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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There are astute aristocrats, brahmins, and householders who are devoted to the Realized One. Those who put off the practice of meditation for their old age, until the next life, or think that they do not need to practise meditation, have fallen into wrong views. This is the third benefit for the moral person endowed with morality. It is time for you to do what you think fit. In this extraordinary verse, the Buddha used shock tactics to awaken the thirty forest-dwelling monks to the truth.

If they are included in the discourses or found in the texts on monastic training, you should draw the conclusion: In this one, Subhadda, if the monks live the perfect life, the world will not be bereft of Arahants.

At this the Venerable Ananda said: Possessing form, one sees forms. We were always bothered by his saying: And it is by understanding [] and penetrating the Ariyan morality, the Ariyan concentration, the Ariyan wisdom and the Ariyan liberation that the craving for becoming has been cut off, the tendency towards becoming has been exhausted, and there will be no more rebirth.


Turning the whole body around to look. And how does a mendicant do this?

Too soon the Holy One has become fully extinguished! He gave it up, and went to learn meditation from forest monks, gradually attaining wisdom and becoming a famous teacher.

Mahaparinibbana Sutta

Why, Venerable sir, even your robe was sprinkled over with the dust raised by them! At that time it was raining and pouring, lightning was flashing, and thunder was cracking. The teaching and training that I have taught and pointed out for you shall be your Teacher after my passing.

In the second place, he gets a good reputation for morality and good conduct. And from the moment of his ordination the Venerable Subhadda, alone, secluded, unwearying, zealous and resolute, in a short time attained to that for which young men of good family go forth from the household life into homelessness, that unexcelled culmination of the holy life, having realised it here and now by his own insight, and dwelt therein: Cunda heard that the Buddha had arrived and was staying in his mango grove.

Emerging from the fourth absorption he entered the infinity of space. Emerging mahaaprinibbana the state of nothingness he entered the state of neither perception nor non-perception.

Mahāparinibbāna Sutta—Suttas and Parallels

The Blessed One is weary. Modem interpreters from RD onwards have favoured truffles maahaparinibbana a plausible explanation, and some evidence for this has been adduced. If no one comes out to offer alms, then he moves on to the next house.

The SN passage probably reflects an intermediate stage in that process.

An Exposition of the Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Then the Blessed One addressed the monks, saying: Many Western Buddhists and not only Mahayanists are in fact vegetarians today. These four great references amply demonstrate the importance of not accepting any teaching due to the status of the person teaching it. And they said to her: Have you heard that the Vajjians do not authorise what has not been authorised already, and do not abolish what has been authorised, but proceed according to what has been authorised by their ancient tradition?


Now is the time for the Blessed One to pass away! I recall having approached an assembly of hundreds of aristocrats. It has been correctly memorized by that senior mendicant.

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. Mahapparinibbana he left the road and sat at the root of a tree. Whosoever places garlands, perfumes, or coloured paste, or pays homage there, or becomes serene there — that will be a profit and a joy to them for a long time. As long as the mendicants live according to the precepts shared with their spiritual companions, both in public and in private—such precepts as are uncorrupted, unflawed, unblemished, untainted, liberating, praised by sensible people, not mistaken, and leading to immersion—they can expect growth, not decline.