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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Then venerable Angulimala putting on robes in the morning and taking bowl and robes entered Savatthi for alms.

Then the Blessed One put on robes in the morning, taking bowl and robes entered Savatthi sutga alms. At the time he leaves for the university at Taxila he is that laudable person.

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He anguulimala hamlets, villages and states killing humans to collect fingers to wear a garland round his neck. Now we have much work to do, we would go. Venerable Angulimala experienced the pleasantness of release in his seclusion, and then these verses occurred to him:.

Print this Page The Angulimala Sutta. So, Angulimala, murderer and terrorist undergoes a miraculous change angulimaal a harmless bhikkhu. Let us recite this discourse of protection. When the robber saw the Buddha, he changed his mind from chasing his own mother and attempted to seize the Buddha.

When this was said the Blessed One went on, silently. Earlier I was known as Angulimala with bloody hands, look at the refuge the leader of being is destroyed.

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Angulimala Sutta

Indeed beings are defiled. This is an evidence that the Compassionate Buddha could convert a robber, who was killing thousands of lives, to become a saint who could save innumerable lives of mothers and children. 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. One day Arahanta Angulimala saw a pregnant woman in difficult labour of child birth and reported the condition to the Buddha.

When going the alms round in Savatthi in due order, saw a certain woman with the pains of childbirth, then it occurred to him, indeed beings are defiled.

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

Then king Pasenadi of Kosala left his palace with about five hundred riders on horseback and approached the monastery. Morally, as Buddhists, we realize that compassion is non-negotiable, that everyone anggulimala compassion. At that time venerable Angulimala was a dependent on morsel food, a forest dweller, a rag robe wearer and confined to three robes. Hence he became notorious as the Robber with a garland of fingers— Angulimala Cora.

Then Angulimala withdrawn from the crowd, secluded and diligent for dispelling abode and before long for whatever reason sons of clansmen rightfully leave the household and become homeless, that noble end of the holy life he here and now knowing realized and abode.

Search this Site Search. He knew, birth is destroyed, the holy life is lived, what should be done is done. Lord he should be punished.


Since then the Burmese people used to bless the water by reciting anguilmala paritta of three stanzas and sprinkle on the head of the pregnant woman who is having difficulty in child-birth. At that time at the entrance to the palace of king Pasenadi of Kosala was assembled a large gathering, making much noise: Now the most Compassionate Buddha saved the life of the helpless mother by standing between the runner and the chaser at the risk of Angulmiala life.

My enemies, with patience and aversion dispelled, listen to the Teaching and live according to the Teaching.

The Angulimala Sutta

But the determined robber chased after his mother to cut her finger. Permanent link to this article: He is fierce, with bloody hands, has no compassion for living things, destroys, hamlets, villages and states. At that time he anguilmala complete villages, complete hamlets and even the state.

The Buddha made the choice, interdependent on his own dispositions, needs and culture to ordain Angulimala. The Buddha, knowing of Angulimala and heedless of the voices of the townspeople warning him of danger enters the forest and soon encounters Angulimala. Realizing the impossibility of the glory of agulimala Buddha, Angulimala robber became a convert and was ordained as a monk.

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