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Ambattha Sutta contains two special moments: 1) the mention of the possession by the Buddha of an illusory body (this can be seen in the. With Ambaṭṭha. So I have heard. At one time the Buddha was wandering in the land of the Kosalans together with a large Saṅgha of around five hundred. Ambattha Sutta. Preached at Icchānankala when Ambattha-mānava visited the Buddha (D.3). Reference is made to the Commentary on this sutta where a.

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But if he go forth from the household life into the houseless sufta, then he will become a Buddha who removes the veil from the eyes of the world.

Ambattha Sutta (DN 3)

Ambattha Sutta contains ambatfha special moments: And the Blessed One opened the door, and Amba tth a entered in. XII, shows us the chariot of Pasenadi, king of Kosala see ibid. One of the more curious traditions of India, fully accepted and recited throughout the Pali Canon, is that of the marks of a great or superior man. Buddha told the young men to speak on Ambattha’s behalf should they think he is inferior but if they think that Ambattha is able to hold on his own then let Ambattha talk instead of them.

He with knowledge and conduct is best of Gods and men. No such list has been found, so far as I know, in those portions ambatyha the pre-Buddhistic priestly literature that have survived.

We are busy, and have much to do. Elsewhere the word has only been found as applied to marriage; and the first part of the compound brahma has always been interpreted by Brahmans as referring to themselves.


sutt And is he of such nature, and not otherwise? What a wiseacre; what a dullard; what an expert, forsooth, in our threefold Vedic lore. Then the Blessed One thought thus: However, the Buddha tells the young men to allow Ambattha to speak if he is superior or, if he is inferior, as the Buddha has suggested, then they can speak on his behalf, the implication clearly being that because they spoke, Ambattha is in fact inferior. He approached the Sakyans in their meeting hall.

At this point, Ambattha, mission accomplished, withdraws.

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That Kahna was a,battha mighty sage. Pokkarasati is incensed that Ambattha had been so rude to the Buddha, and is so angry that he kicks Ambattha, knocks him down, and makes to go to see the Buddha himself, but the Brahmans note that it is too late to go to see the Buddha that day, and advise him to go the next day.

These are the four drains that affect this supreme knowledge and conduct. She gave birth to a black baby. He will be safe and untouched. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Suppose I were to ask after his clan name?

Ambattha Sutta (DN 3) – Paliesque

Instead, Pokkharasati goes home, directs that a meal be prepared, and then leaves for where the Buddha is, assisted by the light of torches, first by chariot, and then by foot. If he dwells at home he will become a sovran of the world, a righteous king, bearing rule even to the shores of the four great oceans, a conqueror, the protector of his people, possessor of the seven royal treasures. We are told that Ambattha travelled by carriage with an entourage of young men [sic], then dismounted and had to walk into the dense jungle where the Buddha was living.

With regard to this, it is not proper that they do not pay homage to the Brahmins. Set me free, mother, of this dirt. For it is proper for one brahmin to converse with another while both are walking, standing, sitting, or lying down.


For though Gotama and the majority of his order were well born, still others, of low caste, were admitted to it, and Amba tth a is certainly represented as giving vent to caste prejudice when he calls the brethren ‘black fellows.

He rode as far as the carriage would go then dismounted and walked to where the Buddha was living. They are the first mind-born creations and sons of Brahma. Reference is made to the Commentary on this sutta where a detailed explanation is given of the term carika AA.

Only an historical explanation of the meaning of the marks can here amhattha us to what is inferred. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. When Kanha went to King Okkaha and asked for his daughter Maddarupi as wife, the king was angry and despised him.

Rishi Mission accomplished, the Buddha now defends Ambattha to his friends, pointing out that Kanha became a great and powerful rishi in the south, where he learned the mantras. Just as sutha a man were to set up that which has been thrown down, or were to reveal that which has been hidden away, or were to point out the right road to him who has gone astray, or were to bring a light into the darkness so that those who had eyes could see external forms,–just even so, Lord, has the truth been made known to me, in many a figure, by the venerable Gotama.