Digha nikaya

Kevaddha asks the Buddha why he does not gain disciples by working miracles; the Buddha explains that people would simply dismiss this as magic and that the real miracle is the training of his followers. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. A monk has left the order because he says the Buddha does not work miracles; most of the sutta is taken up with accounts of miracles the Buddha has worked. It includes, according to the commentary's reckoning, 9, short suttas grouped by number from ones to elevens.

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The All-embracing Net of Views". Kevaddha asks the Buddha why he does not gain disciples by working miracles; the Buddha explains that people would simply dismiss this as magic and that the real miracle is the training of his followers. Tells the story of a past Buddha up to shortly after his enlightenment; the story is similar to that of Gautama Buddha. A monk has left the order because he says the Buddha does not work miracles; most of the sutta is taken up with accounts of miracles the Buddha has worked.

A STUDY OF THE DIGHA NIKAYA OF THE SUTTAPITAKA

Story of humanity's decline from a golden age in the past, with a prophecy of its eventual return. Ambattha the Brahmin is sent by his teacher to find whether the Buddha possesses the 32 bodily marks, but on arrival he is rude to the Buddha on grounds of descent caste ; the Buddha responds that he is actually higher born than Ambattha by social convention, but that he himself considers those fulfilled in conduct and wisdom as higher.

The contents vary somewhat between editions.

This scripture describes the first Buddhist council. The basis for one of the Burmese vipassana meditation traditions; many people have it read or recited to them on their deathbeds.

Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The first four have also been translated in the Teachings of the Buddha series by Wisdom Publications.

There are medium-length suttas in this nikaya. Nikya Gombrich thinks most of the first four nikayas see below go back to the Buddha, in content but not in form.

Guide to Tipitaka: Digha Nikaya

There are 34 long suttas in this nikaya. The Thai edition includes below, the Sinhalese edition and the Burmese edition It was held shortly after the Buddha's death, and collected the set of rules Vinaya and five sets of Dhamma. Asked about the path to union with Brahmathe Buddha explains it in terms of the Buddhist path, but ending with the four brahmaviharas; the abbreviated way the text is written out makes it unclear how much of the path comes before this; Robert Gombrich has argued that the Buddha was meaning union with Brahma as synonymous with nirvana.

Story of the last few months of the Buddha's life, his death and funeral, and the distribution of his relics.

Digha Nikaya

For more on these editions also see Pali Canon. The Sutta Pitaka contains more than 10, suttas teachings attributed to the Buddha or his close companions. Explains the actions of the Buddha in his previous lives leading to his 32 bodily marks; thus it describes practices of a bodhisattva perhaps the earliest such description. Part vigha a series on Buddhism Ni,aya. Asked by two Brahmins whether the soul and the body are the same or different, the Buddha describes the path to wisdom, and asks whether one who has fulfilled it would bother with such questions.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Similar to the preceding sutta but with a fixed format; there are ten categories, and each number has one list in each; this dgiha is also used djgha the Patisambhidamagga. The Buddha's response to the news of the death of his rival, the founder of Jainism. Anguttara Nikaya ; a version of this belonging to another school was used as the basis for one of the books of their Abhidharma Pitaka.

The description of his palace has close verbal similarities to that of the Pure Landand Rupert Gethin has suggested this as a precursor [9].

Gods give the Buddha a poem for his followers, male and female, monastic nikays lay, to recite for protection from evil spirits; it sets up a mandala or circle of protection and a version of this sutta is classified as a tantra in Tibet and Japan [11]. There are, according to one reckoning, 2, but according to the commentary 7, shorter suttas in this Nikaya.

These teachings are arranged numerically.

King Ajatasattu of Magadha asks the Buddha about the benefits in this life of being a samana "recluse" or "renunciant" ; the Buddha's reply is in terms of becoming an arahant.

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