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LESSON 118 Adhipataka Sutta Like Moths to the Flame 26 12 2010 FREE ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY
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Awakeness Practices

All 84,000 Khandas As Found in the Pali Suttas

Traditionally the are 84,000 Dharma Doors - 84,000 ways to get Awakeness. Maybe so; certainly the Buddha taught a large number of practices that lead to Awakeness. This web page attempts to catalogue those found in the Pali Suttas (DN, MN, SN, AN, Ud & Sn 1). There are 3 sections:

The discourses of Buddha are divided into 84,000, as to separate addresses. The division includes all that was spoken by Buddha.”I received from Buddha,” said Ananda, “82,000 Khandas, and  from the priests 2000; these are 84,000 Khandas maintained by me.” They are divided into 275,250, as to the stanzas of the original text, and into 361,550, as to the stanzas of the commentary. All the discourses including both those of Buddha and those of the commentator, are divided  into 2,547 banawaras, containing 737,000 stanzas, and 29,368,000 separate letters.

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Ud 6.9 

PTS: Ud 57

Adhipataka Sutta: Like Moths to the Flame

translated from the Pali by

Andrew Olendzki

© 2005–2010

Alternate translation: Thanissaro

One time the Buddha was staying near Savatthi, in Jeta’s grove, at the garden of Anathapindika. At that time he was seated under the open sky, on a night of blinding darkness, while oil lamps were burning. And also at that time a great number of winged insects were flying around and falling into those oil lamps, thus meeting with misfortune, meeting with ruin, meeting with both misfortune and ruin. The Buddha saw those great number of winged insects flying around and falling into those oil lamps… And then the Buddha, understanding the meaning of this, gave utterance — at that moment — to this profound utterance:

Rushing up but then too far, they miss the point;

Only causing ever newer bonds to grow.

So obsessed are some by what is seen and heard,

They fly just like these moths — straight into the flames.

Translator’s note

This is a wonderful example of the Buddha using whatever situation presents itself as an opportunity for teaching, and his remarks, as usual, can be taken on many different levels.

The insects are drawn irresistibly in the dark night to the shining lamps, but in their zeal to approach the light they go too far and only meet their doom. Humans likewise are drawn to the pleasures of the senses, to what is seen and heard, not realizing the dangers involved. When we get too close — when we hold on with too much attachment — we get burned by suffering. The senses can still be enjoyed, as the moth can stay circling the flame, but only when one holds the proper distance. This quality of “stepping back” or “standing off” from obsession with the senses is something that is cultivated with the practice of mindfulness meditation.

But the fire can also be taken as a symbol of wisdom. We are naturally drawn to the light of truth, to the teachings of the Buddha for example, but must take care not to over-shoot the mark. Getting too attached to views, even if these views are correct, can also lead to harm and the strengthening of bondage. The word translated here as “point” issara, which can mean the heart, the essence or the crux of something. The subtle idea that seems to be expressed is that rushing or running will never reveal what is essential — the pith can never be approached headlong. What is needed is the tranquility of mind that meditation brings, and the ability to keep even wisdom in proper perspective.

The passage is in the form of an Udana, a solemn utterance, and is in the tristubh meter of eleven syllables per line. The order of the last two lines has been re-arranged in translation to better reflect the syntax of English

BUDDHA (EDUCATE)!               DHAMMA (MEDITATE)!              SANGHA (ORGANISE)!

WISDOM           IS            POWER

Awakened One Shows the Path to Attain Ultimate Bliss

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BUDDHA

THUS COME ONE

DHAMMA

II.
ARHAT

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EIGHTFOLD PATH

TWELVEFOLD CONDITIONED ARISING

BODHISATTVA

PARAMITA

SIX PARAMITAS

III.

SIX SPIRITUAL POWERS

SIX PATHS OF REBIRTH

TEN DHARMA REALMS

FIVE SKANDHAS

EIGHTEEN REALMS

FIVE MORAL PRECEPTS

IV.

MEDITATION

MINDFULNESS

FOUR APPLICATIONS OF MINDFULNESS

LOTUS POSTURE

SAMADHI

CHAN SCHOOL

FOUR JHANAS

FOUR FORMLESS REALMS

V.

