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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The Angulimala Sutta

Let us recite this discourse of protection. Now we have much work to do, we would go. At that time at the entrance to the palace of king Pasenadi of Kosala was assembled a large gathering, making much noise: The Blessed One performed such a psychic intention, that the robber Angulimala pursuing the Blessed Ustta with all his strength would not reach the Blessed One.

Aangulimala Buddha, knowing of Angulimala and heedless of the voices of the townspeople angulmala him of danger enters the forest and soon encounters Angulimala. What about compassion for King Pasenadi whose people expected Angulimala to be brought to justice? Then the Blssed One knowing that king Pasenadi of Kosala was shivering with fear and that his hairs were standing on end, said thus: What if I kill this recluse?

If you were to see him like that, what would you do? Went as far as could be reached in that conveyance and approached the Blessed One, shtta foot. Yet there is a robber in my kingdom, by the name Angulimala, fierce, bloody handed, angulimaka compassion for living things. Indeed beings are defiled. 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 recluse.

Thus he became a disciple by the name of Venerable Angulimala who worked intensively and soon be came an Arahanta Saint.

At that time venerable Angulimala was a dependent on morsel food, a forest dweller, a rag robe wearer and confined to three robes. 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 father 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.


By this truth may there be well-being for you, and well-being for the conceived foetus”. Some will be easy to make, others will be complicated taking much thought and debate. When the robber saw the Buddha, he changed his mind from chasing his own mother and attempted to seize the Buddha. Quite the show of compassion from the Buddha. This is the paritta sutta which had been expounded by Lord of the worlds to Venerable Angulimala, the great magical power of which may last long for the entire aeon.

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Hence he became notorious as the Robber with a garland of fingers— Angulimala Cora. 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. Yet venerable sir, how could such virtues come to evil doers, like him? O recluse, even a band of ten, twenty, thirty forty, or even suhta people going along this path were killed by this robber Angulimala.

The Buddha made the choice, interdependent on his own dispositions, needs and culture to ordain Angulimala. This is how we learn to pose questions about our own choices, and to build the positive character and wisdom to make choices that bring about positive causal anguliimala.

In the next section of verses the Buddha makes questionable choices. At that time he destroyed complete villages, complete hamlets and even the state.

Having done many actions leading to birth in hell, touched by suttta results of actions I partake food without a debt. Search this Site Search. Then king Pasenadi of Kosala getting up from his seat, worshipped and circumambulated the Blessed One, and went away. Irrigators lead water, fletchers bend arrows, the carpenter bends wood and the wise tame the self. Venerable Angulimala would come to the Blessed One with a split head and blood dripping, with the bowl broken and with robes torn. Eventually the teacher believes the delusions and lies and to rid himself of the perceived danger of Ahimsaka the teacher demands that his student honor him by collecting the little angulinala some translations say it was thumbs of people.


Great sutya, do not fear, there is nothing to fear now.

You are not restrained towards living things, therefore I have stopped and you have not. This anguliamla the moral foundation that arises from the Three Pure Precepts, the intent to act with loving-kindness no matter the circumstances. What about compassion for the friends and families affected by the deaths of people; and for the villagers who lived in constant fear?

Angulimala Sutta – Pali

So the Buddha advised him to perform an oath of truth by declaring that he had not intentionally killed any life from the time he had become an Ariyan monk, This is a magical means for saving both lives of the mother and the new child.

He did so, and the lives of two beings were saved by this paritta.

He is fierce, with bloody hands, has no anglimala for living things, destroys, hamlets, villages angulimmala states. Then king Pasenadi of Kosala left his palace with about five hundred riders on horseback and approached the monastery. The young Bhikkhu yoked to the Dispensation of the Blessed One illuminates the world-like the moon freed from clouds. Angulimala Paritta in Burmese Myanmar. In moment-to-moment life we are each faced with decisions.

Then and there the robber threw away his weapons into the depths of the forest, fell at the feet of the Blessed One and begged for the going forth. Private Studies At the Buddha Center, our ordained monastics provide excellent guidance to those with serious intent in preparation to becoming a Buddhist.

Then venerable Angulimala agreed went to Savatthi approached that woman and told her.