Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Digha Nikaya Silakkhandha-vagga Brahmajala Sutta ( DN 1) Contents[show] The Setting Thus have I heard: Once the Lord was. I found a copy of the sutta at the MettaNet – Lanka public domain Tipitaka web site. This is a wonderful resource, but the English translation was done by T. W. While others may praise or criticize the Buddha, they tend to focus on trivial details. The Buddha presents an analysis of 62 kinds of wrong view, seeing through.

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And what is the fourth ground on which they brahmajaal If I felt desire, lust, hatred or aversion, that would be attachment on my part. And there he dwells, mind-made, feeding on delight, self-luminous, moving through the air, glorious – and he stays like that for a very long time.

Then came a time when the Earth was in the process of forming yet bramajala uninhabitable. And I don’t think it is otherwise. What are those things? Is this sutta not part of some Buddhist cultures? And it may happen that a being falls from that realm and arises in this world. I don’t not branmajala it is not.

If on that account, you should be angry and hurt, that would stand in the way of your own self-conquest.

Having not been, I have come to be. These beings rush zutta, circulate, pass away and re-arise, but this remains eternally. The Annihilationists said that the soul after death is cut off, destroyed and is annihilated. There are some ascetics and brahmins who say there is life after death, and assert that the self lives on after sktta in a neither percipient nor non-percipient form on eight grounds.

There they too are mind-made, feeding on rapture, self-luminous, moving through the sky, steadily glorious, and they remain like that for a very long time.

Brahmajala Sutta

This is the first ground on which some ascetics and brahmins rely to assert that the self and the cosmos are partially eternal. Because by dint of keen, resolute, committed, and diligent effort, and right focus I experience an immersion of the heart of such a kind that I meditate perceiving the cosmos as finite.


Brahmajala Sutta DN 1 Contents [ show ]. And from the philosophical portions it becomes clear that the Buddha was the greatest of the philosophers. They wondered how marvellous it was that the Buddha knew the various kinds of views to be found in people. Not being able to reply would distress me, and if I were distressed, that would be a hindrance to me. It is clearly seen that Right Livelihood make Sanga less tasks and errands where the tasks and errands are adverse to practicing Dhamma to attain the Nirvana.

The ascetics and brahmins who say that the cosmos is finite are wrong.

So the Buddha advised his disciples not to follow those doctrines, as Nibbana cannot be attained by the contact of the mind with the 6 sense objects, which are impermanent. And about what, with reference to what, do those venerable ones do so? From this we know that the Arupajjhanas were pre-Buddhistic, and this can also be proved from the Aruapariyesana sutta wherein Alarakalama and Uddaka Ramaputta who held the doctrines of Nothingness Akincinnayatana and neither consciousness nor unconsciousness Neva sanna nasanna-yatana respectively, are mentioned as the philosophers under whom the Bodhisatta practised meditation of the immaterial sphere Arupajhana.

In brief the future conditions of the soul have been discussed under three heads namely—1. Any ascetics and brahmins who theorize about the past do so on one or other of these eighteen grounds. Now, when those ascetics and brahmins theorize about the past and the future on these sixty-two grounds, all of them experience this by repeated contact through the six fields of contact.

But the whole soul, Sir, is not then completely annihilated. And that might cause me the pain of remorse; and the sense of remorse might become a hindrance to me. They pass away from that group of gods. He eats once a day and not at night, refraining from eating at improper times. They assert that the self and the cosmos arose by chance on two grounds.

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The contact is a phenomenon when the perception recognised an object beyond our Self. And when I fell from thence I was reborn in such and such a place with such and brwhmajala a name, in such and such a lineage and caste, living on such and such food, experiencing such and such pains and pleasures, with such and such a span of years. Wherever they emerge they are caught and trapped branmajala this very net. Then the Lord stopped for one night with his monks at the royal park of Ambalatthika.

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There are ascetics who based their beliefs on the future. It implies that the beliefs come to conclusion due to the inability to see the truth, as they are seized by craving clingingagitated by longing feeling. Whatever recluses and Brahmans are such, and maintain this, they do so in these four ways or in one or other of the same; and outside these there is no way in which this opinion is arrived at.

Change the script of the Pali text This enables you to read the Pali text in various scripts. Wrong view number 6: And what are the four grounds on which they rely? There are mentioned sixty-two views altogether. So, a probability existed that the latter being died in the Brahma realm, and then was reborn as a human. Any ascetics and brahmins who assert that the cosmos is finite or infinite do so on one or other of these four grounds.