away!