FIVE TYPES OF BUDDHIST STUDY AND PRACTICE

MAHAYANA AND HINAYANA COMPARED

PURE LAND

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ONE HUNDRED DHARMAS

EMPTINESS

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LESSON 117 Adhimutta and the Bandits 25 12 2010 FREE ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY-GOOD GOVERNANCE-C.M. greets people on Christmas
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LESSON 117 Adhimutta and the Bandits 25 12 2010 FREE ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY

Awakeness Practices

All 84,000 Khandas As Found in the Pali Suttas

Traditionally the are 84,000 Dharma Doors - 84,000 ways to get Awakeness. Maybe so; certainly the Buddha taught a large number of practices that lead to Awakeness. This web page attempts to catalogue those found in the Pali Suttas (DN, MN, SN, AN, Ud & Sn 1). There are 3 sections:

The discourses of Buddha are divided into 84,000, as to separate addresses. The division includes all that was spoken by Buddha.”I received from Buddha,” said Ananda, “82,000 Khandas, and  from the priests 2000; these are 84,000 Khandas maintained by me.” They are divided into 275,250, as to the stanzas of the original text, and into 361,550, as to the stanzas of the commentary. All the discourses including both those of Buddha and those of the commentator, are divided  into 2,547 banawaras, containing 737,000 stanzas, and 29,368,000 separate letters.

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Thag 16.1 

PTS: Thag 705-725

Adhimutta: Adhimutta and the Bandits

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

© 1995–2010

[The bandit chief:]

Those who

          for the sake of sacrifice

          for the sake of wealth

we have killed in the past,

          against their will

          have trembled & babbled

          from fear.

But you —

          you show no fear;

          your complexion brightens.

Why don’t you lament

in the face of what’s greatly to be feared

[Ven. Adhimutta:]

There are no painful mental states, chieftain,

in one without longing.

In one whose fetters are ended,

all fears are overcome.

With the ending of [craving]

the guide to becoming,

when phenomena are seen

          for what they are,

then just as in the laying down of a burden,

there’s no fear in death.

I’ve lived well the holy life,

well-developed the path.

Death holds no fear for me.

It’s like the end of a disease.

I’ve   lived well the holy life,

          well-developed the path,

          seen states of becoming

as devoid of allure,

like poison spit out

after it’s drunk.

One gone to the far shore

without clinging

without effluent

his task completed,

welcomes the ending of life,

as if freed from a place of execution.

Having attained the supreme Rightness,

unconcerned with all the world,

as if released from a burning house,

          he doesn’t sorrow at death.

Whatever’s compounded,

wherever a state of becoming’s obtained,

all that has no one in charge:

          so says the Great Seer.

Whoever discerns this,

as taught by the Awakened One,

would no more grasp hold of any state of becoming

than he would a hot iron ball.

I have no ‘I was,’

          no ‘I will be.’

Fabrications will simply go out of existence.

          What’s to lament there in that?

For one who sees, as it actually is,

the pure arising of phenomena,

the pure seriality of fabrications,

          there’s no fear.

When seeing the world with discernment

as on a par with grass & twigs,

finding no ‘mine-ness,’

thinking, ‘There’s nothing of mine,’

          he feels no sorrow.

Dissatisfied with this carcass,

I’m unconcerned with becoming.

This body will break up

and there will not be another.

          Do as you like with this carcass.

          From that I will feel

          neither hatred nor love.

Hearing these awesome, hair-raising words, the young men threw down their weapons & said:

What have you done, sir,

or who have you taken as mentor?

Because of whose teachings

is this lack of sorrow acquired?

[Ven. Adhimutta:]

The    all-knowing,

          all-seeing conqueror:

He is my mentor.

Greatly compassionate teacher,

all the world’s healer,

this doctrine is his,

unexcelled, leading to ending.

Because of his teachings

is this lack of sorrow acquired.

The bandits, hearing the good words of the seer,

threw down their swords & their weapons.

Some relinquished their life of crime,

some chose the Going Forth.

Having gone forth in the teachings

of the one well-gone,

developing the powers & factors for Awakening,

          wise, happy,

          exultant in mind,

          their faculties ripened,

they touched uncompounded Unbinding.

BUDDHA (EDUCATE)!               DHAMMA (MEDITATE)!              SANGHA (ORGANISE)!

WISDOM           IS            POWER

Awakened One Shows the Path to Attain Ultimate Bliss

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Buddha’s Sangha Practiced His Dhamma Free of cost, hence the Free- e-Nālandā Research and Practice University follows suit

As the Original Nālandā University did not offer any Degree, so also the Free  e-Nālandā Research and Practice University.

The teachings of Buddha are eternal, but even then Buddha did not proclaim them to be infallible. The religion of Buddha has the capacity to change according to times, a quality which no other religion can claim to have…Now what is the basis of Buddhism? If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion.

§  Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar , Indian scholar, philosopher and architect of Constitution of India, in his writing and speeches

I.
KAMMA

REBIRTH

AWAKEN-NESS

BUDDHA

THUS COME ONE

DHAMMA

II.
ARHAT

FOUR HOLY TRUTHS

EIGHTFOLD PATH

TWELVEFOLD CONDITIONED ARISING

BODHISATTVA

PARAMITA

SIX PARAMITAS

III.

SIX SPIRITUAL POWERS

SIX PATHS OF REBIRTH

TEN DHARMA REALMS

FIVE SKANDHAS

EIGHTEEN REALMS

FIVE MORAL PRECEPTS

IV.

MEDITATION

MINDFULNESS

FOUR APPLICATIONS OF MINDFULNESS

LOTUS POSTURE

SAMADHI

CHAN SCHOOL

FOUR JHANAS

FOUR FORMLESS REALMS

V.

FIVE TYPES OF BUDDHIST STUDY AND PRACTICE

MAHAYANA AND HINAYANA COMPARED

PURE LAND

BUDDHA RECITATION

EIGHT CONSCIOUSNESSES

ONE HUNDRED DHARMAS

EMPTINESS

VI.

DEMON

LINEAGE

with

Level I: Introduction to Buddhism

Level II: Buddhist Studies

TO ATTAIN

Level III: Stream-Enterer

Level IV: Once - Returner

Level V: Non-Returner
Level VI: Arhat

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Mythological Animation Film – Buddha (Hindi)

Actor Ernie Garcia converts to Buddhism

MANILA, Philippines - Like his acting cycle, veteran actor Ernie Garcia’s spirituality has gone full circle.

Baptized as a Roman Catholic and having studied in Christian schools, Garcia at one time turned to George Sison’s Temple of Prayer, Peace and Prosperity where he shared a vision of so-called magical mysteries of the universe with Sison himself, actors Dina Bonnevie, Juan Rodrigo, Marissa Delgado, Romano Vasquez, awarded production designer Edel Templonuevo, and the late Tita Muñoz.

“I didn’t leave George’s fellowship but had to try another spiritual activity not entirely different from the beliefs of his Temple,” clarified Garcia.

For the past ten months or so, Garcia has been joining Filipino Buddhists in incantations at a temple somewhere near Timog Avenue in Quezon City.

As a matter of fact, Garcia just came from the said temple before our interview and was heading back again there after our appointment.

“There are many benefits derived from Buddhism,” the actor admitted.

“Ang daming nagagawa ngayon sa career ko aside from painting and selling my art pieces,” testified the former sexy actor.

He reiterated, though, that his Buddhism is totally different from the more popular one which calls for meditation.

“Here, we chant. We do chanting to cast away bad spirits or bring in good ones,” he qualified.

Discovering Buddhism

Garcia invested in an entertainment export promotion business a few years ago. When the government banned the practice of bringing Filipino talents to Japan, business activity slowed down and he lost all his possessions.

“I was devastated. I lost millions and I didn’t know where to start all over again until a friend of mine introduced me to Buddhism. Since that time it has been working for my benefits,” he said.

Recently, he was attacked by an unknown force. Garcia recalled, “I was asleep and suddenly I woke up in the middle of the night. I couldn’t move my body, my hands and my arms. I was conscious, though. Nakapikit ako pero I was aware of what’s happening around. I was like gripping the railings of my bed. Suddenly, I just chanted and after a while, I could move my whole body again.”

He had a show with singer Dessa some six months ago in Singapore when a household member called informing him of a fire razing their subdivision in Antipolo City. “Sabi ko sa sarili, ‘Wala na. Masusunog na bahay namin.’ But I chanted just the same. When I came home after a few hours, I was relieved [to find out] my house was spared from the raze. It was just one house away,” Garcia recounted.

He recently staged a musical concert last August 28 at Mukahari on Leon Guinto Street in Singalong, Manila.

“Not everyone knows I sing. But I started in showbiz as a singer and [it was only] later [when I began] my acting career. But with chanting, the voice I have to muster has been very fluid and I think it will last me a lifetime,” he quipped.

He performed at the concert with young singer Champagne Morales, the only daughter of veteran actress Dinah Dominguez, and the Wow Band. Ga

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