Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Digha Nikaya Silakkhandha-vagga Brahmajala Sutta ( DN 1) Contents[show] The Setting Thus have I heard: Once the Lord was. I found a copy of the sutta at the MettaNet – Lanka public domain Tipitaka web site. This is a wonderful resource, but the English translation was done by T. W. While others may praise or criticize the Buddha, they tend to focus on trivial details. The Buddha presents an analysis of 62 kinds of wrong view, seeing through.

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Because, just as I was thinking, “Let it be that another being may come here and accompany me”, then my wish made that being come into existence. And those who do so, all of them, do so in one or other of these five ways.

Wrong view 51 – What should be said first you said last. He avoids using high or wide beds.

Does he neither exist nor not exist after death? This includes such things as applying beauty products by anointing, massaging, bathing, and rubbing; mirrors, ointments, garlands, fragrances, and makeup; face-powder, foundation, bracelets, head-bands, fancy walking-sticks or containers, rapiers, parasols, fancy sandals, turbans, jewelry, choweries, and long-fringed white robes.

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And how do they do so? Therefore they do not fall from that state; they are steadfast, immutable, eternal, of a nature that knows no change, and they will remain so forever and ever.

But the soul does not by that alone attain to the highest Nibbana. There are clever ascetics and brahmins who are subtle, accomplished in the doctrines of others, hair-splitters. Email Required, but never shown.

There are some ascetics and brahmins who theorize about the future, and assert various hypotheses concerning the future on forty-four grounds. Here we find under the heading of the views regarding conscious existence after death Uddhama ghatanika sanni vadasixteen views about sutat conscious existence of the soul after death. Go on, save your doctrine!

There are ascetics who based their beliefs on the future. Another says to him: And grief, lamentation, pain, sorrow, and loathing arise out of their inconstancy and change.


He is celibate, set apart, avoiding the common practice of sex. Any ascetics and brahmins who assert that the self lives on after death in a neither percipient nor non-percipient form do so on one or other of these eight grounds. This includes making predictions that the king will march forth or march back; or that our king will attack and the enemy king will retreat, or vice versa; or that our king will triumph and the enemy king will be defeated, or vice versa; and so there will brahmauala victory for one and defeat for the other.

Brahmajaala first I thought: Proceed to the legacy version of SuttaCentral. Abandoning harsh speech, he refrains from it. Sign up using Facebook.

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They spend an excessive amount of time addicted to merriment, play and enjoyment, so that their mindfulness is dissipated, and by the dissipation of mindfulness those beings fall from that state. On the dissolution of the body, beyond the end of his life, neither gods nor men shall see him.

But at the breaking-up of the body and the exhaustion of the life-span, Devas and humans will see him no more. Thus we, by the dissipation of mindfulness, have fallen from that state, we are impermanent, unstable, short-lived, fated to fall away, and we have come to this world. These are the eighteen grounds on which those ascetics and brahmins who theorize about the past assert various hypotheses concerning the past.

This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Here, monks, a certain ascetic or Brahmin has by means of effort attained to such a state of mental concentration that he recalls ten, twenty, thirty, forty periods of contraction and expansion. And since this soul, on the dissolution of the body, is cut off and destroyed, does not continue after death, then is it, Sir, that the soul is completely annihilated.

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But when the self, with the waning of delight, dwells in equanimity, mindful and clearly aware, experiencing in his own body that joy of which the Noble Ones say: Abandoning the taking of life, he abstains from the taking of life.

Now, these things are only the feeling of those who do not know or see, the agitation and evasiveness of those under the sway of craving. They spend an excessive amount of time regarding each other with envy.

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And of course I used my limited knowledge of Pali and of the Buddha’s teachings to assist me in the editing. Eternalism is described in the sutta as the belief which is based upon the past, and brahmajsla that the universe loka and the soul or self attha are eternal as a ‘rock mountain or strong-fastened pole’.

Activate Chinese word lookup This enables word lookup for ancient Chinese texts. There are four ways these beliefs come to be faith, where one believer never acknowledged the other beliefs:. Now it may well be, monks, that a being, on falling from that state, should come to this world; and having come to this world he might go forth from the household life into the homeless state.

And those who do so, all of them, do so in one or other of these. The shorter section on ethics is finished. And on what ground, starting out from what, do these venerable ones maintain this?

Any ascetics and brahmins who theorize about the past do so on one or other of these eighteen grounds. For there is a further soul-divine, having form, made of mind, with all its major and minor parts complete, not deficient in any organ.

Abandoning idle chatter, he speaks at the right time, what is correct and to the point, of Dhamma and discipline. The ascetic Gotama refrains from such gambling.

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