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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Brahmajala Sutta

The beliefs on the universe is based on the speculation about the infinite or the limited nature of the universe. Brahmajalq should be said first you said last. The Buddha spoke out against such things because it corrupts the right livelihood of Monks because people will support Monks to get them to preform fortune telling for them or other such things instead of supporting Monks for their virtue and practice.

Sign up using Facebook. And about what, with reference to what, do those venerable ones brajmajala so? And so he left him, and by his own effort attained to the complete cessation of both perception and sensation Sanna-Vedayita Nirodha stage and then to Nibbana.

And the beings who were reborn there later also think: They speak of what they have worked out by brahnajala, following a line of inquiry, expressing their own perspective: Thus, according to the law of Twelve Related Chain of Cause and Effects Pratitya-samutpadathe people who believe in one of many of these sixty-two beliefs, will end up in round cycle of braymajala as they have not found the truth on the cease of sufferings. We find that the annihilationists are just the opposite of the Eternalists.

Cula-sila deals with the Ten Precepts which should be practiced by devout buddhistswhile Majjhima-sila deals with the detailed description on the practice of sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth preceptsadded with the practice of plant conservation and the etiquette of speech. suttta


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. They worshipped and revered the Brahma because, “He was here even before I existed! This includes such topics as talk about kings, bandits, and ministers; talk about armies, threats, and wars; talk about food, drink, clothes, and beds; talk about garlands and fragrances; talk about family, vehicles, villages, towns, cities, and countries; talk about women and heroes; street talk and well talk; talk about the departed; motley talk; tales of land and sea; and talk about being reborn in this or that state of existence.

Wrong view 13 – These beings rush round, circulate, pass away and re-arise, but this remains eternally.

Does he not exist after death? They mentioned seven different kinds of souls namely: Abandoning idle chatter, he speaks at the right time, what is correct and to the point, of Dhamma and discipline. Their decay and perishing give rise to sorrow, lamentation, pain, sadness, and distress. The stage of neither consciousness nor unconsciousness which the Bodhisatta had attained under Uddaka Ramaputta was a very subtle state of mind and therefore the Bodhisatta instinctively felt that the highest goal was not yet reached.

They assert the annihilation, eradication, and obliteration of an existing being on seven grounds. And when I fell from thence I was reborn here. Having not been, I have come to be. The sutta starts with the Buddha travelling with his disciples between the cities of Rajagaha and Nalanda. And what name has this exposition of the truth?

For normal people who are not trying to attain Nirvana, five percepts and not harming to other living being does not trade in weapons, living beings, meat, alcoholic drink or poison seems enough for that person not to rebirth as an inferior life other than human. The Buddhists are neither soul theorists nor annihilationists.

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. The concept of ambiguous evasion or eel-wriggling Pali: This page was last edited on 7 Marchat I’m the one who understands this doctrine and discipline. Because sutra I was not, but now am. How can I conclude this? And that might sutga me the pain of remorse; brhmajala the sense of remorse might become a hindrance to me.


And on what ground, starting out from what, do these venerable ones maintain this? This sutta is also called: He comes to the following conclusion, beaten out by his argumentations and based on his sophistry: Whatever recluses and Brahmans are such, and maintain this, they do so in these four ways or in one or other of the same; and outside these there is no way in which this opinion is arrived at.

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And in the early dawn a number of the monks, after they woke up, assembled in the pavilion; and this brhamajala the trend of their talk as they were seated there: If I believed there was, I would say so. The Non-causality beliefs stated that the Universe and the Souls happened coincidentally. And on account of what, starting out from what, do they do so? The people who embraced this belief concluded their faith based on their thoughts and logics as follow: This includes making arrangements for giving and taking in marriage; for engagement and divorce; and for scattering rice inwards or sitta at the wedding ceremony.

He speaks whatever is blameless, pleasing to the ear, agreeable, brahmauala the heart, urbane, pleasing and attractive to the multitude.

Brahmajala Sutta (Theravada)

Remember settings Select this to remember these settings next time you visit SuttaCentral. As he recalled it, he came to the conclusion that grahmajala, including himself, are not eternal, had limited age, were vulnerable to change, but that Brahma is eternal, ageless, and changeless. The cosmos is both finite and infinite.

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