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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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: In the next section of verses the Buddha makes questionable choices. Brahmin, bear the results of your actions here and now. Intro Movie Buddha Center. So venerable Angulimala said to king Pasenadi of Kosala.
He kills humans to wear a garland of fingers. Yet there is a robber in my kingdom, by the name Angulimala, fierce, bloody handed, without compassion for living things.
He has destroyed complete villages, complete hamlets and even states. To Listen in Myanmar Pali. Then Angulimala withdrawn from the crowd, secluded and diligent for dispelling abode and before long for whatever reason sons of clansmen rightfully leave the household and become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 of the holy life he here and now knowing realized and abode.
Ethically, as Buddhists, we must strive for an Appropriate View of each situation, while holding to our Appropriate Intent.
He knew, birth is destroyed, the holy angulimalla is lived, what should be done is done. Quite the show of compassion from the Buddha. And usually it works well. 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: Indeed it is wonderful, people come along this path 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.
What if I kill this recluse? That very anguliamla discourse has the power to accomplish the labour of child-birth healthily. How you tame those that could not be tamed with stick or weapon, without stick or weapon. Then the Blssed One knowing that king Pasenadi of Kosala was shivering with fear and that his hairs were standing on end, said thus: The Buddha made the choice to walk into the forest of Jalini and to engage with Angulimala.
Great king, do not fear, there is nothing to fear now.
Then Angulimala go to Savatthi and approach that woman and tell her. Venerable sir, I cannot punish him. 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. There is suttta for you to fear from Angulimala. One day Arahanta Angulimala saw a pregnant woman in difficult labour of child birth and reported the condition angulimmala the Buddha.
MN 86 – Angulimala Sutta
Having done many actions leading to birth in hell, touched by the results of actions I partake food without a debt. These recluses, the sons of the Sakyas talk the truth and are established in the truth: Then if a clod was thrown at anybody else, it hit venerable Angulimala. He stopped and called to the Blessed One. Eventually the teacher believes the delusions wutta 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.
Now we have much work angulimapa do, we would go.
Approaching the Blessed One worshipped and sat on a side. So, Angulimala, murderer and terrorist undergoes a miraculous change to a harmless bhikkhu.
Great king that is Angulimala. So he decided to cut the last finger from anyone he saw that day. At the time he leaves for the university at Taxila he is that laudable person.
So the Buddha advised him to perform an oath of truth by declaring that he had not intentionally killed any life from angulimzla time he had become an Ariyan monk, This is a magical means for saving both lives of the mother and the new child.
But the determined robber chased after his mother to cut her finger. The Blessed One seeing venerable Angulimala approaching in the distance would say: