On Fridays at the Buddha Center in Second Life the sangha has been learning about and discussing aspects of the Angulimala Sutta. This talk arose from the. ANGULIMALA SUTTA. uyyojanna. parittam yam bhanantassa,. nisinnatthanadhovanam;. udakampi vinaseti,. sabbameva parissayam. At that time in King Pasenadi’s kingdom of Kosala there was a robber named Angulimala. He was fierce, with bloody hands, engaged in killing living beings.

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Angulimala Paritta in Burmese Myanmar. Print this Page The Angulimala Sutta.

MN 86 – Angulimala Sutta

That very paritta discourse angulimalw the power to accomplish the labour of child-birth healthily. I will throw away demerit for good, hearing your words enjoined with the Teaching. Yet while walking why did he say, I have stopped and Angulimala you too stop!

And usually it works well. Morally, as Buddhists, we angluimala that compassion is non-negotiable, that everyone deserves compassion. The Buddha, knowing of Angulimala and heedless of the voices of the townspeople warning him of danger enters the forest and soon encounters Angulimala.

Went as far as could be reached in that conveyance and approached the Blessed One, on foot. The Angulimala Sutta Angulimala: He speaks of the murderer Angulimala and how he has been unable to subdue him. So suttx lad killed many men to cut the fingers which he made a garland hanging around his neck. Zngulimala has destroyed complete villages, complete hamlets and even states. Quite the show of compassion from the Buddha.

Suttaa when I was a hurter, my name was non-hurter, now am true to my name I do not hurt anyone. Brahmin, endure that, on account of the results of your actions you would have been reaping results for many years, for many hundreds of years, for many thousands of years in hell.


Each choice was made interdependent of the encompassing factors of culture, perceptions and dispositions.

Do not hurt me or anybody else for any reason, attain to the highest appeasement and protect the firm and the infirm. Permanent link to this article: This page at Nibbana. What about compassion for the friends and families affected by the deaths of people; and for the villagers who lived in constant fear?

He killed humans to wear a garland of xutta.

Angulimala Sutta

This talk arose from the middle section of the sutta — which I am more likely to name a parable. Earlier I was a robber known as Angulimala, and was carried away by the surge of the refuge in the enlightenment. At aangulimala time at the entrance to the palace of king Pasenadi of Kosala was assembled a large gathering, making much noise: Realizing the impossibility of the glory of the Buddha, Angulimala robber became a convert and was ordained as a monk.

When his merit covers up the demerit, he illuminates the world like anguulimala moon freed from clouds. But the determined robber chased after his mother to cut her finger. For the second time they said it and the Blessed One went on, silently and for the third time they said it and the Blessed One went on, silently.

Then all that fear vanished from the king and approached venerable Angulimala and said.

Angklimala about compassion for King Pasenadi whose people expected Angulimala to be brought to justice? Up to this point in the parable choices were made by the father and mother giving him a harmless name and opportunities to succeedthe king when the angulimaala offers to have his son killed the king declinesAhimsaka first choosing to be good, later choosing to do badhis fellow students negative actionsand the teacher first being supportive, later believing lies and manipulating Ahimsaka.


Approaching the Blessed One worshipped and sat on a side. It is indeed wonderful, earlier, I could overtake a running elephant, a running horse, a moving chariot, here running with all my strength, I cannot reach up to this wutta. Some will be easy to make, others will be complicated taking much thought and debate.

Now we have much work zngulimala do, we would go. Angulimalaa, farmers and travelers seeing the Blessed One following up the path leading to where Angulimala was staying said. Then king Pasenadi of Kosala approached the Blessed One worshipped, sat on a side and said. Confused, but always the respectful and dutiful person, Ahimsaka returns to Kosala, goes into the forest of Jalini and embarks on a murderous quest as Angulimala.

In the next section of verses the Buddha makes questionable choices. He no longer suffers under the dispositions of anger, hatred, violence and fear; and so, is not a danger to the community at large. Then it occurred to the robber Angulimala: