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By Edward Conze

This specified anthology of Buddhist scriptures strains the advance of Buddhism throughout the a long time and world wide. Designed to serve students and scholars alike, this vintage textual content has develop into a invaluable source for Buddhists and all those that desire to probe for themselves the unique resources of 1 of the world's nice religions. available and jargon-free, those translations from the unique Pali, Sanskrit, chinese language, Tibetan, and eastern are awarded in undeniable English by means of 4 major specialists at the language and literature of Buddhism, whereas a thesaurus of international phrases completes a completely finished and undying creation to the subject.

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Walk, monks, on tour for the blessing of the manyfolk, for the happiness of the manyfolk, out of compassion for the world, for the welfare, the blessing, the happiness of devas and men. Let not two of you go by the same way. Monks, teach Dhamma that is lovely at the beginning, lovely in the middle and lovely at the ending. Explain with the spirit and the letter the Brahma-faring completely fulfilled and utterly pure. There are beings with little dust in their eyes who, not hearing Dhamma, are decaying, but if they are learners of Dhamma they will grow.

And he becomes possessed of unwavering confidence in Dhamma and thinks: "Dhamma is well taught by the Lord, it is thoroughly seen here and now, it is timeless, a inviting all to n. and covetousness, I MA. 1. 169 says greed is the passion of delight for one's own possessions, covetousness that for another's possessions. • akalika.. not belonging to time. The meaning is that the fruit IS immediately followed by the Way without any mterval of time. See Vllun. 198-221. " And he becomes possessed of unwavering confidence in the Order and thinks: "The Lord's Order of disciples is of good conduct, upright, of wise conduct, of dutiful conduct, that is to say the four pairs of men, the eight persons.

What if I were to stab myself? " But Mara, the Malign One, knowing the reasoning in the venerable Godhika's mind, approached the Lord and spoke these verses: "Great Hero, Great Wisdom, radiant in glory and psychic power, Who has passed all hatred and fear, 0 Visioned One, I salute thy feet. Thy disciple, Great Hero, though he has overcome death, Yet desires and strives for death. Dissuade him, 0 Lightbringer. " At that moment the venerable Godhika stabbed himself. And the Lord, discerning that it was Mara, the Malign One, who had spoken, spoke this verse to him: " Yes, so do the steadfast act, they do not yearn for life.

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