Lakkhana Sutta. The thirtieth sutta of the Dīgha Nikāya. It gives an account of the thirty two special marks of the superman (mahāpurisalakkhanāni) which signify. DN 30 Lakkhana Sutta: The Marks of a Great Man. The Lord said: ‘There are, monks, these thirty-two marks peculiar to a Great Man. That Great Man who. Lakkhana Suttanta, Written by T. W. and C. A. F. Rhys Davids, Hits: You are here: Home · Digha Nikaya · Pathikavaggapali; DN30 Lakkhana Sutta.

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The Prajnaparamita is traditionally held to have been revealed to Nagarjuna by a naga. Built up beneath the flesh and skin. These things he wished for others that they might keep and never lose.

laklhana On returning to earth he acquires this mark of the Great Man: The Chanting Together Dn As a Buddha he will be wealthy and rich, and these will be his treasures: Not oppressed by force, they will Strive for general weal and joy. He has high-raised ankles VIII.

The Marks Digha Nikaya 30 Country: The Lord Said, “There are, monks, these thirty two marks peculiar to a great man, and for that great man who possesses them, only two careers are open. He speaks whatever is blameless, pleasing to the ear, agreeable, reaching the heart, urbane, pleasing and attractive to the multitude.

In happy realm reborn, he there Enjoyed the fruits of his good deeds. As a Buddha he will have great wisdomextensive wisdom, joyous wisdom, swift wisdom, penetrative wisdom, discerning wisdom and among all ,akkhana there will be none equal to him or superior to him in wisdom.


DN 30 Lakkhana Sutta: The Marks of a Great Man –

sutga He will be a king unbeaten Lord of Men, Of Mighty power Like the lord of threefold heaven Like the greatest of the gods. In the defn of These negative qualities also provide a checklist of the qualities that must be cultivated in order to become a Buddha.

Sariputta and Moggallana, the two chief disciples of the Buddha, are called mahanagas lit.

Returning thence to earth he bore On his person these three marks: Then Buddha explained the role of kamma that result in these 32 marks to appear in the great man as well as the resultant benefit of the marks below: For him who level treads the ground No obstacles can bar his path, If he leads the household life, Or if he leaves the world behind: We have seen a hint of this before, when the devas lakkbana asuras congregate together to honour the Buddha.

As a Buddha, he will also have a persuasive voice: He has the lakhkana convex surfaces. The sutta also alludes to the seven treasures of a Buddha: Morality, concentration and wisdom DN 11 Kevaddha Sutta: Returned from there to earth, his feet With level tread did touch the alkkhana, Assembled Augurs then declared: Nagas also are morally ambiguous creatures. Sign In Don’t have an account?

Lakkhana Sutta (DN 30)

If a layman, no adversary, No foes can stand before him. His bust is evenly rounded. A Buddha, the sutta says, draws back the veil from the world — implying that the world is veiled or obscured from sight.


He is long-livedno foe, whether an ascetic or Brahmin, a deva, mara or Brahma, or anyone in the world can possibly take his life. Aerial and connected with trees and flowers, they dwell in the scents of bark, sap, and blossom.

Lakkhana Sutta; 1 Definition(s)

Thus, the question arises, which came first, the prose or the verse? Being endowed with these marks, as a ruler, how does he benefit?

Very fair he was to see: For such conduct and such deeds, Heavenly birth was his reward. As a Buddha he will be wealthy and rich: About this it was said. Returned from there to earth, his feet Are found to bear the mark of wheels, Each a thousand spoked, complete. Being endowed with these marks, as a ruler he will be looked upon with love by the common people ; he will be popular and loved by all.

He cannot be impeded by any enemy or adversary from within or without, from greed, hatred or delusion, nor by any ascetic or Brahmin, any deva, mara or Brahma, or any being in the world. All his retinue are well disposed to him: His body hair grows lakhana, bluish-black like collyruim, growing in rings to the right.

As a Buddha, how does he benefit?